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 […]

Lemon-Maple Kale Salad

I’ve been looking for more salad ideas and this one from Melissa Joulwan at is a winner. I love getting more kale (a true superfood) into our meals and dates are always a nice bit of sweetness. Massaging the kale made it very tender and I predict this salad is going to be turning […]

Paleo Appetizer Meatballs

For our 4th of July celebration yesterday I fixed several of our go to favorites that make frequent appearances.  One addition to the repertoire was these yummy sweet and sour meatballs from  Similar to my Paleo Dinner Party menu, I prepped ahead of time and just baked or assembled when needed. Appetizers in the […]

Greek Salad

We love this Greek Salad and make it often.  It’s quick, colorful and the dressing is simple and fresh.  I adapted it from one on to suit our tastes.  A mandolin slicer works well for uniformly thin slices of onion and cucumber.  Turn it into an antipasto salad by adding uncured Applegate Farms salami. […]

Hearts of Palm Salad

My sister in law made a huge bowl of this salad recently for a family gathering and it was so good I got the recipe.  A perfect summer salad with avocado, lime juice and cilantro providing guacamole style flavor and it’s still good the next day if it lasts that long. She used a Weight […]