Whole30 pulled pork lettuce wraps with sesame ginger sauce

I won’t lie to you. Most of the time I’d rather have my wraps or burritos blanketed in fluffy tortillas, pita, or anything resembling carbs. But not in this case. These pork wraps are majestically happy and full of flavor just as they are. Plus, you can eat them guilt-free, knowing that you basically had […]

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Whole30 Pad Thai

Bravo to those of you in the throes of Whole30. It’s not easy! And if you aren’t doing Whole30, then chances are you know someone who is. The other day I asked Patrick what he wanted for dinner and he requested this Whole30 Pad Thai. We aren’t even doing Whole30 right now (not to rub […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers and friends. Even though this milkshake […]

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spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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Whole30: fruit bowl with coconut “whipped cream”

As I am writing this, it is Valentine’s Day and I cannot think of anything more annoying than making my favorite brownie recipe and not being allowed to eat even the tiniest bite. Of course, that was the self-assigned cooking task for this morning. Damn you, Whole30 diet. I did not make the brownies to […]

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Whole30: mango chicken with coconut cauliflower rice

I first learned of cauliflower rice when Patrick ingeniously made it for me last year. Yes, you heard me. My Carhartt loving husband who often wafts of eau de engine oil cologne made me cauliflower rice with sautéed tofu and veggies. Yes, I married up. And, I was hooked on cauliflower rice. Therefore the only […]

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Whole30: pork tenderloin with roasted veggies

If you need a break from these dreary winter days, I have just the proposition. Lower the blinds, start a fire in the fireplace, turn on some cozy music, light a cinnamon pumpkin apple whatever-makes-you-feel-like-fall candle, and try this delicious and fall-inspired dish. You can pretend that the sticky hot days of summer have just […]

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Whole30: chicken, squash, and avocado bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Approximately this time every year I get an intense urge to sell our home and move to one of the following places: San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, or any of the Hawaiian Islands. I literally (channeling my best Chris Traeger voice) just googled “Austin temperature right now” and HELLO 83 degrees! It’s. Just. Not. Fair. It […]

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Whole30: salad in a jar, two ways

Lunch and I have always had a rocky relationship, especially when it comes to packing food to take to work. I have every minute of my morning routine mapped out from the blast of my alarm at 5:30am to 6:15 when I have to leave. Those 45 minutes are for coffee, waking up, more coffee, […]

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Whole30: Thai-inspired chicken and veggies with spicy “peanut” sauce

The best white elephant gift I have ever received made this recipe possible. I am pretty sure the giver of a Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer was thinking to themselves that someone was going to be stuck with an awkward sounding one-purpose kitchen item. HA. Little did they know I was not going to re-gift it or […]

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