Orange Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Bacon, Fennel, and Brussels

Hi friends! Happy New Year! 2016 is shaping up to be one epic year here at The Clean Plate. I’m excited to share lots of fun stuff on the blog and with all you wonderful readers! Get ready for some yummy new recipes, more grocery trips and lots of links, pics of my incredibly cute dog, and…

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…

Beet and Butternut Quinoa Salad

I find myself less and less preaching a paleo-ONLY gospel these days. Truth is, there are a lot of healthy people* operating well on vegan, vegetarian, paleo, dairy-free, pegan, AIP, and Mediterranean diets. This  is why I ended up calling this blog, and my business, The Clean Plate. There are many roads to health, and they…

Salsa Verde Shrimp Tacos

These tortillas. I can’t stop. I’ve literally been putting all my foods in a tortilla. Kind of like that guy that indiscriminately puts ketchup on his food. Eggs, potatoes, steak, bagels… Ketchup 4 Life Guy. I’m that guy… just with paleo tortillas. One of their more shining qualities is durability which is hard to find in a…

Primal Pizza Frittata

In all of Clean Plate history, one of the most popular recipes has been Pizza Egg Cups. That recipe can be translated into one large PIZZA! Everyone likes pizza, so make sure you try it and then go check out the other pizza related items on the blog! Grain-Free Spinach Crust Pizza Pizza Egg Cups Pizza Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Vegetable…

Mocha Spice Shredded Beef

Brace yourself for an incredibly yummy slow cooker recipe! In fact, it’s so simple that I’m going to tell you how to make it in one sentence… Rub the roast with spice mix and set it in your crock pot on high for 4-6 hours (low about 8 hours or overnight). Done! Spice rub ingredients are listed…

Avocado Turkey Sliders

While I do love the classic beef burger, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up with some ground turkey. Some people think this is a horrible idea arguing that turkey is dry and flavorless compared to the fatty goodness of a ground beef patty. I disagree. There are plenty of things you can do to ground…

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies and Flowers. Is there any greater combination in this world? No. There isn’t. Another great combination is walnuts and chocolate, just ask a brownie. There are a ton of nut butter cookie recipes out there and to my dismay, there weren’t any using walnut butter. So I decided to try one out myself. These are…

Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken

I love rotisserie chicken. It is supremely flavorful with crispy and delicious skin, the meat falls off the bone, you can eat it with your fingers and pretend you’re a pirate without utensils or manners. What a wonderful and convenient food! This chicken came pretty close to all those criteria. 1. Flavorful. The Ranch spice blend…

Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

I remember school mornings being rushed and chaotic… I also remember cereal. Lots and lots of cereal. Honestly, I don’t blame my mom. Cereal is fast, easy, and kids love it. There’s barely any dishes to clean, especially if you’ve taught your little ones to rinse and load a dishwasher. Unfortunately, in these health-conscious times, we…