paleo

grain-free tabbouleh

grain-free tabbouleh

I've made this Grain-free Tabbouleh recipe from Melissa Joulwan's The Clothes Make the Girl for several potlucks now and it's always been a huge hit. The cauliflower substitution for bulgur wheat is a really good touch. Chris is part Lebanese and I'm a sucker for ethnic food so we jump on the tabbouleh-train whenever possible. […]

beef kidney in red wine sauce

beef kidney in red wine sauce

Many people don't have much experience with offal. Eating animal organs has become uncommon and that's a bit of a shame. Our ancestors ate organs for two main reason: organs are nutritional powerhouses and there's no sense in wasting precious food. If you took part in our most recent cow-share or are looking to expand […]

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

Something I always tell people about eating healthy is to have fun with it! It shouldn't be some a punishment or horrible chore that you have to do. Eating clean is not easy but it doesn't have to be miserable. That's when you can start getting creative. Homemade condiments and sauces are one way to […]

stuffed roasted squash

stuffed roasted squash

Who loves fall? This girl. I love everything about it: the beautiful saturated colors of the leaves, the crisp air in the mornings that make you want to stay in bed, the smell of cider and pumpkin - I don't even mind having to carry layers of clothes around because it's cold in the morning […]

feed a cold

feed a cold

It's been a while since I have posted and for that, I apologize. Life has been a little crazy recently - I ended my position at a local restaurant and am now working for a local photographer in hopes of absorbing and learning everything & anything. Needless to say, I've been a little stressed. Stressed […]

beet & apple faux-slaw

A spark of ingenuity hit me last week while we were cooking up some beef tongue tacos (don't hate - lengua is delicious). We just started receiving our winter CSA share from Horse and Buggy Produce and in an effort to use up as much as we could, I came up with this concoction! This beet and […]

it’s a new year!

I hit the big TWO-FOUR last week so I'm officially a big girl. Here's an update on what I've been up to! Food - I really don't like the word "diet" but the way I eat is mostly paleo. I'm avoiding dairy whenever possible because I'm lactose-intolerant and it gives me acne (and feeling like […]

Days 197, 198

This past weekend was exactly what I needed it to be. I started off by working a double on Friday (as a result, no photo) which established a surprisingly enjoyable rhythm of craziness. Chris and his parents were visiting for the weekend so I managed to get the two days off. Saturdays mean Farmer's Market […]

Whole30 Reflections

It’s been over a week since I completed the Whole30 challenge and these were mere observations and experiences from my point of view (because well, it’s my blog). Apparently, I thrive in a structured environment and if I put my mind to something, I can achieve it. Good to know! My taste buds have definitely […]

Day 157 – 6.6.2011

It is Day 15 for my Whole 30 Challenge and here's what has happened so far.. I'm sleeping like a rock My pants feel a bit looser (but just a little bit) My cravings for chocolate have been replaced with cravings for sweet potatoes I've prepared every single meal I've consumed for the past two […]