date night · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Pork · Whole30

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa

Since receiving my first Butcher Box order, I’ve been trying to find creative recipes to go with the meat that was delivered.  This month’s box included two pork tenderloins, which I instantly knew I had to grill. I’ve also been craving peaches lately, so this recipe I discovered really stood out as something I had… Continue reading Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa

date night · Dessert · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party dish · Vegetarian

Paleo Brownies with Berry Compote (Nut-free and Vegetarian)

Brownies….need I say more? To fancy this dessert up for a dinner party, serve with dairy-free ice cream and a berry compote; perfect for those warm summer nights.  Trust me, you’ll love this one! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Recipe adapted from: The Coconut Mama INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Coconut Flour 1/2 Teaspoon baking… Continue reading Paleo Brownies with Berry Compote (Nut-free and Vegetarian)

Instant Pot · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Pork · Pressure Cooker · Salad · Whole30

Instant Pot Carnitas Bowl : Chipotle Copycat (Whole30, Paleo and Kid-Friendly)

If you haven’t dined at Chipotle, it’s one of the few restaurants I know I can eat out at without finding myself worried that I’ve failed on my Whole30. Their meat is ethically raised, their produce is delivered fresh everyday and there are no GMO’s and/or additives.  I recently dined out there with friends and knew… Continue reading Instant Pot Carnitas Bowl : Chipotle Copycat (Whole30, Paleo and Kid-Friendly)

Create the Balance · Personal · Pregnancy

Part 2 : First Trimester : Tips and Meal Schedule

If you are back for more about my First Trimester woes, welcome! (If you haven’t read Part 1, click the link below) I hope Part 1: First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace was either: A. Helpful to current pregnant mamas struggling with morning sickness. B. Provided insight to my followers as… Continue reading Part 2 : First Trimester : Tips and Meal Schedule

Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Lunch · Party dish · Party plate · Salad

Antipasto Salad

It’s been getting fairly warm here in Seattle, and the thought of cooking had me wishing for a delicious and filling  COLD salad; bring on the antipasto salad.  I must warn you, I cannot label this recipe Whole30 or even Paleo because the salami AND pepperoni I used contain less than 2% of dextrose.  Hopefully,… Continue reading Antipasto Salad

Create the Balance · Pregnancy

Part 1 : First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace.

As I mentioned in my pregnancy announcement blog post, “More exciting news…” I really struggled with eating during the first trimester.  I had always heard horror stories about morning sickness, but thanked my lucky stars that I never really experienced it with my other pregnancies.  With Jackson, I had aversions (meat), but I could eat my… Continue reading Part 1 : First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace.