Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

This one is a revival from the archives of The Clean Plate. This pesto never fails to impress! For example, I just recently used it for my husband’s graduation party. Believe me when I tell you that 20 lbs of chicken slathered in this delicious and beautiful sauce does not disappoint. Check out these happy…

Curried Tuna in a Jar

Curry is wonderful. It’s so exotic and exciting! It makes any dish instantly more awesome. Like tuna salad. I know what you’re thinking… “but Nikki, tuna salad is already so exciting! How could you possibly make it better than it already is?” Answer: You guessed it, Curry Powder! You’re so smart. You deserve a big…

Almond Beef Bites

Inspired by a work recipe, I decided to try my hand at some nut covered meat snacks… sounds appetizing, right? Well, they are. They’re called Almond Beef Bites and they are an AMAZING on-the-go snack, SOOPer easy to make, and quite tasty. Don’t be freaked out by the ingredients. Mayo and almond?! Sounds wierd, I…

Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Yesterday I got a chance to make my first homemade mayonnaise. I’ve always wanted to do this because conventional mayonnaise it LOADED with Omega 6 fats in the form of canola or soybean oil. In this version I chose a healthier oil, olive, and an Omega 3 egg. Olive Oil Mayonnaise 2 egg yolk 2…

Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde

Another great vegetable side dish for a BBQ. This is more of a summer recipe, so keep it in mind as you’re doing all your ab work to get a ROCKIN beach body! I made this dish along with Peruvian Ceviche and Raw Pear and Blackberry Tart. When grilling the vegetables remember a few things:…

Pumpkin Butter

Here we are, another fall season upon us. A season full of great comfort meals like soups, stews, and baked goodies galore! I’ve been a huge fan of squash for a couple years and more recently, as a paleo eater, I have a newfound appreciation for these “starchy” vegetables since starchy grains are relatively forbidden. Spaghetti…