Classic Chicken Salad

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This chicken salad is one of my favorite things ever. I guess technically chicken salad in general is one of my favorite things ever since this marks my third post in three months about chicken salad. Remember that time I gave you a recipe for pesto chicken salad? Or the one for curry chicken salad? If not, you should probably go check them out. I make a variation of one of these three chicken salads every week. Continue reading

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Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

Yesterday the weather here was 68 and sunny. Then it got windy. Then it got a little rainy. Then the sun came back out. Then the winds and rain really came, and our power went out for the first time. While I was in the middle of cooking dinner. I’m talking pork loin raw in the oven, frozen butternut squash soup sitting on the stove. Everything in our house is electric, including the stove. That means panic basically set in for me. What will we eat for dinner? How will I make TJ’s lunch for tomorrow? And then I began kicking myself for talking so much shit about meal prep, because it would have been really handy in this situation. Continue reading

Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are

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Holy crap you guys, I am tired. The difference between how I feel on days after I work out versus days when I can’t work out because of work or doctors appointments is seriously noticeable. Waking up is especially hard for some reason. It isn’t even that I’m sore (thank goodness). It’s just a groggy feeling. But I also sleep hard as a rock on the nights when I actually get to work out. I don’t mind it because it means that I worked my body hard and really deserved the sleep I got, but still.

Once upon a time I worked out pretty much every day, only taking Sunday’s off. I had a pretty solid routine: wake up, go for a run with my roommate before work, go to work til 6, go straight to the 7 o’clock class at my gym (sorry, I refuse to call it a box), go home, shower, eat dinner, bed. Repeat. That feels like an eternity ago to me now. Continue reading

Teriyaki Meatza

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If you’ve ever looked for a completely paleo-friendly pizza recipe, you have to have come across meatza. Meatza is exactly what it sounds like – pizza made with meat as the crust. I have made this about 4,000 different ways now, but I think this one is my favorite. I’m not usually a huge fan of mixing salty and sweets, but the pineapple is just the perfect hint of sweet for me.

Some of the ingredients are going to be a little more complicated than I usually include- don’t freak out. I will include their non-paleo counterparts if you are in a pinch (or don’t care).

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Artichokes with Dijon Mustard Dipping Sauce

 

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Artichokes are one of those things that every time I cook them, someone tells me they have never seen whole artichokes cooked, and that they had no idea how to eat them. I blame my French grandmother for my love of whole artichokes. I actually blame her for a lot of my eating and cooking habits.

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Garlic “Fries”

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Ok, so they aren’t really fries. They’re carrots. But you already knew that, since you knew fries aren’t paleo – right?!

This recipe was actually inspired from PaleOMG’s Carrot Fries and Garlic Aoli Recipe. In my typical fashion, I just had to change it up just a bit. Before I get into the recipe, I’m going to tell a little back story on why I got into blogging, since it was also almost completely inspired by Juli Baur (the creator of PaleOMG). If you don’t care at all about my personal story, and I don’t blame you if you don’t, please feel free to skip right to the recipe.

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