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…

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…

Tahini Dill Potato Salad

Potatoes were a life saver during this past month. I embarked on a Whole 30, which is a 30 day diet intervention that tends to be considered pretty “strict” by paleo standards. No added sugar, even natural sugars like honey or maple syrup. By default, a Whole 30 often leaves me a little light on…

Coffee Nut Butter

Is there anything better or worse than Costco? I love that I can go get healthy goods in bulk for a fair price. For example. GIANT bottles of coconut and avocado oils, three-pack of Kerrygold butter for less than Trader Joe’s prices. Excellent organic chicken sausages and grass-fed  beef are staples in my freezer. Huge bags…

Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce

If you add one recipe to your culinary arsenal this summer, it should be this sauce. I’m not even kidding. The light and fresh herbs plus a mildly spicy jalapeño kick and a wallop of salty garlic… it’s literally the perfect companion for EVERYTHING! Fish. Yes. Shredded Pork. Yes. Grilled Steak. Yes. Eggs and Bacon. Yes….

Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

I’ve been going a little nuts with my “sweets” recipes lately, so I thought I would change it up this week by sharing a yummy SAVORY dish. This meal, like many of my dishes, was born out of the need to use up some leftover ingredients in my fridge and freezer. I had a batch…

Zesty Pineapple Coleslaw

I feel like coleslaw is a classically unimpressive dish. Like one of those tv shows you watch, not because you like it, but because it’s on and you’re too bored to care. This is a problem because I’m an advocate of really ENJOYING every food I put in my mouth. That’s why I decided to take it…

Stuffed Peppers with Carrot Top Pesto

Do you get a CSA box? Or shop at a farmer’s market? If you do, then you probably get carrots with the greens still attached. AND THEN you probably throw them away. In my experience, most local markets take them off before they’re even placed on the sales floor. Even in a place like Whole…

StoneHaus’ Prosciutto, Fig, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

I was travelling back from Santa Barbara to San Diego and the traffic report made it necessary for us to stop and eat in order to wait out some terrible bumper to bumper action (#thanksLA). We ended up at a fun little spot in Westlake Village called StoneHaus. It’s a miniature winery with a tasting…

Paleo Eggplant Lasagna

Paleo. Lasagna. Dare I say that this is one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten in a while. And I didn’t even have cheese on mine. Because #dairyfree. Not only was I a raving fan of my own work, but my husband requests it every week. Pro-Tips: Please take the time to “sweat” the eggplant…