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…

Red Cabbage, Courgettes & Avocado Salad

This is a simple salad my mom made that is full of flavor and crunch. It’s cool and crisp and will be on my summer salad rotation for sure! To make it a meal, I added some chopped seasoned chicken and it fit in seamlessly. I couldn’t find instructions on the site this recipe is…

Simple Slow Cooker Smokey Shredded Chicken

In a perfect world I would have endless time to prepare delicious meals that required lots of chopping, measuring, sauteing and simmering. But, most days do not include that scenario and are often in need of a quick fix. Enter the wonderfulness that is the slow cooker. You stick some ingredients in, then 5-8 hours…

Another Whole 30 Days 6-10

These five days were pretty fun. I developed a few new recipes that will be keepers! The chili on the baked yam was delicious! Day 6 Breakfast I love Saturdays. I took my time and made a great breakfast. A handful of packaged broccoli slaw sauteed in coconut oil, then a 1/4 cup of cooked…

Another Whole 30 – Days 1-5

So I’m five days into a new round of the Whole 30 and feeling so much better already. I work at a tax firm and this last tax season kicked my butt. Crazy hours and binge peanut M&M eating (along with other unhealthy food choices) left me a tired and a digestionally uncomfortable wreck. A…