A Day of Whole 30

I’m in the midst of a Whole 30, which as I explained in my last post, is a 30 day diet intervention designed to re-acclimate the body to real, whole, and nutritious foods. No sugar (added or otherwise), dairy, legumes, grains, or alcohol is allowed. I was recently asked how I manage to adhere to this…

Bruschetta BLT Bites

Has anyone had a pet get sprayed by a skunk? I hadn’t, until last weekend. My pooch decided to go investigate a funny looking cat across the street and BAM. Smelly Dog. Nothing like cleaning up a skunk-y dog at 9:30 pm on a weekend night. What would have really made it interesting would be…

Cashew Butter Brownies

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks in the “health” department. I was nursing a sore throat, hoping to rest it off and avoid a full-blown cold. Did it work? Well… for a weekend. Then I started the following week with eyes watering, nose running, and sneezing shenanigans. Not cool. After I mostly recovered, my…

Maple Orange Almond Cake

  Your weekly dose of yummy, healthy treats is here! When I tasted this cake, the first words out of my mouth were “Oh My God.” It’s delicious and decadent and also incredible user-friendly. I have this thing for simple baking recipes. I don’t like having to be super exact or go out and buy a…

Simple Greek Olive Salad

I posted this idea up on my Instagram the other day so HOPEFULLY you already saw it cause you’re a Clean Plate follower! But if not, then here’s the bloggy version of that post. You better sit down. Cause this is gonna take a while… …Just kidding! This is the easiest of the easy. A SUPER…

What’s in My Grocery Basket

Before we talk groceries, I need to make an announcement. I’m going to be on the radio! Check me out on Monday at 1 pm PST on ESPN radio 1700 AM. This week’s grocery post is going to be a bit different from the others. Usually, I pick up a bunch of random items for…

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

Salsa Verde Shrimp Tacos

These tortillas. I can’t stop. I’ve literally been putting all my foods in a tortilla. Kind of like that guy that indiscriminately puts ketchup on his food. Eggs, potatoes, steak, bagels… Ketchup 4 Life Guy. I’m that guy… just with paleo tortillas. One of their more shining qualities is durability which is hard to find in a…

Apple Bacon Chicken Salad

  Here’s a little tidbit most people do not know about me: I’m not a big fan of leftover chicken. I much prefer eating it freshly cooked right off the grill or straight out of the oven with salty crispy skin and juicy meat. Leftover chicken is just… meh. It’s boring, tough, and difficult to restore…

Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

I have good news and bad news. Bad news first. Trader Joe’s discontinued Cashew Meal. As a former employee, I am well acquainted with the overly dramatic reactions of customers who discover that their “favorite item” has been “let go”. While I am bummed that now I have to find a new source for my…