Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs (Paleo)

This month, I teamed up with my amazing Kickboxing instructor, Kathleen, who’s hosting a 14 day #freeselflove challenge. She asked me to share how I show self love through food. She’ll be posting on her site this week – click here to see! This was the first recipe I really took the time to create a tablescape…

Paleo Rosemary Pecan Chicken Salad

Fun fact- chicken salad is my favorite. You can use just about any fruits, vegetables, and seasonings you have in the fridge, and it’s great for meal prepping lunches at the beginning of the week. I had fresh rosemary and some leftover smoked chicken breast in the fridge the other day, and threw this new…

Slow Cooker Ham & Lentil Soup (GF & Dairy-Free)

Yesterday’s wind chill hit -51 degrees. Everyone’s talking about Chiberia but all I can hear is “soup soup soup soup.” I’m sure most people associate freezing temps with comforting food, but for me, cold weather has an especially strong connotation with my mom’s soup. Growing up, snow days were always the best because my mom…

Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo & Whole30)

In the spirit of the impending snow storm that is about to hit the Midwest and Northeast parts of the country this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to share another one of my comforting dinner go-to’s. My Paleo spin on a comfort food classic is sure to keep you feeling warm and happy…

Our Favorite Chili

We’ve had a couple weeks of unseasonably warm weather here in Chicago, but just today, flurries and terrible wind chills are back reminding us that it’s definitely still Winter. It’s days like today where I feel an especially strong obligation to provide you with comforting recipes like our favorite chili. This recipe is special to…

Orange, Fennel & Arugula Salad with Honey Dijon Salmon

Hello and Happy 2019! I hope your year is off to a great start. I spent the past few weeks totally engrossed in new cook books (thanks Mom, Pam, and Janice!) thinking a lot about what I’d like my relationship with food to look like this year, and how to translate that into blog posts/recipes…

Pork Posole (GF & Dairy-Free)

Lately, I’ve been receiving complaints from my roommate (husband) that we don’t eat enough Mexican food. This isn’t true, but I humored him because I’m nice, and thumbing through my new copy of  Ina Garten’s latest cookbook Cook Like a Pro gave me some ideas. I came across her Pork Posole recipe and it sounded…

Mexican Stuffed Peppers (GF & Dairy-Free)

The weeks sandwiched in between holidays feel so hectic and full of dining out, wine-sipping, and cookie-filled gatherings. No complaints here. But on weeknights when we don’t have much going on, I find myself looking for easy and healthy options to balance our holiday diets. I became a huge fan of stuffed peppers when I…

Copycat Chicken Shawarma

This Thanksgiving, I threw all caution to the wind and loaded up on my Grandma Lynne’s famous stuffing and gravy, my mother-in law’s molasses rolls, my brother-in-law’s amazing deep fried turkey, and my mom’s home made green bean casserole. Then the uncomfortable full-ness sank in and I told myself I was never eating again. Because…

Matty’s Slow Cooker Carnitas

I’m all about meal prep. This usually takes place on Sundays before I grocery shop, so I can methodically buy only what we need and ensure we have enough week-night meals planned. When doing so, I plan a couple slow cooker meals that you can “set and forget,” because there is nothing better than coming…