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…

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…

Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream

Paleo, vegan, healthy ice cream? Yup, it’s possible- Thanks to this delicious recipe that my friend, Cindi Mitchell, shared with me! This ‘ice cream’ is loaded with potassium, protein and vitamins, doesn’t have any sugar or dairy, and it tastes just like chocolate ice cream. On those days when you just want a sweet dessert… this will surely satisfy your craving. Before…

Sunflower Coconut Balls

Yup. Paleo protein balls of coconut and sunflower goodness. That’s all I have to say. Now, go make some: Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sunflower butter 1/2 cup shredded coconut (and some extra to roll the balls in) 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (I used dark choc. chips) 2 tbsp honey (maple syrup…

Skinny Spaghetti (Squash)

My Italian relatives would be utterly and completely devastated if they saw this post, because we (as Italians) live, eat, and breathe pasta. Quite honestly, I can’t be eating all that pasta! It’s delicious while you’re engulfing the entire plate, and then it just sits in your stomach and is carb overload. Ignore this post…