Roasted Turkey Breast with Dijon Balsamic Veggies

This was my first time making a turkey breast, and it’s definitely something I’ll be doing again. I love turkey, but usually wait until Thanksgiving to cook it each year. Why wait though, when you can get turkey breasts year-round? (I mean, you can get whole turkeys year-round too, but for 2 people that ends


Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread

I’ve been experimenting a bit with coconut flour, trying to come up with grain-free versions of usually-grainful baked goods. One thing I’m trying to perfect is a brownie, which this isn’t… but this came out of that experimentation. It’s a delicious banana bread with chocolatey undertones, great by itself or with butter spread over it.


Pork Breakfast Sausage – Spicy Version

So, I have to tell you that since posting this recipe for breakfast sausage, I’ve pretty much had breakfast sausage in the fridge almost every day, ready to go. I typically make a batch a week, though sometimes I skip a week… But it’s not always the same recipe. I’ve come up with a spicy


Pina Colada Pork with Cauliflower Rice

This pork turned out SO WELL… I know things are good when my husband can’t even be bothered to take a break from slowly chewing with his eyes rolled back into his head to say, “this is good.” I had to actually stop him and ask him what he thought before he said, “a keeper”


Impromptu Blueberry Struesel

This little ditty is a delicious dessert I just threw together one afternoon on a whim. I started with: about 2 Tbsp coconut flour 3-4 Tbsp coconut oil lots of cinnamon a small sprinkle of stevia 3 Tbsp almond slivers Mix those things in a bowl… they will be the topping. Then put about 1/3


Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

I’ve never been a make-soup-from-scratch kind of girl… but I have no idea why not. I loved the idea of homemade soup, and enjoyed it when other people made it, but was somehow scared of making anything more complicated than plain old chicken soup. But this recipe is simple to make, delicious, and un-terrifying.  If


Zucchini Carrot Nests

This was a REALLY GOOD IDEA, but slightly poor execution. First I’ll tell you the things I’d change, then I’ll give you the original recipe. I used too much coconut flour which made the pancakes a little too “bready” and a bit dry. I’ll use less or possibly none next time. Also, I love the


Asparagus and Poached Egg with Hollandaise Sauce

Yet another elegant use of hollandaise sauce. Steamed asparagus topped with a poached egg, all crowned with hollandaise sauce and black pepper. Need I say more? (Maybe I do need to… maybe I should make an egg-poaching tutorial post?) Check out that runny yolk… You can’t honestly tell me you’d prefer chicken fingers at Applebee’s,


Chicken Thighs and Bacony Veggies

I have to preface this with a note: I have made this THREE TIMES already since its discovery. That is how good it is. I made it 3 times before I could post the recipe. The first time (its discovery) was when I came home from Massachusetts and the husband had dutifully worked his way


Thank you for your votes!

I posted here asking for your support in a contest I had entered. And guess what! My entry won! Thank you so much for your help! These “barefoot” shoes were the prize… I can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail! They’re supposed to be great for developing lower body strength, improving balance and


Steak and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Chili Lime Sauce

This was the meal we cooked together for our second anniversary. I was in the kitchen, and he was on the grill. And together? One harmonious meal. (And yet another meal that takes only 15 minutes or so to prepare… 20 to be generous. The steaks: 2 NY strip steaks EVOO chili powder garlic powder


Tuna Salad – My way

I can’t eat tuna from a can. I’ve never been able to. It smells like cat food to me. Sorry if you like it and I offended you, but… open a can of cat food and you’ll know where I’m coming from. Maybe you smell the cat food and think, “Mmm! Canned tuna!” But that



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