White Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

You remember that bottle of white balsamic vinegar that’s just chilling in the back of your pantry because you bought it for that one salad dressing that one time? Well, it’s your lucky day because I have something incredible for you to make that will utilize your lonely vinegar. This sauce has the classic holiday…

Strawberry Balsamic Burger Salad

Who’s stoked on summer?!?! OH MEE! ME ME ME! I’m over here working on my summer bod… and by that I mean I’m 3 weeks away from my due date. (teehee) It’s pretty incredible to be coming into a summer season NOT CONCERNED AT ALL about my “bikini body”. In fact, I like my bikini…

Tomato Basil Meatloaf

Today marks a very special anniversary. It’s been 6 YEARS since I began my journey down the “paleo” road. In the spring of 2009 I stumbled upon Mark’s Daily Apple and began reading his daily articles. I found the logic of ancestral eating very intriguing and proceeded to pre-order his new book, The Primal Blueprint. Once…

Bacon Breakfast Sausage with Apple Balsamic Glaze

You’re at your favorite breakfast spot, ordering your usual breakfast plate and the server asks you that ubiquitous breakfast question, “Bacon or sausage?”. Was there ever a more difficult decision? I mean, bacon is delicious. We all know that. But breakfast sausage is pretty enticing as well. I say don’t choose, just have both! I…

Chicken Herb Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Today I listened to a podcast featuring Isabel Foxen Duke. In it she referenced a woman named Ellen Satter and her working definition of “Normal Eating”.  “Normal eating is going to the table hungry and eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough…

Meatloaf with Balsamic-Fig Compote

Meatloaf is a wonderful meal to make during the weekend or when you have some time to devote to the kitchen because it means you will have leftovers! (well, maybe not if you’re cooking for 5, but I cook for 2… which means lots of leftovers.) This recipe is a nice diversion from the tomato…