one-pan spiced beef and rice bowls

GLUTEN-FREE | CLEAN EATING | PALEO+RICE* (omit cucumber side dish) My boy and I both have a serious love for that crossover between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors: where pine nuts, feta, coriander, oregano, cumin, smoked paprika, tomatoes, lamb, beef, cucumbers, hummus, pita, olives, sumac, and pomegranate all intermingle. One of our favorite restaurants in Nashville,… Continue reading one-pan spiced beef and rice bowls

20-minute, diner-style bunless cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE PALEO* | CAN BE WHOLE30* | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE** If I were to name my mediocre superpower, it would probably be turning unhealthy things into healthy things. So when I ask, “What are you feeling for dinner?” and my guy responds, “Pizza, burgers, fries, sauce, pasta,”…. challenge accepted. There are tons… Continue reading 20-minute, diner-style bunless cheeseburgers and sweet potato fries

10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE VEGETARIAN* | CAN BE PALEO/WHOLE30** My approach to cooking is very different on weekdays vs. weekends. On weekends, I love taking my time, dirtying a stupid amount of pots and pans, continuously delaying dinner with my whimsy. During the week, by the time I get home from work I’m usually already a… Continue reading 10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

classic italian meat-a-balls

CAN BE GLUTEN-FREE* It all started with the sauce. My mom’s friend Stacy makes this incredible pasta sauce. The perfectly ripened tomatoes and sweet basil just shine, miraculously enough, without added sugar. It’s so good, it sent me on an epic quest to make the classic meatball. During this time, after several iterations of this recipe, I discovered a few… Continue reading classic italian meat-a-balls

teres major steak with cowboy butter, aka top secret stuff

PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE WHOLE30* Time from start to finish: about 15 minutes Difficulty level: medium The teres major (or shoulder petite tender) is the second-most tender cut of beef, after the filet mignon. It cooks in mere minutes. It’s crazy inexpensive for what you’re getting ($8.99/lb. at my Whole Foods – filet is… Continue reading teres major steak with cowboy butter, aka top secret stuff