Lemon-Walnut Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

I’ve been obsessed with vegetable noodles lately. They’re fast and easy and light! They also take any sort of sauce and make it wayyyy more exciting. Lamb Ragu and veggie noodles, curry meatballs and veggie noodles, basil cream and… you guessed it, VEGGIE NOODLES! Fortunately, us Grain-Free types have a multitude of alternatives when it…

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…

Chicken with Green Mole

I’ve been super LAME about posting lately. It’s not because I don’t want to… it’s because the month of April (into May) has been craze balls. Lots of things smashed into a few weeks of time. Between work, my husband’s graduation, wedding stuff for my in-laws, and moving to San Clemente it’s been pretty hard…

Greek Salad with Lemon Mustard Dressing

This weekend was FANTASTIC.   I’ll break it down for you. My husband’s brother is getting married this coming weekend. This last weekend was the bachelor party. Which meant I was home alone Friday through Sunday. What did I do with the alone time? Pretty much anything I wanted. Friday night I went to yoga,…

Chicken Stir Fry with Creamy Cashew Sauce

This recipe is technically not Paleo since it contains soy in the form of miso paste and gluten-free tamari. Miso is an ancestral food and I do like using it as a flavor enhancer here and there. That being said, I maybe have it 2-3 times a year. Below I offer substitutions for those who…

Chili Chicken Verde

Bone Broth If you have spent any amount of time within the “paleosphere” you would have heard the virtues of bone broth extolled over and over again. This is not without good reason. It has incredible healing properties for the gut, joints, and bones. It is also rich in minerals that we rarely consume in…

Herb Chicken and Okra with Sage Carrot Fries

EXCITING NEWS! THIS IS MY NEW WEBSITE! Yes, I know it has remarkably similar content to my last blog, but The Clean Plate will serve as a platform for future culinary, blog, and social media endeavors. So be on the lookout for fun new things! The meals are also a little more organized on the recipe…

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Big news everyone. I have officially began surfing lessons! My husband is my teacher. I will soon be shredding the waves with my awesome moves….or maybe I’ll just get to the point where I can turn. That would be good too. I’ve attempted surfing about 4-5 times in my life. Why so many tries and not…

Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums

One of the things I had to give up when I left LA was my membership to the local Crossfit gym. I’ve enjoyed a break from the intensity of daily WODs while finding strength and flexibility in my yoga practice and inspiration while exploring the great outdoors. Now that I’m here in sunny San Clemente I’ve got…

Marinated Chicken and Artichoke Salad

Hey ya’ll! I’m just sitting here, eating this salad and getting stoked for my nightly yoga practice. Tonight’s class is with the lovely Jana. Go check out any of her classes here in Orange County. It’s rare that I come across AWESOME yoga teachers. Jana definitely qualifies as one. She has a very easy-going but confident…