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Whole 30 2: Day 2

Whole 30 2: Day 2

Day 1 of my Whole 30 number 2 was pretty easy. Today I have been dealing with some craving for some chocolate and the desire to snack, but I didn’t give in. I had a small breakfast because I knew I was going out to […]

Recipe Roundup: 30 Days of Whole 30 Recipes

Recipe Roundup: 30 Days of Whole 30 Recipes

When I did my first Whole 30 back in 2012, part of the way through it I felt a little bored because I was basically eating the same few things. Salad dressing was the one component I felt most bored with.  Once I started combining […]

Whole 30 2: Day 1

Whole 30 2: Day 1

Now that I am through my birthday celebration, I’m ready to start my January Whole 30! I haven’t done a Whole 30 since my first one in summer 2012, but my intuition was telling me I was ready for another one. Just like my last […]

125 Recipes for the Perfect Paleo Holiday Season

125 Recipes for the Perfect Paleo Holiday Season

This is my biggest recipe roundup ever!  Staying on track with your health goals during the holiday season can be tough. I want to make it a little easier for you with this roundup of holiday-appropriate Paleo recipes!   This roundup contains recipes for breakfasts, […]

32 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Soup and Stew Recipes

32 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Soup and Stew Recipes

It’s my third autumn in northern California, and I’m starting to pick up on the weather trends. Basically, it stays pretty warm until Halloween, and then fall really hits with temperatures suddenly about 15 degrees lower on a regular basis, and then the rain starts. […]

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 […]