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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 […]

Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog, whether it’s your first time visiting or hundredth! I have given my blog a new url and a facelift! I hope you enjoy my older content and new things to come! Please comment below on the material you’d like to see.

Monday Musings: Happiness Project-March

Monday Musings: Happiness Project-March

I am way behind on my Happiness Project! I didn’t review my December, January, or February goals at all on here. The holidays and travelling threw me for a loop, and so far this year there have been a lot of changes in my life […]

Paleo Seafood Recipe Roundup – 12 Recipes From the Archives

Paleo Seafood Recipe Roundup – 12 Recipes From the Archives

I love seafood because it’s lean sources of protein, is often affordable, and breaks up the monotony of chicken, pork, beef, and turkey. My recent post for Slow Cooker Manhattan Clam Chowder, as well as a recent fish recipe roundup on Primal Palate have motivated […]

Slow Cooker Manhattan Clam Chowder

Slow Cooker Manhattan Clam Chowder

My surgery last week was a success and I’m at the point in my recovery where I feel ready to do something besides nap all the time. I’m still sore and don’t have a lot of energy, however. I’ve been flipping through lots of cookbooks […]

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. […]

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 […]

Kale Slaw with Blue Cheese

Kale Slaw with Blue Cheese

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe Chow Bella has been around 8 years now. I nearly tripled the number of blog post in 2016 compared to 2015, and I hope to continue that trend. This year we kick things off by with tradition by […]