Summer Chop Salad

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’ve been MIA enjoying the spring weather – finally! This weather has me dreaming of the upcoming long Summer days, so it’s only fitting that I share my favorite summertime salad. I’m back with this crunchy, colorful, hearty summer salad that’s the perfect side dish for any barbecue. I have been…

Lemon Almond Cake (GF & Dairy-Free)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the amazing, do-it-all, resilient women out there who give of themselves every day to raise the future generation of humans. I myself have the world’s best mom, but I’m sure you think the same about yours, too. My mother is beautiful, kind, and fights for the rights of the…

Quick Pickled Beets (Paleo)

Dwight Schrute, my mom, and I all share the same burning passion for beets. They are delicious roasted, boiled, and thinly sliced on salads, but my favorite way to enjoy them is pickled. I eat them right out of the jar as my husband makes a disgusted, disapproving face. I consider beets a super food…

Perfect Brownies (Paleo & Nut-Free)

Happy Hump Day! Chicago has been soaked with a steady, relentless drizzle for a few days now, and I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of needing a nap. Maybe you didn’t know this, but brownies fix everything. I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Brownies back in October and they are a hit with my…

Shrimp & Cauliflower “Grits” (Paleo)

Happy weekend! The sun is out and the weather is ever so slowly creeping up to an acceptable Spring temperature, just in time for Easter Sunday. It’s been a while since I last shared a recipe- Matt and I have been busy finding and buying our first home! It’s been a very exciting and emotionally…

Purple Rice Pudding (GF & Dairy-Free)

I have a theory that you’re either a rice pudding person or you’re not. I took a poll on Instagram this weekend and the theory held true with 87% of the answers in my favor, so here we are! I grew up loving it- my dad is a sucker for rice pudding of all types,…

Grandma’s Stuffed Peppers (Paleo)

Today, my Grandma Lynne turns 81. I look up to her for many reasons, one of the most important reasons being that she helped found my love for cooking. My grandma is the kind of cook who has a handful of recipes that she makes flawlessly, and usually sticks to those. I have so many memories…

Perfect Pesto

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so I’m sharing one of my favorite green recipes with you before Matt and I pack our bags and escape to the beach for the next week 🙂 Pesto is one of Matt’s favorite foods- growing up, his mom made it for him with the basil and parsley they grew…

Peanut Butter & Chia Berry Oat Bars

I love making baked oatmeal, but was looking for a way to use the rest of the Chia Berry Jam I made last week, and thought I’d switch it up. When I think of my favorite sweet and salty flavor combinations, peanut butter and jelly is at the top of the list. PB&J is my favorite…

Vanilla Almond Milk

Almond milk has a special place in my heart because it’s always been there to stand in when a recipe calls for milk. It was the only alternative milk I could easily find in grocery stores up until a couple years ago- now I feel overwhelmed at all the options available! Being lactose intolerant, I…