chicken fried [cauliflower] rice

FullSizeRender-2 one night i had the idea to make a fried rice [with a cauliflower substitute] after seeing a simple video of making a panfried rice with just soy sauce.  i wanted to adapt it to use the ingredients that i use regularly, so i figured i’d just be testing it out… turns out, the flavor came THROUGH & it was truly spot on, delish, and a perfect substitute, so it stays !  my chicken fried [cauliflower] rice is perfect for a quick & easy weeknight dinner, to make ahead & take for lunch at work, or really any meal at any time.  it takes no longer than ~15minutes MAX to get it from fridge to bowl, & the flavor packs a punch in the best way!

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paleo cinnamon blueberry pancakes

DSC_0888i recreated these cinnamon blueberry pancakes from a pancake recipe that my mom made for us growing up.  the cinnamon in the pancake makes it so warm on top of being an ultra soft + fluffy pancake, & the blueberries heat up while cooking and are bursting by the time you eat the pancakes!!

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one pan chicken fajitas

these fajitas come together so quickly & i want to bet that you probably have most of these seasonings in your stock!! that’s all it takes for the chicken, plus some vegetables to saute with the chicken to make a solid pan of fajitas!! & if you want the full taco night vibe [in my form], make some guac + roasted SP to top it all off !

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guacamole

DSC_0795it almost feels like i don’t need to post how i make guac, because i feel like guac is kind of a thing that most people [probably?] know how to make! BUT… for those who don’t, HERE YA GO!!! my guac is fresh n tasty, like most guacs [lol].  simple & light, too!! and no additives, just natural ingredients!  Continue reading

lemon blueberry loaf

dsc_0783.jpgohhhhh my goodness.  the lemon blueberry combination.  i almost have NO words for the heaven that it is… but i’ll try and give you an idea of how legit incredible this bread is.  i first thought of this idea becuase i wanted to make something that has a more vibrant flavor than the typical breads — banana, zucchini, pumpkin.  those are all delish in a warm + comforting way, and i wanted this new bread to be brighter & lighter.  i seriously chose this flavor combination as my effort to WILL spring into action.  enter: LEMON. Continue reading

paleo yogurt parfait

FullSizeRender-12if you haven’t been able to tell by now i love a breakfast bowl & i love a sweet one.  i only post my SP one every few days 🙂  i’ve recently found a paleo yogurt – it has a cashewmilk base, no added sugars, plus probiotics.  i used it as the base for my yogurt parfait that is now making a COMEBACK!! Continue reading

coconut maple almond granola [grain free]

FullSizeRender-10since i’ve found this new yogurt that i am obsessed with [it’s dairy free – cashew milk based – no added sugars, & packed with probiotics.  what more could you ask for when you just really miss parfaits but still want to eat real food with clean ingredients] … GRANOLA!!! except that one major thing with granola is that usually the base is oats which are a grain; which is not something involved in eating paleo.  UNTIL now.  my new coconut maple almond granola is GRAIN FREE + you might not even guess it! it’s crunchy, nutty, clustery, & slightly sweet.  you see it, you like it, you want it? YOU GOT IT.

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thai lettuce wraps

DSC_0712lettuce wraps at asian restaurants usually come as appetizers on the menu, & i’m usually that girl that orders that as my meal because they are SO TASTY [i’m talking about you, p.f. chang’s].  so i’m going to go ahead with my statement that these are totally appropriate as a dinner on their own.  they are not the preview to a bigger first course, they are IT. Continue reading

buffalo roasted cauliflower

DSC_0534you know how you can put hot sauce on literally anything and make it great? it 100% works that way with roasted cauliflower, too.  when you roast the cauli in buffalo/hot sauce, it takes away that air flavor of the vegetable & makes it kind of sweet, in a way… which likely sounds strange because we are talking about hot sauce… stay with me.

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paleo sweet vanilla bread

DSC_0598OKAY. it’s here!! this will be the first bread recipe that i’ve tested & successfully created for my blog!  i’ve been wanting to make something like a banana bread, but without the bananas; which would make it just bread. but i didn’t want to make just bread!  [shouts to @aeengels12 for the inspiration for a sweet potato based bread – this one’s for yaaa.]  i wanted the flavor to be neutral in terms of not having fruit or cinnamon or any nut butter, & the reason for that was because i wanted to be able to put whatever toppings on it without clashing or overpowering any flavs!

one of the main reasons i wanted it to be neutral was becuase i recently discovered a new type of jam [just fruit preserves, no sugar] & immediately knew i needed a base for a THROWBACK CONCEPT.  i used to eat this legitimately every single day for lunch in high school….can you guess? PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY, ANYONE?  except that peanut butter isn’t paleo & jelly is sugar-filled, SO… now that i’ve discovered that all other nut butters are heavenly in their own regard and this new raspberry fruit spread from [@TRADERJOES], i’m determined to bring back PB&J.

i tested it with my family + a few others [@chelsboyle, @jozlow], & after batch 2 — which turned out to be just what i was hoping to create — it’s ready for you!

 

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