Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Paleo Halloween Dinner: Quick Braised Red Cabbage with Green Apple

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Quick Braised Red Cabbage with Green Apple

I’ve given you a couple of Dracula-inspired Paleo-approved main courses (check em out here and here!) so it’s about time I gave you a side dish that would be perfect with these Eastern-European dishes.I imagine the peasants in Bram Stoker’s Dracula cooking cabbage. The scent […]

Pommes de Terre Boulangère

Pommes de Terre Boulangère

Don’t these potatoes look like autumn? I have been on a French cuisine kick lately! I’ve been watching cooking videos with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin and imagining have time to throw dinner parties where I could cook whatever they were making. I did make […]

Green Beans with Mustard and Pine Nuts (21 Day Fix-Approved and Paleo)

Green Beans with Mustard and Pine Nuts (21 Day Fix-Approved and Paleo)

I’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows lately, mainly anything I can find on YouTube featuring Julia Child. Videos from the show Two Fat Ladies were listed under my recommended videos so I decided to give them a try and ended up loving them. […]

Tomato and Summer Squash Parmesan

Tomato and Summer Squash Parmesan

Most of my summer has been spent in the vineyard, but I did manage to pick up a new hobby. I live in a back house, which is a rental behind a main house. My neighbors in the front house moved away in July, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Hash

Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Hash

I didn’t realize it had been since February since I last posted. I’ve made many changes in my life, mainly taking a new job in California and thus finished my cross-country move that was 7 years in the making. I’d set an intention to move […]

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 […]

Sugar Snap Peas with Peppers, Onions, and Almonds

Sugar Snap Peas with Peppers, Onions, and Almonds

  I recently joined a friend while she was shopping at Sam’s wholesale club, and walked out with huge bags of fresh veggies. At the time I bought them, I thought I was being such a good money saver, and then I got home and […]

Arugula Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

I eat a lot of salads because they’re easy to prepare and healthy, but they can get old fast. By using different greens and homemade dressings, I keep my salads from being boring. I love arugula, which has a lot more flavor that plain old […]