What’s in my Grocery Basket?

Over the years, I’ve gotten lots of questions about cooking, but almost an equal amount of grocery shopping questions. “Where do you buy/find this or that?” “Where are the best deals?” “What snacks do you buy?” “How do you know if something is paleo in a store?” “What does your grocery list look like?” “Which…

Butternut Sage Frittata

Yesterday’s workout was a KILLER. 4 min Rounds with 1 min rest in between rounds. Do all three rounds twice through. Round 1 150 m row, 10 dumbbell thrusters Round 2 100 m sprint, 10 push-ups Round 3 30 dubble unders (90 single jump rope passes), 10 kettlebell front rack lunges (5 each leg), 5…

Ginger Butternut Squash Tart

If you are reading from a place that isn’t 99 degrees, then I suggest you make this dessert. For those of you residing in Southern California; Bake at your own risk. I had an itch to create a sweet treat with butternut squash and lots of fresh ginger. The result was an (almost) pumpkin pie. Seriously….

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…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries

It’s a gorgeous day here in Sunny South Orange County! I definitely can’t complain when it’s a mild 75 degrees on December 11th. Here’s a recent shot from LA… not too shabby. Today, I’m keeping it seasonal… but not overly “holiday”. This is a very easy and delicious side dish that would pair well with…

Curried Ginger Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

This meal was the result of a couple minutes of planning.  I’m not saying that to brag or anything, only to really portray how simple it is to come up with some last minute meals from the contents of your fridge and/or pantry. I had some squash and ground beef. That means stuffed squash is…

Kabocha Shepherds Pie

Wedding gifts are amazing. A cast iron dutch oven is a prime example of why wedding gifts are amazing. So, here’s a quick shout out to our friend Colin who purchased said item in honor of our nuptials! Putting it to use was simple enough. I set out to create a delicious Paleo-fied Shepherd’s Pie….

Bacon Wrapped Drumsticks with Grilled Kabocha Wedges

Just got back from all my wedding festivities! Spent two weeks away on our honeymoon instead of one and I was quite thankful for the flexibility on our schedules to accommodate such a long vacation. The new Mister and Missus We stayed in a beach condo for two weeks so I had multiple opportunities to create fun…

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….