Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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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. […]

Slow Cooker Green Chili Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Green Chili Chicken Soup

I love trying to recreate my own versions of some of my favorite foods from places I used to live but can’t have anymore. This easy soup was inspired by a soup I had when I lived in Texas. When I lived there, I shopped […]

My Top Tips To Make Meal Prepping a Breeze

My Top Tips To Make Meal Prepping a Breeze

I have been meal prepping for quite a while. My favorite things about meal prepping include the overall time savings because most of my food is cooked and the majority of my dishes are washed for the week. I also save money because I’m not […]

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

Paleo Halloween: 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 […]