Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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. […]

Paleo Halloween: Quick Braised Red Cabbage with Green Apple

Paleo Halloween: Quick Braised Red Cabbage with Green Apple

I’ve given you a couple of Dracula-inspired Paleo-approved main courses (check em out here and here!) so it’s about time I gave you a side dish that would be perfect with these Eastern-European dishes.I imagine the peasants in Bram Stoker’s Dracula cooking cabbage. The scent […]

Green Beans with Mustard and Pine Nuts (21 Day Fix-Approved and Paleo)

Green Beans with Mustard and Pine Nuts (21 Day Fix-Approved and Paleo)

I’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows lately, mainly anything I can find on YouTube featuring Julia Child. Videos from the show Two Fat Ladies were listed under my recommended videos so I decided to give them a try and ended up loving them. […]

Sunshine Sweet Potato Soup

Sunshine Sweet Potato Soup

    The holidays come so early in the winter season, with all their bright lights, but then they’re over in a flash and we’ve got the rest of the cold, dark winter to contend with. In the attempt to retain some brightness, I did […]

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 […]