Avocado Lime Egg Salad

I’m really excited because I’m about to go get some testing done at a local integrative facility called Movement RX. Back in January, I attended their Grand Opening party and actually WON THE RAFFLE! The prize? Some metabolic testing 😉 I’m not one to usually measure stuff like that. Since I have some weird food/body…

Mango Chili Lime Salad

Before we dive into the specs of this beautiful salad, I have an announcement! If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m teaching a workshop in August! If you live near the San Diego area, come join me at Grotto Climbing Gym for a night of yummy, nutrient rich food talk! There will be plenty of…

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…

Spicy Mango Shrimp Salad

I’m in love with this fresh, light, and colorful salad. I don’t cook with fish or shellfish too often, but this dish makes me want to change that PRONTO. Spicy Mango Shrimp Salad 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and de-veined (tail-off) 1 Tbsp. red palm oil or coconut oil 1/2 jalapeĂąo, seeded and diced 1/2 cucumber, peeled…

Creamy Poblano and Avocado Soup

I thought I’d throw one up for the paleo AND vegan/vegetarian crowd today. This soup is absolutely fantastic. It’s also pretty versatile in the sense that you can prepare it in a blender or on the stove top as well as serve it warm or cold. Great for winter and PERFECT for summer! This is…

Grilled Salmon over Ginger Kale

Mmmm. Is there anything better than crispy salmon skin?! Nope. The answer is no. Unless it’s fried bacon skin. I’ve been on an animal skin kick lately. Not sure what brought that on, but I will enjoy some grilled fish skin and chicharrones until the hankering departs. Here’s a little meal sure to impress anyone and it…

Citrus Baked Plantains

Just a quickie. Made this for my friends and they thought they were SOOOOO good that they “almost cried”. Well, weep on friends, weep on. Citrus Baked Plantains 3 ripe plantains (black skins) 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup 2 large oranges, zested and juiced 2 limes, zested and juiced…

Coconut-Crusted Yam Tart

This is an amazing recipe for those who want a “sweet” treat without completely derailing their sugar detox/cleanse/general avoidance. The combination of sweet potato or yam, spices, and coconut creates a really savory and finger-licking taste. No guilt involved, I promise. Even more, when you freeze these puppies, it’s almost like a little open faced…