tequila braised short ribs

Tequila and I have a love-hate relationship Pretty much, I hate that I really love it, which is actually funny because I used to hate it.  Like, realllllly hate it (thanks worst hangover of my life).  I don’t know when I started to like it again, but I’m pretty sure it had something to do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Mmm, Mmm Chicken Good

Last night’s sweat sesh: 30 min elliptical intervals- whew, I got sweeaaaaty 15 reps, 4 different crunches plank-45 seconds total (hey, that’s a lot for me.  I was shaking) *~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Followed by one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. Carne Asada!! Grilled peppers & onions, all topped with fresh guac. This was…

We Found Shamu

So I gotta be honest.  We have been cheating up the wazu around here. Not cheating as in “give me all the gluten you can”, but more like ” wellllll, technically this is paleo, there’s no bun so it’s all good”. Yes, we still aren’t eating gluten, grains, and legumes, but we are tiptoeing the…