Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

Creamy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with brussels sprouts for a long time.

I grew up thinking they were gross simply because every kid I knew hate them. (Did they actually ever try them, or did they hate them for the same reasons I did? The world will never know.) I really shouldn’t have let this influence my brussels sprouts opinion, because I loved a lot of veggies other kids hated…broccoli, squash, peas, asparagus.

Fast forward to my early paleo days, where I thought hey, I’m healthy now, I must love brussels sprouts. So I bought some to try. First bite, and I didn’t think they were so bad. Second bite? Bleh. Nope. Newsflash, self: being “healthy” does not mean you like all “healthy” foods.

So, I decided that I just mustn’t like little green bulbs, and didn’t buy them again.

Until, of course, I stumbled upon a recipe that totally changed my thoughts on brussels sprouts.

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Whole30 Recap – DONE!

Woot! My Whole30 is officially over….(last week)! It ended 11/18/14, actually, but who’s counting?

I wanted to take a few days to truly think about how the Whole30 went for me before writing this post. That, and I was feeling awfully lazy.Whole30 Recap - Done!

Does anyone else just feel lazy and unproductive during the winter months? Well, that was a dumb question. I’m positive a lot of people feel that way. There’s just something about it being cold as hell and only having 8ish hours of sunlight that make people want to curl up under a blanket sipping hot chocolate and not moving. DON’T ever leave the comfort of those blankets. That’s a winter sin.

Sorry for getting off topic…back to the Whole30 stuff.

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Baked Plantain Fries

Baked Plantain Fries

 

Fact: plantains are freaking awesome.

I had my first experience with plantains when I was a kid and my mom had decided we needed to branch out and try new kinds of produce. Unfortunately, this was pre-Internet-for-everything, so the only inkling of how to use a plantain was from the label at the grocery store: “Like A Banana!” Okay, sure thing. You can probably imagine how well we liked green plantains after our first taste-test.

Needless to say, I’m glad I gave plantains another chance a year or two ago. I can’t seem to survive without them in my apartment. And though I’m totally fine just frying plantains, I like to experiment sometimes, too. Thus, I made Baked Plantain Fries, and they make me happy.

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Whole30 Week 3 Recap

Whole30 Week 3 Recap

It’s that time again! Another week has gone by. It’s Tuesday, and I’m on Day 24. One week from now I’ll have finished my first Whole30! I simultaneously am surprised it’s almost over but happy to be close to the end!

Keep reading to see my thoughts on the week, a snapshot into my meals, and my goals for the last week of my Whole30!

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Spinach Sausage and Mushroom Frittata

Spinach, Sausage, & Mushroom Frittata

 

I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, but hopefully my recipe-posting frequency will pick up a bit. I have so many recipe ideas, but sometimes I don’t have the ingredients on hand or simply don’t have the time to make a recipe and take relatively pretty photographs. I’ve been feeling rather…inspired?…of late, though, so more recipes should be coming your way. Yay!

When you’re on a Whole30 (like me), simple food is king. Especially when it’s something you can make in bulk and eat throughout the week (planning for the win!). So I love me some frittata! I eat frittatas regardless of whether I’m on a Whole30 or not, actually. They’re just so easy. But for me, this Spinach, Sausage, & Mushroom Frittata is something extra special.

There are quite literally hundreds of different combinations possible for a frittata. Maybe thousands! But I have a relatively simple formula for my frittatas.

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