Easy Gluten Free Pizza Crust {GF, keto, paleo}


I found out from 23andme that I have increased risk of developing celiac disease and that this was inherited from one of my parents. My dad gets his results in a few days so we will see who the culprit is, but my money is on him. His mom went through a period of time…

Bacon and Egg Cups


If you’re all carbed out after Thanksgiving or have had enough of eating leftovers or even just live the Keto or low-carb lifestyle, this breakfast is for you. This breakfast has 0 carbs and only 450 calories but will keep you full for hours. Bonus: it’s super simple to make, especially if you have cooked…

No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream {vegan, paleo}


This ice cream recipe is different from almost any ice cream recipe you will find around because it does not contain any added sugar of any kind, not even honey or maple syrup. No fake sugar (like stevia) here. This was by design. I wanted to try making a high fat, low sugar ice cream…

Fresh Ahi Tuna Salad {w/avocado}


Have I ever told you about my problem with impulse spending? It’s grocery store specific. (Mostly…) I see something in the grocery store that looks good and/or is on sale and I want to buy it. I have no thought in mind as to what I’m going to do with said ingredient. I just see…

Creamy Asparagus Soup {paleo, vegan}


I had purchased over two pounds of asparagus to eat on Father’s day and the week after. Going on two weeks later, I had barely touched the stuff and knew I needed to find something to use up the remaining asparagus. Many, many years ago I made an amazing cream of asparagus soup. What really…

Garlic Baked Brown Butter Chicken


The other day I bought about ten pounds of chicken at the grocery store. Why? Why else. Chicken was on sale. I froze most of it but used some of it to make Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms. I had two mega-large leftover chicken breasts to use and found another recipe that involved chicken…

Cauliflower Parsnip Mash {w/Rosemary, garlic and brown butter}


Yeah OK. I’m a bit obsessed with making fake mashed potatoes using other white veggies. Ever since I found out that you can puree cauliflower and butter and salt and pepper, I’ve been dreaming of other creations I can puree. I’ve obviously done cauliflower a few times. And previously I pureed cauliflower and then mashed…

Roasted Asparagus Bacon Blue Cheese Arugula Salad


This week I purchased a package of spinach, a package of arugula and a package of romaine lettuce with really nothing in mind with what to do with any of them besides the arugula. I intended to and succeeded in recreating a salad my sister made over Christmas.  I’m not sure about you but I…

Brown Butter Braised Chicken and Mushrooms


Have you ever braised meat? I don’t think I have. I don’t think I’ve ever even contemplated it actually. Until the other day when I got the idea in my head that I wanted to braise chicken in browned butter. I was actually cooking a teeny tiny chicken breast in some butter over a medium…

{one pan} Sausage Patty and Fried Eggs Breakfast


    At work we celebrated one of my coworker’s service anniversary (30 years) by going to Stacked in Huntington Beach. Everyone was drooling over the burger I built that had cheese, bacon, avocado, and tomato and was topped with a fried egg. (Some of my coworkers had never heard of having an egg on…

Cauliflower Purée {paleo, low-carb}


Ever since I made a paleo Shepherd’s pie a few months ago I have been wanting to make myself some cauliflower mash. For the Shepherd’s pie I had made a cauliflower puree that I mixed with mashed white sweet potato. I remember licking the cauliflower puree out of my Vitamix thinking that was disappointed I…

Kalua Pig {crockpot pulled pork}


Whenever I go to the grocery store I peruse the meat section to see what good meat happens to be on sale. I’m sure I inherit this trait from my mom. When we were growing up we had an extra large chest freezer in our basement. (My mom still has this same freezer.) It has…

Double Chocolate Banana Bread {Paleo, GF}


A few weeks ago I made a paleo chocolate banana bread recipe that turned out to be less than stellar in my opinion. It managed to be underdone but dry at the same time. How does that happen, you ask? The middle was under done but the edges were dusty dry. I blame this on…

Kabocha Squash Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I am a bit obsessed with grain free recipes these days. Only because I feel like I’ve hit the grain-free flour jackpot when using almond flour in conjunction with tapioca starch. I swear you cannot notice a difference between pancakes or dessert breads made with almond flour and tapioca starch versus all-purpose. I have tried…

Balsamic Pork {paleo, GF}


There’s something I love about throwing a pork roast into the crockpot, setting it and forgetting it. What’s not to love? You maybe have 20 minutes of active cooking time and then the crockpot does the rest. In order to change things up, I look for new and exciting pork recipes that can be made…

Kabocha Squash Pita Chips {paleo, GF}


I’ve been somewhat intrigued by paleo naan and flatbread recipes I’ve seen on Pinterest recently. I was especially fond of a recipe I found for a flatbread recipe that used winter squash in it. Any time I can sneak vegetables into a recipe that wouldn’t otherwise be made of vegetables, I’m down with that. I…

Shepherds Pie {paleo}


I’m not sure why I settled on paleo a recipe for Shepherd’s pie because I generally do not care for Irish food and I’ve never made a traditional Shepherd’s pie. I’ve made what I would consider to be fun twists, like a Thanksgiving Day Shepherd’s Pie and Southwest Shepherd’s Pie but the regular variety never…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {paleo, GF}


I was nervous about making this bread because previous attempts at paleo banana bread turned out dry and undercooked at the same time. How does that happen you ask? The middle was undercooked (but moist) while the edges were dry. Like dust. The recipe used coconut flour. I am not bowled over by coconut flour,…

Banana Pancakes {paleo, GF}


I have vivid memories of pancakes from my childhood. I grew up eating pancakes. My mom and grandma both made a fantastic buttermilk pancake but they always turned out sort of flat. The vivid memories of flavored pancakes take me back to sleepovers I had as a child. For about a year or so, I…

Roasted Pepper Chorizo Savory Pie {paleo, GF}


Let’s talk about spice for a minute. I like spice. Sometimes I think I think I can tolerate spice a bit more than my body actually can but a bit of a kick is nice. I bought some chorizo this weekend thinking I could make some sort of egg dish for breakfast. So I set…