Japanese Mayonnaise (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Japanese Mayonnaise (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Kewpie or Japanese Mayonnaise is magic if you have ever eaten it. It is smoother, creamier and tangier than regular mayonnaise. However, for us Paleo and Primal folk, this product is sadly out of reach because of the MSG, rice vinegar and sugar ingredients. Crunchy Mama has managed to create a really easy Paleo version […]

Crunchy Mama is Heading Home!

Crunchy Mama is Heading Home!

Tomorrow, the whole family starts the long journey from San Antonio to Los Angeles and then to Auckland, New Zealand. I hope to find a bit of time while there to post some food porn and recipes. In the meantime, y’all behave and make something from this Recipes list¬†ūüôā

Paleo Tapioca Crepes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Paleo Tapioca Crepes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

If you are doing Whole30, on a low-carb diet or have issues with classifying Tapioca/cassava as Paleo or “Paleofying junk food” in general – ¬†you can stop reading. This particular recipe will not be aligned to your current diet. Tapioca is a “clean” starch to use for Paleo/Primal. It doesn’t have much in terms of […]

Paleo/Primal Strawberry Compote (Gluten Free)

Paleo/Primal Strawberry Compote (Gluten Free)

I had some super sweet organic strawberries in my freezer and this was really quick to whip up to go with my crepes this morning. The butter finish step is completely optional if you are not Primal or have issues with dairy. Start with a cup (or more!) of frozen strawberries in a small saucepan […]

Chinese Fish in Tomato Sauce (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chinese Fish in Tomato Sauce (Paleo, Gluten Free)

My American husband and I of ¬†varied cultural heritage (all of which speak the Queen’s English), both identify ourselves as English-speakers. But that doesn’t always mean we speak the same language. While I have learned to use spell-check to maintain American English on my site, there is no such feature for what comes out of […]

Chinese Steamed Pork Ribs/Pai Kuat (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chinese Steamed Pork Ribs/Pai Kuat (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Today I did the one-hour glucose screening test for gestational diabetes. I had to drink a bottle of this nasty stuff and I felt sick for hours afterwards. I haven’t had a carbonated sugary drink in months, maybe years since I didn’t drink sodas pre-Paleo. This was like a Fanta but so sweet my teeth […]

Crunchy Mama’s Hot Chocolate (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Crunchy Mama’s Hot Chocolate (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

  Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! I’m sitting here defending my mug of rich, creamy Paleo-friendly hot chocolate from my toddler, it’s a tough life. This tastes like liquid chocolate goodness. I think my version of heaven would have this stuff running in streams and fountains. Start with some full cream coconut milk brought to […]

Crunchy Mama’s Cashew Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Crunchy Mama’s Cashew Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free)

I first discovered the Internet when I was a senior in high school in Fiji. It was 1998, an internet connection at home was unheard of but my school had one. I had to¬†look up the discipline of marine engineering for a scholarship and that’s how I saw my first webpage – altavista.com. I have […]

Korean BBQ Ribs/ Kalbi/ Galbi (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Korean BBQ Ribs/ Kalbi/ Galbi (Paleo, Gluten Free)

I love my Crunchy Baby Emma, I really do. She is the apple of my eye and is always full of little quirky things to do to put a smile on my face. Hanging out with her all day while trying to get things done around the house is exhausting, though. So when 6 PM […]

Chinese Steamed Crab (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chinese Steamed Crab (Paleo, Gluten Free)

If you’re¬†squeamish or vegetarian, please close the browser now¬†because it’s about to get brutal here in Crunchy Mama’s kitchen. I went and bought a live dungeness crab and proceeded to murder, butcher, cook and eat it… and I am not apologizing because it was DELICIOUS. If your experiences with crab so far have only involved […]