Fig Zucchini Pasta with Hemp Seed Crumble

Figs are now in season!!  I’ve found them at farmers markets and at Whole Foods (get organic if you can).  Fig season is early August through October, peaking around Labor Day.  They taste AMAZING and are so good for you (and your sex life). Health benefits of figs: Great source of fiber to help digestive […]

Veggie Noodles with Cashew-Cilantro Pesto

Even though I have many Paleo cookbooks and can find hundreds of Paleo recipes available online, I couldn’t resist this Paleo Recipes magazine at the grocery store checkout.  The yummy Avocados Topped 8 Ways on the cover was irresistible, the pictures gorgeous and the recipes easy.  There are also a few pages explaining the Paleo […]

Paleo Fish Tacos with Pineapple Cilantro Salsa

I’ve been trying to eat more fish at home.  I order fish often when dining out but just don’t find myself cooking it very often.  Not sure why I am reluctant as it always turns out to be surprisingly easy, and this Paleo Fish Tacos recipe from NomNomPaleo, recently published in Sunset magazine, is no […]

My New Favorite Skillet Dinner

I am a big fan of the skillet dinner.  One big skillet, a pound of ground meat, lots of veggies, some good oil and you’ve got a healthy dinner on the table in about half a hour.  The even better part?  Leftovers for heating up in a skillet with over easy, runny yolk eggs for […]

Pressure Cooker Summer Italian Chicken

Since Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo posted this recipe in August, I’ve made it more times than I can count.  I love the convenience and fabulous flavors of this dish and how the Instant Pot makes this either a fast weeknight meal or an easy make ahead and heat up quick dinner.  There is nothing I […]

Mason Jar Lunch Salads

I had been eating lunch out pretty consistently during the work week and while there are many paleo friendly options around the Chicago loop, the usual rotation can get a bit monotonous.  There are even some options for organic and grass fed/humanely raised meat, but that too gets old after a while and also gets […]

Butternut Squash Lasagna

In my early cooking years, I was “lasagna challenged”.  I don’t even remember why (maybe drinking wine and cooking not a good mix??) but it became the example of the failed dinner, only good enough for the waste bin before reaching for the takeout menu.  We all have these failures, especially when we are still […]

Paleo Zuppa Toscana Soup

Back in our pre-Paleo days we used to eat out on occasion at the Olive Garden and were big fans of the Zuppa Toscana soup.  I was reminded of it a couple of months ago when a friend posted a recipe for a home-made version on Facebook and I added it to my list of […]

Festive Squash Soup

The long Thanksgiving weekend at my parent’s house involved lots of quality family time as well as cooking and eating, cooking and eating, cooking and eating….  When we got home this afternoon we were ready for something light that required minimal effort. This festive butternut squash soup from Everyday Paleo matched our requirements perfectly.  With […]

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Despite my recent declaration that I don’t make paleo treats very often, here I am again this weekend making something slightly decadent for my family.  My excuse this time?  The kids are home from college on Fall Break. Nothing says fall like pumpkin and these muffins don’t disappoint. I did a little internet surfing for […]