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…

Grandma’s Stuffed Peppers (Paleo)

Today, my Grandma Lynne turns 81. I look up to her for many reasons, one of the most important reasons being that she helped found my love for cooking. My grandma is the kind of cook who has a handful of recipes that she makes flawlessly, and usually sticks to those. I have so many memories…

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…

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…

Tahini Date Nut Bread (Paleo)

To me, date nut bread is synonymous with comfortable, lazy morning conversations over coffee with my mom in her kitchen. She has been making date nut bread forever, and I swear that every time she makes it, it turns out better than the last. My little sister and I have been known to take out…

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…

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…