roasted jalapeño spaghetti squash cakes (grain free)

Let me tell you a little about the weather right now. It sucks. Sure, it’s pretty and sure, it hardly ever snows real snow in Oregon, but I can’t stand it.  It’s really snowing, really reallllllllly snowing.  Like, there are inches of snow outside, I can’t see where the sidewalks end and where the streets…

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…

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…

sugarless chocolate cupcakes (grain/gluten/dairy/sugar free)

I loooove my some cupcakes.  I also looooove me some sugar. Sadly, my body doesn’t love sugar as much as my taste buds do.  This is the only reason I have been doing my best to eat less sugar.  Less maple syrup, less honey, less coconut sugar, less of all the good stuff. I about cried…

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….

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…

lemon & sage flank steak

Sshh, don’t tell my mom. I may have made it very known just how much I hated sage growing up. Like, verrrrrry known. Some might say I was a bit dramatic, but trust me… nothing compares to the sausage dramatics of ’04 (a story for another time). All good now though, I’ve sorta fallen in…

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,…

BOB Burgers (aka Burgers w/ Bacon, Onion, and Balsamic Jam)

I can’t really take credit for this recipe. Not really at all.  You see, I was flipping through one of my most favoritest magazines in the world, Fine Cooking, and came across this one recipe.  It sounded simple, but yet it sounded soooo delicious.  I didn’t stop thinking about it for a week.  Have you…