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…

Marinated Spring Vegetable Salad

  Spring veggies are so fun and beautiful! I don’t often steam my vegetables because I’m such a HUGE fan of roasting them but for this recipe, steaming works perfectly. You could also blanch them, if you’re into that sort of thing. I was at my FAVORITE whole foods yesterday and picked up some romanesco…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

Here are my shopping adventures from the past week! I went a bunch of places as usual. Wholesome Choice (WC) Trader Joe’s (TJ) Whole Foods (WF) Ralphs Amazon Rhythm Kale Chips. I wanted to compare these to the nacho kale chips at trader joes. Same exact thing. WC: $4.49 TJ: $3.99 WF: $7.99 (aka. highway…

What’s in My Grocery Basket?

Hey friends! Did you read my Resolutions post? You should! It’s a bit long, but (hopefully) inspirational as you map out your year of healthy eating, moving, and thinking. And let’s not forget healthy shopping! I haven’t done a grocery post in a while because my shopping has been all over the map since Thanksgiving/Christmas/Anniversary/New Years time….

Brussels and Bacon Hash

It’s no secret that everyone loves bacon. But brussels sprouts? File that relationship under “It’s Complicated”. Brussels have a lot of obstacles in making onto the mainstream dinner table. First of all, my parent’s generation is (rightfully) scarred from their parents deciding that boiling was the best cooking method. Um, Ew. Secondly, the smell of cooking brussels…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

The first installment of “What’s in my Grocery Basket?” was a great success, so here we are again! Another week, another grocery trip. This week I will share my one day purchases from 3 different stores (yes THREE… I wasn’t lying last post…) I revisiting my new discovery, Wholesome Choice and my regulars Whole Foods…

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…

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these today! My husband’s coworkers went cray for them. You gotta love an Elana’s Pantry recipe 🙂 Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 cups cashew meal (Elana used Almond Flour, they’d be delish with hazelnut flour too.) ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup palm shortening ¼ cup coconut sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon vanilla extract…

Breakfast Carnitas

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a recommendation for things to buy at Trader Joes. My husband and I are doing a Whole 30 right now. A Whole 30 isn’t all that different from how I normally eat. It is basically strict paleo with No Sugar, No Dairy, No Paleo Treats, and…