Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Squash and Proscuitto Strata

Squash and Proscuitto Strata

Happy New Year and Happy 5th Birthday Chow Bella! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years that this blog has been a part of my life. It’s pretty exciting and I hope to do a better job this year than last in adding new content. […]

Farmers Market Finds

Farmers Market Finds

Finally, the town I live in is starting to have a more active Farmers Market. I have been trying to find one since I moved here nearly 2 years ago. I went to one last summer only to find nothing being sold even though it […]

Pizza Night!

Pizza Night!

I recently posted a grain-free pizza crust recipe as well as a meaty tomato sauce recipe, and I combined them to make an amazing pizza! I didn’t even miss the flour-based crust because my squash crust highlighted the toppings to well! Here’s what I put […]

Primal Yellow Summer Squash Pizza Crust

Primal Yellow Summer Squash Pizza Crust

The other day I got some summer squash for free from the greenhouse at work. They were kind of pithy in the middle and the skin on the outside was tough, so I didn’t want to just saute them. I remembered some great veggie-based pizza […]

Shredded Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Shredded Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Last week was my first exam of the semester and as such I didn’t do a lot of cooking because I was studying so much. I just made simple things, like salads, and I also pieced together one of my older recipes, my One-Pan Spice […]

Twice-Baked Honey Nut Acorn Squash

Twice-Baked Honey Nut Acorn Squash

Even though I had to get up early for my flight back home on Saturday, I had enough energy to cook my family and myself a nice meal. I have been so devoted to studying for finals that I hadn’t cooked anything elaborate in weeks! […]

Ratatouille with Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Ratatouille with Creamy Parmesan Polenta

 Lately I can’t get my fill of vegetables. I think my body is in need of restoration from all the work I did on my thesis, and it’s making me direct my attention to healthy foods. This week at the market, there were gorgeous, glossy […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Frizzled Brussels Sprouts

Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, has become one of my new favorites to watch. Her enthusiasm for food to contagious, and her ease of explaining was seems complex dishes makes even the most timid home chef feel competent. Being […]

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Walnuts and Roasted Garlic-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Walnuts and Roasted Garlic-Balsamic Vinaigrette

The other day while I was roasting eggplant for my roasted vegetable pesto, I went ahead and roasted up an extra baking sheet of other vegetables and a sheet pan of chicken breast. The oven was hot anyway, so why not be conservative and use […]

Roasted Vegetable Parmesan

Roasted Vegetable Parmesan

You can tell summer is approaching by the increase in variety at the farmers’ market. I’ve been enjoying the unique summer squash I’ve found at the market for several weeks now. I’ve tried a new type of squash recently, the zephyr squash, which has a […]