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…

my favorite way to eat cauliflower rice

I’m one of those people who get stuck in the past. N’Sync? Still love them. Vanilla creamosa? Please, I’d kill for one right now. There’s just something about indulging in old favorites that feels so good. Like time only made it that much better. Except when that old favorite is a rice bowl doused in…

Root Vegetable Stew

Sooooo, it’s Sunday night, I’m freezing even though I’m sitting in front of a heater, the oldest songs of my childhood are blasting (hello Backstreet Boys and S Club 7), and I’m hating all of the pictures I have for this dish… except for the ones in which the dish hasn’t been cooked yet. Please,…

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…

Butternut Squash & Kale Beef Stew (Whole30 Approved)

Don’t let the kale scare you. This is good.  Like, really really good.  Somehow I came to the realization that kale cooked low and slow in a bath of meat juices is delicious.  Like, true southern collards delicious.  They melllllttt in your mouth.  Melt, people. They melt, and then I melt cause i just can’t…

Roasted Tomato Soup for Two

Tomato Soup. Two words that haunted me as a kid. Growing up I always heard that tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches were made for each other.  My Mom never failed to remind us that’s how she grew up eating the two: together. It never did much good.  I haaaaaate tomatoes.  Granted so does she,…

Pineapple Fried Cauli Rice w/ Garlic Prawns

I love me some Chinese food. Loooovvveeeeee. I don’t love how I feel after eating Chinese food.  This is a small problem if you’re like me and just can’t stay away from it.  At least once a month I get the strongest urge for fried rice.Not just any fried rice though, it has to be…

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…

Green Goddess Cauli Rice

Ever have those weekends filled with too much sugar and too few vegetables? Ya, me neither. I can’t imagine having waffles for breakfast, sugary coffee for lunch, and ice cream & cookies for dinner . (*cough* it was all “paleofied”) If you were to have such a day this would be the dish for you….