Pregnancy Week 37: The Final Weeks

Here’s a few updates about how the pregnancy is going! Fitness The past 6 weeks have been filled with lots of packing, moving, and projects. My yoga practice kind of fell back to 2-3x a week and I’ve swapped weight lifting for a homeowner’s life of cleaning, organizing, stacking boxes, and yard work. I’ve also…

Zesty Pineapple Coleslaw

I feel like coleslaw is a classically unimpressive dish. Like one of those tv shows you watch, not because you like it, but because it’s on and you’re too bored to care. This is a problem because I’m an advocate of really ENJOYING every food I put in my mouth. That’s why I decided to take it…

Pineapple Teriyaki Patties

  There are so many wonderful paleo-friendly and gluten-free products out on the market these days that sometimes I forget how difficult it was when I first started eating gluten-free back in 2008. The options in the stores were pretty limited, restaurants had absolutely NO CLUE what gluten was, and reading labels was misleading and downright confusing. Especially…

Coconut Curry Chicken Poppers with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who loves popcorn chicken?! I figure a lot of people do since I see it advertised so often. While this may not yield the exact same result as a KFC, Red Lobster, or Long John Silver’s popcorn chicken, I can assure you that the taste and nourishment from this Paleo/Gluten/Grain-Free interpretation will be much more mentally and…

Strawberry Coconut Sorbet

I was perusing the frozen fruit section at Sprouts yesterday and I came across a bag of frozen coconut. I’d never seen this brand before, so I bought it hoping that it would be frozen young coconut.   Alas, it was not. It big meaty hunks of mature coconut. Which, you know, is also awesome….

Piña Colada Muffins

I’m so sad you guys. Like, seriously upset that I couldn’t try one of these. They smelled AMAZING and my husband LOVED them! You MUST make them (and eat them). If only to justify the lack of muffin eating in my world. I adapted this recipe from Elana’s Paleo Banana Bread. Major props to her…

Pineapple Salsa

It finally happened. I legitimately hurt myself at work. When you’re a cook, there’s a general understanding that you are going to end up getting little nicks and burns here and there. For me, there has always been a nagging dread of the one day when occupational hazards and fate meet in one perfect pain…