Cilantro Pesto Shrimp with Rainbow Noodles

Pasta from carrots?! Right now, Trader Joe’s has Organic Rainbow Carrots, which make for a beautiful Paleo pasta dish! Using a vegetable peeler, make pasta strands with the carrots. Throw the “noodles” into a skillet with a little oil over medium heat and lightly sauté until barely wilted (you don’t want to over cook or…

Vegetable Pizza Gratin

This could also be called “An Ode to Nightshades” Nightshade Vegetable Family Potatoes Tomatoes Tomatillos Peppers (Hot and Sweet) Eggplant Spices derived from peppers In the paleo world, nightshades are discussed frequently not only because of their relatively recent entrance into our food history (can they even be considered paleo?), but also because of their effect on…

The Clean Slate Day 3 with Cilantro Hemp Pesto

Day 3 was chock full of good times and good eats. I had an early morning at my favorite Dana Point Coffee Shop, JC Beans. While enjoying a decaf almond milk latte and a cozy fireplace, I worked on the blog and did some reading before heading out on a walk. Dana Point has a…

Lemon-Walnut Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

I’ve been obsessed with vegetable noodles lately. They’re fast and easy and light! They also take any sort of sauce and make it wayyyy more exciting. Lamb Ragu and veggie noodles, curry meatballs and veggie noodles, basil cream and… you guessed it, VEGGIE NOODLES! Fortunately, us Grain-Free types have a multitude of alternatives when it…

Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

This one is a revival from the archives of The Clean Plate. This pesto never fails to impress! For example, I just recently used it for my husband’s graduation party. Believe me when I tell you that 20 lbs of chicken slathered in this delicious and beautiful sauce does not disappoint. Check out these happy…

Pesto Egg Salad Wraps

I’ve done a post with collard wraps before, but I just wanted to remind you how awesome they are. You can literally wrap ANYTHING; Tuna salad, chicken salad, lunch meat with some tomato and avocado… YUM! This egg salad uses pesto as a binder, but if you’re more of a mayonnaise person, use it! My recipe for Cilantro-Pistachio…

Grain-Free Pizza Crust

When I found out that Tropical Traditions had a great recipe for a coconut flour-based pizza crust, I had to give it a whirl. So I did. Unfortunately, my first experience with coconut flour pizza was kind of a bust, so the opportunity to redeem the dish was quite exciting. My fiance and I give…

Cilantro Pistachio Pesto

As this week of conscious Primal effort comes to a close, I have noticed that I am much more mindful of the food passing from my hand to my mouth. Eating clean, whole foods takes some thought, some self-control, and some preparation. Today, I had the pleasure to cook with some fellow Crossfitters. The meal…