Carrot Cake with Maple Date Buttercream

If you look under the “sweets” tab in my recipe page, you won’t find too many decadent or overly indulgent treats. They tend to be easy and natural alternatives to cookies or brownies and raw desserts or fruit-sweetened bars; basically the kind of stuff you would expect from a gluten-free, dairy-free blog. These little cakes…

Paleo Pizza Sliders

Pinterest is a wonderful tool. If you need ideas for anything… look on Pinterest. For example, one day I was aimlessly browsing on pinterest and found the inspiration for this meal. Who doesn’t love pizza? AND who isn’t totally bummed when they find out they can’t really have pizza on a grain-free diet? Pretty much everyone. That’s…

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…

Short Ribs and Bacon Relish

Here’s a little green for your St. Patrick’s Day! This is NOT a traditional Irish dish. I made it up…like, an hour ago. It’s pretty tasty and it includes bacon. Seared Short Ribs with Bacon Relish 3 Grass-fed boneless short ribs 1/2 white onion, diced 1 Tbsp. bacon fat 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. garlic…

Seattle Style Short Ribs

Coffee. Wine. Beef. Oh good, I’ve got your attention! To those of you who are Mark Sisson followers, aka “Primal”, you will most certainly be interested in this dish. It’s called Seattle Style Short Ribs.  Why Seattle-style you ask? My best guess is because it has coffee in it. But I don’t live in Seattle and…

Butter Chicken over Acorn Squash

This one is from the hallowed Paleo grounds of Mark’s Daily Apple. In fact, it’s one of the recipes from the Primal Blueprint Reader Cookbook. I’ve made this dish a couple times. It’s so lovely and aromatic as welll as FILLING. This last time I only dished it over a 1/4 of the acorn squash….

Pesto Burger Stack

This recipe was a complete accident… something that happens more often than not, actually. I work for a family and cook for them every night and the other day I found myself standing in front of the refrigerator trying to decide how to use the random ingredients available to me. The pesto burger stack was born….