Bison and Noodles

Do you know what I love? I love when I put off dinner, think nothing of it, dread making it…and then, something delicious happens in my kitchen. Totally unexpected, I make something worth sharing with you all. It is rare but when it happens I get excited. So last night I was going for a Read More


Trying Something New

I’ll be the first to admit I am a total creature of habit. When I like something I stick to it. Take for instance my newest form of exercise. A while back I told you all about Fitness Blender workouts. Since then I have yet to deviate from them. Everyday I come home from work, Read More

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What’s Holding Me Accountable?

It’s not always easy to do all the things on your “to-do” list. Whether it be busy schedules, fatigue, travel, or just disinterest, there are many things that keep me (and I’m hoping I am not alone here) from doing what we need/want/like to do. For me this blog has become one of those things. Read More


Spicy Unstuffed Peppers

Wow, it has definitely been a while since I have posted! Apologies are definitely extended. I am sure all of you have just been starving since my last post. Ha. In all seriousness, it feels good to be back. Just so you know I may have taken a hiatus from writing, but not from the Read More


Thirty Minute Meals: Fresh Cod with Cauliflower Mash

Happy 2015 everyone! I am sorry for my extreme delay in wishing you a Happy New Year. I have been enjoying life and really relaxing so far this year. Unfortunately I have not been prioritizing this blog. But today I am back! I must admit, I am not sure how long I would have been Read More


Winter Beef Stew

What a fun weekend it has been! As I write this I still have a smile on my face because the weekend was filled with seeing so many good friends and making many new memories. I went to not one but three different Christmas parties! This time of year is always my favorite, people everywhere Read More


Tips to Survive Your Holiday Parties

December is here and with the changing of weather, the addition of holiday decor, and overall cheer in the air, so too comes lots and lots of parties. It is one of my most favorite times of the year. Yes, I am guilty of totally loving Christmas music. I love wearing red and green as Read More


Paleo Stuffing ….Turkey’s better half.

A family favorite at Thanksgiving in my house was definitely stuffing. My mom always made two different stuffing dishes. One stuffing from in the turkey and one out. Something about stuffing always seemed to make Thanksgiving great. I said this before, I don’t love turkey. But stuffing is like turkey’s better half. With stuffing, turkey Read More


Leftover Turkey Soup

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Everyone! I am sure you are all still recovering, unpacking, and digesting the last couple of days. This Thanksgiving was different from most because I only had to cook for myself and the Meat Loving Man. Made things much easier and gave me the freedom to do everything Paleo if I wanted. Read More


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Life as of late has been busy, and I swear with more than just NetFlix. I am finding after a year of eating Paleo I can find easy ways to not cook but still eat clean. Or just throw some things together and call it a meal. Needless to say these meals are never blog-worthy. Read More


Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I’m a sucker for sweets, and let’s be honest…there is not an abundance of Paleo-friendly sweets out there. I think I have said this before but I will say again. When I cheat on Paleo I cheat with sweets. I know I know, sugar is terrible for the waistline but I just can’t help it! Read More

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Life Over the Last Year

It is crazy how time flies. I always remember thinking as a kid that time went by so slow. I mean fourth grade in particular, seemed like it lasted eight years. But just like my mom always said, “the older you get, the faster time goes.” How is it that our mothers are always right? Read More


Spicy Honey Orange Glazed Chicken

Guess what? I think I am officially in Netflix recovery. Here is how I know…The Meat Loving Man has class twice a week and usually I would spend my time working out and cooking but I gave blood today and they told me I can’t work out. No work out used to mean I could Read More


Butternut Squash Soup

Hello! It has been a few weeks and for that I apologize. I have been busy. And by busy I mean I am addicted to Netflix. I am serious guys. I don’t know what has happened to me. I have been sucked into watching Grey’s Anatomy and now I can’t stop. Every single free moment Read More


Lessons Learned from Living Paleo

I know it sounds cliche but I am serious when I say that I have learned so much from living Paleo. Some little things, some big things. What I think has influenced me most is learning to read labels on all foods. Fortunately when you eat a diet that consists of mostly whole foods there Read More


Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Spending time in the kitchen has become a big hobby of mine. My Meat Loving Man currently works full time and is in school completing his MBA, so needless to say I often have a lot of free time. I have found the more I get into eating Paleo the more I love being in Read More


Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup

As promised here come the pumpkin recipes. Admittedly yes, I am a pumpkin-obsessed girl. But to be perfectly honest, for any haters out there, I don’t understand how you could not be obsessed with pumpkin flavored food. It is heaven on this earth. That’s all I have to say.    (Biggest pumpkin I have seen in Read More


Paleo and Aphrodisiacs

Okay Mom, I am getting down to business here today. Now is the time to close out your web browser if you think you are going to get uncomfortable. That’s your warning because today I am talking aphrodisiacs! Yup, you read that correctly. I started doing some research (and by research I mean a simple Read More

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Paleo Inspiration: My Step Dad’s Paleo Story

In honor of my awesome Step Dad’s birthday today I figured I would showcase his awesomeness and tell you his Paleo story. It is never easy to be a step dad, I am sure of this. But it must be close to impossible to become a step dad to a hormonal teenager girl (okay I Read More


Coconut Macaroons…Paleo of course

So this weekend we were going to a friend’s house for a party. I saw it as the perfect opportunity to try out some baking and have some other palates test it out. So I brought the chocolate chip cookies I posted Monday and these Coconut Macaroons. To be perfectly honest, I am not obsessed Read More


Mashed Cauliflower

So despite the good people of Whole 30 telling me that I can eat white potatoes I still have yet to buy any. I had something in my brain for a while that they weren’t optimal and now I am having trouble getting over that thought. But with some attitude adjustment I know I will Read More


Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

I haven’t had much experience with Paleo baking. I love to bake. But I am used to flour, sugar, butter, shortening…all the fattening stuff. The Paleo baking world seemed very overwhelming to me. I just didn’t understand how I could come up with something sweet, fluffy, and rich without using the old ingredients. Now that Read More


Pork Carnitas

By now you know this about me…I like Mexican foods and I like the slow cooker. Combine the two and I am in heaven. I sometimes find it hard to talk about food on this blog. Like what do you guys really want to know about Pork Carnitas? So instead of boring you with some Read More


A Love-Hate Relationship with Running

  (Spoiled by the view on runs…Hudson River overlooking Liberty Island off to the right)  If there is one relationship in my life that is harder than most to nurture…it’s my relationship with running. Five plus years ago it all began. And it was a rough start. Every time I went for a run I was Read More


Sweet and Spicy Hot Nuts

With the fall air finally settling in and weekends filled with football I am thinking of many appetizers/party foods that I can make Paleo. Nuts in general are always a favorite of mine. Minus peanuts. But hot nuts…heaven! A lot of restaurants here serve hot nuts as an app…so why can’t I? This weekend I Read More


Blogs I Love: Paleo Paisan

Starting a Paleo lifestyle was not easy at first. It was very hard to break old habits and learn new ones at the same time. For me, cooking was not something that I had always done. I tried of course. But I always say I was just heating food up or arranging food in different Read More


Slow Cooker Italian Sausage, Onions, and Peppers

I am going to start this out by saying…it is not easy to take a flattering photograph of a sausage. I am serious. I have no idea how anyone does it. Please if you are or any of your friends have mastered this I’d love to know what to do. Ah, in the age of Read More


Kale and Pine Nut Pesto

Guys, remember my hate for humidity, heat, and summer? Guess what? Yesterday it felt like fall! Fall is my favorite season! I love everything about it. It always signifies a new beginning for me. I guess now that I am not starting a new grade in school it feels less this way. But I still Read More


Pan Roasted Red Snapper and Veggies

My favorite thing in the world is finding high quality, wild caught fish on sale! This weekend at Whole Foods I was able to snag some Red Snapper on sale! It made my day. Delicious fish for about 50% of what I would normally have to pay. I always look for sale items. But I Read More


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

I know I said I was going to post again starting next week but I couldn’t wait to share this one with you! Last night I was looking through the fridge for something to make as a side for dinner and two things were jumping out at me..asparagus (which needed to be cooked ASAP before it Read More


Blogging Takes a Back Seat

I am not sure if an apology is necessary or just a justification for my lack of posts and absence this week and last. I am coming to realize that life sometimes just has to come before making time to complete a blog post. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love sharing recipes, tips, and Read More


Grilled Boneless Ribeye…No Grill, No Problem

I like to eat steak, any kind of steak, I don’t discriminate. When I am in a rush throwing a steak on the grill is easy and quick. Oh wait, that’s right I don’t have a grill. I live in NYC. To my good fortune however I have found that my cast iron skillet can Read More


Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice

I apologize for being M.I.A lately. My weekends have been filled with visitors and meeting new members of my family. I am an aunt and I absolutely love it. My sweet niece was born last week and I spent the weekend loving on her. Although there was no other place I would rather have been Read More


Paleo is for Cavemen…scratch that Paleo is for CELEBS

It is no surprise that celebrities, athletes, and other famous people generally tend to look good. Okay, let me rephrase that. These people try to make us look bad. No but seriously, stars and athletes are paid to look good and play well. I am sure like the rest of population some do this in Read More


Paleo on Pinterest

Pinterest is such an amazing site…I never used to get into it but now I feel like it is a cookbook at my finger tips. And seriously people are so creative..I wish I had the time and the ability to do what others are doing! So since I can’t, here is a collection of what Read More


Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

I can’t get enough brisket in my life. An odd love I know but true nonetheless. We have this amazing BBQ place by our house called Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue. If you ever visit NYC I highly suggest this place. All their food is gluten free, cooked with wood and over a long period of time, Read More


Beet Salad

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much I did! One of my best friends was in town and it was so nice to catch up…beach it up…and eat! We spent the day Saturday at the beach and it felt like a mini vacation from the city. It made me realize how Read More


Paleo Egg Salad

I promised lots of recipes with mayo this week and I will not let you down. Paleo Mayo is awesome…but foods made with mayo are even better. Today I bring you egg salad…a classic dish that reminds me of cook-outs and summertime. Brings me back to home in Ohio. This takes no time and is Read More


Paleo Crab Cakes

I really really want to write about how much I love these crab cakes and how easy they are. But I can’t. Because tonight I am just stressed. Maybe stressed is the wrong word. But finding time to make and blog about these babies was difficult, to say the least. Not to mention this was Read More


Paleo Mayo

So it is no secret that most condiments are not Paleo. When I first started eating Paleo one of the biggest changes I had to make was to start reading labels of the foods I was eating. When I began doing that I was so surprised. Take any condiment bottle out of your fridge right Read More


How do I eat Paleo at Thai Restaurants?

Thai food has really grown on me lately. Even before moving to NYC where there is a Thai place on every block, I really started to like it. Back in Ohio we had a delicious Thai restaurant right across the street from our apartment. The Meat Loving Man and I would venture out the door Read More


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Remember in grade school how you used to have a first best friend, a second best friend, and maybe even a third best friend? Can you believe that was a real thing? Thankfully I have grown up and over the days of valuing my friends based on what snack they would trade me at lunch Read More

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My Paleo Kitchen Staples

Like in any kitchen, my kitchen also has its staples. You know what I mean. The essentials that help my kitchen function on a day to day basis. Just like in my closet. Those timeless pieces that can dress up or dress down. The things that can still be worn years after purchasing because they Read More


Almond Coffee Date Truffles

So for as long as I have been eating Paleo I have yet to make a “Paleo Dessert.” I have generally just gotten my dessert fix when I had a “cheat” meal, or I’d have a fruit smoothie and call it a day. After making these Almond Coffee Date Truffles I have no idea why I Read More

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Chilean Sea Bass with Coconut Cilantro & Mango Sauce

A few months ago I was in Naples, Florida with my hubby and his family. We had the best little getaway. On one of the nights we dined at The Turtle Club, a beautiful restaurant seated perfectly on the beach with a picturesque sunset view. But the view wasn’t the only amazing thing. The food was Read More


A Personal Paleo Update

I figured it has been a while since I got personal with you so I wanted to give you all an update on living life Paleo. Nine months have really flown by. In the beginning of this I had to plan a lot in order to succeed. I was always asking myself questions. What am I Read More

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Garlic and Ghee Roasted Carrots

I love when I am not planning to make something “blog worthy” and then I take a bite of whatever I made and I love it! Last night I roasted a bag of multi-colored carrots from Trader Joe’s and they were delicious. Unexpected and surprising…making them even more satisfying. I used two of my favorite Read More


Deconstructed Pork and Apple Sausage

Call me a pig but I just can’t get enough pork in my life. Sausage, pork butt, bacon, pork tenderloin, pulled pork. You name and I love it. Most weekend mornings I find myself trying to think of new ways to enjoy the pork. This scramble of pork and apples is one that I definitely Read More


Baked Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for sure. Something about having family together in one place, food in the oven, and the anticipation of Christmas in the air, I don’t know…I just love it. The smell of Thanksgiving is also one that I yearn for year round. What is it about cinnamon, sweet potatoes, and apple Read More


Paleo Tortillas

Yup, you read that right. The title of this post is Paleo Tortillas. I was jumping for joy when I saw my friend Jenni had made Paleo Tortillas and posted a picture on Facebook. Paleo Tortillas? I really didn’t think it was possible. Luckily, it is! Jenni kindly shared the recipe with me and I finally got Read More


White Potatoes: Now Whole30 Approved

  (Photo Credit: Whole30 website)  Okay guys…I must start with a public apology. This apology is meant for anyone that I ever told not to eat white potatoes. And while I am at it, I guess I must also apology to Mr. White Potato himself. So here goes, “I’m sorry.” And I really mean it, I promise. Okay Read More


Baked Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are amazing. I don’t think you can argue that. But deep fried fish tacos…heaven. Melt in my mouth deep fried fish tacos…I mean, I never thought I would find a Paleo replacement for that, but surprisingly I have. Like all things I thought I could never give up I have come to realize Read More


Rosemary and Onion Paleo Meatloaf

If you tried Mama’s Rosemary Meatballs and liked them then I promise you this meatloaf will not let you down. If you haven’t tried the meatballs, do it! I loved the meatballs so I decided to turn the same recipe into meatloaf! It was a great idea if I do say so myself because it was Read More

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Real Life Inspiration

If you have been reading this blog I am sure you can tell how much I love Paleo! For me, it has become second nature. I love it. It makes me feel good and I can’t imagine living any other way. For some of you, and maybe even most of you, Paleo sounds good but Read More


Frozen Banana Sandwich

This is my beautiful sister Madison. We are ten years apart, clearly I am the younger sister. I wish. Anyway, I am so proud of my sister for being so health conscious at the age of 18! I wish I knew at her age what she knows and is doing for her body! The recipe Read More


“Flavor God” Coconut Shrimp

Since buying my Flavor God Seasonings I have barely touched my other spices. I swear I am starting to feel bad for them. I’m sorry Oregano, Basil, Cumin, Thyme, and Cayenne Pepper. I swear I still like you but I just have a small obsession right now. Is it weird to feel bad for inanimate Read More


True Confessions of a Paleo Blogger

Guys, I love Mexican food. I love chips and salsa. I love chips and guac. I love tacos. I love burritos. I love fajitas and I LOVE MARGARITAS. Last night I treated myself and I mean I really treated myself. I didn’t even mean to but here’s the story. I came home from work. At Read More


Cucumber Watermelon and Mint Salad

Cooking is never easy in the summertime, firing up the stove when it’s blazing outside is not my kind of fun. I love to create delicious recipes that require no added heat in my kitchen. What makes it even better is if the food is refreshing! Since the start of summer I have had watermelon Read More


Salsa Verde

A mi me gusta salsa verde. Es mi favorito..okay that’s the extent of my Spanish, but I really am trying to learn more, for now though that’s about it. Anyway, if you didn’t understand…I love green salsa. I had no idea how it was made previously, but thankfully yesterday I discovered the Tomatillo. Hello Tomatillo, Read More


Easy Smoothie Tip

Summer is here. It’s hot as hell. Living in NYC is tortuous in the summer and not just because of the heat. What really gets me is the endless amount of “cold” and sweet treats lining the streets. In the winter, no problem. I can walk by without even a second look. But heat makes me Read More


Roasted Bell Peppers

There are many foods out there that I think are okay, nothing special, but okay. To me, bell peppers are just okay. I like them enough and I eat them but I don’t crave bell peppers. Until last night! What I love about cooking is you can slightly alter the presentation of a food and boom Read More


Hosting A Baby Shower has its Perks…

For those of you that are lucky enough to call yourself an Aunt of Uncle, congratulations! I will be joining your club very soon! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are having a baby in August. Lucky for me that means plenty of baby snuggles in the near future! I can’t wait to be an Aunt. The Read More

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My Recent Fitness Obsession

So for me, living a Paleo lifestyle is more than just eating healthy. Although my focus is less on working out, I still like  love getting my sweat on. I no longer belong to a gym so I am always looking for new and fun ways to workout without spending a ton of money. My Read More


Shrimp and Grapefruit Summer Salad

I haven’t dabbled much with shrimp lately. Don’t ask me why! I swear I just forgot all about shrimp. I was reminded after just one bite of this salad how much I love shrimp. So be prepared for more shrimp dishes soon! How does something so small carry such amazing flavor? This salad was just Read More


Flamin’ Flank Steak

I’m happy to share a recipe that a fellow Speech Pathologist sent to me! Yen and I have known each other six years, we worked closely together during graduate school. I was so happy when she sent me this recipe because it was passed down to her from her Nicaraguan aunt…how cool! I love any Read More


What is The Paleo Kitchen?

It’s finally Friday! Although this week seemed to go by relatively quick I am always happy when I wake up on Friday morning. This weekend will be filled with relaxing, cooking, and being in the sun! I can’t wait. Something about not having plans always seems so exciting. No expectations. Anyway, this was a really great week. Monday Read More

Summertime Chutney

Chutney. A word I thought I knew before I realized I didn’t know. Sometimes it is hard to think of new ideas for the blog. So I poll my number one fan (my mom) and she usually comes up with an idea for me. The last time I asked her she threw out the word Read More


A Garden in a Jar

Thank God for Instagram. I swear I feel like I learn something new looking at peoples’ posts everyday. The latest and greatest thing I found was what I am going to call A Garden in a Jar. I wish I knew who actually thought of this because I’d love to give credit where credit is due, Read More


What is the 85/15 Rule?

  Carrot cake at a wedding was such an amazing idea! So good! The best part about Paleo is that it is a lifestyle not a “diet.” You do not “do” Paleo for a certain period of time and then stop. You simply live the Paleo lifestyle 85% of the time. That’s right. You actually Read More


Spicy Thai Basil Beef

We all have those go to meals. You know what I am talking about…when nothing else sounds good and you don’t feel like being too creative in the kitchen. Luckily, I have stumbled upon a new go to meal that I love. I swear it tastes like I put a lot of thought and effort Read More


What’s the deal with Grass-Fed and Free Range Meat?

Whether or not you buy it, I am sure you have heard the terms “Grass-fed,” and “Free Range” in reference to beef and pork. But what do they actually mean? To be honest, I always thought the term was silly. In my mind all animals were fed with grass. Free range, well of course all Read More


Final Whole 30 Round Up, it’s Over!

Wow! Thirty days just flew by! It really seems like yesterday that I began this Whole 30 journey again. My overall thoughts – loved it! I feel great and happy that I was able to complete it. The Whole 30 process never ceases to amaze me. When I treat my body good, my body will Read More


Broccoli Slaw

If you liked my Carrot Salad then this Broccoli Slaw should be appealing to you. Just an easy and refreshing side that is made in minutes. I bought a bag of “Broccoli Slaw” from Trader Joe’s. I was a little confused when I looked at it because it really didn’t look anything like broccoli. Turns out Read More


Tuna Avocado Salad

Guys, I swear this Tuna Avocado Salad is amazing. I have never really liked canned tuna. I also never really liked mayonnaise. So I am sure you can gather my thoughts on traditional tuna salad. However, making tuna salad with avocado is probably the best thing ever! I mean ever. I swear it tastes like Read More


Red Pepper and Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

I have been experimenting a lot lately…no sillies wherever your mind just went, stop it! I have been experimenting with cauliflower rice. When I first started Paleo and learned about cauliflower rice I was shocked at how good it was. I was never a huge rice fan but there are definitely some times when rice Read More


Mom and Brit’s Chicken Dry Rub

Like I said in my last post I was home over the weekend. Did I mention how much I LOVE being home? Okay sorry, I know…redundant. As busy as we were I knew I still had work to do. I needed to cook. Because my mom and I both eat Paleo we had a blast Read More


Saturday Morning Frittata

A savory breakfast always hits the spot for me. A savory breakfast with tons of flavor and can be reheated really makes me happy. This past weekend while home I cooked up a frittata that checked all the boxes. Full of flavor. Reheat-able. Easy and quick to make. When I cook I don’t usually have an audience Read More


Whole 30 Week Three Round Up

  (Celebrated my sister’s graduation this weekend. Congrats my love!!) Week three came and went just like that. I was so excited this whole week because on Friday I flew home to Columbus, Ohio to celebrate my sister’s graduation from high school. I love living in NYC but when I step off that plane, I.AM.HOME. Read More


Not Your Grandma’s Cabbage Rolls

I am sure most of you can relate to this. Going over to Grandma’s house for dinner and having to eat cabbage rolls. As a kid I hated cabbage rolls. I had two thoughts when it came to cabbage rolls. Soggy and bland. In a nut shell I was never a fan. Like most things I Read More


Easy Beefy Breakfast and Eggs

  (On a Saturday morning walk with the sun shining, nothing is better!)  Saturday and Sunday mornings are probably the best part of my whole week. I love waking up, going for a walk with my pup and my meat loving man, grabbing some coffee, and then coming home and making breakfast. But let’s be Read More


Sizzling Cilantro Skirt Steak

I recently had skirt steak when out to eat and rediscovered how much I love it! I wanted to come up with a sauce that was just as good as the steak. I hadn’t made up my mind what kind of sauce to make until I opened my refrigerator one night. A huge bunch of Read More


Whole 30 Week 2 Round Up

Week Two, complete! Starting to really feel the benefits now. When I wake up I am super energized, no headaches, very little cravings. I even watched my coworker eat a piece of cake without temptation. This weekend was a little crazy, I didn’t cook one meal on Saturday but I made it. It’s not always Read More


My Grandma’s Paleo Story

(Celebrating Christmas last year with my beautiful Grandma)  One of the biggest gifts I have received from Paleo is being able to watch my Grandma lose weight and get healthy. When I started my Whole 30/Paleo journey back in October I asked my Grandma to do it with me too. My Grandma and I have Read More


Kale and Apple Salad

For some reason “at home” salads just never seem to taste as good as salads made in a restaurant. Maybe it is the ingredients I usually have. Maybe it is the dressing. I don’t know. But this past weekend I came up with a salad with four simple ingredients that rocked my world. (Wow, I Read More


Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing

One of my readers commented that she often finds it hard to get a delicious dressing without all the bad stuff. Also, healthy dressings lack the flavor she desires. I am with you Elise! Dressings are always a let down. Someone asked me the other day, well what is wrong with italian dressing, it’s not Read More


Almond Dijon Crusted Chicken Tenders

Who doesn’t love chicken tenders? When I think of being a kid I think of chicken tenders. Something about them are just so comforting. As an adult I still enjoy chicken tenders and I wanted to create a more adult version. And of course a Paleo version. These were so easy to make and I Read More


Whole 30 Week 1 Round-up

One week down. Three to go. So far I have felt good! Mentally I feel amazing. Just telling myself that I am going to eat a strict clean diet for 30 days makes my brain happy. No feeling bad about myself. I look in the mirror and instantly see a different person. Every morning that Read More


Why did I choose Paleo?

Why Paleo? This post could probably go on forever. For now I will try to keep it short and to the point. If you know me, you probably know that since I graduated college I have lived a more active lifestyle. And by “more active” I mean I began working out. (Prior to 2008 a Read More


Spicy, Salty, (Sweet) Salmon

Hopefully this will be the first of many posts with a similar theme. This recipe was sent to me by one of my friends and she asked me if it was Paleo. Her ingredients for her “Spicy, Salty, Sweet Salmon” dish were this: Salmon (Paleo), Sriracha sauce (Paleo, but dependent on what brand), Honey (Paleo, if raw Read More


Fabulous “Flavor God” Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken is boring. I don’t care what anyone says. No matter what recipe I follow I still end up underwhelmed and disappointed. Not this time my friends. I recently purchased Flavor God seasonings and have yet to be let down! This last weekend I used the Everything Seasoning’ and Everything Seasoning’ Spicy on a whole chicken. Read More


Mama’s Rosemary Meatballs

In honor of last Sunday being Mother’s Day I felt it appropriate to showcase a recipe that was inspired by my Mama. My beautiful Mom began eating Paleo this December and she has had so much success. Not only did she lose weight she now has the control to say no to foods that used Read More


What is Whole30?

Today begins the first day of my second Whole30. I am super excited to start fresh again and reboot my body! My whole Paleo journey started with Whole30 back in October. This post will be dedicated to explaining what Whole30 is and how it differs from Paleo. Generally speaking Whole30 is a strict version of Read More


Do I have to buy organic fruits and vegetables?

Organic. That word is trending everywhere lately. I used to ignore it. To me when I heard the word I also saw dollar signs. Organic=Expensive. That’s all I knew. After reading more and more about organic products, specifically organic produce I began to appreciate the word and what it stands for. Or maybe I just Read More


Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut Curry Chicken. Say that three times fast. Yikes. Curry has never been a spice that I cooked with in the past. In fact, I judged curry as that “smelly” spice that lingered in the air. I now admit that I was judging before a) I tried it b) I used it myself when cooking. Read More


Carrot Salad

I’m always looking for a creative and quick side dish. The monotony of asparagus, sweet potatoes, and broccoli can wear on me. I love carrots but I never could think outside of the baby carrot box. For some reason baby carrots never seemed like an appropriate side, a snack yes, a side no. When my Read More


Stuffed Red Peppers

Honesty is important in any relationship, and my relationship with you is no exception. So honest I will be. I hate stuffed peppers. I always have. A warm bell pepper just grosses me out. Without fail when my mom made this for us as kids, I sat at the table until bed time so I Read More


What do I eat at the Airport?

After traveling last weekend and again this weekend (for one of my best friend’s bachelorette party!) I have learned that I must be prepared for the airport. I am still deciding if airport food tempts me or disgusts me. Either way preparation is key to steer clear of Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Hudson Bookseller’s endless display Read More


What Alcohol is Paleo?

I am going to start this post off by being honest. As I write this I am sipping on a glass of red wine. One glass, that’s all. Okay, now that I got that out of the way I need to answer this burning question. Alcohol seems to be an area of interest for many Read More


Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce

There are many staples of the standard American diet. You know, those foods that we always keep in our pantry. If we ever run out we know we can certainly borrow a cup from our neighbor. I am learning that in the Paleo world, there are also many staples. I am hoping one day I can Read More


Tunisian Egg Muffins To-Go

I get a lot of questions from people considering the Paleo lifestyle regarding what I eat for breakfast. My answer six out of seven days is eggs. The most common response I get is, “I don’t have time to make eggs in the morning.” I politely remind them that eggs really only take a few Read More


Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

After spending the day shopping with my mom and grandpa at Chelsea Market, I couldn’t wait to get home and make something with all the fresh herbs and spices I bought. Living in NYC for almost three years I have been wanting to get to Chelsea Market but never made the time. Walking in, I Read More


Burner Burger

I know I mentioned before that my husband loves meat, I guess if I’m honest I do too. However, do you know what I love more? Meals that are ready in less than 30 minutes, especially during a week like this one. As much as I try to meal prep on Sunday to make my Read More


The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato

What’s the deal with sweet potatoes these days? It seems one day a light was switched and sweet potatoes were the new hot potato. (That’s my idea of joke…I am so happy I don’t have to witness your reaction, but if it’s anything like my husband’s I am sure you are not laughing) No but Read More


Slow Cooker Short Ribs

There is nothing better than coming home to a dinner that is already made, and even better to a dinner that tastes like it took hours of effort but really only a few short minutes! Last week I woke up a few minutes early (maybe 15 minutes earlier than my norm) and prepared short ribs Read More

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