Creamy Mushroom Chicken Chowder

My childhood is chock full of memories related to visiting Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor to take our boat and fish. Even if we didn’t go out on the boat, we would head over on the weekends to spend time near the water. During these visits, we would always (appropriately) stop to eat at a seafood restaurant….

Butternut Sage Chicken Soup

I’m writing this from up in the mountains above Southern California. Which makes me feel like this would be an appropriate time to start diving into some soup recipes. So many people LOVE autumn. I’ve always been really partial to summer. It’s my birthday season, school is out, beach time, grill time, party time, vacation time… It’s pretty…

Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup

Originally posted on The Clean Plate:
The Original Urban Solace Version, complete with grilled cheese and sweet potato fries My husband used to work at a restaurant in San Diego. Not gonna lie, this restaurant makes some pretty delicious meals and my man is one of their biggest fans. He loves many a dish on…

Avocado Yam Soup with Bacon Garnish

This soup is delicious chilled, which makes this the perfect comfort food for summer. It’s super easy to make, and even easier with an immersion (hand) blender. If you don’t have one, you blend it in a regular blender or vitamix. Just make sure you cool the mixture a bit before blending in a regular…

The Clean Slate Day 9

Back at it! Had a wonderful day of activity… and a haircut! I love getting my hair cut because it means I get to go down to San Diego. My hair dresser is a good friend and I am a loyal client, so I will travel any distance! If you want awesome hair, head to…

Caribbean Fish Stew

New and exciting things in my life: This apron from Ikea. 5 dollars. My very first Le Creuset. Ain’t she beautiful! It was a fabulous birthday gift from my in-laws. A new Paleo cookbook, Well Fed and a recommended read, The Happiness Project. I don’t post a whole lot of seafood recipes, but I’ve recently…

Creamy Poblano and Avocado Soup

I thought I’d throw one up for the paleo AND vegan/vegetarian crowd today. This soup is absolutely fantastic. It’s also pretty versatile in the sense that you can prepare it in a blender or on the stove top as well as serve it warm or cold. Great for winter and PERFECT for summer! This is…

Italian Meatball Soup

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. Keeping your resolutions and what not. I definitely set a few goals for myself this new year. And I’m not afraid to share some of them: 1. For the month of January I am attempting to step away from the less virtuous food items of…

Cinnamon Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

I think we’ve officially reached fall-time here by the beach. I mean, the temperature hasn’t risen over 80 degrees in at least 2 weeks. Oh, autumn in Orange County. Here’s an idea: This recipe will definitely help you contribute to your awesome day. Why? Well, for starters, it’s obscenely simple. Like… a caveman could do…

Chili Chicken Verde

Bone Broth If you have spent any amount of time within the “paleosphere” you would have heard the virtues of bone broth extolled over and over again. This is not without good reason. It has incredible healing properties for the gut, joints, and bones. It is also rich in minerals that we rarely consume in…