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17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. Not only do I like to get jack-o-lantern pumpkins and decorative squash, but also edible squash! My favorite winter squash are kuri, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash. Kuri squash are […]

Tomato-Fennel Roasted Chicken

Tomato-Fennel Roasted Chicken

There hasn’t been as much cooking going on this last week as I would have liked. I live in Napa, which is surrounded by wild fire right now. Therefore, cooking is pretty low on the totem pole. When I was falling asleep Sunday night before […]

Paleo Halloween: Smoky Mushrooms and Sausage

Paleo Halloween: Smoky Mushrooms and Sausage

Last year I made a Paleo Halloween menu called the Dracula Dinner Series where I added a Paleo twist to foods described in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Apparently Johnathan Harker, the main protagonist in the book, was quite the foodie (at least before he learned there were […]

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Since my boyfriend deployed to Texas to help with the hurricane relief, I’ve basically been cooking, working, and sticking to my Happiness Project goals.  The more I cook, the more inspired I get to cook. I have had ideas flooding to me. I have about […]

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

During the last year of my doctorate, I started to develop insomnia. It’s easy to imagine why: I was finishing the lab portion of my research, taking classes, teaching, and writing my dissertation. I was on campus 12+ hours a day, drinking espresso to keep […]

Basil, Nectarine and Blueberry Salad with Chicken and Feta

Basil, Nectarine and Blueberry Salad with Chicken and Feta

Are you the type of person that hates salad? I’m not, but I bet you hate salad because of taste-less greens. But this salad has a secret weapon! Fresh basil leaves right in the greens. I used spring mix as well, which typically has a […]

Easy Paleo Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Easy Paleo Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Is it super hot where you are? It’s been pretty sweltering here in Napa. I was working in the vineyard at the hottest part of the day and I felt like Frosty the Snowman when he gets stuck in the greenhouse and melts into a […]

Recipe Roundup: 9 Beef-tastic Gluten-Free and Paleo Recipes!

Recipe Roundup: 9 Beef-tastic Gluten-Free and Paleo Recipes!

I’ve been enjoying diving into the archives to create the two salad recipe roundups I’ve posted recently (here and here). I decided to move on to main course dishes. I made seafood and chicken recipe roundups earlier this year, but beef is missing! Not only […]

Recipe Roundup: 9 More Salads Perfect for Summer

Recipe Roundup: 9 More Salads Perfect for Summer

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’d have noticed I’ve been doing some travelling lately. Last week I went to Washington for a conference, followed up by a little vacation in British Columbia. The weather was clear the whole time, which I was told […]

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Now that it’s summertime and I am spending more time in the heat in the vineyard, I need meals that are easy and don’t eat up the kitchen. Therefore, salads are a must. I’m kind of a salad freak. I love the infinite variety of […]