Category: Cooking

Embarking on College Life? Master These 10 Simple Recipes

Stepping into college life this fall? If the kitchen feels like uncharted territory, fear not. We’ve compiled a list of 10 easy recipes that will not only fill your stomach but also teach you the joy of cooking. These dishes range from soul-soothing curries to quick stir-fries and are perfect for those just starting out. For those about to start college with more enthusiasm for eating than cooking, worry not – our handpicked list of […]

Simple, But Delicious Black Beans

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. Most days, I would be content to stand by the stove for hours attempting to master the latest recipe that has piqued my interest. However, there are also days when cooking myself an elaborate meal is out of the question. When cooking seems like a chore, or I need something quick and easy, I always find myself making the same thing, black beans and rice. Not only do […]

Paleo/Dairy Free Tacos with ALL the Fixin’s

“Taco Tuesdays” may very well be one of the most popular food days of the week…everywhere! At first when I began eating clean/Paleo, I was bummed that one of my favorite cuisines would be less fun since dairy and rice are out of the diet. However, I found a way to make it fun again and perhaps even tastier. There are great substitutes for sour cream, cheese and grain tortillas, which are the best parts […]

Paleo Fast Food: Chicken Nuggets & French Fries

Most kids, including my own, will tell you that their “go to” favorite fast food meal is the infamous chicken nuggets and fries. It seems easy enough to head through the drive through and grant this request. After all, its chicken, which is protein, right? Wrong! In fact, fast food chicken nuggets are among the unhealthiest foods consumed.  This is mostly, because there is more filler and saturated fat than actual white meat. In just […]

Paleo/Vegan Slow Cooked Pulled “Pork” over Cole Slaw

BBQ has become popular and one of the biggest crazes within these last few years. BBQ food trucks and restaurants are popping up everywhere. But what if you are vegan, or maybe, after this summer BBQ season, you feel as though you have overdosed on meat and would like to take a meat hiatus. While I am not vegan, I strive to incorporate as many meatless meals into the dinner rotation. If you don’t know […]

Seven Ingredient Paleo Tahini Blondies

Who doesn’t love the classic Blondie? And here is a way to make it vegan, Paleo AND refined sugar free. And best of all, it is loaded with health benefits and so easy and fast to make. Tahini, in its purest form, is made from toasted sesame seeds, which are ground down into a paste. Tahini has a smooth, peanut buttery flavor. It is rich in antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory compounds, and just one teaspoon provides […]

How To Make Sun Tea

Nothing reminds me of summertime quite like my grandfather’s sun tea. Every year, when the days grew longer, and the sun beat down on our patio, he would take an enormous empty pickle jar and fill it with water. To that jar, he would add Lipton Tea Bags and leave it outside for hours to brew in the summer heat. It’s the nostalgia of watching the jar’s contents turn golden as the day dragged on […]

Five Easy Paleo Summer Breakfasts

We know the cardinal rule: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. After a night of sleep, when the body rests for hours, breakfast is needed to jump start your metabolism which helps you get energized and burn calories throughout the day. In addition, for all people, especially diabetics, skipping breakfast is associated with an increase in blood sugar that puts undue stress on the body.  Breakfast is needed to regulate these blood […]

Pile High Paleo Lasagna…Loaded with veggies and “cheese”.

Imagine eating lasagna that could be made dairy free, vegan, grain free, gluten free, refined sugar free, loaded with health benefits and actually DELICIOUS? That sounds impossible. But it is possible and it exists! Don’t give up on your favorite comfort food dishes just because you decided to eat clean and Paleo. The reason why the Paleo lifestyle is attainable is because you can recreate almost any dish or recipe within the Paleo parameters.  Let’s […]

No Bake, Paleo Sweet n Salty Frozzzzen Snickers

Enough said. Yes, you can be Paleo and still eat junk food…but without the junk. What’s better than that? If you look at an actual Snickers bar, the very first ingredient is refined SUGAR, which means that there is a lot of it. There are 27 grams of it, to be exact. This is the equivalent of seven teaspoons. That’s the amount that the American Heart Association says that an adult should eat for a […]