Lunch & Dinner
Before this past weekend I was in a total cooking rut. Not necessarily a food rut, but just a cooking rut. I was still loving what I was eating and was FAR from a baking or creative-breakfast rut, but lunch and dinner? Total creativity rut.
I’m not vegan, BUT I can never turn down a good cauliflower steak (and would choose a cauliflower steak over a real steak any day). Seriously… I think I have a cauliflower addiction.
Seattle has been uncharacteristically sunny lately (helloooo Spring!!) and it’s making me crave all the fresh salads. This golden beet cinnamon salad is doing quite the job of satisfying that salad craving.
Call me crazy but Brussels sprouts are probably my favorite vegetable of all time, especially when roasted to crispy perfection. It’s funny because they get such a bad rap, but I don’t think most individual’s argument against them has any backing or validity.
Even though I’m lucky enough to work for myself from home I still count on quick and easy lunches to fuel my day. When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I took up WAY too much time in the middle of the day making my lunches. Chopping, roasting, sautéing… I realized it was getting out of hand.
Raise your hand if you’re doing Whole30 this month!? *not raising my hand because I’m not* BUT I will still be enjoying these Whole30-approved “cheesy” tahini cauliflower bites despite that!
I’m already so excited for Christmas time that I almost keep forgetting that Thanksgiving is like RIGHT around the corner!!! Who else loves creating the menu for Thanksgiving dinner?
I promised ya’ll healthy, paleo and SCD friendly Thanksgiving recipes so I’m starting off strong with this kohlrabi cauliflower mash! I fell in love with cauliflower mashed “potatoes” last Thanksgiving (our first SCD holiday experience) and haven’t gone back since.
(please note that this paleo avocado cashew pesto recipe is sponsored by Bare Snacks, but all opinions on their products are honest and true!)
I’ve been a pesto lover since wayyyy back. Like WAY back. I remember absolutely LOVING it on cheese paninis and pasta when I was little (oh how times have changed) and it always completed the fun snacky boards my family would make for special occasions. I started experimenting with making my own pesto recipes a few years ago (you might remember a couple that were on the blog, but I’ve ditched those in lieu of this new and improved version).
This paleo (and vegan!) bowl is overflowing with alllll of my favorite veg, so I’m SO excited to share! It reminds me of the classic chipotle bowls I used to LIVE off of in high school, but full of more flavor and with a healthier twist.
I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!! Just thinking about the family, good food and the time spent together cooking, eating, laughing and making memories is enough to make me grin like a total goon.
I was a vegetarian for almost 19 years of my life. Well, pescatarian if you want to get all technical. But, while I ate seafood, I didn’t eat much of it because we simply didn’t cook it that often. And then I went to college and started eating in the extremely wonderful and delicious dining hall (notice the sarcasm) and my seafood consumption got even lower. There was just something about a big tray of white, soggy fish that didn’t get my appetite revving. Not sure why…
I road tripped with my parents this weekend to go to my sweet cousin’s high school graduation party and we stayed in a cabin we used to rent all the time was a was a tiny little kid. It was SO fun to reminisce on those summers here, flying paper airplanes from the loft with my cousins (we were easily entertained), driving the golf carts like maniacs (thank goodness I turned out to be a good driver) and fishing off the dock with my big brother (this one time he was casting his line and the giant a** night crawler slapped me in the neck… pretty sure I had never screamed so loud in my life).