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…

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…

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…

Winner Winner Paleo Dinner

Soooooo, about that Whole30 thing.  Needless to say (as my blog absence should be enough explanation) it didn’t go as well as hoped.  I made it about 7 days, then had one bite of froyo.  After this all sugar-free walls came tumbling down. In the last month I’ve had a good amount of paleo eats,…

Whole30 Day 3: Here Fishy Fishy

Sweat Sesh: 45 min Kundalini yoga class It was intense.  By the end of the class my thighs felt like jelly, and my lower abs were on fire. I’m taking it as a sign I’ve neglected them for far too long. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* A few months ago Cj and I tried Brussels sprouts for the first…

Whole30: Day 2

Sweat Sesh: 2 mile walk to store and back. Yes, I did get sweaty.  It was hot out and this eskimo bundled up.  I always underestimate the temps. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Yesterday went good, except for a couple small Whole30 fails. When making dinner’s cauli mash I threw in a tbsp of grass-fed butter without even thinking…

Whole30: Day Uno & Random Eats

The first day sugar-free went pretty well.  No headaches or crankiness… yet. All morning long I sipped on a kombucha while cleaning out the pantry, fridge, and sink. When my tummy started talking I made a quick scramble. I sautéed some red bell peppers and leftover burssels sprouts in coconut oil, then added in two…

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Maybe we’ve been watching too many episodes of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I’m already talking like Guy, next thing ya know I’ll have bleach blonde hair. Yikes. Before work yesterday I scrambled up a couple eggs in coconut oil and called it good. While there I had my new favorite snack. A banana dipped in…

Tasty T-Bones

Yesterday’s dinner was pretty ahhhmazing. While running all our errands we made sure to hit up our local butcher shop for some quality grass-fed/free range meats. Good choice.  While we were ordering up our usuals (bacon, chicken breasts, and ground beef), the butcher man reeled in Cj like no other. Before I could point out…

Dreaming of Those Darn Potatoes

Howdy! Hope your day has been as grand as mine.  Not much can beat a morning work shift followed by too many errands. Woohoo, grocery shoppin. I kid, I kid. I always have a good time shopping around with my handsome man. On a more serious note, this was the best breakfast I’ve had in…

Some Paleo Grub

Soooo, I suck at blogging.  I get the idea in my mind that I don’t do anything interesting enough to blog about, or that my photos are too shitty to post. Then I remember that I do this for myself, to keep my lazy butt on track. I guess the point is there will be…

Sicky McSickster

Gah, I can’t shake some horrible congestion.  I thought paleo is the magic cure-all and I wouldn’t be getting sick anymore! No? Well shit. Despite having one nostril clogged at all times, I did really well yesterday back on the paleo wagon. Sweat Sesh: 50 min sport yoga class my legs were shaky just walking…