Extreme Pizza REVIEW – 26 Gourmet Signature Pizzas Available At This Grosse Pointe Pizza Parlor & A Way To Save On Your Next Visit

Looking to feed your hungry family some pizza that is something other than ordinary? This Extreme Pizza review will tell you how can achieve that with some fun and exciting pizza flavors that this pizza chain has. The whole entire “does pineapple belong on pizza” movement can move over and step aside because at Extreme Pizza they are bold enough to put mandarin oranges on pizza! Yes, I said mandarin oranges, and those can be found on one of their signature gourmet pizzas The Paia Pie. Ok so I know you might be thinking that oranges on pizza does not sound very appealing but guess what… if you allow yourself to eat freely and with a very open mind you will see that yes, mandarin oranges do belong on pizza! Keep reading this Extreme Pizza review to find out what else this place has to offer for your next lunch or dinner!

Extreme Pizza is located in Grosse Pointe, MI. Use the store locator to find an Extreme Pizza near you!
Extreme Pizza is located in Grosse Pointe, MI. Use the store locator to find an Extreme Pizza near you!

Also, I have a tidbit of news to share with you! Extreme Pizza has vouchers available on Restaurant.com so you can save on your next purchase. Keep reading my Extreme Pizza review to get all of the details!

My Extreme Pizza Review

This was not our first time at this Grosse Pointe pizza place. We have been here several times before. We live one city over in St. Clair Shores and the little extra drive is worth it to get to this unique Grosse Pointe pizza establishment. I consider this place to be a hidden gem and I am so happy I discovered it a few years back. This Grosse Pointe pizza place has a menu that builds up excitement in me. There are so many excellent choices here and I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! Extreme Pizza is known to consistently serve up pizzas that do not disappoint!

Pizzas that we ordered at Extreme Pizza (The Yard Sale and the Boar'der)
Pizzas that we ordered at Extreme Pizza (The Yard Sale and the Boar’der)

Extreme Pizza Menu

Extreme Pizza has quite the exciting menu board! Their menu features 16 Carnivore signature pizzas and 10 Veggin Out pizzas. Their menu has something for everyone and also includes pizzas for the adventurous eater. While you are able to create your very own build-your-own pizza here, I highly recommend giving their signature pizzas a whirl. At our most recent visit, we ordered my favorite, The Boar’der (my pick) and my husband chose the Yard Sale.

Here are the ingredients that were on these two pizzas:

The Boar’der: Shredded pork marinated in a sweet BBQ sauce, red onions, fresh cilantro, cheddar and mozzarella.

The Yard Sale: Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, black olives, fresh mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, vine ripe tomatoes, tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar.

You can view their entire menu here or check out the images below.

Menu at Extreme Pizza (Sandwiches, Calzones, Etc)
Menu at Extreme Pizza (Sandwiches, Calzones, Etc)
Extreme Signature Pizzas Menu at Extreme Pizza
Extreme Signature Pizzas Menu at Extreme Pizza
Build-Your-Own Pizza and Salads at Extreme Pizza
Build-Your-Own Pizza and Salads
The Boar'der Pizza At Extreme Pizza
The Boar’der Pizza At Extreme Pizza
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza

Want To Build Your Own Pizza?

As you can see below I have all of the sauces, cheeses, meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, and spices noted and you have endless possibilities here with creating your very own Extreme Pizza!

I would love to hear about the pizza that you would create here at Extreme Pizza!

Feel free to leave me a comment in the comments section about your dream Extreme Pizza!

Ingredients available to build-your-own!

HOMEMADE SAUCES
Tomato, pesto, black beans and salsa, Alfredo, pico de gallo, chipotle, hummus, spicy hoisin style, sweet BBQ, tangy ranch, buffalo wing, peanut, Tandoori, balsamic glaze.

CHEESES
Mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, cheddar, feta, mascarpone, fontina and Swiss, ghost pepper, goat, gorgonzola, soy, ricotta, vegan cheese.

MEAT
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, linguica, salami, smoked bacon, Canadian bacon, beef meatball, shredded pork, anchovies, chicken (bbq, Thai, grilled).

FRESH VEGGIES
Fresh mushrooms, spinach, arugula, broccoli, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, green peppers, black olives, kalamata olives, roasted potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, vine ripe tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapenos, pepperoncini, green onions, red onions, caramelized onions, carrots, roasted garlic.

FRUITS & NUTS
Hawaiian pineapple, Mandarin oranges, walnuts, candied walnuts, peanuts, pine nuts, tortilla chip strips.

FRESH SPICES
Basil, cilantro, garlic, sage, oregano.

Yard Sale Pizza At Extreme Pizza - Check Out All Of Those Delicious Toppings!
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza – Check out all of those delicious toppings!

 

Beyond Pizza at Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza offers up more than just EXTREME PIZZA! Their menu also features breadsticks, chicken wings, salads, Monster subs, calzones, and desserts. I can vouch for the wings here as I have had them in the past and they are excellent!

Extremely Twisted Breadsticks

Baked dough “twisted” with a blend of Swiss and fontina cheeses, garlic and herbs served with choice of ranch or tomato dipping sauce.

Chicken Wings

Monster Subs

You can view all of the Monster Subs from Extreme Pizza HERE.

Calzones

There are three calzones available at Extreme Pizza. Which one will you be giving a whirl?

ENDLESS SUMMER

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, caramelized onions and tomato sauce.

THE PIPE

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic and tomato sauce with any of our freestyle toppings

BIG WEDNESDAY

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, caramelized onions, italian sausage, roasted red peppers, pepperoni and tomato sauce.

Extreme Pizza Garden Fresh Salads

There are 12 Garden Fresh Salads available at Extreme Pizza if pizza is not your thing or if you are watching your carb intake. View all of their salads HERE.

EXTREME DESSERTS at Extreme Pizza

Save room for dessert! Extreme Pizza has these wonderful things called Pow Pow Sticks that you are not going to want to miss!

POW POWS TWISTED STICKS

Baked dough “Twisted” with a hazelnut sauce, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.

And another wonderful dessert creation they offer is:

NONNA’s MELTDOWN

Baked dough with creamy mascarpone cheese, freshly sliced apples, cinnamon and drizzled honey.

If you want a more traditional dessert after your Extreme Pizza they also offer Big Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and New York Cheesecake.

 


In the St. Clair Shores, MI area and want a creative ice-cream creation?

Why not give Modern Cone a try? You can read my Modern Cone review HERE.


 

The Boar'der has cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce on it! Would you give this pizza a try?
The Boar’der has cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce on it! Would you give this pizza a try?

Vegan & Gluten-Free Options

If you have any vegan or gluten-free dietary restrictions you are in luck at Extreme Pizza! There are 5 signature vegan pizzas that you can choose from. Any of the gourmet signature pizzas can be made with a gluten-free crust or you can also choose from 4 different salads. Also, if you are looking for some healthy options here at Extreme Pizza they do have a Healthy Dining menu available.

Dine In, Pickup, or Delivery

Great news for those of you who might live kinda far away… you can enjoy your pizza at Extreme Pizza. There are some dining room tables available if you prefer to dine in. Extreme Pizza also has the option for you to order online and pick up at the store OR you can also have your Extreme Pizza delivered straight to your door with delivery.

Final thoughts on Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza is an excellent choice for your next “cheat day” meal! YOLO so you might as well just stuff your face with some Extreme Pizza… am I right?? I absolutely love places like this that offer the customer to enjoy a unique experience. If I ever want an ordinary pizza I will head on over to Little Caesar’s for a Hot & Ready pizza.

On days when I am craving something a lot more adventurous on my pizza, Extreme Pizza in Grosse Pointe is my go-to place.

I hope that you all enjoyed my Extreme Pizza review and it inspires you to give this Grosse Pointe pizza parlor a whirl! Not near Grosse Pointe? Use the store locator to find out if you have an Extreme Pizza near you!

And now it is Question & Answer Time!

What signature Extreme Pizza will you be giving a whirl? Or will you be building your own gourmet pizza?

Leave me a comment and let me know! I love hearing from my readers so don’t be shy.

 


Restaurant.com Savings

Currently, Restaurant.com has some vouchers available for Extreme Pizza so you can save on your next purchase.

I have the current offers listed below.

$5 Certificate | Your Price $5 $2.00 (min. purchase $10)

$10 Certificate | Your Price $10 $4.00 (min. purchase $20) (This is the voucher we used on our visit)

$25 Certificate | Your Price $25 $10.00 (min. purchase $50)

CLICK HERE to see all of the Restaurant.com vouchers in your area.


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EXTREME PIZZA REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

EXTREME PIZZA REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl



Want to find out more about Extreme Pizza?

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza location

369 Fisher Road, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
313-881-5000

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza phone

313-881-5000

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza hours

Sun
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Mon – Thu
10:30am – 8:00pm

Fri
10:30am – 9:00pm

Sat
12:00pm – 9:00pm

**All store locations are independently owned and operated.

 

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My Birthday Dinner At Terry’s Terrace REVIEW & Gift-Card GIVEAWAY 4 Winners! (Harrison Township, MI Restaurant)

My 38th birthday on February 23rd may have come and gone but the wonderful memories will remain of my awesome birthday dinner with family at Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township, Michigan. I have dined at Terry’s Terrace a couple of times in the past and I was so impressed with my experience I had to go back. If you are looking for a seafood dish of excellence then Terry’s Terrace is the restaurant that you will want to dive into! This Terry’s Terrace review will go into detail about my seafood birthday dinner at this establishment. Unfortunately, I can’t have alcohol at this point in time of my life so I am unable to discuss that but it does appear to be that this place has an incredible bar. If you want to hear about their food, though, you are in the right place. Also, keep reading to find out how you can win a $25 gift-card to Terry’s Terrace in the gift-card giveaway! Four winners will be drawn at random.

Let’s get started and break down my birthday dinner.

Terry's Terrace is located in Harrison Township on Jefferson
Terry’s Terrace is located in Harrison Township on Jefferson
Birthday dinner at Terry's Terrace with family
Birthday dinner at Terry’s Terrace with family
Lobster Lover's February menu board at Terry's Terrace
Lobster Lover’s February menu board at Terry’s Terrace

 

Terry's Terrace bar - REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Terry’s Terrace dining room
Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Terry’s Terrace bar

My Terry’s Terrace Review

The atmosphere

Terry’s Terrace has a great ambiance. The atmosphere at this Harrison Township is a fun one. This restaurant is often very busy and I do suggest making reservations if you do not want to wait around for a table because they do fill up fast. This restaurant is dimly lit and depending on where you sit there can be some background noise. The area around the bar is where most of the noise comes from but there are other areas of the restaurant you can be seated at that are more on the quiet side.

Terry's Terrace bar

Arcade

For those of you who have quarters in your pocket there is also an arcade at the back of this restaurant. Inside you will find some great video games and a wide variety of pinball machines.

Terry's Terrace also has an arcade with video games and pinball machines

Lobster Lover’s February

Part of the reason why I chose Terry’s Terrace this year was due to their Lobster Lover’s February event that takes place all month. During the month of February Terry’s Terrace has several different lobster offerings to choose from.

Lobster choices

Lobster Bisque
Lobster Tacos
Surf & Turf
Lobster Ravioli
Lobster Risotto
New England Lobster Roll
Lobster Tower
Lobster Stuffed Cod
Lobster & Crab Cakes
Salmon with Lobster Cream sauce
Lobster & Shrimp Penne
Twin Lobster Tails

The Lobster Lover's Menu at Terry's Terrace REVIEW
The Lobster Lover’s Menu at Terry’s Terrace

I don’t know about you but I sure can’t pass up the opportunity to have a lobster feast. When I looked at the menu at Terry’s Terrace I felt like I hit the jackpot. They have so many incredible and tempting seafood dishes to choose from! It almost seemed like an impossible task to just settle on one because I am sure they are all magnificent. So if you are a seafood lover like me, you are going to swoon over the menu here at Terry’s Terrace.

Terry’s Terrace menu

If you are curious about the meals offered at Terry’s Terrace you can view their entire menu HERE. I have included a few snapshots of the Terry’s Terrace menu. What dish do you think you would order here?

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Start out with an appetizer at Terry’s Terrace

Appetizers were currently half off when we dined there on a Saturday around 4 pm. It is difficult to pass up a good appetizer at a great price so my mom ordered two plates of the crab-stuffed mushrooms. Boy were they ever awesome! The crab-stuffed mushrooms are one of the house specialties at Terry’s Terrace and for good reason… excellent appetizer! The crab-stuffed mushrooms appetizer consists of mushroom caps stuffed with real crab mix, red onions, and finished with Monterey jack cheese and a lemon to squeeze on top.

Crab-stuffed mushrooms at Terry's Terrace - Awesome appetizer! Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Crab-stuffed mushrooms at Terry’s Terrace – Awesome appetizer!

Load up on some soup and salad

My dinner included a house salad and I got that with a cup of French dressing on the side. Pretty decent salad but what I was really excited to give a whirl was Terry’s Terrace lobster bisque soup. I have a weakness for lobster bisque and whenever I see it on a menu I just have to order it. My only beef with the soup was that I wish there had just been a tab bit more in the bowl. The lobster bisque had the perfect amount of lobster meat on top of it to swirl into the soup and delight my palate. It was also served with a small piece of garlic bread on the side to dip into it. I am going to be dreaming of this soup for days. I would love another helping of this on my next visit. And the great thing about the lobster bisque is that it is a regular menu item and not just for Lobster Lover’s February.

Though I have not tried it yet and can’t speak from experience (yet), Terry’s Terrace has a clam chowder on their menu. They are known for their seafood and I’m quite certain that their clam chowder will not disappoint. I am thinking that on my next visit to Terry’s Terrace I will be trying that one out! The clam chowder is highlighted on their menu as one of their specialties so of course, you know it is going to be fabulous!

Lobster bisque soup at Terry's Terrace - Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Lobster bisque soup at Terry’s Terrace
My side salad at Terry's Terrace that was included with my meal - Terry's Terrace review by Give It A Whirl Girl
My side salad at Terry’s Terrace that was included with my meal

My seafood dinner, the star of the show

Because Terry’s Terrace has Lobster Lover’s February taking place this month I just had to go with a lobster dish and their lobster ravioli turned out to be such a fantastic choice. I have ordered lobster ravioli and other restaurants and have sometimes been let down because the lobster has sort of a pungent, strong taste. Terry’s Terrace lobster ravioli was everything but that. The lobster ravioli had a delicate taste and they were served with a lush white creamy champagne sauce. The lobster ravioli also included a blend of red peppers, corn, and shallots.

Check out this lobster ravioli at Terry's Terrace
Check out this lobster ravioli at Terry’s Terrace

 

Lobster ravioli at Terry's Terrace REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Lobster ravioli at Terry’s Terrace

Another one of the lobster menu items for Lobster Lover’s February was the lobster-stuffed cod and my mother ordered that. The lobster-stuffed cod was one of the lobster menu items that I debated on ordering. I do love eating a big hunk of some meaty cod. I am including a photo of my mom’s meal here so you can see just how good this was! The cod fish was baked to perfection and topped with a great amount of lobster meat. I was a little jelly of her dinner even though I loved mine. Maybe next year for Lobster Lover’s February I will order the dish that she got.

Lobster stuffed cod at Terry's Terrace a REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Lobster stuffed cod at Terry’s Terrace

Terry’s Terrace for kids

Terry’s Terrace also has a kids menu available. This is a great place to take your kids on Tuesdays because on Tuesdays guess what? Kids eat FREE! I am going to suggest the fish & chips for your kiddos because Terry’s Terrace has award-winning fish & chips.

Kid's menu at Terry's Terrace
Kid’s menu at Terry’s Terrace
My daughter eating her sliders at Terry's Terrace
My daughter eating her slider

Great place to celebrate a birthday

Terry’s Terrace might just be the next place you want to celebrate your

next big moment in life or a birthday party with family and friends. I made a reservation, of course, because there were 15 of us. They had us seated in a separate little area of the restaurant where it was just us and we were isolated from the rest of the restaurant. It was perfect to have a room like this set aside for my large party of dinner guests.

Terry’s Terrace also provided me with a dessert on the house (no picture). It was a brownie served with vanilla ice-cream, and a big dollop of whipped cream.

Be sure to sign up for their VIP Club for some freebies and deals. They sent me a postcard before my birthday to use on my birthday dinner. I believe it was $7 off my birthday dinner (feel free to correct me if I am wrong). Unfortunately, I ended up either misplacing mine card or accidentally throwing it in the recycling bin.

Me and my daughter, Chloe, and my birthday cake with the super awesome candle provided by Terry's Terrace - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL , Terry's Terrace Restaurant Review
Me and my daughter, Chloe, and my birthday cake with the super awesome candle provided by Terry’s Terrace
My chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio's
My chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio’s
Chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio's
Chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio’s

Final thoughts on my Terry’s Terrace experience

My family and I had an excellent meal at this restaurant from start-to-finish! I honestly can not think of a single gripe that I had for my birthday dinner here. I believe that my family also enjoyed their experience here. The menu for Lobster Lover’s February is both impressive and delicious. I am definitely going to be going back to Terry’s Terrace next year for their lobster feast. I hope that this Terry’s Terrace review will inspire you to stop in and give it a whirl!

 

Question Time! What dish is calling your name at Terry’s Terrace? Leave me a comment and let me know what meal looks enticing to you! View the full menu HERE.

Make sure you enter the Terry’s Terrace gift-card giveaway!

4 winners will receive a $25 gift card to spend on their next meal at Terry’s Terrace.

Winner must be 18+ years of age and live in Michigan

Giveaway ends 3/17/2019

4 winners will be randomly selected. If you are a winner I will contact you for shipping information and then pass it on to Terry’s Terrace.

Terry’s Terrace is responsible for prize delivery.

Good luck to all!

Terry's Terrace
Terry’s Terrace

Find out more about Terry’s Terrace

Terry’s Terrace Location

36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township, MI 48045

Terry’s Terrace Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY

11am – 11pm

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

10am – 12:00am

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Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes & Primal Kitchen Coupon

Here we go again with Primal Kitchen. I am surely obsessed with using these marinades for my meals. I used the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette once again last night but this time I marinated some pork chops. The Honey Mustard, to me, is one of the most versatile in the line of Primal Kitchen, alongside the Balsamic Vinaigrette. We also had some thick cut slices of honey bacon from Dearborn Brand to wrap our brussels sprouts up with. And as requested by my daughter, we had to have some more air-fryer red fingerling potatoes, which are her favorite side dish at the moment. You add up all of these ingredients and it results in one hell of a delicious paleo, Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chop dinner!

Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Red Fingerling Potatoes
Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Red Fingerling Potatoes

How I created Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Marinade

This is where the fun all begins, with the Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Marinade & Vinaigrette. I had two decently sized center cut Simple Truth pork chops to work with. I grabbed myself a Pyrex casserole dish and marinating the pork chops from early morning to dinner time. That was plenty of time to infuse them with the sweet and tangy honey mustard flavor that we all know and love so much! I was so excited for these Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops and I could not wait until dinner time rolled around.

Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard & Simple Truth Center Cut Pork Chops
Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard & Simple Truth Center Cut Pork Chops

Just gotta have my cast iron!

The cast iron grill pan was used for these Honey Mustard Pork Chops, of course! How else would I cook up a hunk of meat? I rave so much about this grill pan, I know, but I really hope it inspires someone out there to give it a whirl. It is the best method for cooking several different types of meat. I think of it as a kitchen necessity!


Dearborn Honey Bacon – The Star Of The Show Last Night

I cashed in some coins that I had laying around and got some dough at a coin shop this past weekend, for real! I had some coins and figured I would be better off going on one of my fun foodie adventures at Nino Salvaggio’s. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get the good eats, am I right? So we went to Nino’s and loaded our little cart some new-to-us foods. I spotted the Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon. I scoffed at the $6.99 price tag, but that bacon sure was looking and sounding good. I had to have it so in it went right into my cart.  You mention bacon to my husband and my daughter and they are all ears! I got this particular honey bacon because I knew it would be the perfect bacon for my Honey Mustard Pork Chops side dish.

Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon wrapped around brussels sprouts
Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon wrapped around brussels sprouts

What I ended up doing was taking five strips of bacon and cut them in half. I looked for the big brussels sprouts and wrapped ten of those up in the Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon. I roasted them in the 400-degree oven for 30 minutes and flipped them halfway through roasting. The bacon had the right amount of crispness for us. We don’t like bacon underdone or overdone, it has to be in the middle… just perfect!

Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon wrapped around brussels sprouts
Dearborn Brand Honey Bacon wrapped around brussels sprouts


My Daughter’s Favorite Side Dish – Air-Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Chloe, my daughter, always clamors for potatoes. It does not matter what kind of potato it is but she wants her potatoes at dinner time. Our favorite at the moment is fingerling potatoes. Chloe prefers when I slice them in half and then she eats them like fries and dunks them in ketchup. I don’t do that but my husband and she does.

With this batch of fingerling potatoes, I did slice them in half and instead of using olive oil on them, I used what was the leftover of my Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard. What a great idea that was. I have never had honey mustard potatoes but that marinade sure turned out to be an excellent choice for my Honey Mustard Pork Chops. These went in my air-fryer at 385-degrees for about 15 minutes. Every kitchen needs an air-fryer for cooking potatoes. It is my favorite method currently. The texture of the potato skins on these potatoes is spot-on and exactly how I want them to be.

Fingerling potatoes marinated in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard
Fingerling potatoes marinated in Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard – Ready for the air-fryer
Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes
A duo of plates! Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes

Final thoughts

Mmmm did this post make you hungry? I am getting hungry over here just reminiscing about this meal! The Primal Kitchen honey mustard marinade made these Honey Mustard Pork Chops full of flavor with the right amount of sweetness from the honey and the perfect amount of tanginess from the mustard. Healthy meals like this are so simple to create at home. I love cooking with clean ingredients. Primal Kitchen will forever and always be a brand that I trust and enjoy cooking with.

 

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Primal Kitchen Greek Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Gluten-Free

I really enjoy making a nice Sunday dinner for my family. Last night’s Sunday dinner turned out to be an exquisite one. Everything from start to finish was spectacular. For starting out I actually made a bowl of paleo butternut squash soup to go with our meal. I never make a soup to go with dinner. I just always make soups that you eat as an entire meal. For the main course, I had some grass-fed beef strip steaks marinated in Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade. For a side dish, I wrapped Applegate Sunday Bacon around some rainbow carrots (purple, orange, and white) that I picked up during our visit to Eastern Market. This was our first time trying out bacon-wrapped carrots and it certainly will not be the last. Lately, I just want to wrap everything up in bacon! Next up for me will be bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts.

Sunday Dinner - With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
Sunday Dinner – With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Awesome Sunday dinner feast!

Marinating the steaks with Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade

Using a marinate overnight with your steak usually seems like a great idea that results in a flavorful, juicy steak. This was the case with the Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade from Primal Kitchen. I have never had a steak with a Greek marinade so I was not sure if we would enjoy this or not, but so far I have not been let down by a single Primal Kitchen item. They all excel in quality, taste, and fall within the realm of clean-eating.

These marinades are low-carb, paleo-friendly, Whole 30 compliant, and do not contain any added sugars. If you are looking into eating clean I highly recommend the products available from Primal Kitchen. No nonsense ingredients, just pure and simple healthy ingredients.

This particular Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade uses avocado oil as a base. It also contains oregano, black pepper, coriander, marjoram, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt. These are all organic ingredients.


Roasted butternut squash soup – the paleo way

Butternut squash and rainbow carrots
Butternut squash and rainbow carrots

I had a great time going to Eastern Market for some fresh produce and great deals on them. You can read more about that experience HERE. We went towards the end of the day when the vendors are letting things go at low prices. I picked up this butternut squash for a buck. I really should have bought more because I really enjoy it this time of year.

To make the soup I removed the skin from the squash then cut and cubed it. Cutting squash, to me, is scary and difficult. I am always afraid I am going to chop off my hand. My knife skills are rusty and have a lot of room for improvement. After the squash was cut I placed it in a large mixing bowl. I drizzled olive oil on it and the used some garlic salt and pepper on it. I also added in a big squirt of some organic minced garlic. I had the oven preheated to 400-degrees and roasted them for about 30 minutes.

Once the squash was roasted I placed the cubed squash in my blender with a cup of chicken broth and most of a can of full-fat coconut milk. I seasoned it with some pumpkin pie spices that I got from the Spice Miser at Eastern Market. I was really wanting to get some delicious fall flavor with that seasoning and it sure did not disappoint. It came through and flavored this squash with the taste of autumn.

I kept the soup warm in my Staub dutch oven while I prepared the rest of my meal. I just let it simmer on low. I sure do love my Staub and that piece of cooking equipment will be in regular rotation here at the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. That pot is perfect for soups, stews, sauces, and one-pot meals. It is actually the greatest cooking tool that I currently own. It is super heavy-duty and I also love that it is dishwasher safe. I highly recommend getting one for your kitchen, they are especially great this time of year.

Roasted butternut squash ready to be turned into soup
Roasted butternut squash ready to be turned into soup


Info on Spice Miser

If you are ever browsing the sheds at Eastern Market you can’t pass up the Spice Miser setup. This is spice heaven! I never go to Eastern Market without coming home with some new spices and seasonings. I bought the Pumpkin Pie Spices. I really had no clue what I would do with it at the time I bought it but I figured I could put it to good use somehow.

So what’s inside?

The Pumpkin Pie Spices packet has the ingredients listed on the back and they are: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves

Those spices combined with the butternut squash gave it a wonderful flavor profile. I did not use up all of the packet so I will be trying it out again with something else. Perhaps acorn squash next time?

Spice Miser - Pumpkin Pie Spices - seasoning packet from Eastern Market
Spice Miser – Pumpkin Pie Spices – seasoning packet from Eastern Market – ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves

Roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon

When I went to Eastern Market I was really on a mission to hunt down some of these rainbow carrots. In the bundle, you receive purple, white (or is it yellow), and orange. I love any food that is the color purple and the purple carrots are the best of any carrot I have ever had. I tracked down my carrots and I wrapped those beauties up in Applegate Sunday Bacon.

I roasted these gorgeous carrots in the oven at 450-degrees and they were ready at the 30-minute mark. The bacon came out with the perfect crispness and the carrots were fork tender.

Bundles of rainbow carrots at Eastern Market
Bundles of rainbow carrots at Eastern Market – I can not leave this place without taking home some purple and white carrots
Applegate Uncured Sunday Bacon and rainbow carrots ready for roasting
Applegate Uncured Sunday Bacon and rainbow carrots ready for roasting
Rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon
Rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon – roasting in the oven at 450-degrees

Cooking the steaks

Yeah, it is that time again… time to bust out that trusty ol’ Lodge Cast Iron Pan! A good cast iron pan is all you need to cook a steak that maintains its juice and comes out nice and tender. I simply just cooked the marinated steaks for a few minutes on each side and cooked it to a medium-rare temperature. These were grass-fed beef strip steaks and the one that I had was at least a good inch thick. Gosh I just love a big fat piece of meat. I’m so primal!


Time to dig in!

This was the type of dinner that just totally blows my mind. Everything about this meal was just excellence from start to finish. I was proud of myself for creating this meal for my family. I serve a lot of great meals but this one really stood out for me. I think that when you pour your heart and soul into a dinner it really shows and shines through.

Sunday Dinner - With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup - Awesome Sunday dinner feast!
Sunday Dinner – With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Awesome Sunday dinner feast!
Paleo butternut squash soup with coconut milk
Paleo butternut squash soup with coconut milk
Paleo, Primal Kitchen Greek strip steak with roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon
Paleo, Primal Kitchen Greek strip steak with roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon – Check out how thick and juicy that strip steak is!

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Marley Spoon Review & Discount – $30 OFF Your First Box – Simple & Easy Meal Kit Subscription Box

I just recently had the pleasure of trying out Martha Stewart’s gourmet meal kit subscription box. I was so blown away by the quality of the ingredients and the easy to follow recipes so I want to share my experience with you in this Marley Spoon review! I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality and content of this meal kit delivery service.

How does Marley Spoon work?

Each week Marley Spoon has several different meals that you can select from. They have a huge archive of recipes… over 18,000!  Each week there are ten different meals you get to select from. They really do have a wonderful variety of meals and they all look and sound so amazing it is kind of difficult to narrow it down. I want it all!

You can choose the meal kit that suits your family needs. They offer boxes for two people and they also offer boxes that can feed 3-4 people. You can choose to get 2, 3, or 4 Marley Spoon meals per week. It is entirely up to you and you get to customize your plan.

Each week Marley Spoon offers an exciting menu featuring a variety of meats and a large selection of different vegetables. There are meals suitable for dinner as well as lunch.

Marley Spoon also has meals to suit a variety of dietary lifestyles. I choose to eat gluten-free so I received two meal kits that were friendly to my diet.

There are some quick dinners provided, one-pot meals, kid-friendly meals, and salad options.

Two Marley Spoon Meal Kits for four people: Steak & Oven Fries w/ Charred Tomato Salsa and Japanese Style Chicken w./ Bok Choy and Brown Rice
Two Marley Spoon Meal Kits for four people: Steak & Oven Fries w/ Charred Tomato Salsa and Japanese Style Chicken w./ Bok Choy and Brown Rice

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The shipment of Marley Spoon

My meal kit box was overnighted to me via FedEx. When I opened up my box I was very impressed with how well-packaged everything was. There were no leaks and there were no missing ingredients. Everything was kept cold with ice-packs. The meat that I received looked beautiful and the quality of the produce was perfect. There was not a single disappointment with my shipment. I have tried other meal kits boxes in the past and had missing ingredients, some not-so-fresh looking items, or leaky meats. Marley Spoon takes pride in their subscription box and it shows.

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Caulipower Veggie Pizza Doctored Up And On-Point! Gluten-Free and Low-Carb – Frozen Pizza Product Review

I have been wanting to try out this cauliflower crust pizza for quite a while now from Caulipower. Maybe you have been curious about it as well if you are looking for a gluten-free or low-carb pizza? I located a $1 off coupon online so I decided to put this on my Kroger ClickList order and give it a whirl! I had some pepperoni, black olives, onions, and pesto sauce on-hand too so I figured I could use the pizza as a base and doctor it up with a few extra things. This cauliflower crust pizza absolutely blew my mind… it was that great! I really hope this post will inspire you to give it a try.

Caulipower Veggie Pizza with some extra toppings
Caulipower Veggie Pizza with some extra toppings

I was a bit nervous and hesitant to try this pizza because last year I attempted to make my own cauliflower crust pizza and it was a bit of a fail on my part. The crust was soft and a tad on the soggy side. It tasted great but the texture was way off. I was afraid this would happen with Caulipower but that’s not the case! The texture of this crust was on-point… no sad, soggy pizza here! For me, the crust of this pizza really did taste and feel like a regular pizza crust, maybe not 100% but for the most part!

Caulipower Veggie Pizza with some extra toppings
Caulipower Veggie Pizza

Toppings

Let it be known that this pizza would have been completely perfect without the addition of extra toppings. The Caulipower Veggie pizza comes equipped with a medley of bell peppers in green, red, and yellow. It also has the right amount of mozzarella cheese topping it. The sauce really, to me, is what makes a pizza great. The sauce can either make it or break it and Caulipower comes through and delivers a fine sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a blend of Italian seasoning.

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Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Almost Paleo) & Lemon Turmeric Chicken – How I Created This Lunch & Dinner

I had two super healthy meals yesterday and when that happens in the kitchen I feel quite accomplished! For lunch, we had a gluten-free chicken pot pie soup (the soup would have been paleo is you take away the peas) and for dinner, we had a grilled lemon turmeric chicken breast with fried sweet potatoes in ghee, and roasted broccoli. I used my trusty Primal Kitchen marinade for the chicken. I am trying to get back on the healthy train because I feel like I have somewhat fallen off of it with all of the naughty baking I have been doing. I am making an effort to get back on track and I feel good about my meal choices yesterday. Keep reading to find out how I created this delicious and healthy lunch and dinner for my daughter and I.

How I created our gluten-free chicken pot pie soup

This is not a recipe post but I am trying my best to relay the information to you on how I made these wonderful, nutritious dishes. They are both gluten-free and dairy-free. I am attempting to eliminate gluten completely from my diet so if you are following along expect to see a lot more gluten-free meals from me. Gluten is just not compatible with my brain and my gut. I have tested this out several times now and came to the conclusion that gluten triggers a negative mood response for me the next day and a worn down physical feeling. I get depressed and fatigued the day after consuming gluten. I am honestly fed up with feeling that way and I will do whatever it takes to change that.

I have been listening to an audiobook called Grain Brain and it is very enlightening and informative. Whether you believe it or not, gluten is affecting your mind and body. There are negative side effects of eating wheat. The book was written by David Perlmutter and he addresses the impact that gluten has on the brain. I don’t want to come off as preachy but I do highly suggest reading or listening to this book. It is a real eye-opener!

Lemon Turmeric Chicken w/ Primal Kitchen, fried sweet potatoes in ghee, and roasted broccoli
Lemon Turmeric Chicken w/ Primal Kitchen, fried sweet potatoes in ghee, and roasted broccoli
Paleo-ish Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Paleo-ish Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup

We will start with the soup! Everything about this meal was paleo except for the addition of peas. I just have to have my peas in my pot pie. No worries if that does not make it completely paleo. My happiness is what is important to me and peas really do bring me happiness. They actually are my favorite vegetable!

To start this off I used my Staub Dutch Oven to saute some garlic and shallots. The Staub sure is a blessing to have around. That thing is the absolute best for making soup, even if you are just making a small batch like I did.

Once the garlic and shallots were translucent I added in some low sodium chicken broth (32oz). I added a gigantic organic chicken breast to the broth and let it simmer until completely cooked.

While the chicken was simmering I added in a bay leaf, rosemary, and thyme. Then came the veggies. I added in some thinly sliced carrots (2) and also two nice ribs of celery.

When the chicken was completely cooked throughout I shred it with a fork and added it back into the soup along with one can of full-fat coconut milk. I also added in a a cup of frozen peas and brought this soup back up to a very light boil and then allowed it to thicken further by simmering.

In the past, I have used other non-dairy milk for my pot pie and found that full-fat coconut milk actually works best. In case you are wondering there was not a hint of coconut flavor in that soup. If you ever need a dairy-free option for your cooking, coconut milk can be your friend.

My daughter and I really enjoyed this soup yesterday. The temp in Michigan was a lot cooler yesterday and felt more like fall than summer. I will be making a lot more soups with the upcoming fall season so be ready! I love a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day. I can not eat soup in the summer (with the exception of getting it a restaurant). I just refuse to cook it when the temperatures outside are hot. In the spring and summer that is when I transitioned more to salads.

Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Take Away The PEAS & It Is Paleo!!)
Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Take Away The PEAS & It Is Paleo!!)

How I created our lemon turmeric chicken dinner with Primal Kitchen marinade

Then before you knew it, dinner time came rolling around. I already had a plan in place. I had two organic chicken breasts marinating in Primal Kitchen Lemon Turmeric Dressing/Marinade. I have not come across a Primal Kitchen product that I didn’t like… love them all! You can pick up a single bottle on Amazon but your best bet is to use my coupon GIVEITAWHIRL10 on their website and save some money and get the best deal.

I marinated the chicken in the early morning and started cooking dinner around 4pm. That gave my chicken plenty of time to get infused with flavor. I oiled up my Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan with some avocado oil and placed my chicken breast on the grill pan once it was hot. Love hearing that initial sizzle of meat on the grill!

While the chicken was cooking I had diced sweet potatoes on the stove frying up in some ghee with some salt and pepper. I usually roast my veggies but since I was also roasting some broccoli I figured I could fry the potatoes. My daughter, Chloe’s favorite veggie at the moment is broccoli so I wanted to make sure I had that for her. I didn’t do anything special with that. I simply drizzled and tossed in olive oil and seasoned with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

This chicken ended up coming out sooooooo juicy from the marinade…. oh my gosh it was just fantastic. Lemon and turmeric flavor was infused throughout without being too overpowering.

Lemon Turmeric Chicken w/ Primal Kitchen, fried sweet potatoes in ghee, and roasted broccoli
Lemon Turmeric Chicken w/ Primal Kitchen, fried sweet potatoes in ghee, and roasted broccoli

Final thoughts

I felt so wonderful about my meal choices throughout the day. My lunch was almost paleo and my dinner was actually a Whole 30 compliant meal. That’s when you know you are eating healthy! The major advantage of these meals, of course, was the taste. They were healthy meals but that does not need to mean boring, bland meals. The flavor of both meals was perfection. Nowadays there are so many recipes and foods out there that can be pleasurable eating while trying your best to eat healthy. If you want a great place to start Primal Kitchen is your best bet. They offer a variety of healthy foods that can help get you on the right track.

I would love to make this gluten-free chicken pot pie soup again soon. Pot pies have always been comfort food to me. I am also head over heels in love with that lemon turmeric marinade. Primal Kitchen is my go-to brand for marinades!

 

What is one of your favorite healthy meals that you enjoy cooking at home? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 

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Amped Up Grilled Cheese RECIPE With Dave’s Killer Bread & Tomato Soup

I know… I know… she’s lost her mind writing her first recipe about a grilled cheese and tomato soup BUT I just had to. It’s a hot day here in Michigan. I was hungry. I had a craving. It may not even be a recipe but more like a fabulous insider tip on how to maximize the taste of your meal. Check out what I did with a loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread and some Annie’s Organic Tomato Soup!

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I don’t usually purchase loaves of bread (been trying to keep the carbs down low) but Dave’s Killer Bread is the most beautiful bread I have every laid my eyes upon. Seriously… bread… beautiful??? Trust me on this guys. I am also a firm believer in #noboringgrilledcheese. I made up that hashtag by the way. I can’t use a boring white loaf of bread and that plastic-like American cheese. I guess I am a grilled cheese snob. Call me what you will!

I went with the 21 Whole Grains & Seeds loaf. Dave’s Killer Bread uses all organic ingredients. This particular loaf has 5 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, omega 3s, and a huge assortment of whole grains all jam packed into one slice.

I started out by brushing a bit of some melted Organic Valley ghee (it is a clarified butter) onto the bread. I mixed in a bit of garlic powder and Italian seasonings into the melted ghee to pump up the flavor of the bread. Who doesn’t love garlic bread?

I then laid on a couple slices of Sargento Tomato & Basil Jack cheese. I really love the Italian flavors of this cheese. Perfect to go with my garlic bread that I just whipped up.

Got my grilled cheese all prepped and ready to go. I spray my pan with some Simple Truth Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil.

Now it is time to warm up with Annie’s Organic Creamy Tomato And Bunny Pasta soup. I doctored this soup up by grinding up some garlic salt and peppercorns into it, along with some Italian seasonings and crushed red pepper flakes. This soup is great on its own but I like to add my own little twist to it.

You will want to set your burner on medium and warm the grilled cheese up for a few minutes. Make sure you flip it too so both sides get that golden touch to it. You will know when the grilled cheese is done. It has to be nice and melty. I don’t do anything fancy at this point. It really is no different than warming up a plain grilled cheese.

Now it is time to plate your grilled cheese masterpiece and scarf it down. I really should have slowed down while eating this and savored it more but it was just so damn tasty. Oh and don’t forget to dip that amped up sandwich into your creamy tomato soup. Enjoy this for lunch or dinner and I do believe this would be super kid-friendly, especially with that adorable bunny pasta in the soup.

I would like to know how do you prepare your grilled cheese at home? Do you have any secret recipe you would like to share? Is there a special bread that you enjoy? Let me know in the comments.

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