paleo banana protein pancakes for the weekend

PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE* Although I’m usually not a sweet breakfast person, I got a hankering for some banana pancakes when we were grabbing groceries late Friday night. The store had some really ripe bananas. Realizing they’d probably be tossed out in the morning, I decided to be the #producehero and save them from such… Continue reading paleo banana protein pancakes for the weekend

baked salmon pouches, aka cinderella

GLUTEN-FREE | PALEO | CAN BE WHOLE30* Time from start to finish: 30 minutes Difficult level: easy peasy Oh, life hacking. These salmon pouches look and taste fancy, but making them requires zero skill or motivation. On any random Tuesday, this is precisely the kind of cooking I am in the mood for. I want… Continue reading baked salmon pouches, aka cinderella

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

2.5 hour meal prep: bold flavors for grey days

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE PALEO* Time start to finish: 2.5 hours Difficulty level: easy peasy To most people, “meal prep” conjours up images of rows of identical plastic containers, filled with grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and other nutritious – albeit boring – foods: I tried that once. By about day 3,… Continue reading 2.5 hour meal prep: bold flavors for grey days

snow day soup: tom kha gai

PALEO | WHOLE30 | DAIRY-FREE Time from start to finish: 45 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy I’ve lived in Nashville for almost five years now, and I swear — every time the snow falls, it’s declared a “snowpocalypse.” At this point, I’m a snowpocalypse pro. I have a whole routine: wake up, make pancakes, wear pjs… Continue reading snow day soup: tom kha gai

dark chocolate bark bites

VEGETARIAN | PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE Time from start to finish: 15 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy I just want to high five a million angels a la Liz Lemon: These dark chocolate bark bites are made in heaven — made with magnesium-rich 72%+ organic dark chocolate, heart-healthy nuts, and antioxidant-filled dried superfruits. What better way to end a… Continue reading dark chocolate bark bites

crunchy mediterranean salad

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* | CAN BE PALEO* My love affair with toasted nuts began when my boyfriend first made me his top-secret kale and Brussels sprouts salad. The secret dressing for that secret salad is deliciously savory and lemony — but it’s the warmth and the crunch of the toasted almonds… Continue reading crunchy mediterranean salad