Roasted Summer Squash

get those veggies in!

Last week I got some beautiful large yellow summer squashes in my CSA box.  Although I knew of some more traditional ways to prepare them, this recipe for roasted summer squash from Everyday Paleo caught my eye.  It’s just a few ingredients, but the way the flavors marry it makes the PERFECT side dish complimenting […]

Breakfast “Pizza” Frittata

Breakfast for dinner!

So, last night, when we got home from the gym at 9:40PM and realized we had nothing to eat, I thought we were headed towards “well-its-late-so-lets-just-cheat-and-get-pizza” land.  However, I remembered a valued savior for moments like this that I learned from my mother back in the day – breakfast for dinner.  I scanned the fridge […]

Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Perfect Side Dish

As I mentioned earlier this week, I whipped up a batch of these garlic cauliflower “mashed potatoes” to go with our spicy sausage and shrimp jambalaya.  The recipe is courtesy of Nom Nom Paleo, and is an easy side dish to throw together.  The best part about it is that it keeps very well (7-10 […]

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

jambalaya up close

After Forrest and I enjoyed some fresh seafood in the Santa Barbara marina this past weekend, I wasn’t really quite ready to let the seafood go.  Of course, in my mind as you may have figured out, you can never go wrong with something spicy and easy.  I was thrilled to find this jambalaya recipe […]

Chicken “Not-Potato” Salad

Bring on the Summer Potluck Season!

One of the greatest things about the summer season is obviously the food.  The weather, holidays and late sunsets are the perfect excuse to barbeque, have potlucks and eat barrels of watermelon, hamburgers, guacamole…and one of my personal summer get-together must-haves, chicken salad.  When Everyday Paleo posted this “Not Potato” salad the other day, I couldn’t wait to […]

Paleo Mayonnaise Two Ways

Try not to eat it all with a spoon!

One of the little things people tend to overlook when first switching to paleo is their condiments.  Paleo beginners will be diligent about meals and snacks, but still use their same mayonnaise, ketchup, barbecue sauce etc not realizing these condiments generally will be packed with sugars and yucky additives.  Making your own condiments can be […]

Chicken Puttanesca

Hearty and healthy!

Last night, despite a VERY late cooking start time, I was really in the mood for something hearty and warm, like spaghetti.  One of the things you will learn as you spend more time in the kitchen is that pretty much no matter what you’re craving, there is a paleo adaptation that will get you pretty close to […]

“Faileo” – Cheat Recovery


I figured the 5th of July was probably a pretty good time to write a post about recoving from “Faileo” – a disease that sweeps the nation around major partying holidays, break-ups, good weather, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathons.  You have “faileo” if: (1) you forgot what DLG stands for, (2) you just ate […]