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…

Pie Bite Trilogy

  Holiday Pie Bite Trilogy (Apple, Maple Pecan,& Pumpkin Bites) These tiny little bites of goodness are inspired by my love of LaraBars. If you have 5 minutes of time and want to save yourself some money, just take a little trip over to see my good friend Trader Joe’s house and get yourself some bags…

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…

Spinach Souffle

Popeye the Sailor Man. Love that guy. He made me love spinach, which is good for you. Although if I remember correctly, he also smoked a pipe which is not good for you. At all. So it’s  good thing spinach eating the most memorable. This soufflé is super easy… you basically can’t screw it up. I…

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…

Brussel Sprout Chips with Hazelnut Oil

These super easy chips only have three ingredients and are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. If you’re a nerd like me, here’s some brief health info on these ingredients: 1. Brussel Sprouts help prevent cancer, help detox our bodies, and act as an anti-inflammatory all at the same time. Not to mention, they are PACKED…

Caveman Breakfast Cups

I recently visited my friend Amanda in Seattle (yes we have the same name, taught at the same school, and lived in the same apartment complex just by chance), and while I was visiting, we made these delicious caveman-satisfying breakfast cups for her carnivorous husband. They’re simple and super easy. I usually make them the…