the perfect sweet potato fries

By | 2015-04-14T14:22:47+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Almost every person who has switched over to a paleo diet has attempted homemade sweet potato "fries" with the anticipation of recreating the crispy, oily, salty goodness that so many restaurants have recently started offering on their menus. After valuable time spent in the kitchen, these folks will open the oven, grab a fry, and take [...]

creamy apple fennel soup

By | 2015-04-14T14:22:52+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It's winter in California, which means that delicious apples are everywhere. For that reason, it's also the only time of year that I crave them. It's pretty impressive how the body can be so in tune with the seasons, even so much so that cravings follow suit. That crisp bite, the sweet aroma and flavor. Apples [...]

shaved brussie bacon salad

By | 2015-04-01T08:21:40+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This is a good one, a real original. What we've got here is a cool, crisp salad that works well in winter, filled with many of the flavors from my bacon apple nut brussies (a real hit with you guys), but with a unique twist. Brussel sprouts and apples are in season right now, and I just [...]

fermented farmers market chutney

By | 2015-04-01T08:21:41+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This recipe is not only delicious, it just so happens to be beautiful too! What makes this chutney even more awesome is the story that inspired it. My husband and I love New Years Eve, but we don't love to celebrate like most. Instead, we make a point every year of getting "off the grid" [...]

creamy tomato soup… a favorite family tradition

By | 2016-12-20T11:26:53+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

As far back as I can remember my family has spent Christmas Eve at my great aunt and uncles (the coolest God Parents a girl could ask for). Some of my most cherished memories are from this night once a year where the parents would eat raw oysters (which I thought were nasty). Where I had [...]

creamy carrot and fennel soup, plus the power of “why?”

By | 2015-04-14T14:33:02+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

How often do you ask "why?" "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire As a kid I was constantly asking why (probably to the point where it was annoying). I was never content with "because I said so" or "because that's what everyone else is doing." I'm happy to say [...]

pork ‘n apple pecan brussies

By | 2016-09-06T08:15:55+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving! This holiday is my favorite. Yes, it's amazing because of the delicious food, football, and family. But it's more than that; I also love Thanksgiving because every November, we get to start the holiday season off with a day dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging all of life's wonders [...]

festive arugula salad

By | 2015-12-19T13:38:00+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It seems like all summer long, I crave salads; it turns into a salad a day kind of season. Farmer's market is loaded with all kinds of veggies that are fresh, delicious, and just asking to be tossed in a bog bowl, dressed up nicely, and enjoyed in the sun. But what happens when the [...]

bacon and mushroom thanksgiving stuffing… keeping it wild

By | 2015-04-01T10:28:29+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Health, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It's that time of year again. Cold weather, changing leaves, family gatherings, appreciation for all that life has given us, and of course delicious food. Since starting this blog, my family has kind of handed over the reigns in most everything involving food. First, because I am a little particular about what I put in [...]

not your typical potato salad… keeping it pure

By | 2016-09-02T20:46:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I will be the first to admit that I used to HATE potato salad (with a passion). This most likely stemmed from my detestation for all things mayonnaise. The texture, the color, the taste.... it all just grossed me out. Looking at a typical ingredient label now, I am STOKED that I hated the stuff. If [...]