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…

Gut Repair Week 4

  I’m now approaching the 1 month mark of my 3 month Repairvite journey. That’s crazy. I never thought I would be able to go 4 weeks without nuts, seeds, and eggs.  They were such a regular part of my life that it was difficult to imagine my meals with out them. FOOD I’ve kind…

The Clean Slate Day 23

Another day, another kettlebell butt-kicking. Neghar Fonooni does not fool around. Day 23 kicked off my fourth week of Lean and Lovely Kettlebell programming. My husband and I have definitely been noticing some increased strength and stability. For me, coming from barbell lifts, I’ve noticed the stability a lot more than the strength. I’ve been…

Grilled Eggplant Steak Salad

It’s official. Grill-time. Not only will you be seeing more grill recipes because of the approaching summer season, but also because I do not have an oven. What?! no oven?! yep. No OVEN. At least not until I go out and buy a badass counter-top convection oven. So grilling it is. No complaints here. Few tips…

Tequila Lime Tri Tip

Sick and tired of the violence and depression of TV news channels? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I have some good news. Item 1. It’s getting warmer. Which means I am out in the sunshine more often than not. This makes for a happy Nikki. Item 2. Last night I had the BEST…

Burger Eggs

I wanted to make some burgers to use for meals throughout the week, but I was also hungry for breakfast. This is the story of how Burger Eggs were born! This recipe is great because you can get two things done at once and only dirty up one skillet. Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of…

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…

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…

Bacon Apple Breakfast Sausage

Every Friday I make lunch for my coworkers. It’s my little “Undercover Paleo Operation”, showing regular, non-paleo folks how yummy it is to eat like a caveman! I made Paleo pancakes, a very simple recipe composed of banana, nut butter and egg. I also made eggs on a placemat, cut up some berries, AND made my…

Turkey Jerky

I’m HUNGRY! What do I eat? No chips, no bean dip, no sandwiches, no quesadillas, no hummus! Does this sound familiar? When starting out a clean eating lifestyle, sometimes it seems as though there are very few options in the way of clean, fast, easy snack foods. I mean, who has time to steam a…