Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken Thighs

I need to get something of my chest.  Not a big something, just a little something, but a something nonetheless. I have been eating WAY TOO MUCH sugar.  Not just too much for someone who’s supposed to be sugar free for 30 days (oops), but too much sugar for any one person halfway trying to…

Roasted Tomato Soup for Two

Tomato Soup. Two words that haunted me as a kid. Growing up I always heard that tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches were made for each other.  My Mom never failed to remind us that’s how she grew up eating the two: together. It never did much good.  I haaaaaate tomatoes.  Granted so does she,…

Roasted Plantain & Sweet Potato Mash

I’ve been all over fall flavors lately, but today I realized something: Summer is almost (kind of) over. *gulp* Whaaaaaat? You mean fresh berries at the farmer’s market and herbs outside my door won’t be around forever? Well crap. This happens every year.  I get sick of the heat and start dreaming of Fall, then…

Pineapple Fried Cauli Rice w/ Garlic Prawns

I love me some Chinese food. Loooovvveeeeee. I don’t love how I feel after eating Chinese food.  This is a small problem if you’re like me and just can’t stay away from it.  At least once a month I get the strongest urge for fried rice.Not just any fried rice though, it has to be…

Pumpkin N’oatmeal (Paleo “Oatmeal”)

I’m an impatient person. I like to think that’s not the case, but this breakfast proves otherwise. I’m also one of those people who get all cranky when stores pump Halloween decorations in September, and then roll out the Christmas Decorations just in time to say “trick or treat”. Can’t we savor and enjoy one…

Southwestern Succotash

One might say I’m a picky eater. I wouldn’t say that because I like avocados, sausage, tomato sauce, and looooveeee Indian food. Four things I DETESTED growing up, but now four things I eat regularly. Then again I still can’t stand olives, won’t take a bite of offal, and mushrooms give me the jeebies. You…

Green Goddess Cauli Rice

Ever have those weekends filled with too much sugar and too few vegetables? Ya, me neither. I can’t imagine having waffles for breakfast, sugary coffee for lunch, and ice cream & cookies for dinner . (*cough* it was all “paleofied”) If you were to have such a day this would be the dish for you….

Weekend Stuff

We celebrated a birthday this weekend… What did you do?

Strawberry & Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad

Uh, oh.  I did it again. Fruity Foooood!! I just can’t stop.  I don’t really want to so I guess it doesn’t matter.  I also can’t stop thinking about chocolate covered potato chips, but those don’t really matter either (they do. I just tell myself they don’t so I don’t want them so bad.  It’s…

Chipotle Cherry Pork Chili

It’s normal to crave a giant bowl of hot chili in the middle of summer, right? Good, moving on. Sunday’s breakfast of peachy eggs was hard on CJ (the man can’t stand fruity food), but that was before he knew what was for dinner.  He’s convinced I just like to torture him, which probably isn’t…

Whole30 Stuff

Anyone else have a blistering HOT weekend? It was 101 Saturday.  ONE HUNDRED ONE DEGREES!!! Are you kidding me?! I about melted. We still went on a walk though.  ‘Cause we’re crazy and like to bring ourselves misery. That’s why CJ things I’m doing the Whole30 challenge this month. Yep, August first I joined in….

Peach Frittata

I love fruity food. Let me rephrase that.  I LOOOOVEEE fruity food. Fruit in our food happens quite often around these parts (as you’ll see throughout the week), but this right here I want over and over again. Last week I read It Starts with Food (go read it), and ever since I can’t get…