Oh breakfast. I hate breakfast. I have SUCH a hard time eating in the morning. Even when it isn’t first thing in the morning. Meaning I can wake up, shower, get ready for work (which takes between 30-45 minutes depending on what’s happening with my hair) and still not want to eat anything. I know how important that meal is, but I really have a hard time forcing that food down my throat. One way I’ve really helped myself is by forgetting about “typical” breakfast foods. I don’t like eggs very much, especially when you can taste them. Usually I will grab some leftovers from the night before and try to eat as much of that as possible. Once you get past the fact that you’re eating chicken salad or spaghetti squash pizza casserole at 9 am, it’s much more tolerable for me. I also love meal prepping with egg muffins because they are super quick to grab. Continue reading
Yup, you read the right: crack sauce. I am obsessed with making shredded chicken. Maybe because it means I can just put random crap in the crock pot and when I get home, dinner is ready. Maybe its because I really like shredded chicken. Whatever the reason, I make it at least once a week. Since I make it so often, I usually try to find different ways to spice it up or flavor it so we don’t get really sick of it. Sometimes I’ll make shredded buffalo chicken cups, sometimes I make chicken salad. This time, I decided to finally try making paleo BBQ dressing. Continue reading
This picture is from buffalo chicken pasta that I made last week. I take absolutely no credit for this recipe whatsoever. I used Juli Baur’s recipe and changed nothing. Actually, that’s a lie. I actually used 1/2 as much mayo as her recipe calls for, I used Frank’s Hot Sauce rather than Tessemae’s and I added bacon on top. But other than that, everything is the exact same. It’s so good, there is no reason to change a THING about it. Continue reading
Confession: I didn’t use to eat very well. Actually, I just never thought about what I was putting into my body and more specifically how my body was reacting. I used to eat a lot of bread and pasta (although I think I blame that on being French) and it never made me feel good. Besides the fact that my digestive system didn’t love what I was eating, my whole body was sluggish and felt gross. I never really realized the importance of meat being a part of every meal, and I didn’t eat a huge variety vegetables. Continue reading
I love Brussels sprouts. Like, could eat them daily love them. They are definitely something I didn’t learn to appreciate and love until I was well into my mid-twenties, but now that I know how to cook them, we will never stop eating them.
Luckily for me, TJ loves them just as much as I do, so we pretty much DO eat them daily. Luckily for both of us, they are incredibly good for you. Unluckily for both of us, I always made them the same way. As good as that recipe is. it can get kind of boring after a while. Finally, I decided to try out something different. I love Brussels sprouts, but I also love wings and buffalo sauce. Why oh why did I never think to combine those two things? Continue reading
Fireworks on the 3rd of July from my dad’s boat
This recipe is making me crazy. I know I saw it on a blog, and I SWEAR I saw it on Juli Baur’s blog, but I have scoured high and low and I can’t find it. If anyone has seen this recipe before and thinks I totally stole it, please let me know where you saw it!
I have literally so many recipes I want to share right now, I just wish I had the time to write the posts for each one! At least you will have something to look forward to, since I know everyone waits for my posts with baited breath. In case curiosity is killing you, or you just need a reason to check back for recipes, here’s what I have in the works: paleo calzones (with NO bread), staying paleo when traveling (mainly roadtripping), apple and onion pork burgers (which are what is topping the kale salad in the picture above), sundried tomato and pesto stuffed chicken, as well as a few more that I am working on this week. Continue reading