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…

grain free buffalo chicken waffles

I’ve really started to notice something lately… Once upon a time long ago (ok, maybe not that long ago) I was a picky eater.  Not just a let-me-pick-those-olives-off picky eater, but a oh-my-god-I-cannot-touch-this-because-a-tiny-olive-piece-was-near-it picky eater.  Yes, it’s true.  I know it’s hard to believe, but this kombucha drinking, raw liver pill taking, fish oil swallowing…

philly cheese steak stuffed sweet potato skins

I love it when food tastes naughty, but really isn’t. I also really, really love stuffed foods.  Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, cookies stuffed with more cookies, 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.  And in…

brown butter banana walnut muffins (grain/gluten free)

Before we get to the muffins, let’s talk about running. Gross, I know. As much as I despise running and as much as I loathe doing it… I think I may be starting to like it just a little bit.  Sort of.  I’ve had dreams (ok, more like fantasies) of running a half marathon for…

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…

cravings

If you’re anything like me, you browse the inter webs daily looking for the next best treat.  I absolutely love drooling over food blogs of all shapes and sizes, no diets excluded.  Even if I won’t eat that gluten laden cake doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy starting at it (and hopefully figure out a way…

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.  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…