Cobram Estate Olive Oil

This post was originally published on this site Earlier this year, I was sent some extra virgin olive oil from Cobram Estate, and was really impressed with it. It’s all I’ve been using for months. So when I was invited to attend their two day harvest festival my answer was an enthusiastic Yes.  Cobram Estate […]

Embracing my curly hair (and why I don’t use the curly girl method)

This post was originally published on this site I have been fighting with my hair most of my life. This year, I decided to finally start embracing my curly hair. As a tiny human, I had fine, stick straight hair. You know how it goes; people with straight hair want curly hair and vice versa. […]

Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken with Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

This post was originally published on this site This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken recipe is one I’ve been thinking about creating for a while. After being a vegetarian for the first half of my 20s, I felt like I needed to learn how to cook meat again. My mom sent me a ton of recipes, […]

Brown Butter Bourbon Pumpkin Bread

This post was originally published on this site Good lawd did this Brown Butter Bourbon Pumpkin Bread give me a run for my money. Literally, when you add up the cost of ingredients that went in the garbage in an effort to get this loaf right. The funny thing is that I thought it would […]

Better Choices for Halloween Candy (& Non Candy)

This post was originally published on this site I’m not going to sugar coat this: Buying candy that was harvested and produced by child slaves is pretty awful. Buying it for children adds another level of fucked up. I know we can’t be perfect and we all do our best, and I am not trying […]

The Best Gluten-free Meatballs

This post was originally published on this site Several years ago, some family friends went to a restaurant owned by a celebrity chef who’s name won’t be mentioned in this post. When they were disappointed that the meatballs were sold out that evening, the chef in question came out from the kitchen and hand wrote […]

apple pie bars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

This post was originally published on this site When what seems like most people start craving everything pumpkin at the first sign of Fall, I start craving Apple Pie. The problem is, making it is a pain in the ass. The solution? Apple Pie Bars!  Apple Pie Bars are as easy as pie (unlike actual […]

sheet pan sausage and peppers

This post was originally published on this site While there is a recipe below with amounts and instructions and all that, once you glance at it, you don’t really need it. There’s a chance that as soon as you saw that Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers as the title of this post, you had an […]

Instantpot Squash Soup with Coriander & Lime

This post was originally published on this site Tired of your go-to squash soup recipe? This Squash Soup with Coriander and Lime might be just what you need.  Squash Soup with Coriander and Lime is a great way to mix up your usual squash soup routine.  Quite often, squash soup has more sweet flavors added […]

Plum Torte (gluten-free, grain-free, paleo)

This post was originally published on this site I’ve had this Plum Torte on my mind for a while now. I first saw it in my NYT recipe app, which I use to find inspiration for both what to cook for me and Simon, and what recipes to create with a zenbelly spin.  And finally, […]

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes & Radicchio

This post was originally published on this site When I was brainstorming this recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes & Radicchio, I envisioned it being a sheet pan meal. Then I second guessed that idea, thinking the pork needed to be cooked in a cast iron pan so it got a nice sear. So […]

blueberry scones (gluten-free, grain-free)

This post was originally published on this site Sometimes when I’m working on a recipe I need to step away from it for a while. Sometimes I step away from it for so long that the fruit in season has changed. Case in point: These Blueberry Scones, which started off as Strawberry Scones.  To be […]

Watermelon Salad with Cucumbers, Mint & Feta

This post was originally published on this site I’m not sure there’s a dish that’s more refreshing than this Watermelon Salad. If you haven’t given watermelon the savory treatment yet, I strongly recommend you try it; it’s seriously such a treat!  In addition to being refreshing and a perfect way to celebrate August, this Watermelon […]

one-skillet pasta with shrimp, peas & pancetta (gluten-free)

This post was originally published on this site Once I realized how easy it was to make a complete gluten-free pasta dinner in one skillet, I started brainstorming recipe combinations. This One Skillet Ziti with Shrimp, Peas & Pancetta was at the top of the list! Are there any one skillet pasta recipes you’d like […]

Salmon with Tomatoes Olives & Artichokes

This post was originally published on this site Having a great sushi place 3 blocks away means I don’t cook fish at home very often. When I do cook fish, though, I almost always slow roast it. It’s my favorite method, and I love creating new flavor combinations for each season. This Salmon with Tomatoes, […]

Easiest Fruit Crumble / Crisp (egg-free, grain-free)

This post was originally published on this site It’s summer, which means I always have more fruit in the house than we can possibly eat. I go overboard at the farmers market every week, knowing that once it’s gone for the season, it’s gone! Last week, I needed to use up some blueberries and stone […]

One Skillet Pasta Puttanesca (gluten-free)

This post was originally published on this site I have been on a pasta-craving tear. Normally, I’m a meat + veg kind of girl but lately, those carbs are calling my name. So when I started hearing about one-skillet pasta dishes – meaning no boiling water, no draining in a colander – I knew I […]

Paleo + Nut-Free Cherry Clafoutis

This post was originally published on this site This recipe for Cherry Clafoutis has been in my drafts for at least a year, possibly two. I made it a few times with different ratios and flours, and I just wasn’t sure I was getting it right.  On our recent trip to France, we had a […]

Green Gazpacho with grapes and almonds

This post was originally published on this site When I was writing Paleo Soups & Stews, I got pretty sick of soup-  even though I love soup enough to write a cookbook about it! The Cold Soups section was particularly challenging; I’m not a huge fan of cold soup, and neither is Simon. The exception […]

creamy cilantro lime dressing

This post was originally published on this site It is currently eleventymillion degrees in San Francisco, so the intro to this Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is going to be brief. Here’s the gist: It’s dead simple to make, takes less than 5 minutes, and is good on just about everything. I used full fat Greek […]

What To Cook Right Now- Late Spring / Early Summer

This post was originally published on this site Regardless of what the weather is currently doing (RAIN in SF in mid-May?!), it is Spring, and Summer is right around the corner. That means that Farmers markets are bursting with options, and produce is much more exciting than it was a few months ago.  To celebrate […]

The Best Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes

This post was originally published on this site Whenever I post a new Paleo Salad Dressing recipe, I want to scream from the rooftops: It’s so easy to make homemade Paleo salad dressing! Someday I hope to have a roof deck, and when that day comes, I will actually scream things from it. But until then, […]

safer swaps – safe and effective products for your home and body

This post was originally published on this site When people make an effort to change the way they eat for the better, there can be a bit of a snowball effect. Often people soon start looking for safer swaps for the products they use on and around themselves. I know in my case, it was […]

Green Goddess Dressing (paleo + dairy-free)

This post was originally published on this site I have had this recipe for Green Goddess Dressing in drafts for a while now. I made it for a dinner with friends weeks ago, and then perfected it a week or so later*, and finally got photos of it uploaded yesterday. And while it wasn’t my […]

Quinoa Tabouli (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan)

This post was originally published on this site Is Quinoa Paleo? It depends on who you ask. Quinoa is what’s referred to as a pseudo grain; a seed, technically, but eaten like, and somewhat similar to a grain. Even though it’s technically a seed, many in the Paleo community don’t consider it Paleo because of […]

Shakshuka (gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free)

This post was originally published on this site Shakshuka- is it breakfast or brunch or dinner? Does it matter? I say no, no it doesn’t – because it’s so delicious and comforting and simple to make- it’s perfect for any meal. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but my favorite types of recipes are the […]