cravings

Aside from all of the super tasty things below, I want ice cream.  All of the ice cream, all of the days.  In other news, it barely got above freezing today and I’ve taken three hot baths over the past two days. This Vietnamese Inspired Chicken & Cabbage Salad.  It looks so crunchy and crispy…

brown butter banana walnut muffins (grain/gluten free)

Before we get to the muffins, let’s talk about running. Gross, I know. As much as I despise running and as much as I loathe doing it… I think I may be starting to like it just a little bit.  Sort of.  I’ve had dreams (ok, more like fantasies) of running a half marathon for…

roasted poblano waffles (grain/dairy/sugar free)

Ugh, these are just too good. Waffles are just a danger food.  I looooooove waffles, which is a bit weird because growing up they weren’t that special.  Sure, I would gladly eat them doused in syrup AND powdered sugar whenever presented with the delicious opportunity, but they were never a breakfast I really craved. Chocolate…

cravings

If you’re anything like me, you browse the inter webs daily looking for the next best treat.  I absolutely love drooling over food blogs of all shapes and sizes, no diets excluded.  Even if I won’t eat that gluten laden cake doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy starting at it (and hopefully figure out a way…

spiced apple cider braised pork w/ apples and kale

I put apples in my pork.  It’s fall, I couldn’t help it. Apples are everywhere right now.  I’m not complaining, trust me.  I love the darn things so much that I incorporate them into every meal.  Apple breakfast hash (recipe coming soon) in the morning, apples and nut butter with lunch, and now apples cooked…

pumpkin muffins (grain/dairy/soy/nut free)

It’s begun. Pumpkin everything, everywhere.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited.  Pumpkin just makes things taste better.  The spices warm you, and the comfort is just what the cool weather calls for. Pumpkin is perfect for Fall.  Unfortunately, my most favorite pumpkin foods aren’t too gut friendly (curse you, Starbucks). Before I…

sugarless chocolate cupcakes (grain/gluten/dairy/sugar free)

I loooove my some cupcakes.  I also looooove me some sugar. Sadly, my body doesn’t love sugar as much as my taste buds do.  This is the only reason I have been doing my best to eat less sugar.  Less maple syrup, less honey, less coconut sugar, less of all the good stuff. I about cried…

mexi cottage pie (grain/gluten/dairy free, paleo)

I’m a sucker for easy, especially when it comes to food. It has to be delicious though, and made in my own kitchen.  Bonus points for including as many vegetables as possible.  Aren’t vegetables the best when you don’t even realize you’re eating them?  Sure, I love roasted brussels and blackened peppers, but there’s something…

cabbage with sweet potatoes and roasted chicken

I like simple things.  That’s not to say I don’t like complicated things too.  Somehow I’ve been drawn into Game of Thrones, which just might be the most complicated and confusing show I’ve ever watched.  And I’m hooked.  Seriously, 7 kingdoms to keep straight?! I keep hoping that two will get the plague, two will…

Make it Paleo: Heidi Swanson’s Mostly Not Potato Salad

I absolutely love cookbooks. Let me rephrase: I absolutely love any and all cookbooks that have color pictures.  I really need to see what it is I’m supposed to make, otherwise it just isn’t as appealing.  The best cookbooks are those that have giant, glossy images of each and every recipe.  Doesn’t matter whether it’s…

blueberry muffins (grain/gluten/dairy free, paleo)

Soooo…. I’ve never really been a huge fan of blueberries. They’re just not sweet enough for this girl.  Unless of course they’re baked with tons of sugar and stuffed into a muffin.  Then I am so down with blueberries.  Same with rhubarb and raspberries.  Add a bit (or a lot) of sugar to them and I’ll…

roasted butternut squash salad with pecans, pears, and bacon vinaigrette

I am sooooooo ready for the new year.  Soooo, sooooo, ready.  Between the cookies, candies, and many excuses to drink wine I am just done.  Done with 2012, done with mediocre workouts, and most importantly I’m done waging a constant war with myself.  You know… those battles over whether or not you really should eat…