Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

To make my Whole 30 breakfasts more interesting (and because I’m having trouble finding nitrate-free bacon that does not have added sugar) I made my own turkey breakfast sausage this morning. The last time I made sausage I used my meat grinder, but this recipe […]

Whole 30 Day 1

Whole 30 Day 1

I had been toying with the idea of doing Whole 30, which is a 30 day period of omitting foods that can negatively impact your health and fitness. I have been doing Paleo/Primal for almost a year now (July 1 is my Paleoversary!), and even […]

Spice-Rubbed Roasted Turkey Legs

Spice-Rubbed Roasted Turkey Legs

I’m one day closer to spring break, so all I can think about is relaxing. There’s no break in sight for me until Saturday, especially because a few weeks ago I signed myself up for a SAS (a statistical software) short course at the library, […]

Southwestern Turkey and Vegetable Soup

Southwestern Turkey and Vegetable Soup

The last two weeks have been pretty crazy between studying for an exam and working on a project. Luckily I made it through all that work and gave myself a break this weekend. I also caught up on some much-needed house cleaning, and while I […]

Slow-Cooked Turkey Legs with Mushrooms

Slow-Cooked Turkey Legs with Mushrooms

This past weekend was my last weekend in Indiana before going back to Texas for another semester. I was able to get back to my element, however, because my family and I went to a local winery and vineyard in Illinois called Castle Finn. I […]

Happy 3rd Birthday Chow Bella!

Happy 3rd Birthday Chow Bella!

I made it through my first year of my doctorate, celebrated the holidays, had my own birthday, and now it’s time to recognize the 3rd birthday of Chow Bella! I’m glad my hobby I started long ago is still in the works, despite disruption of […]

Paleo Italian Wedding Soup (Minestra Maritata)

Paleo Italian Wedding Soup (Minestra Maritata)

  I only have about a month to go before this semester is over and I can’t wait. As you can tell by my few posts this year compared to other years, my academic work has been on overdrive. Not only that, this semester is […]

Spaghettini with Turkey-Mushroom Meatballs

Spaghettini with Turkey-Mushroom Meatballs

Since I started my grad program I have taken very little time to prepare a special meal just for myself. Now that it’s spring break and my friends are away (or sadly enough, even harder at work than I am on take-home exams) I had […]

Stuffed Pattypan Squash and Bell Peppers

Stuffed Pattypan Squash and Bell Peppers

It’s week 3 of the foodbuzz.com daily special posting challenge, and the special I have chosen is a kitchen gadget that I don’t have but have been lusting after for some time. It’s a mandoline, which is a really great tool for cutting food into […]

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Sausage Casserole

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Sausage Casserole

I hadn’t cooked anything inspired by Italian cuisine for a while, so tonight I decided to make a vegetable-laden casserole. I first had the idea to grill the vegetables, but I took an easier route by roasting the vegetables to develop their sweet flavor and […]