Jul 212018

Chocolate Pudding – made with gelatin

Chocolate Pudding

A few years ago, after diet number “who knows” battling the last 15 pounds of my 60+ weight loss, my hair was thinning and my nails were brittle.  Enter flavorless gelatin, derived from the collagen…Continue Reading

Jun 082018

Epic Meatloaf

Epic Meatloaf

This is Special Occasion Meatloaf.  Like it’s-somebody’s-birthday-and-his-favorite-food-is-meatloaf- meatloaf.  It takes elbow grease but is SO worth it.  The bacon is totally optional but definitely takes it to a new level of epic-ness. This recipe makes…Continue Reading

Jun 082018

Summer squash “corn”bread

Summer Squash

I’m SWIMMING in summer squash! Usually I just slice it in half-moons, roast it with a little olive oil and eat it as a side or throw it on top of salads for weekday lunches.…Continue Reading

Jun 082018

Curry Burgers

Curry Burger

I suppose I’m on a curry kick!  Lately I’ve been seeing “5 foods I would bring with me on an island” posts floating around the blogosphere. Assuming an endless supply of fish, crabs, coconuts, plantains,…Continue Reading

May 082017

Zucchini comfort “noodles”

comfort noodles

Can I get a collective “booooo” to a rainy Labor Day weekend? Fall is definitely on its way and there’s a new recipe that’s going to be in my regular rotation this winter! It’s from…Continue Reading

Apr 082017

The best gazpacho you’ve ever had

Gazpacho

Anyone else overrun with garden veggies right now?  You’re in luck, this recipe is ah-may-zing, simple, and uses the “big 3” we’re all swimming in right now- tomatoes, red peppers, and cucumbers.  (Now if only…Continue Reading

Mar 102017

Coliflor Con Pollo

Greetings, friends!  I’ve been AWOL for awhile- just so busy!  Happy changes are a-comin my way, though… I have a new job and don’t even have to leave Pittsburgh, which I really thought was going…Continue Reading

Jul 262016

Seven-Minute Cioppino

Cioppino

I promised bacon cauliflower salad in my last post but I wanted to wait and submit it in next week’s Paleo Rodeo. Gotta get my name out there. 😉 I leave you with my go-to meal when I’m…Continue Reading

Jun 212016

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

I rarely use mayo but wanted to make my dad’s favorite broccoli bacon salad (recipe coming shortly!) for our Fathers’ Day cookout.  I’ve never found a brand that doesn’t contain something nasty like canola or…Continue Reading

Jul 202015

Minimalist Egg Salad

Egg Salad

I’ve had this for breakfast every morning while on my diet- more about that in my next post!  I feel my best with a protein rich breakfast- and I’m still sort-of convinced that eating six…Continue Reading