Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

Tag: meat

Tomato-Fennel Roasted Chicken

Tomato-Fennel Roasted Chicken

There hasn’t been as much cooking going on this last week as I would have liked. I live in Napa, which is surrounded by wild fire right now. Therefore, cooking is pretty low on the totem pole. When I was falling asleep Sunday night before […]

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Since my boyfriend deployed to Texas to help with the hurricane relief, I’ve basically been cooking, working, and sticking to my Happiness Project goals.  The more I cook, the more inspired I get to cook. I have had ideas flooding to me. I have about […]

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

Paleo Lemon-Thyme Chicken

During the last year of my doctorate, I started to develop insomnia. It’s easy to imagine why: I was finishing the lab portion of my research, taking classes, teaching, and writing my dissertation. I was on campus 12+ hours a day, drinking espresso to keep […]

Basil, Nectarine and Blueberry Salad with Chicken and Feta

Basil, Nectarine and Blueberry Salad with Chicken and Feta

Are you the type of person that hates salad? I’m not, but I bet you hate salad because of taste-less greens. But this salad has a secret weapon! Fresh basil leaves right in the greens. I used spring mix as well, which typically has a […]

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Paleo Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

Now that it’s summertime and I am spending more time in the heat in the vineyard, I need meals that are easy and don’t eat up the kitchen. Therefore, salads are a must. I’m kind of a salad freak. I love the infinite variety of […]

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

Dijon-Apple Glazed Chicken Thighs

I got out of the habit of meal prepping when I was recovering from surgery. Based on the work of Gretchen Rubin, good habits are related to happiness. Reducing stress makes me happy as well as eating well-balanced meals, so preparing food in advance keeps […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steak Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Steak Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

I made it back to California! Though it was hard to leave my family, I was looking forward to getting back because I love it here. On the way from Indy to Chicago I had a delay so I had to Oprah power walk to […]

Ham and Spinach Crustless Quiche

Ham and Spinach Crustless Quiche

  I’m glad to have another recipe to post, because my appetite has been off this week due to a cold and/or allergies and I just didn’t feel like cooking anything until this morning. I don’t know what I got a hold of, but I’ve […]