DIY Wine & Cheese Party (with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable!)

DIY Wine & Cheese Party with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable

  It doesn’t get much classier than a wine and cheese party and the best part about hosting one is that it requires little to no cooking so you can spend time enjoying your company instead of being in the kitchen. Whether it’s for a small dinner party, an at-home date night, or a girls night […]

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Sometimes, the best meals come out of throwing together things I have on hand. This was one of the those meals where my hubby said, “You’re sharing this on the blog, right?” He’s the ultimate taste tester around here and he loved this meal (much more than all the zoodles I’ve been replacing our pasta […]

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

This jam is so easy and has no icky ingredients! We love it in my Oatmeal Toasted Coconut and Almond Blueberry Bars or yogurt parfaits and my kids love this on PB&Js or cream cheese and jam sandwiches. Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries ⅓ cup raw local honey ¼ cup chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill) […]

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

I love a good cold salad in the summer! Sometimes, it’s really nice to break away from the traditional lettuce type salad too. (Confession: Lettuce that’s evenly slightly wilted really grosses me out so I don’t eat nearly as much salad as I probably should.) This Quinoa Taco Salad makes such an easy side to […]

Coconut Crusted Oven-Baked Onion Rings

Coconut Crusted Onion Rings {Paleo, Whole 30}

I originally shared these on Instagram during our Whole30 but it’s hard to find recipes that way so I thought it would be easier for people if I posted it on the blog as well. We actually liked them even better than panko crusted onion rings. They’re extra good when you can use sweet Vidalia® […]

Crispy Kale & Sausage Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust {Paleo & Whole30 Compliant}

Crispy Kale & Sausage Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust {Paleo & Whole30 Compliant}

Quiche, or “Egg Pie” as my kids call it, is one of my go-to easy meals during the week. During Whole30, I wanted to come up with a version that was complaint and still tasty. Since hashbrown crusted mini quiches have been all over blogland this year, I figured it was worth a try on […]

Vanilla-Bean Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla-Bean Coconut Chia Seed Pudding #cleaneats #paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree

One of the things I discovered during Whole30 is that dairy and gluten cause an inflammatory response in my body. What I’ve thought my whole life were seasonal allergies (including headaches, a chronic stuffy nose and a puffy face in the mornings) disappear when I stay away from those things. While I haven’t banished them […]

Vanilla-Balsamic Sweet Potato Mash {Whole30 Compliant}

Vanilla-Balsamic Sweet Potato Mash #whole30

Part of doing the Whole30 was avoiding vanilla extract since it contains alcohol, but real Vanilla Beans are permitted. I had never used one until the Whole30, but now that I’ve tried them, I’m not sure I can go back to Vanilla Extract! They are a great addition to smoothies, cookies, and to this sweet and […]

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries {Crispy Outside, Tender Inside!}

Crispy Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

French fries are my #1 favorite “treat” food, especially the Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries from Smashburger. If you’ve never been to a Smashburger, look one up and go! It’s similar to a Five Guys but their Smash Chicken Burger and these fries are what make me choose Smashburger over Five Guys every time. Getting sweet potato fries crispy […]

Shepherd’s Pie {Whole30 and Paleo Compliant}

Shepherd's Pie {Whole30 and Paleo Compliant}

My husband loves Shepherd’s Pie. He’s been asking me to make it since we starting dating in 2005…9 years later, thanks to doing the Whole30, I finally got around to it. He loved it and I realized what I’ve been missing all these years. This is so good! It’s like a healthy comfort food meal. […]