Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

Tag: Side Dish

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

I’m not sure about the rest of the US, but in California we’ve had unbearably hot temperatures lately. Even in an area of the state that’s supposed to be cooler, we’ve been having triple digit temperatures. I work outside several days a week during the […]

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Carrots

Balsamic-Bacon Roasted Carrots

A little while ago when I posted my Gluten-Free Popcorn-Pistachio Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle, I talked about how I was allergic to corn when I was a kid. Well, I was also allergic to carrots. I had other allergies as well, which was really […]

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. […]

Spice Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, and Lime Vinaigrette

Spice Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, and Lime Vinaigrette

Towards the end of grape harvest I spent a lot of time in Sonoma, which gave me time to eat at one of my favorite gourmet delis, the Dry Creek General Store. I’m still avoiding wheat, so sandwiches were out (however they do offer gluten […]

All About Almonds! Three New Recipes

All About Almonds! Three New Recipes

When I learned about the almond project at NUTS.com, it got me thinking about all the ways I include almonds in my meals and snacks, and I realized almonds are on my table all the time! Since I recently relocated to California, one of the […]

Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Hash

Savory Roasted Root Vegetable Hash

I didn’t realize it had been since February since I last posted. I’ve made many changes in my life, mainly taking a new job in California and thus finished my cross-country move that was 7 years in the making. I’d set an intention to move […]

Roasted Beet and Mandarin Salad

Roasted Beet and Mandarin Salad

Since starting to eat according to a Paleo template July 2011, I have grown an appreciation for several foods that I didn’t really care for all that much before. One of those much detested foods was beets! The first time I tasted a beet that […]

Sugar Snap Peas with Peppers, Onions, and Almonds

Sugar Snap Peas with Peppers, Onions, and Almonds

  I recently joined a friend while she was shopping at Sam’s wholesale club, and walked out with huge bags of fresh veggies. At the time I bought them, I thought I was being such a good money saver, and then I got home and […]