Gluten-Free Samoa Cookies

I’ve got a very special treat for you today! Gluten-Free Samoa Cookies. That’s right, what dreams are made of. When my sweet friend Brittany Angell, gluten-free baker extraordinaire, asked if she could share one of her recipes with you all here on Zenbelly, my answer was obviously HELL YES PLEASE. So very happy to have her… … Read moreGluten-Free Samoa Cookies

Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Happy New Year! I’ve been wanting to post this recipe for Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings for weeks now but haven’t because… I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. (at least that’s what I think it is) Basically what that means is: every time I use my left arm it feels like it turns into a light… … Read moreInstant Pot Chicken & Dumplings


‘Tis the season for Gingerbread. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I had it before I made it for this here bloggy blog. Paleo Gingerbread When I went to start making this, I realized I was out of coconut sugar. Damnit. I considered using brown sugar like most gingerbread recipes call for,… … Read moreGingerbread

DONUTS (real deal fried ones)

This recipe for donuts has been a long time coming. When I created my Everything Dough and the recipes that went along with it, I just knew that there was donut potential in there. And wouldya look at that. DONUTS. Last year around the holidays, I tested this recipe about 12 times until I got… … Read moreDONUTS (real deal fried ones)

Sweet Potato Latkes

Happy Hanukkah! If I were a good blogger OR a good Jew, I would have had this recipe for Sweet Potato Latkes posted for you days ago. But we all know that I am neither of those things. I’m getting it posted before sundown though, so that counts for something, right? Sweet Potato Latkes are… … Read moreSweet Potato Latkes

What To Cook for Hanukkah (whether you celebrate or not!)

Welp, it’s one of those years that Hanukkah falls pretty much right after Thanksgiving! The first night is Sunday the 2nd- that means it’s time to start frying stuff. If you aren’t familiar with the story of Hanukkah, here’s a little graphic that should clear it up: Except it was oil, not cell phone battery…. … Read moreWhat To Cook for Hanukkah (whether you celebrate or not!)

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

This post was originally published on this site Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or bringing a dish to friends or family, you might have a pretty good sense of what you’re making by now. But for those of you some gaps in your menu, or you’re stressing out about The Perfect Thing to bring- I’ve rounded … Read moreThe Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

Zenbelly 2018 Gift Guide

This post was originally published on this site My favorite things, 2018. Roll over any item for more information. Click to shop!  Steals & Stocking Stuffers for the Home Cook (under $15)   Up Your Cooking Game Safer Skincare & Better Beauty Cleaner Wines (that are actually amazingly good!) I am VERY excited to have … Read moreZenbelly 2018 Gift Guide

What To Cook Next (Thanksgiving!) Week

This post was originally published on this site Well friends, it’s officially the week before Thanksgiving. That came up quick! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be focused on your Thanksgiving menu and completely forget that you also need to eat Monday through Wednesday. Ack! So here’s what I recommend. First, make sure you’ve downloaded … Read moreWhat To Cook Next (Thanksgiving!) Week

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

This post was originally published on this site For the past week  (er, month, okay 2 years), I’ve been slightly (read: extremely) anxious about the midterm elections. The days leading up to November 6th, I found myself doing a lot of pacing around the house and stress baking. And stress eating, of course. Blueberry Cheesecake … Read moreBlueberry Cheesecake Bars

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

This post was originally published on this site I made this Maple Dijon Vinaigrette with a specific salad in mind for a party I catered recently. Once I made a big batch of it, it occurred to me that it’s quite possibly the perfect simple dressing to have on hand for all your Fall and … Read moreMaple Dijon Vinaigrette

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This post was originally published on this site This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is a bit different than the baked goods you may have seen on this site in the past. The main difference? It’s sweeter, and more like traditional coffee cake than my Pear Pecan version. Sour Cream Coffee Cake I don’t necessarily have … Read moreSour Cream Coffee Cake

What To Cook Next Week

This post was originally published on this site Happy Halloween! As always, I panic-bought candy at the last minute earlier today, juuuust in case we get a trick or treater. Usually we get none, but what if some cute kids came to the door and we had nothing to give out? We’d have to hide … Read moreWhat To Cook Next Week

Maple Pepita Brittle

There are several schools of thought about Halloween candy, based on conversations I’ve been a part of and observed online. I’ve seen plenty of Screw it! It’s Halloween, I am not going to make a big deal about my kids eating crappy candy once a year. While some people are horrified by just the thought of… … Read moreMaple Pepita Brittle

Remodel countdown: 2 months to go!

Super exciting news: We are starting a kitchen (and bathroom, and our house is tiny so that’s pretty much the whole house) remodel in January! Since I have loved following along with other people’s remodels, I’ll be sharing about ours here on the blog and on Instagram. I’ve already learned a lot about this process,… … Read moreRemodel countdown: 2 months to go!

What To Cook Next Week

I think it’s safe to say that it’s officially Chili Weather, yes? Sweet. It seemed sort of in-between Summer and Fall there for a while, which always makes me unsure about what to cook. During the day it’s been warm, and big salads sound great, but then the temps drop at night and I want… … Read moreWhat To Cook Next Week

It’s got like… Electrolytes.

Have you seen Idiocracy? Do you remember how it used to be a comedy? Well it’s a documentary now, so that’s neat. If you haven’t seen the movie, I recommend it, and you’ll get the title of this blog post once you do. Either way, it’s important to stay hydrated, and sometimes drinking water just… … Read moreIt’s got like… Electrolytes.

What To Cook Next Week

What To Cook Next Week:     Need candy molds, there are tons of them right here! All of the links on are for information purposes, however some are affiliate links to books, products or services. Any sponsored posts are clearly labelled as being sponsored content. Some ads on this site are served by… … Read moreWhat To Cook Next Week

Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Apples, Cabbage, & Fennel

When brainstorming this recipe, I was feeling really good about the flavor combo. Pork Chops with Apples, Cabbage, & Fennel; It’s not something revolutionary or even original, but it’s so, so good. Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Apples, Cabbage & Fennel What I wasn’t sure about was how it would all work on a sheet… … Read moreSheet Pan Pork Chops with Apples, Cabbage, & Fennel

What To Cook Next Week

What To Cook Next Week: Comfort foods, my favorite Fall salad, and more. First of all, there are 26 days until the midterm elections. I’m telling you this because I (me, Simone, the person who posts every single piece of content on this blog, for free, for you) feel that it’s a very important election…. … Read moreWhat To Cook Next Week

Paleo Soft Pretzels

This post was originally published on this site Boy howdy, did these Paleo Soft Pretzels give me a run for my money. Some recipes are easily adaptable from their gluteny originals, some are not. These were the latter. Nevertheless, I persisted. And behold: The Paleo Soft Pretzel. As is usually the case: If you have … Read morePaleo Soft Pretzels