Olivia's Palate

Cast-Iron Delmonico Steak

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Whenever I do a cooking demo, one of my favorite things to show the audience is how to make a steak.  Everyone thinks a quality steak is impossible to make at home and something left to steak house restaurants.  However, a steak is one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make yourself in a matter of minutes. My favorite cut of steak to make is usually the Delmonico.  There is some controversy about what cut of meat a Delmonico steak is really is — a top sirloin, bone-in…read more

Autumn Salad

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I took a much needed break from the cooking and blogging world, but I’m back!  For the past few months, I indulged in my food and cooking passion 110%.  I was taking on individual clients, teaching public cooking classes, played around with my camera and some new, fun lenses, and even took took pictures for a well known restaurant in Philly.  But sometimes, you go in so hard that you neglect to take care of yourself and other priorities.  I stopped finding joy in the very thing that made me happiest because…read more

Baked Eggs with Arugula, Bacon, and Onions

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes

I acquired a set of 4 light green Le Creuset Mini Cocottes a while back, but couldn’t figure out what to do with them!  They would just sit in my cabinet looking adorable (I mean really, how cute are they?) until I finally decided to pull them out and use them recently.  I’ve been experimenting with baked eggs for the past few weeks, tweaking the oven temperature and the ingredients, and have finally created something worth sharing.  These are great if you want to impress your guests over brunch! This…read more

Zucchini Pasta with Super Simple Bolognese Sauce

Posted by in Beef, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes

When people decide to make healthier food choices, one of the things I hear most often is that they could NEVER let go of their beloved pasta.  I get it; carbs are delicious and extremely addictive.  Well I have good news for you: you can still indulge without all of the bad stuff! Whenever people consult me about making healthier food choices, I’m all about recommending some great, delicious substitutions.  And I’m not talking about that gross gluten free, fat free, taste free crap you buy in a box.  I’m talking…read more

Minty Pea Soup – Video Recipe!

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The day is finally here!  I cannot contain my excitement any more! I’ve been working on a cooking video with my friend Lizette from MLSalomon Productions and I’m finally ready to show it to all of you! I’ve been wanting to create cooking videos for a while now, but it took me some time to find a person I trusted with the creation. The inspiration behind this soup came from a recent visit to Bistrot la Minette in Philadelphia.  They are one of my favorite French restaurants and offer a…read more

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Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower with Blood Orange

Posted by in Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Travel

Ever since the day I first laid my eyes upon Romanesco cauliflower during a trip to Pike Place Market in Seattle, I’ve wanted to cook with it.  I have a thing for unusual looking fruits and vegetables.  I seriously get super giddy when I walk into a grocery store and find produce I don’t recognize.  I’ll usually squeal in delight and cannot wait to bring my unusual produce home so I can play with it in the kitchen!  I’m a huge food nerd; I know this.  Well the last time…read more

Maple bacon sweet potato hash

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Sweet potatoes, Trader Joe's

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Whether that’s true or not, it’s definitely my favorite meal.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed since the majority of my pictures are breakfast ones.  When I’m home on the weekends, I do my best to spice things up since I’m usually stuck with the same over-scrambled eggs, unripe fruit, mediocre breakfast sausage, and inedible pastries when I’m on the road at the Marriott during the work week. Before I started making breakfast this morning, I…read more

Olivia’s Palate Update

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Hello!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but don’t fret, I’ve been busy trying to improve my site!  Here are some of the latest and greatest updates for my readers: My friend Kelly from Built by Kelly has designed the official Olivia’s Palate logo that has now gone live on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I love it and it’s the exact simple elegance I was looking for. Now seriously, go give my girl some love and like her page since she’s just getting her design business started! I’ve been on…read more

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Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookies

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Every once in a while, I like to treat myself to some baked paleo goods.  Let’s be real, what paleo gal doesn’t crave chocolate chip cookies once in a while?!  I’ve experimented a lot in the kitchen with almond flour lately and I have to say, these chocolate chip cookies are phenomenal. You almost forget they’re paleo because they taste THAT delicious. Now what are you waiting for?  Go make these cookies immediately!  For the Chocolate Chip Paleo Cookies, you will need: – 3 cups almond flour (you can find…read more

Sunny Side Up Bell Peppers

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Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day.  However, being paleo can make breakfast a challenge at times.  Bagels, English muffins, toast, cereal, and all of that easy, ready to eat junk is eliminated from my daily diet.  I regularly make eggs because they’re simple to make, delicious, and nutritious, but I was craving something different the other morning! I recently experimented with my two favorite breakfast items, eggs and bell peppers, and came up with sunny side up bell peppers!  Check out the pictures below for how to make…read more