• Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw

    There’s nothing better than a delicious peanut butter sauce, am I right? Seriously though this Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw has a creamy richness with a hint of sweetness and a light crunch. It’s the perfect summer salad! I made this one day on a whim, using some simple ingredients I had on hand and it has become a family favorite! Loaded with superfoods like: Cabbage Carrots Bell peppers Scallions Garlic Ginger Almonds Cilantro Olive oil It’s really hard to mess this one up. I just love peanut butter so much that my sauce has quite a bit of it in there. Did you know that there was a study that showed women who…

  • asparagus salad
    Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Spring Asparagus Salad (GF/DF/Paleo)

    What day is it? Seriously. All my days have been running together and I completely forgot about Easter. Whoops! This simple seasonal asparagus salad is perfect for the upcoming holiday or anytime you want a simple healthy and delicious meal. Asparagus is considered part of the EWG’s Clean 15 which basically means that conventionally grown asparagus is still low in pesticides so it’s okay not to splurge on organic. In fact, asparagus is a serious powerhouse of nutrients and health benefits so you may want to stock up this season. Health Benefits of Asparagus In ancient times, it was used as an aphrodisiac as it boosts energy, cleanses the urinary tract and releases…

  • Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad

    Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad (GF/DF/Paleo)

    I’ve been dying for some Asian noodles. But instead of the wheat and rice laden carb and inflammation overload, I opted for a light and refreshing Asian zucchini noodle salad instead. It turned out amazing. Topped with some sliced grilled grass fed tri-tip (any protein will work) it’s officially on the favorite’s list. For this lunchtime meal, I made a larger batch of the Asian style dressing and used some of it as an overnight marinade for my grass fed tri tip. However, this salad is quite versatile and would be delicious with steak, chicken or even shrimp! The spiralized noodles make it more fun. I have an inexpensive spiralizer that I love.…

  • green goddess detox soup
    AIP,  Detox,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Instant Pot,  Liver Cleanse,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Soup,  Vegan,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Green Goddess Detox Soup (GF/DF/V/Paleo/AIP)

    This Green Goddess Detox Soup is my Monday go to, also known as my weekend-regrets-gotta-catch-up-on-my-veggies-and-stop-drinking-so-much-wine-soup. Hey, I’m not perfect. But this soup pretty much makes me feel like I am. Loaded in veggies, this tasty soup is comforting, cleansing and easy to digest. This soup was inspired and adapted by Ann Louise Gittleman’s recipe for Creamy Dreamy Watercress Soup in her book Radical Metabolism. I put my own twist on it of course, but she recommends this soup as part of her gallbladder flush 4 day plan. She highlights the importance of eating bitters to stimulate the release of bile for gallbladder health. I find myself going back to reference her book quite…

  • Paleo Clam Chowder
    AIP,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Soup,  Whole 30

    Smokey Paleo Bacon Clam Chowder (GF/DF/Paleo)

    First of all, let me start by saying I am not a huge fan of traditional clam chowder. It can taste like clams and cream which to me is pretty unappetizing. I know this paleo version of the original sounds super decadent, but don’t worry, it’s incredibly healthy. I used a wicked combination of white veggies as the base: cauliflower, parsnips and sweet potatoes. Then used an immersion blender to make it creamy while leaving a few potato chunks for good texture. There’s nitrate and sugar free bacon for flavor. And clams for an iron boost. Even my kids loved it (ate 2 bowls each!) It reminds me more of a bacon potato…