Thanksgiving Meatballs

  Until I became a cook, Thanksgiving didn’t seem like a very good food day. Dry turkey, weird green bean thing, brown gravy, mushy yams, pie, jello, … Well, the jello was actually pretty good. Stuffing had some flavor, but only if it was cooked in the bird… and now we all know thats unsafe….

Sourdough Herb Stuffing

Last year was my inaugural attempt at hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that it was pretty dang successful. One of the reasons for that was this stuffing. Or maybe it should be called “dressing” because it didn’t actually get stuffed into anything. I’m not sure what the correct…

Bacon-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Orange Dressing

It’s December 1 which officially kicks off my holiday season. If I start Christmas music before this day, it feels wildly inappropriate. I hold absolutely zero judgement if you’re one of those people who starts in November, or post-Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a personal impossibility to get into the Christmas spirit prior to December. I’ve…

Classic Pumpkin Pie

I grew up having pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Under no circumstances did I expect it to be at any other holiday gathering. As I’ve grown into a more well-rounded person with a growing catalogue of life experiences, it’s become apparent that the rest of the country doesn’t necessarily have that same expectation. I was even listening closely to…

Rosemary Sea Salt Burgers with Cranberry Sauce

  Oh, you know you’re going to have leftovers next week…   This was a very quick weeknight dinner that I whipped up for myself and the hubby. This Perfect Pasture ground beef is absolutely delicious so I wanted to keep the seasoning simple. I also like to take advantage of the great abundance of seasonal…

An Inside Look at The Clean Plate’s Seasonal Cooking Class plus a Recipe!

I had the pleasure of teaching a Paleo and Seasonal Cooking Class to a gorgeous group of women. We talked a lot about autoimmunity, the importance of healthy fats, how to get the best value out of grocery shopping, ingredient alternatives, supplementation, “fad” diets, the “cholesterol myth”, how to make the holidays food healthy AND…

Sauteed Greens with Bacon

This dish is as simple as it gets (within reason). Let me introduce you to my Thanksgiving table contribution this year. I know, I know. It’s nowhere near as impressive as the vegetable gratin of Thanksgiving’s past, but in light of the Clean Plate product venture of this past week and a half, I haven’t…