Paleo Gingerbread Granola |

Paleo Gingerbread Granola

The first time I whipped up this paleo gingerbread granola, I walked around with a bag of it excitedly asking friends and acquaintances to please try a handful simply because I was so enthused at how well it had turned out. Those who were brave enough to try my experiment quickly asked for the recipe. And *ding ding ding*, we have a winner!

I don’t typically reach for granola as a breakfast or snack food. Even before “turning paleo”, I always preferred soft oatmeal over crunchy granola. But I recently took stock of my pantry and realized I was essentially stockpiling various nuts and seeds…and I had recently seen a few paleo granola recipes on Pinterest…and now that it’s Fall I have gingerbread on the brain…so paleo gingerbread granola was born!


How to Make Garlicky Quick-Pickled Radishes |

Garlicky Quick-Pickled Radishes

Quick-pickled radishes are my go-to taco topping. I’m not the biggest fan of radishes, but once they’ve sat around in a vinegar bath for a while they basically turn into pure gold. Pickled radishes add bright, tangy flavor and a satisfying crunch to tacos, burrito bowls, salads, and breakfast hashes. Whenever I make them, the jar is empty within days!

This recipe is fundamentally identical to my quick-pickled jalapeños recipe, but with radishes and garlic. I was so enamored with the pictures I took that I decided to make two separate posts…just to showcase the pictures.


Grilled Peach & Walnut Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette |

Grilled Peach & Walnut Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

It’s a little late in the season for a summery grilled peach & walnut salad, but I’m throwing logic out the window and sharing this salad anyway. Why? Well, just look at it!

As a kid, I hated salads. I heartily ate veggies like carrots, peas, and green beans…but if it involved lettuce, count me out. See, salads were iceberg lettuce + dressing, and they were just too boring and tasteless without drowning any iota of nutrition in processed dressing.

Now that I’m older, I know that a good salad involves more than lettuce. Toppings and add-ins elevate salads from boring to spectacular. Taking the time to make it pretty? Bonus points.


Plantain & Olive Beef Bowls |

Plantain & Olive Beef Bowls

Breakfast doesn’t have to mean eggs or pastries. I’ll be the first to admit I get sick of eggs after a while, so I came up with these plantain & olive beef bowls as a filling breakfast alternative. And. It’s. Amazing.

It’s hard not to make an amazing meal when plantains, olives, capers and mayo are involved! If you haven’t been hanging out in the paleo part of the internet very long, plantain & olive beef bowls will likely sound strange. But trust me. This makes a rockin’ breakfast!


Mashed Potato Waffles |

Mashed Potato Waffles

When you start to think outside the box, many things become possible. Take these mashed potato waffles. Normally you might not think to create something beyond your standard breakfast waffle. But with mashed potato waffles, many new and epic things become possible.

Savory breakfast sandwiches, mostly. But…um…is there anything wrong with that? Nope. Not one thing.