Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

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Grain-Free Maple Butter Brownies

Grain-Free Maple Butter Brownies

  Happy New Year! Happy Birthday to this blog (7 years old!), and Happy Birthday to ME! I woke up to the smell of bacon today, so I knew it was going to be an awesome birthday. As much as I love to cook, it’s […]

Paleo Halloween: Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Paleo Halloween: Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Happy Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so for the potluck party at work today, I went all out on my recipe. This recipe was a throwback to the Halloween parties I had when I was a kid. My mom used a plastic candy pail […]

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 […]

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 […]

Single Serving Protein Powder-free Protein Pancake

Single Serving Protein Powder-free Protein Pancake

I like the concept of protein powders and making protein pancakes from them, but I can’t find a protein powder that I think tastes good. Thanks to almost 3 years Paleo, my taste for sweet isn’t what it used to be (I count that as […]

Arugula Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

I eat a lot of salads because they’re easy to prepare and healthy, but they can get old fast. By using different greens and homemade dressings, I keep my salads from being boring. I love arugula, which has a lot more flavor that plain old […]

Raisin and Almond Rocky Road

Raisin and Almond Rocky Road

  Another semester is almost over, and needless to say I have been busy. I have only been cooking the basics lately and haven’t had much time for creative cooking. I have actually been meaning to post this dessert recipe for a while but haven’t […]

Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothie (Banana, Chocolate, Almond Green Smoothie)

Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothie (Banana, Chocolate, Almond Green Smoothie)

So I’ve been drinking green smoothies for maybe maybe a month to six weeks now and I have to say when I skip my smoothie in the morning I really miss it! They make me feel energized (I’ve been referring to them as rocket fuel). […]

Paleo Chocolate-Covered Apricots

Paleo Chocolate-Covered Apricots

 This recipe is one of the treats I made for Valentine’s day! After working so much, it was nice to do some assembly line work making these treats. I love the combination of dried fruit and chocolate and I particularly like apricots, so this recipe […]

Green Smoothie with Strawberries, Flax Seeds and Greek Yogurt

Green Smoothie with Strawberries, Flax Seeds and Greek Yogurt

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you might have noticed that many of my status updates are centered around green smoothies. I’ve been really busy at work the past two or three weeks, and I started drinking smoothies for breakfast because I was concerned […]