Dad’s Homemade Chicken Soup (Paleo)

WINTER is coming. Okfineit’salreadyhere. I just try to pretend it’s not. Regardless of whether or not you like winter (I DO NOT), one truth is that pretty much everybody gets sick. I grew up in New England and used to teach young children, so I have gotten a cold/sinus infection roughly 1,983 times or so. I now consider…

Homemade Chicken Stock

Don’t buy packaged chicken broth. It’s full of sodium, plus it’s so easy to make your own at home… one that tastes better and is less expensive. If you’re anything like me, making homemade broth especially without bouillons, seems intimidating. However, it’s actually super easy  to make and it’s far more nutritious. This recipe will be necessary for a few…

Fresh Mango Guacamole (Paleo and Vegan)

Sweet and spicy. It’s the best combination. You’ll love this homemade mango guacamole and everyone that you feed it to will love it too. Not joking.  What you need: 2-3 avocados (tomatoes- see salsa option below) 3-4 tablespoons cilantro 1 Serrano pepper 1 mango 1/3 cup red onion (chopped) 3 teaspoons olive oil 1 lime (the…

Ging-ah Curry Chicken

Chicken with a kick. I LOVE this, 1. because I love spices (obviously) and 2. because these specific spices are incredibly beneficial towards your health. These spices are beneficial for a multitude of health reasons, some being that they give your metabolism a boost, act as an antioxidant, improve your cardiovascular system specifically in reducing…

Kale Pesto

YAY, this was delicious. So two things. 1.) I know I’m not the first to make a kale pesto- but this is an original. As a common tread, I once again didn’t like the ones I was trying from the internet. I had pretty low expectations when I made this, but it magically became one…

G-ma’s Chunky Tomato Sauce

Straight from Alanno-scalo Italy- I present to you: my grandmother’s quick and easy chunky tomato sauce (I call her G-ma, you can too). As pictured to the left- my super Italian grandparents in Italy. Yes, G-pa looks like he’s in the mob. He’s probably not. I assure you. About this sauce. It’s great to make as…

Steamed Broccoli with Pine Nuts

“Eat your broccoli; it’s good for you.” I was a weird little kid so my mom didn’t really have to say that to me, ever. I was too busy pretending to be a Brachiosaurus dinosaur  that had to chomp all the tops off of the trees (more commonly known as broccoli florets). Weird, but healthy. Right. So I’m…

Apple Pancetta Stuffing (healthy & wheat-free)!

**Featured in The Paleo Magazine’s 3rd Annual Holiday Cookbook** THIS IS SO GOOD. I would choose it over traditional stuffing any day (yes, it’s true). I came up with this recipe because I wanted to make a wheat-free healthy stuffing that doesn’t simply replace the bread with loads of gluten-free bread or pounds of sausage. Oh- and…

Arugula Fig Salad with Pecans and Honey Cider Dressing

Arugula is my favorite type of salad. To make it even better, this salad only takes 15 minutes (not even) to make. AND it looks like it’s gourmet (illusions illusions). If you have grilled chicken or salmon, you could always add some on top. This is a great as lunch, dinner, a side dish, appetizer,…

Paleo Pizza Crust!!

To say that pizza is my favorite food of all time would  be an understatement. I have ABSOLUTELY no self control when it comes to this food.  Hence, I had to create a healthier option for the day when I decide to eat my own weight in pizza. Unfortunately, I attempted to make about 35…

Mighty Meat Stew

It’s MARCH and the cold winter is (unfortunately) still here.  In hopes of improving my mood, I downed some Vitamin D and made this stew.  It’s simple, healthy, and hearty. Essentially you chop up some meat, veggies, pour in some broth, and cook it in the crockpot all day until you get home from work….

Stuff Your Sole

I don’t know about you, but I question most online fish recipes. Why? a.) because it’s easy to mess up a fish dish and b.) fish tends to be expensive so it’s a shame to try a recipe only to find that it’s not so great or that you screwed up somehow. I realize that…