Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Vanilla-Banana Chia Pudding (21 Day Sugar Detox-Compliant)

Vanilla-Banana Chia Pudding (21 Day Sugar Detox-Compliant)

I hate getting a cold in the springtime. Just when I think I’m out of the woods for a wintertime cold, I wake up on a lovely May day and my throat is on fire. Then I can’t stop coughing. And the only thing I […]

Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

It’s been two years since I moved to California and it’s become my new home. However, I’m still an Indiana girl at heart. What do you think of when you think of Indiana? Corn. And maybe cows. But corn should be pretty high on your […]

Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fig Parfait

Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fig Parfait

At work there is a small fig tree that I have been waiting to ripen up for weeks. Once they started to look very dark and one side sagged a little bit with the weight of the seeds and sugar inside, I knew they were […]

What I Ate Wednesday: 21 Day Fix with Paleo Meals (2/3/16)

What I Ate Wednesday: 21 Day Fix with Paleo Meals (2/3/16)

Welcome to my 3rd What I Ate Wednesday! Are you enjoying this new style of post so far? I’d love to get your feedback. Please comment below! What are your every day favorites?Week 1Week 2 I wanted to post this last night, but I was […]

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pecan Fudge

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pecan Fudge

This recipe didn’t go how I planned at all, but the results are delicious! I planned to make a layered dairy-free chocolate pecan toffee inspired by a YouTube video. The final step, where the chocolate chips are added, didn’t work. There wasn’t enough heat to […]

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 […]

Grain-Free Maple Butter Brownies

Grain-Free Maple Butter Brownies

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday to this blog (7 years old!), and Happy Birthday to ME! I woke up to the smell of bacon today, so I knew it was going to be an awesome birthday. As much as I love to cook, it’s really […]

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Happy Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so for the potluck party at work today, I went all out on my recipe. This recipe was a throwback to the Halloween parties I had when I was a kid. My mom used a plastic candy pail […]

All About Almonds! Three New Recipes

All About Almonds! Three New Recipes

When I learned about the almond project at NUTS.com, it got me thinking about all the ways I include almonds in my meals and snacks, and I realized almonds are on my table all the time! Since I recently relocated to California, one of the […]

Roasted Beet and Mandarin Salad

Roasted Beet and Mandarin Salad

Since starting to eat according to a Paleo template July 2011, I have grown an appreciation for several foods that I didn’t really care for all that much before. One of those much detested foods was beets! The first time I tasted a beet that […]