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)

Dairy Free Peach & Coconut Creamsicles

Well hello there! Sunday June 21st marked the very first day of summer. Hallelujah and praise the lord, we made it to my favorite season of the year! I'm talking about long, sunny days filled with BBQ's, hangouts at the beach, camping with friends and family - the possibilities are endless. It also means it's socially acceptable to wear … Continue reading Dairy Free Peach & Coconut Creamsicles

Triple Threat Mixed Berry & Chicken Salad

Do you tend to have a love/hate relationship with big, green salads? Maybe veering towards the hate side? Like when you've decided you're going to start eating healthier, and you proudly choose the salad option instead of the big, greasy cheeseburger with those sweet potato fries that you love so much. But you secretly really want the … Continue reading Triple Threat Mixed Berry & Chicken Salad

Grain Free Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Monday! Sorry, too soon? I know it's THAT DAY of the week, and we're all coming off our weekend high, but I've been dying to share this recipe for chocolate chip cookies with you guys! You see, I'm a strong believer that everyone should have a few go-to, classic recipes under their belt, that … Continue reading Grain Free Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jaxson’s Story + Chocolate Banana Brownies with Almond Butter Swirl

Hi Friends, There are SO many things to catch up on, I wasn't quite sure how to begin this post. I must have rewritten this a dozen times, until I finally decided to just start with the truth. And then give you chocolate, so stick around. But the truth is, I couldn't even think about writing this post … Continue reading Jaxson’s Story + Chocolate Banana Brownies with Almond Butter Swirl

Kalamata Turkey Meatballs & Closing Out 2014

It's 11:11am on the last day of 2014 as I'm writing this post, and reflecting on such an eventful year. I remember this time last year, and all the resolutions and goals I had made for 2014. Some stuck, and some didn't, and everything turned out a-okay. The year was filled with happiness, sadness, excitement, struggle, … Continue reading Kalamata Turkey Meatballs & Closing Out 2014