Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Paleo Tangerine-Chipotle Vinaigrette

Paleo Tangerine-Chipotle Vinaigrette

Spoiler alert! On Monday, after months of hiatus, I am coming at you with a Monday Musings! I have the urge to revive my Happiness Project, this recipe will be perfect for one of the resolutions I want to revive: have a salad. During my […]

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. […]

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Peppers and Onions

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Peppers and Onions

I have been enjoying combining different veggies together in my meal preps lately. In a recent post, I gave you a recipe featuring my favorite veggie combination for stir-fry. Here’s a new combination I came up with in my most recent meal prep. In my […]

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 […]

Paleo Salsa Ranch (Dairy-Free Zesty Ranch Dressing)

Paleo Salsa Ranch (Dairy-Free Zesty Ranch Dressing)

I’ll get to the recipe in a minute, but check out the cool recipe card I’m now using! What do you think: is it easier to use? Comment below! Despite all obstacles (mainly not having enough time), I’ve managed to stick through about 2 weeks […]

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, […]

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

I love watching interviews of chefs because you get amazing cooking advice. After watching an episode of Julia Child: Cooking with the Masters featuring Alice Waters, I decided to arrange a salad of winter fruits and vegetables a bit differently than I normally do. In […]

Spicy Roasted California Blend Vegetables

Spicy Roasted California Blend Vegetables

When I hear the phrase “California Blend Vegetables,” I think cafeteria food. I think mushy vegetables: the broccoli so overcooked it’s almost grey, the cauliflower almost green from sucking up the chlorophyll leaching from the broccoli, and the carrots…don’t get me started on the carrots. […]