Whole30 2017 – My Favorite Recipes from Days 11-20

  20 days are done and we’re still going strong!!!  My husband even made the comment that we’re eating so good, it doesn’t even feel like a diet.  I have found so many amazing recipes that it’s true.  I am grateful for those who have blazed the trail ahead of us so we don’t suffer…

Whole30 2017 – Days 6-10

We are 10 days into the Whole30 and already our bodies are feeling so much better.  My husband has more energy and isn’t crashing every afternoon and I haven’t been feeling so bloated and yucky inside.  Yeah!  The process has definitely been easier since I have been making so many quick and simple meals.  And…

Whole30 2017 – Days 1-5

5 days of the Whole30 down and my husband and I are going strong!  This week hasn’t been too hard.  I think the novelty of it all and the dream of getting healthier is still strong in our minds.  It doesn’t hurt that I made an effort to eat GOOD this week, not just survive…

Drinks that Heal

I love drinks.  I love coffee, tea, wine, cocktails, mocktails, infused waters, water water, all of them!  So when I am trying to clean up my diet and stuff it full of goodness, I look to drinks as well. After finding a list of the top 15 anti-inflammatory foods, I went to work and found…

Bone Broth Bonanza

I like alliterations.  That’s a side note. I’ve been struggling recently with my health.  I haven’t been taking care of myself, I’ve been eating foods I know hurt my system and have just been making bad food choices in general.  So, with an upcoming physical coming, and not wanting to be lectured terribly by my…

Autumn Flavors Cooking Classes – September

This month I’ll be holding a cooking class that utilizes the foods of the season to create a delicious dinner menu. If you live in the Riverside area, I’d love to have you come! If coming isn’t possible, I’ll be posting the recipes after the class. The menu includes: Local Goat Cheese stuffed Bacon-wrapped Dates…

Sausage & Spinach Crustless Quiche

Summer has been rough on my diet. Between vacations, parties and it being too hot to cook some days, I have had a hard time staying on the clean eating road. This weekend I sucked it up and did a bunch of meal prep for the week. That included making this quiche to eat all…

Paleo Muffin Roundup

I think muffins are wonderful. They’re these little magically tasty morsels that cook up quick and you get to eat them for breakfast! What I love about paleo muffins is that they aren’t so sugary-sweet like normal ones that make me feel like I’m doing myself a detriment so early in the morning. Recently, I’ve…

Sweet Onion Watermelon Salsa

I want to be honest right off, this is not a strict-paleo recipe. But I feel like it can be overlooked for two reasons. First, it’s CRAZY good. Like amazingly good. Like eat a whole bowl of it by yourself good. Second, the cheat involves a homemade ingredient that is made with lots of time…

Settlers of Catan-cakes (Paleo Cupcakes)

Today we’re celebrating my favorite sister’s birthday! She’s a huge Settlers of Catan fan so I did some pinning and found the perfect cake to celebrate the occasion… I was selfish a wee bit and made the cake part of these paleo-friendly so I could partake in some, but other than that, these things are…

Kale Salad with Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecans & Cranberries

Today I submitted this recipe into Paleo Bakehouse for their amazing Kickstarter campaign to open up a gluten-free kitchen in Miami. They are collecting recipes to put together an e-book as a reward for people who contribute to their campaign. They’re a great company you should all definitely check out! If you’re interested in checking…