Collard Greens, Southern Style

This is a totally random meal – there was no planning in regard to the things that would end up on the plate together. Basically we had collard greens in our CSA basket, so I wanted to cook those… husband wanted to cook hot wings, and then I felt like making guacamole out of a


Roasted broccoli

I have another post somewhere about how to steam broccoli in the microwave, but broccoli is also delicious roasted! It only takes a few more minutes than microwaving and the depth of flavor is amazing. If you’re a broccoli fan but haven’t roasted it before, now’s the time to give it a try. How to


Life is Good, and Kale Chips

Life is so good. I might be tired all the time still, and maybe I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’m not feeling so sick all the time anymore, and I have an amazing husband who takes such good care of me, our dog, and our house. Hopefully soon I’ll feel even better


I ate! Spinach Frittata Thing

Lately I haven’t been able to eat eggs without gagging, and most proteins make me lose any appetite I might have. So I really needed to sneak some in, but didn’t want to choke down a protein shake. So I thought maybe if I made something that was mostly NOT eggs, with eggs to hold


Primal Party Foods – 5 of 5

At first, when I was dabbling in the primal way of eating (grain free, whole, natural, unprocessed foods) I tried to get rid of our un-primal pantry staples by bringing them to parties. Fiesta night? I’ll make the Mexican rice! Recipe swap? I’ll bring pasta salad! Cookout? I’ll bring macaroni and (velveeta, fake) cheese with


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


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


Carrot Chips – Danger: Addictive

So, this amazing girl started posting about her carrot chips and carrot fries… and how gooood they were. And you know what? I wanted some too. So I thinly sliced some carrots. And warmed a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. And when the oil was hot, I threw in


Cucumber Tomato Summer Salad

If you’re lucky like my friend Shar, your garden is bursting with more cucumbers than you can handle. If you’re unlucky like me, your cucumber plants are dead, but you can still get them at the store (or from Shar). This cucumber tomato salad is one of my favorite parts of summer, and I can’t


Asparagus with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

This vegetable side is the perfect accompaniment for spicy bronzed chicken. It’s certainly flavorful enough to hold its own with any strong entree. You’ll need: a bundle of asparagus 1 T extra virgin olive oil 1 onion salt and pepper 3 T aged balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons mustard (dijon is good but all I had


How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Honestly, I don’t understand when people say, “I don’t like vegetables.” Like vegetables are a whole group of unappealing foods or something… and they’re all the same. But in my opinion vegetables are some of the best things EVER. Especially when they come from your own garden or from a local farmer. They are so


Spring Spaghetti Squash

I had some spaghetti squash once in the fall and it was soooooo good, but since then the commissary hasn’t had any. Well, they showed up again in the produce section, so YAY! I bought 3 of them and have been eating this: Amaaaaazing. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, de-seed and chop



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