Never Buy Salad Dressing Again!

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Here’s Harold the Turkey, our Thanksgiving mascot.

Over Thanksgiving I was put in charge of handling “leftover day” and appeasing 25 different people. We had quite the hodge podge of a leftover feast after it was all said and done. We ended up with mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, turkey soup, and a nice salad.

After more than a year of a paleo lifestyle, you’ll never catch me buying salad dressing from the store. It’s way more delicious (and super simple) to just make it yourself. At the request of a number of family members, I give you two of my favorite salad dressing recipes. Continue reading

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Green Bean Casserole [with a kick!]

Green Bean Casserole [with a kick!]

Ah, Thanksgiving. The holiday that will ALWAYS come before Christmas. I’m no Scrooge, but Christmas lights, trees and music do not belong in existence until November 29.

Anyway, green bean casserole is, and will always be, my favorite Thanksgiving side dish that I will inevitably eat three helpings of. It is super easy to make and exceptionally dummy proof, and *bonus* it’s really cheap to make. I’ve spent my college years perfecting the recipe that I take to all of my “Friendsgiving” holiday parties. As always, it was a hit this year! Continue reading

Balsamic Basil Berry Reduction

Balsamic Basil Berry Reduction

As you can likely tell from the picture, this recipe leads to anything and everything that is not healthy or paleo. But, never fear, the occasional treat is just good for the soul – especially when it is this delicious. (Granted, I may need to work just a little bit harder at CrossFit tomorrow to work off the sinfully delicious calories.) Continue reading

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Crunch

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Crunch

I have never been much of a cereal eater. I think the only time I’ve ever enjoyed cereal is if it is coated with some form of sugar. Things like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Golden Grahams were the ones that I liked because I didn’t like eating cereal with milk and those tasted best straight out of the box. Here I am, 20 years later, and I find out that straight sugar, GMO corn and gluten aren’t the healthiest of breakfasts. Continue reading