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Shredded Chicken with Sesame Sauce

Tahini is one of these things that I didn't get at first and didn't understand what all the fuss was about… I couldn’t understand why people would eat it at…

Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Red Cabbage Rolls

These Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Red Cabbage Rolls are a great meat-free alternative to the Christmas table. The quinoa is seasoned with baharat seasoning and mixed with raisin, sunflower seeds, and…

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Carrot-Cashew Creme Sauce

I thought it might be fun to make a raw Italian-inspired dish this weekend to celebrate the opening of Eat Pray Love. Of course, I know this is nothing like…

Old Fashioned Pancakes

If you're looking for a simple, classic recipe that will fill your house with the most mouth-watering smells and taste like a dream, look no further.A few years ago, I…

Quinoa and Bean Sloppy Joes

Quinoa has been the latest rage lately! It has been everywhere, everywhere, everywhere! Quinoa is pretty awesome if they think about it. It has the highest amount of protein of…

Strawberry Rhubarb Rustic Tart

I think this is my favorite recipe that I have posted thus far. Maybe I’m biased because it’s an egg, nut, and chocolate-free recipe, which means I can eat it.…

Bacon BBQ Meatloaf

I have good news and I have bad news. Let’s hear the good news first. I found a Belgium waffle maker 50% off today so of course, I had to…

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

As long as I could remember, my mom would always have a stick of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin bread in the freezer. She would have a piece occasionally for breakfast, but…

Baked Spaghetti: It’s Not Your Grandma’s Pasta!

I’m definitely a Grandma, but I’m not Italian. So, I’ll never pass for a little Italian Grandma with all the cooking skills and wisdom of the ages. However, I have…

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

Love Strawberries? I know I do. They are my absolute favorite fruit and this spring I haven't been able to get enough of them. When I am especially fond of…

Southwest Chicken Soup

That chill in the air signals the season for soul-satisfying, warm-you-to-your-toes, flavor-popping soups. We’ve been heeding that call, at our house, this week. Southwest Chicken Soup is so incredibly flavorful…

Paleo Persimmon Gingerbread Pudding

The other day at the farmer’s market I have gifted a ginormous bag of soft Fuyu persimmons from one of my farmer friends. She suggested that I puree them and…

Paleo Clay Pot Chicken

For Christmas, one of the things that my husband bought me was a Romertopf. Ever heard of it? Well, it’s a beautiful unfinished clay pot used for cooking. You soak…

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

For breakfast today, the kids had gluten-free homemade muffins with an apple. Lunch was leftover Game Day Crispy Chicken Wings for my husband and me. The girls had grass-fed organic…
Cherry Pie

Paleo Cherry Pie

Hope. It’s what we hang onto. No matter who we are, we are living for hope. We hang onto the hope that things will change, that they will get better.…

Paleo Egg McMuffin Bagel Sandwich

These bagels have quite the story behind them, just to warn you. It all started two days before I was booked to hop on a plane and depart for my…

Citrus & Sesame Carrot Fries

There are a couple of things in life that are so good you just have to savor them and take all the good you can get from that one moment…

Cumin Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Problems with searching through the internet late at night looking at so much food… You instantly start craving things you didn’t even know existed!You wake up in the morning and…

Paleo Egg Salad Sandwich

Ooooh, I am so in love with these gorgeous eggs! They are so lovely and remind me of spring. My family said I should wait to post this recipe until…

Paleo “Mac & Cheese” Noodles

I have been craving these noodles like crazy lately, so I just had to share this recipe with you guys! I can only look back at the golden days with…

Apple Pie Bites

Every year, amid June, our little valley of Plain hosts a VBS kids camp for one week. Miraculously, our tiny mountain town, nestled amid the pine trees and snow-capped mountains…

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Craving bite-sized holiday cheer? I know I am! A few of these with tea in the afternoon wouldn’t hurt. The snow is COMING DOWN! Everything is a perfect winter wonderland…

Almond Butter Cream Pies

Is it a doughnut? A cupcake? A Pie? Who cares?! It’s delicious and healthy, that’s what I know! Your Valentines Day is not complete without these perfect and decadent holiday…

Pumpkin Custard Cups

Ahh…. settling back in. From traveling over salty seas, snowy mountain passes, and going from 85 degrees to -1 degrees, it feels good to finally be settling back into the…

Carrot Cake Cranberry Muffins

So, I was trudging through the knee-deep powder this morning on my daily walk and all I could think was carrots, spices, zesty orange, and lots of cranberries! I have…

Paleo “Corn” Dogs

Being the awesome wife I am, I made it happen. While my attempt at a tot-like exterior failed (miserably) I ended up with a nice, sticky batter with a nice,…

Homemade Barbecue-Ranch Chicken Pizza

How we love to make homemade pizzas here together and experiment with flavors! Homemade BBQ: Chicken Ranch pizza has been a favorite of my husband and I for years. While…

Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Cake

Moist, lightly sweet cake, flavored with Bigelow Tea and lemon is a scrumptious, tart, sweet pick-me-up on a brunch buffet table, with tea in the afternoon or as dessert after…

ROAST CHICKEN DINNER

The beauty of this recipe is that everything is cooked in a skillet, so there is very little washing up afterward, unlike a traditional roast dinner. You'll need a large…

CHEESY BBQ POTATO CHIP CASSEROLE

Are you caught up in the “hoopla” and the exciting college basketball this month? (Get it- hoopla. Basketball hoops. See what I did there? :-)) What a roller coaster ride…
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