Mocha Spice Shredded Beef

Brace yourself for an incredibly yummy slow cooker recipe! In fact, it’s so simple that I’m going to tell you how to make it in one sentence… Rub the roast with spice mix and set it in your crock pot on high for 4-6 hours (low about 8 hours or overnight). Done! Spice rub ingredients are listed…

Avocado Turkey Sliders

While I do love the classic beef burger, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up with some ground turkey. Some people think this is a horrible idea arguing that turkey is dry and flavorless compared to the fatty goodness of a ground beef patty. I disagree. There are plenty of things you can do to ground…

Vegan Cheese Dip

I feel a rant coming on so I’m going to begin by lightening the mood. Take a look at my adorable dog and his new giant rope! Okay. Now that that’s out-of-the-way… I’ve gotta be honest, the stuff in the “dairy-free” cheese section of the natural foods stores reeeeeaaaallly freaks me out. So many INGREDIENTS. Why my…

Curried Broccoli Salad

Deli counter salads are always so yummy, but they are often pretty expensive (Yes, I’m talking to you Whole Foods) so it’s a great idea to whip some up at home. It’s also a wonderful side dish to bring to summer potlucks, BBQ’s, or parties! Curried Broccoli Salad 6 c. broccoli florets, broken up into smaller pieces…

Links I Love

First of all, I’ve been having fun with my t-shirts lately. Articles Death to the Chicken Finger Really interesting thoughts from National Post on the changing diets of our nation’s children and how we have turned out kitchens into made-to-order restaurants to accommodate the “bland” palates of children. “Regardless of the processed food industry’s role,…

Paleo BBQ sauce

It’s Summer! Which means BBQ’s every weekend. And what do you usually have at a BBQ? BBQ sauce! Usually, this little condiment is loaded with all sorts of processed weirdness (unless your host just happened to have a super secret, centuries old, homemade from scratch-recipe; not likely). Even most BBQ sauce recipes have ingredients like Worcestershire sauce…

Burger Eggs

I wanted to make some burgers to use for meals throughout the week, but I was also hungry for breakfast. This is the story of how Burger Eggs were born! This recipe is great because you can get two things done at once and only dirty up one skillet. Lately, I’ve been a huge fan of…

Butter Chicken over Acorn Squash

This one is from the hallowed Paleo grounds of Mark’s Daily Apple. In fact, it’s one of the recipes from the Primal Blueprint Reader Cookbook. I’ve made this dish a couple times. It’s so lovely and aromatic as welll as FILLING. This last time I only dished it over a 1/4 of the acorn squash….

Butternut Squash Soup

Here’s a simple one for those chilly Southern California nights (wink, wink). Soup is a great way to stretch your dollar and incorporate some really healthy items into your food rotation. BONUS: there’s usually leftovers which means for very little time investment, you can have a few meals for the next few days! Butternut Squash…