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)

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)

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

Fish · Lunch · Paleo · Salad · Whole30

Tuna, Blueberry, Sweet Potato & Walnut Salad (Whole30 & Paleo)

This dish is inspired by the Whole30 headmistress, Melissa Hartwig. Lately, she’s been Instagramming dishes that include blueberries and says, “TRUST.” This woman has yet to steer me wrong, so I thought, “What the heck? Bring on the blueberries!” Also, I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet. However fish is $$$, so… Continue reading Tuna, Blueberry, Sweet Potato & Walnut Salad (Whole30 & Paleo)

Chicken · Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Salad · Whole30

Thai Coconut Chicken Salad (Whole30, Paleo, Kid-friendly)

Happy first day of Spring everyone! I am pumped to share this unbelievable Thai coconut chicken salad.  It’s full of flavor and completely free of peanuts- you wouldn’t even miss them!  The sunflower seed butter is a great substitute for peanut flavor, and the combination of coconut, chicken, cucumber and sweet potato is just magical.… Continue reading Thai Coconut Chicken Salad (Whole30, Paleo, Kid-friendly)

Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Salad · Whole30

Dump Ranch (Whole30 & Paleo)

Let’s talk Dump Ranch.  Those that follow me via my Whole30 Facebook group know that Dump Ranch is my most cherished gem in my refrigerator.  I have to make at least 2 batches a week  to keep up with my family’s demand- everyone LOVES it. I’ve made a few changes to the original recipe and added in… Continue reading Dump Ranch (Whole30 & Paleo)

Chicken · Dinner · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Salad · Whole30

Leftover chicken salad with kid-approved option (Whole30 & Paleo)

Remember that rotisserie chicken you shredded up for this Chicken Salad? If you didn’t gobble up the remaining chicken for lunch the next day, here’s a salad the whole family will love (and is shockingly filling!). Dish prepared by my husband while I was stuck in rush-hour traffic –  thanks honey! Prep Time: 25 minutes… Continue reading Leftover chicken salad with kid-approved option (Whole30 & Paleo)