Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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 […]

Sesame Apple Kale Salad

Sesame Apple Kale Salad

  I haven’t posted a recipe in months! I have been so busy teaching and working on exams that my cooking has become rudimentary. I’ve just been cooking simple things so that I can get by. I’ve also been cooking my tried and true recipes […]

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 […]

Raisin and Almond Rocky Road

Raisin and Almond Rocky Road

Another semester is almost over, and needless to say I have been busy. I have only been cooking the basics lately and haven’t had much time for creative cooking. I have actually been meaning to post this dessert recipe for a while but haven’t had […]

Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothie (Banana, Chocolate, Almond Green Smoothie)

Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothie (Banana, Chocolate, Almond Green Smoothie)

So I’ve been drinking green smoothies for maybe maybe a month to six weeks now and I have to say when I skip my smoothie in the morning I really miss it! They make me feel energized (I’ve been referring to them as rocket fuel). […]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

I had such a nice winter break at home. Though, I didn’t completely take a break because in between celebrating holidays, I worked on my research. I did do a good deal of cooking, but I mainly prepared recipes that had already been posted on […]

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Soup

Classes are about to start again, so my mind is already on fall, which is my favorite season. I can’t wait to get my boots and sweaters out to wear again. I’ve also been thinking of my favorite fall foods, like pumpkin and butternut squash. […]

Green Herb Seasoning

Green Herb Seasoning

One day from my Whole 30 and I realize I need to make more spice blends for my series! For my next installment in my seasoning mix series, I combined ingredients from two different Penzey’s spice blends, their Fines Herbes and Sunny Paris seasonings. I […]

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here’s the fig dressing I made for my salad last night. There are so many possibilities with this one! I tend to eat embarrassingly large salads, so I calculated 8 servings for this one. If you eat normal people salads or side salads, you could […]