curried chicken salad with mango & toasted coconut (dairy free)

Remember when I said my taste buds have expanded and I no longer hate ethnic food? Well, curry fits into that category.  Used to hate it, now I love it.  I also used to hate mayonnaise, but now that I make my own with avocado oil I love it.  Taste buds are weird.  They’re always…

grain free buffalo chicken waffles

I’ve really started to notice something lately… Once upon a time long ago (ok, maybe not that long ago) I was a picky eater.  Not just a let-me-pick-those-olives-off picky eater, but a oh-my-god-I-cannot-touch-this-because-a-tiny-olive-piece-was-near-it picky eater.  Yes, it’s true.  I know it’s hard to believe, but this kombucha drinking, raw liver pill taking, fish oil swallowing…

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.  I’m hooked. Sometimes though, simple is good; like when my brain is dead tired from keeping the 29547 kingdoms straight….

Thai Chicken Chowder (Whole30 Approved)

Uh, oh.  It’s happened. I’ve officially become obsessed with any and all soups.  Not just soups, but stews and chilis and bisques and anything hot that’s served in a bowl.  N’oatmeal included. I just can’t help it.  The weather has finally turned cold and wet, the trees are shedding their leaves, and it feels wrong…

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…

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…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

We have an addict around these parts. He’s about 6’3″ and obsessed with all things bacon.  like ALL things.  ALL things chicken too.  If bacon or chicken could cook him food and watch wrestling with him I’d probably be out a boyfriend. Since I’m not, and since I’m the best girlfriend ever I combined his…

GO EMS!!!!!

First things first.  Check this “stuffed tater” CJ got at a local Emeralds baseball game… That would be pulled pork, bbq sauce, and sour cream on a baked potato.  So I’m a baseball fan now 🙂 I’m proud of him for getting this gluten-free treat over the other 36 gluten-loaded tempting treats. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Tonight’s dinner…

A Birthday Weekend

Another weekend, another dollar another gaping hole in my wallet. I have a new excuse each weekend as to why I spent what I spent, but in all fairness this week’s excuse is legit. CJ turned the big 24! We shopped, we ate (mostly paleo!), we spent time with family and friends, and we fired…

Hump Day and Spitting Sausages

I can’t decide if this week has flown by or if it’s been dragging on.  Maybe both? Breakfast today was a quick egg scramble with leftover grilled chicken thrown in.  A three ingredient juice topped me off until lunch. I bet you’re dying to know what the three ingredients were…. Some days I leave the…

Grillin’ Heaven

Back to blogging! Sound familiar? Hopefully this time it sticks 🙂 We just moved, and I think the best thing about that is our new grill !!!! It’s a beauty. I call her Brinky…. So first night with a new grill, what do we cook? A chicken! With veggies not doubt. We had zucchini, onions,…