What’s in My Grocery Basket: Costco

Who doesn’t like a good run-down of other people’s grocery staples? I know I sure do. Bur seriously, have you ever looked into other people’s baskets to see what they’re buying? I have. It’s like people watching, but more interesting in my opinion. Sometimes I wonder if people look in my basket and think I’m…

Sweet Miso Yams

Do you ever find yourself eating or drinking something only to realize that 1. you don’t like it and 2. you are feeling compelled to finish it simply because you made it? That was me 5 seconds ago. It’s the afternoon and I poured myself some iced coffee. Mind you, I try not to drink…

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…

Thick Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

Pancake Saturday is now officially a thing in my house. I think I’ve kept a streak going for about 6 weeks now. Each Saturday has been different as I’ve toyed around with buckwheat, vegan, plantains, bananas, even chia seed versions! These are the classic blueberry variety. No shame in keeping it simple. The simple recipes are the…

Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

I have found that one of the best ways to stick to eating real, whole foods is a crazy delicious sauce. Some people use ketchup, others are impossibly addicted to hot sauce. Whatever your preference, if dousing your broccoli in butter is going make you more likely to eat your veggies, then I say go for…

Spiced Lamb Shepherd’s Pie

I’m often asked how I create new dishes or find ideas on how to pair flavors. Sometimes I’m falling asleep and I think of something delicious, but more often I find inspiration from browsing the work of other cooks. I’ll see something in a magazine, on a menu, or in a cookbook that sounds amazing and…

Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys! How fun is this?! There are little “snowflakes” falling across the screen! This makes me feel five thousand times more festive when writing this recipe. (unfortunately, if you are coming across this recipe anytime after the holidays, I suspect the snowflakes will no longer be with us. Insert sad face here ____ A festive…

Turmeric Sweet Potato Mash

If you’ve recently been on my instagram, then you’re probably aware of my current love for anything I can make into a “bowl”. My latest bowl was not of the acai or smoothie variety. During the cooler months I’d rather have something closer to an oatmeal. So I decided to steam a sweet potato and create…

Butternut Avocado Toast

Man I love toast. Well, that’s not true. What I really love is toppings. Toast is a vehicle for delicious toppings like eggs, avocado, butter, jelly, nut butter, etc… Regular ol’ gluten-free bread toast was definitely my JAM during pregnancy. I loved my Canyon Bakehouse slices with TONS of Kerrygold butter on top. Seriously. ALL…

Mocha Spice Brownies

I”m thinking everyone is probably a bit “over-sugared” right now from the candy-centric holiday this week. There has to be someone out there with a sweet tooth that no amount of holiday goodies can tame. Or maybe you’re the person who needs an alternative sweet to help avoid the mountains of leftover Halloween candy. If…

Coffee Nut Butter

Is there anything better or worse than Costco? I love that I can go get healthy goods in bulk for a fair price. For example. GIANT bottles of coconut and avocado oils, three-pack of Kerrygold butter for less than Trader Joe’s prices. Excellent organic chicken sausages and grass-fed  beef are staples in my freezer. Huge bags…

Chocolate Fig Frosty

I love how the seasons change in Southern California. It’s gradual but unmistakable when the scent of autumn hits the air regardless of the reading on the thermometer (hint: It ain’t chilly). Changes like the oranges, reds, and yellows of seasonal produce hitting the market, tourists leaving our vacation destination town, and holiday advertisements infiltrating…