Zesty Italian Faux Pasta Salad

Let me start off by saying, there is no pasta in this salad. That's right, the recipe I am about to share with you is a pasta-free pasta salad. It makes no sense...or does it make perfect sense? Let me explain. I avoid most grains and refined flours because I find that when I include … Continue reading Zesty Italian Faux Pasta Salad

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Ceviche de Pescado (Fish Ceviche)

We've had some beautiful weather here lately in Northern California. It's been sunny and warm, with temperatures hovering around the high 60's, low 70's. It's been rough guys, real rough. Last week, it was so warm that Matt and I decided to break out the new cornhole boards, set up the BBQ and play outside … Continue reading Ceviche de Pescado (Fish Ceviche)

Sunny Side Up Breakfast Flatbread Pizza

I live in a house of CrossFitters. There are four of us - six if you include significant others that we consider honorary roommates - and it's no secret that we love to lift heavy and we LOVE to eat. Most of our interactions in the house happen post-WOD, when we're all in the kitchen … Continue reading Sunny Side Up Breakfast Flatbread Pizza

Big ‘Ol Chopped Taco Salad

I love a good salad. I'm talking about a big, fat salad with different elements, textures, and flavors. A salad that satisfies from the first bite all the way to the very last crumb. This salad - this incredible salad that I dream about sometimes - is full of fresh, whole ingredients and doesn't need … Continue reading Big ‘Ol Chopped Taco Salad

One Skillet Chicken Sausage & Potato Stir-Fry

I shared this one-skillet recipe on my Instagram account awhile back and it got such a great response that I wanted to make sure it was on the blog for quick access. I know most of us are always on the go and need to have recipes like this that they can whip up quickly … Continue reading One Skillet Chicken Sausage & Potato Stir-Fry

Pan-Fried Greek Chicken Thighs with a Smashed Cherry Tomato & Kalamata Olive Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Happy Saturday! I'm writing this post from the beautiful, snowy mountains of Tahoe, California. Being here amidst the snow covered peaks and breathing in the clean, mountain air, I am reminded once again of how amazing our world is. This is a panoramic view from our cabin patio, however, a picture just doesn't do it … Continue reading Pan-Fried Greek Chicken Thighs with a Smashed Cherry Tomato & Kalamata Olive Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Birthday News, A New Recipe & *Free* Weekly Meal Planner

Well, friends, today is a big day - it's my birthday! <image source> Today, I'm 28 years young and ready for a new year ahead of me! And although I would love to indulge in some traditional birthday treats like cake and champagne, I'm giving the gift of healthy eating and good ol' R&R to … Continue reading Birthday News, A New Recipe & *Free* Weekly Meal Planner

Slow Cooker Apple Spiced Pork Chops

Hey, hey Friends! Who's ready for the big Thanksgiving feast that's right around the corner? <image source> Me too Jon Snow, me too. If you haven't started defrosting your turkey, this is your friendly reminder to check defrosting times based on the weight of your bird. Because you don't want to be THAT guy/girl who … Continue reading Slow Cooker Apple Spiced Pork Chops

A Paleo Take on African Beef & Nut Stew (Mafé)

I first heard about Mafé from a coworker a few years ago. She described this rich African stew that her kids would go crazy for, made with a special ingredient that she knew I would be crazy for -  peanut butter.  Peanut butter! I know what you're thinking...please, go on. Mafé originated from West Africa, specifically from the … Continue reading A Paleo Take on African Beef & Nut Stew (Mafé)