Fennel Mint Tuna Salad

Some of my favorite meals are completely accidental or born out of a mega change in plans or circumstance. This is one of those meals. I had really great plans for a client’s weekly prep, but plans changed and we took the week off. The problem was, I had already purchased some ingredients for the…

What’s in My Grocery Basket: Costco

Who doesn’t like a good run-down of other people’s grocery staples? I know I sure do. Bur seriously, have you ever looked into other people’s baskets to see what they’re buying? I have. It’s like people watching, but more interesting in my opinion. Sometimes I wonder if people look in my basket and think I’m…

Cinnamon Citrus Pork

Confessions of a paleo cook: I haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon. (gasp) I’m not opposed to the contraption, just seriously lack the “latest kitchen gadget” gene. I don’t like having more stuff, even if it’s cooking related. I require a sharp knife, high-speed blender, and cast iron pan. The instant pot, while insanely helpful…

Thick Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

Pancake Saturday is now officially a thing in my house. I think I’ve kept a streak going for about 6 weeks now. Each Saturday has been different as I’ve toyed around with buckwheat, vegan, plantains, bananas, even chia seed versions! These are the classic blueberry variety. No shame in keeping it simple. The simple recipes are the…

Basil Parsnip Meatloaf

I seem to be leaning on the blog’s archived sauces lately. While that may be a bit uncreative of me, there’s nothing wrong with using what works! And the basil cream atop this meatloaf just plain WORKS. Basil and tomato are classically summer flavors, but you can side step that little detail  by grabbing some frozen…

Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

I have found that one of the best ways to stick to eating real, whole foods is a crazy delicious sauce. Some people use ketchup, others are impossibly addicted to hot sauce. Whatever your preference, if dousing your broccoli in butter is going make you more likely to eat your veggies, then I say go for…

Maca Plantain Pancakes

It’s not often that I find a meal I want to eat everyday for the rest of my life. But these pancakes are seriously in the running. The best part is that they are totally on the menu for February’s Clean Slate! Every year I set aside a month to do my Clean Slate protocol. It’s a chance…

Blueberry Muffin Cashew Butter

Hey friends! The recipes have been few and far between because I’ve been busy mom-ing and settling into the new year. I’ve been spending a lot of time getting some foodie inspiration and hoping to share lots of new recipes in 2017! Truth be told, I hate to focus on my goals during January. I need…

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Chowder

My childhood is chock full of memories related to visiting Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor to take our boat and fish. Even if we didn’t go out on the boat, we would head over on the weekends to spend time near the water. During these visits, we would always (appropriately) stop to eat at a seafood restaurant….

Spiced Lamb Shepherd’s Pie

I’m often asked how I create new dishes or find ideas on how to pair flavors. Sometimes I’m falling asleep and I think of something delicious, but more often I find inspiration from browsing the work of other cooks. I’ll see something in a magazine, on a menu, or in a cookbook that sounds amazing and…

Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys! How fun is this?! There are little “snowflakes” falling across the screen! This makes me feel five thousand times more festive when writing this recipe. (unfortunately, if you are coming across this recipe anytime after the holidays, I suspect the snowflakes will no longer be with us. Insert sad face here ____ A festive…

Turmeric Chocolate Chip Cookies

Q; How do you make something hipster? A: Put a bird on it. How do you make something anti-inflammatory? A: Put turmeric in it. Okay, okay, turmeric will not magically make that wedding cake turn from sugar bomb —> health food. It sure doesn’t hurt though. Turmeric is having it’s time in the spotlight recently. It’s a…