curry-spiced sweet potatoes w/ mango mayo

Oh my gosh, these fries. Last week, CJ and I hit up McMenamin’s East 19t St Cafe, one of our most favorite joints from our campus days.  We used to live dangerously close to this place… like two blocks close.  I can’t guess how many times tater tots were ordered after midnight and ciders were…

philly cheese steak stuffed sweet potato skins

I loooooooove stuffed foods.  jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese.  cookies stuffed with more cookies. burgers stuffed with cheese. cake stuffed with curd. avocados stuffed with eggs. I also love my face stuffed with these… (speaking of stuffing my face, I can’t not stop eating plantain chips.  I want them all day long, with every meal….

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…

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…

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…

Crispy Sweet Potato Strings

I love chips.  Potato chips, flavored chips, kettle chips, veggies chips, don’t even get me started on tortilla chips. I normally have a decent amount of will power when it comes to chips, and can avoid them as long as I don’t see them.  Luckily, there’s a perma stash of all sorts of chips in…

Hooked on the Salami Scramble

Today was one of those days. I would have given anything to just hit up a restaurant for dinner. I spent a good 30 minutes looking at menus, but reluctantly headed to the store instead only because I would have felt guilty for eating non-paleo foods.  There are a lot of gluten-free options out there,…