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.

bacon · Dinner · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Pork · Whole30

Pork Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Artichokes & Spinach (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Friendly)

Before the morning sickness kicked in, I purchased a few pounds of ground pork to make my Egg Roll in a Bowl.  Now that I am out of the first trimester and thankfully able to eat meat again, the thought of Egg Roll in a Bowl takes me back to a very nauseous time.  I’m… Continue reading Pork Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Artichokes & Spinach (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Friendly)

Beef · date night · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Whole30

Grilled Carne Asada (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  The one thing that always makes me think of “Dad” is grilling.  I am lucky to have 3 dads and a husband, and the one place I know I can always find them in the summer is hanging out by the grill, beer in hand with… Continue reading Grilled Carne Asada (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

Beef · date night · Dinner · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish

Teriyaki Tri-Tip Steak (Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

It’s no secret what a phenomenal cook my mother-in-law is.  Every single meal she cooks, our entire family (+ my family, + everyone else’s family + strangers) all comment on how good the food is.  One of my goals with this blog is to recreate many of her recipes using Paleo ingredients without sacrificing the… Continue reading Teriyaki Tri-Tip Steak (Paleo & Kid-Friendly)