Pregnancy Week 25/26: Supporting my Immune System

Cold Season. Two of my least favorite words now that I house a toddler. A toddler who goes to preschool, museums, parks, and the zoo on a regular basis. Places with germs. Germs on top of germs. Germs that he brings home and shares with the immunocompromised parent who is the subject of these posts….

Orange Fennel Slaw

Is is normal to have a cabbage craving? No? Ok cool. Just asking for a friend. But seriously, I’ve been jones-ing for some tasty slaw and a last minute cooking gig was just the thing to motivate me to get creative. I’ve noticed that a lot of people dislike traditional coleslaw because it’s very heavy…

Turmeric Hot Chocolate

My socks are on! Which means it’s officially cold weather in the southern California region. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still wearing my flips flops on the regular. Just not so much at night or early mornings. I had been dying to make a turmeric version of Hot Chocolate ever since a friend mentioned she…

Orange Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Bacon, Fennel, and Brussels

Hi friends! Happy New Year! 2016 is shaping up to be one epic year here at The Clean Plate. I’m excited to share lots of fun stuff on the blog and with all you wonderful readers! Get ready for some yummy new recipes, more grocery trips and lots of links, pics of my incredibly cute dog, and…

Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup

Originally posted on The Clean Plate:
The Original Urban Solace Version, complete with grilled cheese and sweet potato fries My husband used to work at a restaurant in San Diego. Not gonna lie, this restaurant makes some pretty delicious meals and my man is one of their biggest fans. He loves many a dish on…

Honeycrisp Apple Tuna Salad

Here’s a simple and quick lunch for all you apple lovers. Cans of tuna are a great pantry staple for lo-carbers, busy professionals, parents, students, and paleo-eaters alike. You can often mix together a great meal with a few things in your fridge! Honey crisp Apple Tuna Salad (serves 1) 1 can (responsibly caught) tuna…

Savory Winter Stew

It’s been a busy season for me, so apologies for not being more consistent with my posts. I’m hoping that the new year will also bring more motivation to share more recipes 🙂 Today’s meal share is a cozy, comforting, nourishing one. Great for boosting immunity and curbing some of those crazy holiday sugar cravings….

Seedy Kale Salad

There’s no denying it… even if you have the best intentions and the most paleo-perfect holiday menu, you will likely eat too much on Thursday. This is a little inspiration for a healthy, light meal for your post-holiday feast fest. Seedy Kale Salad 1 bag baby kale (if using mature kale, de-stem and chop, massage…

Butternut Arugula Salad with Cranberry Dijon Dressing

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. If you have been part of the paleo movement for over a year or so, you are probably familiar with the Big Ass Salad (BAS). I was introduced to the paleo lifestyle through Mark’s Daily Apple and eventually his book, The Primal Blueprint. I’ve never been a huge fan of…

Orange Cucumber Salsa

  Seasonal eating. Some find it limiting, others find it inspirational. For example, if you’re looking to make a decent salsa in the winter, you’re going to be pretty hard pressed to find some juicy and delicious tomatoes. They just don’t exist. Even the hot-house, hydroponic, gene-spliced super tomatoes are no match for the heirloom…