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

Breakfast Hash

Breakfast Hash

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned how much I seriously love breakfast hash. It’s been a few months in the making (because believe me, my first go at making hash was a disaster) but I have finally perfected my breakfast hash recipe and it is ready to be shared with my adoring fans! I’ve made a ton of various breakfast has recipes and this one has been a combination of my favorite parts of the ones I have made (and taking into account my ridiculous love for garlic). Continue reading

Mexican Beef Salad

Mexican Beef Salad

My sister and I at the Golden Gate Bridge.

My sister and I at the Golden Gate Bridge.

I just got back from spending a week in San Francisco with my little sister and as fun as it was, I am SO glad to be back home. After eating tons of carbs, dairy and sugar after completing a Whole 30 the month before I left, let’s just say that my tummy didn’t have nearly as much fun as the rest of me did. Haha! As soon as I got back, I jumped right back into eating Paleo and mostly Whole 30. (I don’t worry about the alcohol. I’m young and let’s be honest, I do love wine.) Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Mushroom, Kale and Spinach with Meat Sauce

Sweet Potato, Mushroom, Kale and Spinach with Meat Sauce

Once again, amazing things happened in my kitchen today! I am so excited that I have finally found some whole 30 recipes that have a ton of flavor. My new favorite recipe website is PaleOMG. Now, not everything is whole 30 approved but I can go through and find some recipes that have all been consistently AWESOME. (My post, sausage and brussels sprouts, was also an edited PaleOMG recipe.) Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts and Sausage

Brussels Sprouts and Sausage

So, I grew up with my mom boiling frozen brussels sprouts because she loved them. This was the one food that was put on my plate as a kid that I legitimately hated. It finally got to the point where my sister and I would refuse to eat them that she would cook a second veggie on nights she wanted brussels sprouts. I’m 25 and I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I ate brussels sprouts. Continue reading