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…

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…

Zucchini Fritters (Paleo)

I guess it’s zucchini week around here! Earlier this week, I posted my Paleo Zucchini Muffins and now I’m ready to get savory. These Zucchini fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- you can make a big batch and heat them up throughout the week. It doesn’t get better than that! These zucchini fritters…

Paleo Zucchini Blueberry Muffins

It’s zucchini season! Sadly, we do not have any zucchinis growing in our garden, but Matt brought one home from work the other day that was bigger than my arm. He is not a zucchini lover like I am, but he is a huge fan of zucchini bread. Riddle me that. There are so many…

Herbed Turkey Meatballs (Dairy-Free)

We’re more than halfway through July – What! –¬† and I am up to my eyeballs in fresh herbs. It’s a great problem to have, but what do I do with them all? These herbed turkey meatballs kill two birds with one stone by using whatever fresh greens you have growing as well as helping…

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…

Quick Pickled Beets (Paleo)

Dwight Schrute, my mom, and I all share the same burning passion for beets. They are delicious roasted, boiled, and thinly sliced on salads, but my favorite way to enjoy them is pickled. I eat them right out of the jar as my husband makes a disgusted, disapproving face. I consider beets a super food…

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…