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125 Recipes for the Perfect Paleo Holiday Season

125 Recipes for the Perfect Paleo Holiday Season

This is my biggest recipe roundup ever!  Staying on track with your health goals during the holiday season can be tough. I want to make it a little easier for you with this roundup of holiday-appropriate Paleo recipes!   This roundup contains recipes for breakfasts, […]

32 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Soup and Stew Recipes

32 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Soup and Stew Recipes

It’s my third autumn in northern California, and I’m starting to pick up on the weather trends. Basically, it stays pretty warm until Halloween, and then fall really hits with temperatures suddenly about 15 degrees lower on a regular basis, and then the rain starts. […]

17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. Not only do I like to get jack-o-lantern pumpkins and decorative squash, but also edible squash! My favorite winter squash are kuri, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash. Kuri squash are […]

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

In Sacramento there is an amazing farmer’s market. It just happens to be under an overpass, which may seem sketchy, but if you get the chance to check it out, it’s definitely worth it. There’s the obvious, seasonal fruits and vegetables, but also lots of […]

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

A lot of people can’t stand beets. I used to be one of them. I’m not sure what my motivation was to start tuning my taste buds to like beets, but one thing that made me love them was a mandarin orange and beet salad. […]

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

I’m not sure about the rest of the US, but in California we’ve had unbearably hot temperatures lately. Even in an area of the state that’s supposed to be cooler, we’ve been having triple digit temperatures. I work outside several days a week during the […]

The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

A friend on Linkedin forwarded an article to me yesterday written by well-known food writer Dianne Jacob explaining why BlogHer Food has ended after eight years. BlogHer is an online community and media company dedicated to contributing content written by and for women. While I […]

Maple Sugar-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Jam

Maple Sugar-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Jam

I was at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and saw a huge display of strawberries and rhubarb, which reminded me that my boyfriend requested that I make strawberry rhubarb pie. I guess I am a good girlfriend because I made a strawberry rhubarb sweet […]

Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Recently I had tapas at a restaurant called La Taberna in downtown Napa, Ca. My boyfriend and I shared Squid a la Plancha, which was pan-seared pieces of squid dressed with a vinaigrette. Just by taste, the vinaigrette had a good dose of garlic, bits […]

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, […]