Basil, Peach, and Bacon Salad

As we near the end of summer, I want to encourage you all to enjoy the fruits of the season in as many ways as possible! Contrary to common knowledge, fruit isn’t just a snack or something you put in a smoothie. If you want to get really creative in the kitchen, use fruit in your…

Kalamata Chicken Salad

Hey, remember when I said I was going to be on the radio? Well, I was! Here’s the Real Talk San Diego recording if you wanna listen into some kick-butt local AM broadcasting action. In this post I will teach you how to upgrade a classic — chicken salad! This Mediterranean-inspired version of chicken salad looks fancy and makes…

Sunshine Salad

The ingredients for this dish are actually more closely associated with the winter season, but the colors are just so gloriously reminiscent of the springtime Southern California sunshine! Actually, I suppose that winter in SoCal is just as sunshiney… My apologies to all the cold states out there! If your part of the world is not…

Sesame Honey Dip

Happy Spring! Here’s a delicious no-bake recipe for a fresh raw veggie dip or sauce. This was an “on-the-fly” creation. I needed a tasty sauce for some coconut shrimp and the inspiration just hit me! Lucky for me, I had all the necessary ingredients right in my fridge. This is super easy to make and…

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…

Honeycrisp Apple Tuna Salad

Here’s a simple and quick lunch for all you apple lovers. Cans of tuna are a great pantry staple for lo-carbers, busy professionals, parents, students, and paleo-eaters alike. You can often mix together a great meal with a few things in your fridge! Honey crisp Apple Tuna Salad (serves 1) 1 can (responsibly caught) tuna…

Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons

I’m just gonna say it right off the bat… This is genius. From past posts, you could probably gather that I like making noodles out of vegetables. I’ve actually even made yam noodles before, but it just dawned on me the other day to put them in the oven! Kind of like hash browns, but more…

Tomato Herb Frittata

Here’s something I love: A reusable coffee holder! It’s like a cute little scarf for my cup. I try to bring my thermos to get coffee since I think it’s pretty wasteful to get a paper cup EVERYDAY if you know you’re going to go buy a drink EVERYDAY. So for those times when my thermos…

Butternut Bison Chili

Here is an appropriate fall recipe. Good for those cool nights with the family or fantastic for leftover meals through the week! The butternut squash gives this chili the spirit of starchy comfort food while still being a relatively low-carb meal. Alternative ways to enjoy this hearty stew include adding some paleo biscuits (here or here) or over some…

Ginger Squash StirFry over Cabbage

Everyone loves a good stirfry. This one is super flavorful, but also very simple. I mean, who’s got time to slice a million different veggies?! Make a big batch and have leftovers for days! It would also make a great post-worout meal. Oh, and add rice if you’re into that sort of thing… Ginger Squash…