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…

Roasted Red Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip

Cheese is quite possibly the greatest food of all time. If you don’t love it, we can’t be friends. No actually we will be friends- I’ll eat the cheese for both of us #glutton. UCLA, I found your cheese. I recently learned about PDO Asiago Cheese. And it tastes SO good. Especially with a nice glass of red wine. Olivia Pope style. You…

What about Asiago Cheese??

Confession: I love cheese. This cheese obsession led me to connect with the Asiago Cheese Consortium, a wonderful place that you’re about to read all about. Yay.   Get ready to be enlightened. Until recently, I didn’t know that authentic Asiago cheese only comes from the Asiago plateau in Italy and all other “Asiago” cheese is just an…

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…

Berry Love Trifle. Dessert BLT.

  Trifles are a staple summertime dessert. They’re sooooo good and so un-nutritious. Yep, made that word up. You love it. You’ll also love- this healthy version of layered goodness. It’s gluten/wheat free and replaces sugary messes with more beneficial messes. You’re going to need to make BAM muffins in a cake form first. But this recipe’s super easy. That’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…