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

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)

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

Chocolate Nut Bars (Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

I first discovered this recipe when I was planning my best friend’s baby shower.  Her theme was “Let the Adventure Begin….” as she is an outdoors-woman and avid hiker. Along with a trail mix bar, I also wanted to include a hearty “granola” bar to tie in with the theme.  This bar doesn’t contain any… Continue reading Chocolate Nut Bars (Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

Dessert · Paleo · Party dish

Magic Cookie Bars (Paleo & Vegan)

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week! If you are like me, you are normally scrambling Sunday night trying to come up with the best gift for those rockstars that deal with teach our kids all day/year long. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! I am planning ahead and so are you! My kids scored three really great teachers this… Continue reading Magic Cookie Bars (Paleo & Vegan)

Dinner · Eggs · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Pork · Whole30

Pizza Spaghetti Casserole (Paleo, Whole30 and Kid-Friendly)

Do you love pizza? Growing up, Friday PIZZA NIGHT was a staple of my childhood. We ordered  pizza from either Round Table Pizza or Godfathers (RIP) and my sibs and I each took turns tipping the delivery dude.  We rented a movie from the local “movie store” (Blockbuster) and we each got our own can of Coca-Cola classic (big… Continue reading Pizza Spaghetti Casserole (Paleo, Whole30 and Kid-Friendly)

bacon · Paleo · Party dish · Side Dish · Whole30

Bacon Wrapped Dates (Whole30 & Paleo)

I love to host and the appetizer I almost always make at gatherings, parties, potlucks, etc. is my bacon wrapped dates.  They are sweet and salty and WHOLE30 COMPLIANT!  I never feel guilty eating them and would gladly choose them over the 7-layer dip across the table.  Next time you are nominated to bring an appetizer… Continue reading Bacon Wrapped Dates (Whole30 & Paleo)