Mango Ginger Stir Fry

If I’m looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, stir fry almost always pops into my mind. You can really save time by buying pre-cut veggies or even a pre-assembled stir fry veggie mixes at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. If you do, make sure to pick up a mango during your next shopping trip. The…

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

Ginger Squash StirFry over Cabbage

Everyone loves a good stirfry. This one is super flavorful, but also very simple. I mean, who’s got time to slice a million different veggies?! Make a big batch and have leftovers for days! It would also make a great post-worout meal. Oh, and add rice if you’re into that sort of thing… Ginger Squash…

Ancho Mole Chicken Cups

Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday. It carries so many good memories for me. Growing up, my family had a crazy HUGE 4th of July bash every year. From invitations to food to fireworks… it was amazing. We called it the ORTH of July (my maiden name) and it was held at our…

Poisson Cru

Pure Paleo is no easy feat, especially while attending culinary school. I’ve had more grains, legumes, sugar, and dairy beautifully displayed before my eyes (and stomach) three days a week for the past 5 1/2 months. My 80% Primal goals have tumbled to a more lenient 70%… maybe 60% Paleo regime. Unfortunate yes, but also…

Cashew Curry Chicken Salad with Carrot Curry Sauce

The potluck for Crossfit West’s Paleo Challenge was this past Sunday. Here were my contributions to the delectable feast: Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Salad 3 c. 3 oz. chicken breast, poached or baked 1 c. cashew pieces 2 stalks celery, chopped finely ½ c. unsweetened coconut shreds ½ c. currants (optional) ½ c. red onion,…