“World Famous” Guacamole

Guacamole is my favorite!  Not only is it super easy to make, but it is incredibly healthy.  Avocados are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat!  They are virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fats (aka, the good fats!) and they are cholesterol free.  Research show they can actually help lower cholesterol.  They are … Continue reading “World Famous” Guacamole

Sweet Potato Chili

Colder temperatures and snow have invaded the Midwest once again...did I mention is April 14th? YUCK! Saturday was absolutely gorgeous.  It felt like summer with temps in the 80's and I was able to get a significant amount of yard work completed...6 hours worth to be exact!  I even got a little sunburned (which I … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chili

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Warm, straight out of the oven Chocolate Chip Cookies are a personal favorite of mine.  Dark, gooey chocolate...chewy on the inside...I am drooling just thinking about it!  Good thing I just baked a batch of these delicious Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies! These cookies are perfect for those that need to adhere to a gluten … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Pizza Crust

Pizza has to be the ultimate comfort food.  It is definitely one of my family's favorites!  Unfortunately, a lot of people (such as myself) are unable to enjoy pizza due to digestive issues associated with gluten and other grains.  Some just feel better over all avoiding gluten or grains in their diets.  Others are trying to avoid … Continue reading Paleo Pizza Crust

Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Spring has arrived! Well, sort of....it doesn't quite feel like it here in the Midwest but I know beautiful weather, bright tree blossoms, and fragrant flowers are just around the corner.  I was delighted to see a few bulbs breaking through the soil in my back yard the other day. These muffins are the perfect way … Continue reading Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Shrimp and Asparagus Scampi

Shrimp.  Garlic.  Asparagus.  Lemon.  These are a few of my favorite things!  Combine these ingredients into one dish and I am in foodie heaven.  I now present to you, Shrimp and Asparagus Scampi! This dish is the perfect union of savory and tangy.  The garlicky lemon sauce pairs perfectly with the buttery shrimp.  It is easy … Continue reading Shrimp and Asparagus Scampi

Curry Chicken Salad

I am absolutely obsessed with the Curry Chicken Salad from Whole Foods.  The price tag?  Not so much!  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and try to replicate my beloved Curry Chicken Salad.   I am absolutely thrilled with the results!  Not only does it taste like the Whole Food's version … Continue reading Curry Chicken Salad

Paleo Key Lime Cupcakes

Over the weekend, I was itching to do a little baking!  It has been a hot minute since I've been able to bake any treats.  No treats were allowed on the Whole30, even if the ingredients were compliant.  So I did a little Pinterest-ing for some bake good inspiration and came across a recipe for … Continue reading Paleo Key Lime Cupcakes

Sunshine Vinaigrette

I don't know about you guys, but I am craving some major warmth and sunshine.  Winter in the Midwest has been absolutely brutal this year.  It's March 4th and we are still experiencing below freezing temps and snow.  OVER IT!   Here is a delicious dressing that will bring some sunshine to your life while … Continue reading Sunshine Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato Hash

Breakfast on the weekends has remained hearty and delicious throughout the Whole30 thanks to Sweet Potato Hash!  It has been a great alternative to the traditional breakfast potatoes we normal serve on the weekends.  This dish is easy to prepare and would pair great with a nice grilled steak or chicken breast for dinner. For … Continue reading Sweet Potato Hash