Brussels sprouts have a bad rep. They don't have to be the overcooked stink bombs of previous generations. It's a new generation of brussels sprouts - a roasted, crispy, creamy era for this tiniest of sprouts. If you haven't tried roasted brussels sprouts, now is the time! Then add kimchi and a quick rice wine vinaigrette and you're in sprout heaven. Seriously though, roasted brussels sprouts with kimchi are the hands-down favourite roasted veg side dish in our house.
Cooking dinner doesn't have to be a long drawn out affair. Learning how to make spaghetti squash with the Instant Pot (method here!) in just minutes was a meal prep revelation. Quick-cooked spaghetti squash with chorizo and spicy greens comes together fast and is packed with spicy, garlicky flavour.
Pineapple pork is a dish I remember my grandmother making when I was a kid - I loved the sweet and sour pineapple bits as much as I liked the pork. This Instant Pot pineapple pork cooks in a fraction of the time and would have made my childhood self very happy.
Chicken cacciatore is a rustic Italian braised 'hunter's' stew made of wine and tomato braised chicken or rabbit and simple vegetables. This Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Cacciatore is full of fennel, mushrooms and sweet peppers in a hearty stew that eats like a pasta sauce and is the perfect topper for zucchini noodles (aka, zoodles!).
This Instant Pot tomatillo pork soup is SO easy. So easy that I was slightly embarrassed when my husband said it was one of the best soups I'd ever made. Ever. And I've made many soups over the years.
Sometimes, it's so hard to get enough vegetables, isn't it? When I'm on the Whole30, I find it easy to get enough protein and healthy fats (avocado alllllll day, everrrryday, am I right?) but struggle to get in enough veggies, especially when the thought of eating one more salad makes me want to run and hide. My solution is this Broccoli and Kale Green Soup - it's simple and easy and gives me a veggie boost when my meals are lacking.
Noodle cravings are satisfied and gut health boosted with this kimchi beef sweet potato noodle bowl. Ginger, kimchi, grass-fed beef, sweet potato noodles (I call them spoodles!) create a tangy bowl of healthy comfort. With so much goodness in one bowl, it's not hard to see why I think spiralized noodle bowls make my paleo life possible.
Chances are if you invite me to a BBQ, I'll bring these potatoes. Chances are if I invite you over for a BBQ, you'll eat these potatoes. Summer fresh potato salad with herb vinaigrette is a BBQ staple in our house.
Feared most among CSA subscribers is the innocent kohlrabi. This totally alien-looking vegetable is completely underutilized and desperately needs a marketing campaign.
It’s Farmer’s Market Friday, a new feature that showcases seasonal produce and recipes inspired by my weekly trips to the market. Farmers markets are pure bliss for me. Our local Wednesday market is a magical slice of a small town in the big city. We have folk singers, kids playing, a solid group of regulars and …