bacon · Breakfast · Dinner · Holiday · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Side Dish · Whole30

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Apples (Whole30 and Paleo)

When I first started the Paleo lifestyle, I struggled with what to bring to the holiday table. Nobody else in my entire family had heard of Paleo/Whole30, let alone eat that way. I wanted to make a dish that would knock their socks off, so I made a version of this recipe.  Everyone (both families)… Continue reading Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Apples (Whole30 and Paleo)

Breakfast · Create the Balance · Dessert · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party plate · Personal · Pregnancy · Whole30

Banana Pumpkin Custard (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Approved)

Some of you may recall from my blog post, My Pregnant Whole30, that I allowed a few SWYPO (Sex With Your Pants On) options during my September Whole30. I made this conscious decision based on the amount of hormonal cravings I was experiencing.  At the time, I was struggling with either ending my Whole30 (and… Continue reading Banana Pumpkin Custard (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Approved)

Breakfast · Dessert · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Pregnancy

Paleo Protein Pumpkin “Granola”

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for all things PUMPKIN!  Fall is my favorite season, so it’s no surprise that I jump on the bandwagon of all the fall food favorites! A lot of autumn recipes consist of Whole30/Paleo ingredients (pumpkin, pumpkin spice, coconut, nuts), so creating a “granola” fits right in. I love this… Continue reading Paleo Protein Pumpkin “Granola”

Chicken · Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Grilling · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Whole30

Balsamic Chicken Kabobs (Whole30, Paleo, Kid-Approved)

One of my most favorite things to cook over the summer is chicken kabobs.  I can’t believe I have gone all summer without making them!  I knew we were due when our dear friends, Hayley & Gavin Jung invited us over for dinner over Labor Day weekend. Gavin always gives it to me real when… Continue reading Balsamic Chicken Kabobs (Whole30, Paleo, Kid-Approved)

Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Salad · Side Dish · vegan · Vegetarian

Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Kale Salad (Paleo, Kid-Friendly, Vegan & Vegetarian)

I’ll be the first to admit, it took me a LONNNNNNNG time to like kale. I didn’t get all the hype and to be perfectly honest, I spit it out the first time I tasted it.  After trying kale about 25 different ways, I finally stumbled upon this recipe (that I have modified over the… Continue reading Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Kale Salad (Paleo, Kid-Friendly, Vegan & Vegetarian)

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

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