Mini Chocolate Donuts!!

It’s week 3 of our 30 day Paleo challenge, and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s definitely got me being a little more creative to find meals, snacks and dessert I can really enjoy. To satiate my sweet tooth, a few days ago I made some chocolate chip cookies and now I have leftover almond meal and dairy free chocolate chips. So I’m adapting a chocolate donut recipe to make it Paleo friendly. I have a mini donut tin on hand, so I’m…

Chicken Lettuce Wraps for a Quick Dinner

I received a head of bib lettuce in my CSA box and I was at a lost for what to do with them. I normally use them as part of a salad or for tacos and wraps. But I needed a quick meal tonight. Work has been pretty hectic and I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. I was looking forward to some relaxation time on the couch with a nice glass of wine. So in my attempt to make something quick and easy, I’ve made…

A Paleo Version of Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)

A friend of mine, who also happens to be eating Paleo, posted a delicious picture of Bo Kho on her Facebook page, and it made me drool! It’s not necessarily a dish I would have ever attempted at home, but I like the challenge. And since I’ve been craving Vietnamese food lately, I thought it would be perfect to make this stew and serve it with some kelp noodles. Some main points I learned while making this dish is getting a good cut of beef brisket and allowing the stew…

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

My little man is almost 14 months old and he’s officially moved into the toddler class at school. It feels like yesterday when I saw his beautiful face for the first time. I remember people telling me that they grow up fast; man, they sure do! With his new class, breakfast isn’t at school anymore. They are only fed a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. So now I’m trying to think of quick and easy make ahead breakfasts that will keep our mornings from becoming too hectic. Our…

Hawaiian Inspired Grilled Mahi Mahi

After 3 days of eating beef, my husband and I really need a break. Don’t get me wrong, I love beef, but I also need variety as well. My husband had asked me a few days ago to make some Hawaiian fish dish, and he mentioned he was in the mood for some mahi mahi. Lucky for him, the grocery store happened to have some beautifully thick mahi mahi filets! To make a tropical dish, I could only think of two ingredients that reminds me of our time in Hawaii,…

Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps

I’ve made crispy skin pork belly many times and it’s one dish that I absolutely love. The key here is getting a really good piece of pork belly, there has to be a perfect amount of meat to fat ratio. And yes, I’m that person standing at the meat counter asking to examine multiple pieces of pork belly until I find my perfect one! When I make pork belly, I always want a side of rice or noodles to accompany it. This month however, carbs are not an option. So…

Grilled Rockfish with Mango and Cilantro Sauce

One of the challenges I’m finding with trying to be strict Paleo is incorporating a wide variety of meats into my diet. I don’t want to eat a steak every night. So my husband and I put our heads together and came up with an idea of grilling a whole fish and making my delicious mango and cilantro sauce as a topping! We love fried fish, so this is our take on a healthier version. And the best part, the seafood counter at Whole Foods cleaned, deboned and butterflied our…

Paleo Asian Beef Short Ribs

I love Asian cuisine, much to my husband’s chagrin. I think I could eat some type of Asian dish 3 times a day, 7 days of the week. But it’s hard to indulge in my passion and follow the Paleo way of eating. Asian food is chocked full of rice and noodles. So a goal of mine lately has been to make more Paleo-friendly Asian dishes. I’m starting with one of the quintessential dinner entrees, beef short ribs. And instead of serving it with rice, I’m opting for sautéed veggies.…

Clams in Garlic and Wine Sauce with Water Cress for the Spring

The weather is definitely taking a turn and we’re hopefully finally saying goodbye to winter and hello to the spring! And for me personally, nothing says welcome warmer temperatures quite like grilling and seafood. Unfortunately though, our grill is currently in the process of being repaired. So I’ll go to my second favorite spring time meal, seafood; more specifically clams! Words cannot describe how much I adore linguine with clams. My husband in fact gets annoyed with me sometimes because I’ll order it pretty much whenever I see it on…

Roast Chicken in a Dutch Oven

I love getting weekly deliveries from Washington’s Green Grocer! Not only am I getting fresh, natural and organic products, but I’m also supporting local farmers and their craft. Another bonus is that it’s teaching me to cook with what I have on hand. So whatever comes in my box that week is what I’ll be using to prepare meals. This week, I added a pasture-raised, free range whole chicken to my delivery. It took me a few days to figure out what to make with it; then it dawned on…