No Bake Brownies

We had a new oven delivered yesterday, and it was a much-needed update in our kitchen! The old oven was a real eyesore but worked just fine, so we had trouble justifying spending the expense. I told Matt I’d need a new oven before “Baking Season,” and when prompted, defined it as the first week…

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Happy Hump Day! I find that weeks leading up to a long holiday weekend always go the sloooooowest. Anyone else? I took a poll on Instagram and asked what kinds of recipes everyone would like to see, and Matt’s cousin Lorraine replied with “carrot salad.” I’m almost positive she was thinking of my Mother in…

Pad Thai (GF & Refined Sugar-Free)

Living in Northwestern Minnesota has its perks. Every morning I get to wake up and drink coffee on my porch with Blue, then go for a walk and listen as loons fly over and call to each other. I don’t have a commute, we spend lots of time outside, I love our home and our…

Salsa Verde

This weekend, we celebrate my favorite person on the planet’s 29th birthday. Matt is my husband, BFF, adventure partner, biggest supporter, and also a huge salsa snob. Pretty early into our relationship, I went to visit Matt in the city and he sent me home with a jar of fresh salsa. I think that’s when…

Grilled Five Spice Chicken

It’s almost officially Summer, and you know what that means- Grilling Season! To me, Summer is synonymous with sitting on the patio sipping Sangria and grilling dinner every night. I am extra thrilled about it this year, because we will have an actual grill on an actual patio instead of smoking up our tiny apartment…

Lemon Almond Cake (GF & Dairy-Free)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the amazing, do-it-all, resilient women out there who give of themselves every day to raise the future generation of humans. I myself have the world’s best mom, but I’m sure you think the same about yours, too. My mother is beautiful, kind, and fights for the rights of the…

Perfect Brownies (Paleo & Nut-Free)

Happy Hump Day! Chicago has been soaked with a steady, relentless drizzle for a few days now, and I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of needing a nap. Maybe you didn’t know this, but brownies fix everything. I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Brownies¬†back in October and they are a hit with my…

Shrimp & Cauliflower “Grits” (Paleo)

Happy weekend! The sun is out and the weather is ever so slowly creeping up to an acceptable Spring temperature, just in time for Easter Sunday. It’s been a while since I last shared a recipe- Matt and I have been busy finding and buying our first home! It’s been a very exciting and emotionally…

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Drumsticks (Paleo)

Due to my type-A tendencies, I’ll usually wait until I have the exact photos I want before posting a recipe. However, 3 weeks ago, Matt and I became the annoying dog parents who spend every waking moment talking about (and to) our BFF Blue. Who has time for perfect pictures of chicken legs when you…

Cranberry Oat Bars (GF)

This morning, I needed a break from apple and pumpkin everything. Don’t worry, I’m okay… I think. I had some fresh cranberries in the fridge that I’ve been meaning to use, and the thought of warm oat bars fresh out of the oven to enjoy with my coffee was just too good to pass up.¬†It’s…