Embracing the Flavors of the Caribbean with Jerk Chicken

Looking through my pantry, I noticed how I just have a lot of spices laying around. I find that I’ll buy a jar and only use it once or twice. This is especially true with my large jar of coconut oil. Since I’ve been trying to make more Paleo friendly recipes, I went and bought a huge jar. Now in an attempt to make the most of what I have, I needed to make something for dinner using the ingredients I already have on hand. And of course I went…

Paleo Coconut Macaroons

I’m trying to cut out sugar and it’s hard for someone with a sweet tooth. One of the reasons I’m attracted to the Paleo way of baking is that there is no refined sugar used! Instead, natural sweeteners like honey are used. I also love that this method of eating promotes using natural and sustainable ingredients. I showed my husband this recipe and he immediately requested that I make some. I never knew he was a macaroon fan, but was happy to hear that! This is a super simple recipe…

Seared Scallops with Bacon and Kale

I think one of my favorite past times has to be strolling through Whole Foods and seeing the variety of produce and seafood available that day. Over the weekend, while doing such activity, I saw the best scallops sitting in the seafood counter! It was hard to walk away and not pick any up. To me, the key to a really good scallop is the texture, it has to be firm, with a slight give if you press into it; there has to be no odor to the scallop and…

Paleo Chicken Lo Mein

I’ve toyed with the idea of trying to eat Paleo for a while and wasn’t really sure I could do it. The more I thought about it though, it seemed like I was getting close to this style of eating all ready. The basic principle behind eating Paleo is eating as close to nature as possible, so eating all natural and organic foods. This means eliminating processed foods and carbs, sticking to protein, fish, nuts, and fruits and veggies. I don’t think I would completely revamp my eating habits to…