Homemade Mayo

Delicious, thick, homemade mayo! I NEVER buy mayo anymore at the store. This stuff is so much better. You will need..... 1 egg 1 cup of extra light olive oil (EVOO is too strong) 1 teaspoon of ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon sea salt... 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional) In a small bowl, add egg … Continue reading Homemade Mayo

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  No reason to buy salad dressing with a million different ingredients you can't pronounce when you can make your own.  This is an easy, delicious dressing to accompany any salad of your choice.  It would especially pare well with a Southwestern or Taco Salad. Ingredients 1 cup of packed cilantro 2 cups of extra virgin olive … Continue reading Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

  Gingery, sweet, and tangy!  If you enjoy these flavours, you are definitely going to enjoy this delicious stir fry.  This vegetable dense dish is quick and easy to whip together making it perfect to create on a weeknight.  You will spend more time chopping up vegetables than cooking.  This dish is Whole30 compliant and will … Continue reading Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

Garlic and Herb Cauliflower Mash

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the mashed potatoes, this is the recipe for you.  This dish is just as comforting and rich as the real deal.  I made this to pair with our Valentine's Dinner of Steak, Shrimp, and Asparagus and it was delicious!  The garlic and herbs pack a major … Continue reading Garlic and Herb Cauliflower Mash

Stuffed Pepper Stew

Fall weather has officially arrived and it has sent my comfort food cravings into high gear!  There is nothing like warming up on a crisp Fall day with a big bowl or soup or stew.  This healthy, gluten-free stew combines all the delicious flavors we love about Stuffed Peppers in one satisfying bowl. This dish … Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Stew

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you are are looking for something that is sweet (yet healthy) and easy to whip up then these Blondies are for you.  Last night I was craving a warm, out of the oven treat but didn't want to have to run to the store to gather ingredients.  I looked around in my pantry, threw … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

    Weeknights are busy for my family.  Trying to fit in time to cook something quick, easy, and healthy can be a challenge.  This recipe has become a weekly staple in my home since developing it.  Not only is it easy, delicious, and healthy but it is also cheap to make! This vegetable dense meal … Continue reading Coconut Curry with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, Vegan options)

Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

  If you have a garden filled with red-ripe tomatoes, here is a recipe that will help put them to good use!  In this salsa, we roast tomatoes, tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes), jalepenos, and garlic to really amp up their natural flavors.  This salsa is incredibly easy to create.  Be an awesome guest … Continue reading Roasted Tomato and Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado Salad

It's avocado season and I am noticing some great deals in the grocery stores.  Time to stock up on my all time favorite!  If you are wanting to make something different than guacamole with those delicious avocados, here it the perfect solution! My father is from Cuba and came to America right before the revolution … Continue reading Avocado Salad

12 Weeks!

Hey everyone!  Before I get started with my weekly pregnancy progress, I have to share what an exciting week it's been for my family.  We became foster parents to an adorable, old man named Rocco.  He is a 13 year old English Bulldog that was rescued by the Illinois English Bulldog Rescue.  His owner of 13 … Continue reading 12 Weeks!