Recipe: Clean Eating Salsa Pork

I had a recipe years ago for pork tostadas that my family loved. I made it so often that we burned out on it. But now that I’m burning out on Asian food and carving Mexican, I thought I would revive that recipe and make it clean....more

Banh Mi Toast

The Banh Mi, a popular Vietnamese baguette sandwich of meat and pickled vegetables, served as my inspiration for today’s dish. My eggs & toast variation is quite a bit different than the classic Banh Mi but it still maintains all the delicious Vietnamese flavor. First, the toasted gluten free bread is smeared with a spicy soy sauce comprised of soy, ketchup, ginger, and more. Next,  an oven baked Asian-infused egg patty is added to the toast....more
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Monday Paleo Mealplans

I know you’re tired of hearing me say that the key to eating healthy, whether it’s Paleo or just good clean eating, is planning ahead. And if you’re a regular follower of this blog, you’ll know that every Sunday morning I sit down and plan out my meals for the week and shop and prep food all day.It’s not pretty, but it’s my process. I’m surrounded by recipes!...more

Intuitive Cooking: California Club Chicken Salad

I’m learning to cook by intuition – cooking with ingredients and flavors I like, rather than following a recipe step-by-step. Lyndsey and I were craving something really yummy for lunch and I miss sandwiches. I really do. California club sandwiches were one of my favorites. But we haven’t eaten bread in months, so we decided to improvise and see if we could get the same satisfaction out of a salad. This was the result....more

Totally bored of the same ol' brown bag lunch? 4 fresh fall alternatives

The times they are a-changin’, folks. As much as I hate to say it, summer’s signs of goodbye are beginning to show; fall’s closing in by way of cutesy back-to-school displays at Target and an endless merry-go-round of ads for the new season’s shoes, the new season’s sweaters, the new season’s purses and so on....more

Watermelon & grilled corn salsa

  It’s relatively easy to find vegetarian food in Chinese restaurants. I’ve been fortunate enough to sample bowls of garlic-sauteed bok choy, lotus root and soft bamboo shoots, black rice porridge, spicy eggplant stew, giant buttery-textured beans that I still haven’t found a name for and seemingly countless other dishes. Meat does reign supreme here, but veggie-based meals aren’t impossible to order....more
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Red Curry Chicken with Cauliflower Fried Rice – Paleo and gluten-free

So I’m sharing my all time favorite meal with you. I’ve been making it for years and found it very easy to “Paleo-ize”.  We eat thai food out a lot and this dish is better than any red curry I’ve had in a restaurant. Promise!...more

Paleo Lunch Ideas

I’m a 90/10 Paleo, meaning I eat Paleo 90% of the time.  My daughter is 100% Paleo. She has seen so many positive changes from going Paleo – from eliminating her migraines to clearing her skin to weight loss – that she refuses to eat outside the guidelines. So school lunches can be quite challenging. Add to that the fact that with a one hour commute to school each way, she has a rather long school day so her lunches need to be hearty and filling....more

My signature dish – Mediterranean Chicken, Paleo-ized

This is the one dish I’m known for.  When I have dinner guests, family get togethers, or just need a good family comfort meal, this is the one I go to.  I’ve made this recipe in large quantities in the oven for parties, and made it ahead to take along on girls’ weekend. It’s one of those dishes that’s actually better the second day, so be sure to make plenty of extra servings. ...more

Black Bean & Turkey Chili

 I know it's not quite chil...more