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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 […]

Monday Musings: Happiness Project, November

Monday Musings: Happiness Project, November

October was a very fun month because of Halloween!   Also, Blogtober added to my enjoyment of the month. I’m really proud of the fact that I met my goal to blog at least once a week. It was especially fun to do some Dracula-themed […]

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 Dinner: Quick Braised Red Cabbage with Green Apple

Paleo Halloween Dinner: 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 […]

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Eggplant Impletata Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Paleo Halloween Dinner: Eggplant Impletata Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula

I have lots of fresh eggplant from my garden to help me with this next recipe!Part two of my recipes inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula is Eggplant Impletata, or stuffed eggplant, which has quite a few interpretations across cultures. As described in the text: “I […]

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 was […]