Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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 […]

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 […]

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

I got out of the habit of meal prepping when I was recovering from surgery. Based on the work of Gretchen Rubin, good habits are related to happiness. Reducing stress makes me happy as well as eating well-balanced meals, so preparing food in advance keeps […]

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Eggplant Impletata Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Eggplant Impletata Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula

I have lots of fresh eggplant from my garden to help me with this next recipe!Part two of my recipes inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula is Eggplant Impletata, or stuffed eggplant, which has quite a few interpretations across cultures. As described in the text: “I […]

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Stake Steaks Inspired by Robber Steaks from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Stake Steaks Inspired by Robber Steaks from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  Halloween is my favorite holiday, and considering my goals for October’s Happiness Project I have lots of spooky recipes coming at you this week! I thought of this one back in December. When it was more appropriate to be reading A Christmas Carol, I […]

Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon

    I have made several posts in honor of Julia Child on her birthday August 15th. I missed it this year but I decided to still pay homage to Julia, but on the anniversary of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking […]

Steak Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Steak Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

I made it back to California! Though it was hard to leave my family, I was looking forward to getting back because I love it here. On the way from Indy to Chicago I had a delay so I had to Oprah power walk to […]

Happy Birthday Julia Child! Eggs in a Cup with Ham and Mushrooms (Les Oeufs en Cocotte avec du Jambon et des Champignons)

Happy Birthday Julia Child! Eggs in a Cup with Ham and Mushrooms (Les Oeufs en Cocotte avec du Jambon et des Champignons)

I wanted to post this yesterday, but for some reason I had an error message from blogger. Better late than never :Happy Birthday Julia Child! She would have been 101 this year. I always try to remember Julia’s birthday every August 15 because of her […]

Chicken and Kale Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing

Chicken and Kale Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing

Last month I took a trip for work to Monterey, CA, and even though I was there to present my dissertation research, I had such a great time. The town was beautiful and the weather provided such a relief from 100+ degree temps in Texas. […]