Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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 realized […]

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 […]

Ratatouille with Sun-Dried Peppers

Ratatouille with Sun-Dried Peppers

Since my family visited me just over a week ago, the time has flown by! I began my summer research in the vineyard again for my second field season, so I have been incredibly preoccupied. That means it’s been a lot of long days out […]

Tropical Mango-Orange Vinaigrette

Tropical Mango-Orange Vinaigrette

  I let my fruit and vegetable basket inspire me when I made my dinner the other night. It was full of pretty colors and I wanted my salad for dinner to look just as tropical! I also had in mind, based on a comment […]