Health

03.17.22

The Best Trader Joe’s Staples

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s? The prices are great, flowers are affordable (and …

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s? The prices are great, flowers are affordable (and beautiful) and it’s a go-to for snacks and easy weeknight dinners. I wasn’t doing in-person grocery store shopping for quite a while. Now that it’s safe again, I’ve been going every week or two for my favorites.

Recipes

03.14.22

A Simple Summer Peach and Burrata Salad

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and …

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and burrata salad at Sweetgreen last week and forgot how simple and satisfying fruit and cheese can be. We made our own simple summer peach and burrata salad this week and had to share it. I almost didn’t …

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03.04.22

A Simple Spring Caprese Salad

Salad season is upon us. They never seem to satisfy me during winter …

Salad season is upon us. They never seem to satisfy me during winter – it’s just too cold. But as soon as it starts to “warm up” (you know in the 40s), they’re all I want. Almost every time I order a salad to-go, I’m left wondering how I can …

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03.02.22

Easy Paleo Banana Pancakes

Last week, I decided to add a little something to my breakfast and …

Last week, I decided to add a little something to my breakfast and whipped up nom nom paleo’s cinnamon and coconut pancakes. I followed her recipe but added a little sunbutter (so good) and this past weekend, added 1/2 a banana. We had banana pancakes on Saturday and Sunday. They’re …

Recipes

02.11.22

How to Make Valentine’s Day Oreo Cookie Pops

Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday, but now that my girls …

Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday, but now that my girls (they’ll be 2 and 4 in a few months) are old enough to appreciate things like this, I’m not really holding back. Winter in Chicago is long and cold, and it’s little treats and activities like this …

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10.01.21

The Easiest, No-Bake Spooky Treat to Make with Kids On Halloween

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so …

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so ago, I bought some candy eyeballs so we could make something for Halloween. Our nanny took the day off, so this was it, except I was alone with both girls and needed something easy. this is the …

Recipes

02.14.21

Roast Chicken Recipe: How to Roast the Perfect Chicken

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and …

This recipe has been a go-to for us throughout fall and winter, and it’s perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. There’s very little prep involved, but you’ll want to plan ahead to allow enough time for seasoning and cooking. Until last year year, I was always …

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09.27.19

10 Salads to Make This Fall

I know what you’re thinking. Fall is a time for crock pot dishes …

I know what you’re thinking. Fall is a time for crock pot dishes and warm, comfort foods. I’m usually so ready for fall by the time it rolls around, and try to pretend that winter isn’t around the corner. I love an extended summer and not-too-cold fall. Salads are simple, …

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09.15.19

12 Healthy, Paleo Pumpkin Recipes and Desserts to Make This Fall

The first day of fall is just one week away, and dare I …

The first day of fall is just one week away, and dare I say it – I am officially longing for those chilly fall days, sweaters, and the coziness that comes with the season. Leaves are changing colors and we’ve even had a few cooler mornings, but I’m still waiting …

Recipes

01.16.18

Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

It’s literally freezing in Chicago and I spent the first week of the …

It’s literally freezing in Chicago and I spent the first week of the year at home with a cold. All I wanted to do was lounge around in cozy sweaters or pajamas with something warm, so I came up with the best paleo chicken soup recipe. As promised, after adjusting …

Recipes

10.15.17

Whole30 Paleo Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

It finally feels like fall, and I did not hesitate to break out …

It finally feels like fall, and I did not hesitate to break out my slow cooker to whip up a batch of my favorite paleo chili. I’ve been using the same chili recipe for a few years now but have since modified it, and then modified it some more. This …

Recipes

07.07.17

Easy Paleo Dessert: Chocolate and Coconut Paleo Popsicles

I love an ice pop on a warm summer day. Since I don’t …

I love an ice pop on a warm summer day. Since I don’t really do sugar or dairy, homemade (paleo) popsicles are always a favorite. They’re clean, healthy, and delicious. I’m so excited to share these recipes from Josie Rees with you. Josie adapted two paleo recipes and as you …

Health

06.22.17

20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up …

Do you find yourself constantly pinning seasonal recipes you plan on whipping up for your next soirée but then never actually taking the time to go through Pinterest to make them? Or to actually host a soirée? Here are 20 Paleo Recipes to Make This Summer.  20 Paleo Recipes to …

Recipes

06.07.17

My Quick and Easy Chipotle Bowl Recipe

This may be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever shared–not that they’re …

This may be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever shared–not that they’re ever that complicated–but I whipped up this bowl so quickly on Sunday night and got a few messages asking for the recipe, so here it is. I usually roast or grill chicken at the beginning of the …

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01.30.17

12 Paleo Recipes to Make With Your Spiralizer

Spiralizer recipes are actually the perfect way way to incorporate more vegetables into …

Spiralizer recipes are actually the perfect way way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. While I’m no longer strictly Paleo, I prefer eating clean. Because of this, I try to choose from a variety of vibrant, nutrient-dense vegetables that are healthy. So I choose ingredients that are easily digestible …

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01.19.17

Paleo Chicken and Lime Soup

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this …

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this time, Conor’s mom joined me. And my friend Katie is doing Whole30, so it’s been fun having people to share recipes and snack ideas with. We found a delicious soup recipe and modified it a bit, and last weekend, I …

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12.22.16

15 Paleo Desserts to Make this Christmas

Are you looking to eat a little cleaner and healthier this holiday season? …

Are you looking to eat a little cleaner and healthier this holiday season? Or do you want to feel a little less guilty when making something sweet? Or maybe you just want to feel better. If that’s the case, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my …

Holiday

11.16.16

15 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a …

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a flight on the busiest travel day of the year to spend Thanksgiving in New York with Conor’s family before he and I head to Copenhagen. Along with feeling lucky to spend the holidays with his family (they …

Recipes

10.20.16

The Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. I’m …

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. I’m not ready for winter, but there’s something warm and satisfying about slow cooker meals. So I’ve rounded up my favorite mostly paleo slow cooker recipes (like this Whole30 friendly pot roast) that I rely on for cozy …

Holiday

10.10.16

Paleo Apple and Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Enjoy This Fall

After a few years of strict paleo, I started to scale back. And …

After a few years of strict paleo, I started to scale back. And I’m all for a little healthy balance, but if I’m being honest, I’ve gotten lazy. So I’m going back to my mostly paleo roots.  More on the way I eat later. Everyone’s posting photos picking apples and …

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09.02.16

Easy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts

I tricked some non-paleo friends into enjoying these baked apple cinnamon “donuts”. All …

I tricked some non-paleo friends into enjoying these baked apple cinnamon “donuts”. All you need to get started is this little donut pan. I’m trying to be healthier but love a treat as much as everyone else, so I made these relatively easy donuts (they’re more cake-like, but I’m into …