Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Paleo Zucchini Bolognese

Paleo Zucchini Bolognese

I crawled out of the vineyard for one day just to spend some time writing and entering my data. I’m going to have to schedule days like these regularly because they are highly productive, and because there are a lot of graduate students around the […]

Roasted Chicken Seasoning

Roasted Chicken Seasoning

I love using spice mixes on busy weeknights because they preclude my need to pull out a whole bunch of different spice jars that I will inevitably have to put away. I use one mixture and I quickly have some well-seasoned food. Another plus is, […]

One-Skillet Pork Chop Dinner with Sauteed Cabbage, Apples, and Onions

One-Skillet Pork Chop Dinner with Sauteed Cabbage, Apples, and Onions

The only time I get to exercise is after work, so by the time I come home I am super hungry. I usually have the foresight to put something in the crockpot in the morning, but sometimes I fail at that and end up kicking […]

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Banana Nut Oatmeal

It seems for the past 3 weeks all I have been having for breakfast was smoothies. When I woke up today, it seemed so chilly in my apartment that I just wanted something warm instead of cold, pulverized fruit. I’m actually getting low on groceries, […]

Chicken, Zucchini, and Parmesan Skillet

Chicken, Zucchini, and Parmesan Skillet

As you may be aware, I unfortunately did not make it to the next round in Project Food Blog. It was a real bummer, but I was glad to have at least made it to round 2. I received a lot of great support and […]

Braised Cabbage with Ham

Braised Cabbage with Ham

Last night I had dinner with some friends at a local pizza place. We got onto the topic of conversation of America’s perception of Italian cuisine. We discussed how one popular Italian chain restaurant (that I would like to remain nameless) makes traditional dishes that […]

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

The Thai basil plants in our garden are starting to go crazy, so I thought it high time to find a way to use some. For dinner tonight I did a quick version of one of my Thai recipes, basil chicken. This recipe uses mainly […]

Dirty Red Beans and Rice Pilaf

Dirty Red Beans and Rice Pilaf

I can’t remember if I mentioned this yet, but I recently made a facebook page for Chow Bella! You can check it out on the sidebar here. It would be a great way to interact with anyone who stops by as well as give sneak […]

Broiled Scallops with Honey-Lime Marinade and Sauteed Sesame Spinach

Broiled Scallops with Honey-Lime Marinade and Sauteed Sesame Spinach

A few weeks ago, I found frozen scallops at the grocery store. They were reasonably priced and I thought they would be a nice change up from my usual proteins. The main reason I bought them was because I had a recipe from the National […]