Paleo Pizza

This past weekend I wanted to venture out of my recent comforts of food and make a paleo pizza for my husband and I.  I knew I was going to keep it dairy free, gluten free, and aside from a little corn on top it is paleo.  I spent a little bit of time online researching different recipes to see what I wanted to include and not include in my dough.  I already knew it wasn’t going to be a “traditional” pizza because I am trying to avoid dairy as much as possible. Continue reading

Chicken Sofrito – Whole 30 Approved

About 2 weeks ago my husband came home with a recipe from work that he wanted to make for our January Whole 30.  I was all for it since it was one less thing I had to make.

I gave him some of the chicken that I was planning to use for something else and we swapped it out for this.  The marinade we used is called a sofrito (Caribbean and Latin American sauce of tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, and herbs). Continue reading

Turkey Meatloaf – Recipe – Whole 30 Approved

Throughout my Whole 30 journey I made a lot of meat balls either out of chicken or turkey.  They were an easy item and already portioned.  I knew exactly how many to eat to get the correct amount of protein.  I decided to change it up a bit once I finished because we needed something different so I went with a meatloaf.

This came out so good and juicy.  The turkey wasn’t dry at all.  I can’t wait for you to try this one out.  I know you will love it as much as I did. Continue reading

Roasted Root Vegetables – Recipe

I am a summer obsessed girl.  I love all things summer.  The sun.  The heat.  The pool.  Having BBQs.  Fun outdoor adventures.  The beach and everything in between.

That being said I am all about the fall because of the delicious scents and foods that appear in the stores during that time of year.  This past weekend I went to buy new hand soap at Bath & Body Works and of course the entire bag was filled with fall scents!

When I decided last week I was going to make this dish it made me slightly sad because it screams fall, changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and shorter days.  I did have the intentions to make it because I wanted to use up some straggling ingredients in the kitchen.  Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Casserole – Whole 30

I made this recipe for the first time the week after I finished my Whole 30.  I didn’t get to take many pics the way I had hoped so I decided to make it again (a little different – and forgetting 1 ingredient but still tasting amazing!).  I wanted to be able to share its awesomeness with you.  When talking to others, some doing a W30 and some not, I told them about this recipe and how I needed to share so they could try it out.  It is fairly easy to make but takes a little bit of time and patience.  If you have the time to make it, do it!  You can even do it over a 2 day period if you needed. Continue reading

Whole30 – Week 1 Recap

Back at the end of March/beginning of April I decided that I was going to take the small plunge and complete my first Whole30.  The first step in doing this was to buy the book.  I told myself I will complete it once we returned from our honeymoon and finished the Tone It Up Challenge that was going on.

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Delicious Turkey Meatballs

If you have been following me on Instagram you know that next Monday I start the Whole30 diet, or better yet, lifestyle.  This diet eliminates many of the foods I have been eating a lot of over the past few years while living a pescetarian lifestyle.  In order to complete the Whole30 to the full extent I need to reintroduce meat to my diet.  Since we were away a few weeks ago on our honeymoon I began experimenting mostly while we were in Greece (our hotel had a breakfast and dinner buffet so I could try a little bit of what I wanted).  I felt perfectly fine from everything I ate and was really happy about that. Continue reading

Sweet Salmon Teriyaki

On Friday I was looking on the internet to try and figure out what to have for dinner.  I came across several recipes for for salmon and really haven’t tried it yet (I am trying out different types of fish) except for a tiny taste when out to dinner with my family.  Taking a trip to our local natural/organic supermarket Wild By Nature to get everything needed for dinner.  They had organic salmon so we jumped on the opportunity to get it.  It wasn’t an inexpensive meal but it was for sure a delicious one!

Health Benefits of Salmon

– It is low in mercury content.
– Salmon contains high levels of Omega-3 making it a heart healthy food!
– Having it as part of your meal makes it a great source of protein.
– It is nutritious containing iron, zinc, Vitamin B6 and B12.

 

Recipe (based on 2 pounds of salmon)

Ingredients
About 1/2 c soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper

Directions
1.  Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. Put the Salmon into the bowl and let it marinate for about 10-15 minutes making sure both sides are well coated.
3.  Either use a little EVOO or some cooking spray on the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking.
4.  Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until done.
5. Serve with veggies (we used cauliflower and some tri-colored carrots) (and maybe a little quinoa) and ENJOY!

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