Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Paleo Buddha Bowl (Vegan-Friendly Too!)

Paleo Buddha Bowl (Vegan-Friendly Too!)

I’ve never had a Buddha Bowl at a restaurant before, but I like the concept of them. Basically, you’re putting nutrient-dense foods into one bowl in a visually appealing way. Most often, they are vegan and consist of a bed of grains plus legumes, vegetables, […]

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

I love watching interviews of chefs because you get amazing cooking advice. After watching an episode of Julia Child: Cooking with the Masters featuring Alice Waters, I decided to arrange a salad of winter fruits and vegetables a bit differently than I normally do. In […]

Kale Slaw with Blue Cheese

Kale Slaw with Blue Cheese

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe Chow Bella has been around 8 years now. I nearly tripled the number of blog post in 2016 compared to 2015, and I hope to continue that trend. This year we kick things off by with tradition by […]

What I Ate Wednesday: 21 Day Fix with Paleo Meals (3/30/16)

What I Ate Wednesday: 21 Day Fix with Paleo Meals (3/30/16)

Hey everyone! Happy April Fools! I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I posted a WIAW. Since then, I started to get settled in my new job and town. I’ve actually taken pics every Wednesday of what I ate, but I never make […]

Paleo French-Style Salad Dressing

Paleo French-Style Salad Dressing

The week is going by way too fast. I have so many projects going on, and I have a hard time doing bits and pieces of them. I just want to dive in a cross them off my list. Maybe it’s because I’m working on […]

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 […]

Spice Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, and Lime Vinaigrette

Spice Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, and Lime Vinaigrette

Towards the end of grape harvest I spent a lot of time in Sonoma, which gave me time to eat at one of my favorite gourmet delis, the Dry Creek General Store. I’m still avoiding wheat, so sandwiches were out (however they do offer gluten […]

Salmon Cake Benedict

Salmon Cake Benedict

When most people think of Las Vegas, ideas of casinos and luxury hotels probably come to mind. However, Vegas also has an amazing array of fantastic restaurants. Though I haven’t been there myself, when the folks at Vegas.com got in touch with me asking for […]

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 […]