Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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 was […]

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 in¬†October 1961. […]

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. […]

Green Chili Beef Taco Salad

Green Chili Beef Taco Salad

Here is one of my recipes from my first attempt at once a week cooking. The inspiration for this recipe was from a salad I had at a new Tex-Mex restaurant in town called Chuy’s. It was a chicken salad with fajita meat, but one […]

Mushroom Series: Creamy Beef and Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Series: Creamy Beef and Mushroom Soup

Here is my first recipe in a series featuring Kitchen Pride’s mushrooms, which they kindly sent to me. I was so excited to try their Mushroom Medley, which features white, baby bella, portabella, and shiitake mushrooms. I thought they would be great in a soup […]

Ginger-Orange Chicken and Broccoli

Ginger-Orange Chicken and Broccoli

The semester started last week, so I am on the lookout for easy recipes that will leave leftovers for my lunches. I have several Paleo cookbooks, one being The Everything Paleolithic Diet Book, which has a lot of quick and easy recipes. For a quick […]

Chicken and Vegetable Patties

Chicken and Vegetable Patties

A well-made roasted chicken is a great springboard for creative recipes all week long. Not only does the initial roasted meat make a great meal, but any leftover meat can be stretched into any number of other meals, plus the bones can be saved to […]

Sesame Beef and Broccoli “Lo Mein”

Sesame Beef and Broccoli “Lo Mein”

Counting down the days to spring break! I still need to get some work done next week, but perhaps there will be less scheduling. Plus I’m gearing up to go out to the vineyard to do some initial prep for my second field season. I […]