Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Paleo Halloween Dinner: Stake Steaks Inspired by Robber Steaks from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Stake Steaks Inspired by Robber Steaks from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  Halloween is my favorite holiday, and considering my goals for October’s Happiness Project I have lots of spooky recipes coming at you this week! I thought of this one back in December. When it was more appropriate to be reading A Christmas Carol, I […]

Pommes de Terre Boulangère

Pommes de Terre Boulangère

Don’t these potatoes look like autumn? I have been on a French cuisine kick lately! I’ve been watching cooking videos with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin and imagining have time to throw dinner parties where I could cook whatever they were making. I did make […]

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 […]

Brined Lemon-Herb Chicken

Brined Lemon-Herb Chicken

A few months ago, I bought Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. It’s taken me a while to apply her method, but I finally feel ready to take it on. I feel even more motivated because I’m about to move (again) and […]

Squash and Proscuitto Strata

Squash and Proscuitto Strata

Happy New Year and Happy 5th Birthday Chow Bella! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years that this blog has been a part of my life. It’s pretty exciting and I hope to do a better job this year than last in adding new content. […]

My Whole 30 Review

My Whole 30 Review

I completed my Whole 30 earlier this month, so here is a little review of my experience. I wanted to give myself a little time before writing this so I would be able to reflect and also to see how I did when I got […]

Trying New Things

Trying New Things

I haven’t posted much since my Whole 30 finished. I have been really busy with work, but I have also been using my time to try new things. Even though one challenge is over, I wanted to try and challenge myself in the next 30 […]

Whole 30 Day 30

Whole 30 Day 30

Today’s the last day of my Whole 30. It’s hard to call it a “last day” because I can choose to continue to eat like this, so it’s hardly an end. Actually, it’s a nice template for me to use in the future. I’ve tested […]

Whole 30 Day 29

Whole 30 Day 29

Only one day left of Whole 30! It doesn’t really feel like it’s the end, however, because now I feel like I have some newly-established habits. I’m looking forward to my final weigh-in, measurements, and comparing my before and after photos. I really want to […]

Whole 30 Day 28

Whole 30 Day 28

Happy 4th of July! I’m actually thankful to be doing Whole 30 during the holiday because it will keep me from succumbing to too many treats and cheats. This morning I made a big breakfast. I guess I was excited by the 4th so much […]