I LOVE a great hash! They’re super easy to make, and it only takes one pan. Fewer dishes? Yes, please! Don’t eat eggs? No problem! This dish makes a super satisfying breakfast, you won’t even miss them! I’ve made this dish twice, the first time with rutabaga, and the second time with Japanese yams. My husband and I really loved both, so it’s totally your choice!
Feel free to use any pan that you like, my favorite to use for any breakfast is my Green Pan, as it’s non-stick without the chemicals, which makes for a super easy clean up! Hope you love this recipe! Continue reading
I’m SO excited to announce that my better half, my husband, Mike, is going to be on the next season of American Ninja Warrior!! For those of you not familiar, click HERE, and be prepared to be amazed by some serious athletes! This post is very much a part of the journey my husband and I have been on. In his submission video above, Mike talks about my battle with Crohn’s Disease and how following a paleo lifestyle completely changed our lives. We’ve fought hard to get here, and one at a time, we’re making our dreams come true!
For so many years, Mike has put all of his focus on me. And I mean all of it. He’s worked incredibly hard to see me healthy again, and I’m thrilled to say that we finally did it together! Now that I’m healthy, he’s been able to do something that he is so passionate about, which has been to train for American Ninja Warrior! I am so proud of him and all that he’s accomplished! We just received a phone call this week that he was selected to be on the show!
We are over the moon excited for this experience, and I can’t wait to watch him compete! We’ll be headed to Venice Beach on March 13th for the competition, less than 2 weeks away! He makes the most unbelievable obstacles look easy; he’s such a natural!
He follows a paleo lifestyle, just like I do, and it’s made all the difference in the world. We’ve used Stupid Easy Paleo’s new ebook – The Paleo Athlete, to bring his training to a whole new level! I’ll dive more into how The Paleo Athlete works for him, in an upcoming post! Stay tuned, but for now, we’d love for you to check out his American Ninja Warrior Submission video! See if you can spot our pup, Tyson! My hubby never ceases to amaze me!
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing a new recipe for Tasty Taco Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing on my favorite website, Stupid Easy Paleo! If you haven’t checked it out already, head on over to see my guest recipe! The salad and dressing are both amazing, it’s one of my families favorites! SO good!!!
Nacho ordinary nachos! I’m gonna go ahead and say that these are even more amazing than any nachos I’ve ever had before! Buffalo chicken strikes again, and it’s full of so much flavor that you won’t even miss the cheese! Want to make this incredibly easy and super fast? Buy plantain chips instead of making your own sweet potato chips, just be sure to check the ingredients! You could bake the sweet potato chips instead of frying them, whichever way works best for you! You could also slice up some avocado and use store bought pico de gallo (again, just check the ingredients), although I have to say the avocado salsa is really, really yummy! I made a double batch of the buffalo chicken; it makes amazing leftovers! Have fun with this recipe, if you love buffalo chicken like I do, you’ll LOVE this! Happy cooking! Continue reading
“What if the foods we’ve been told not to eat – the foods we’ve been told might, in fact, kill us, make us fat, or make us unhealthy – are actually the foods we should be eating? What if the foods we’ve been told are healthy are actually causing us harm?
The only thing more infuriating than finding out that we’ve been lied to, is finding out that we’ve been eating those lies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, day in and day out, for decades. How could this have happened?” – Liz Wolfe, Eat The Yolks
You know that feeling you get on Christmas morning as a kid? How you can barely stand another second waiting to open your presents? That’s exactly how I felt when this book arrived on my doorstep, and I still can’t believe that I’m lucky enough that Liz Wolfe asked me to review it for her! I’d pre-ordered Eat The Yolks on Amazon long ago, and I can say with all honesty, that I have never, ever (ever, ever, ever) been more excited to read a book.
Liz is wicked smart; this is the book that everyone needs to read! It is going to change lives, and it does so in the most hilarious way! Liz’s book has opened my eyes and forever changed the way I look at the world. I had so many “ah ha!” moments while reading, I lost count! Continue reading
Slurp those zoodles just like spaghetti noodles! If I haven’t made it clear already, I lovvvvvvve zoodles! You know the classic pasta dish, linguine and clams? That was one of my hubby’s favorite dishes before we changed our diet. No reason that we still can’t enjoy the things we once loved! One of my favorite things to do is recreate recipes that my husband and I once loved! One of my main goals when creating recipes is to make cooking as easy as possible, and that’s exactly what I’ve done with this dish, I’ve made it super simple, and much healthier! I was inspired by an old recipe I once used for Linguine With White Wine Sauce, from America’s Test Kitchen, so I recreated that recipe into my very own amazing paleo “pasta” dish! If you love (or loved) linguine and clams, you’ll definitely love this dish! Happy cooking!
My number one supporter, my incredible husband!
Well, well, after curiosity got the best of me, I finally did it! I dove head first into the autoimmune protocol on January 1st. You know, I just woke up thinking it would be a good day to start, so that’s exactly what I did! I’m someone who certainly likes a challenge, I don’t really “prep” for anything, and I want to know exactly what works for my body, so I figured, why not? What did I have to lose? For those of you not familiar with the autoimmune protocol, I’ll tell you more about it, as well as my personal experience with it.
Having an autoimmune disease makes me more likely to have sensitivities towards certain foods, and since I changed my diet, I’ve always wondered if any of these foods could be causing any issues. For the month of January, I completely cut out eggs, nightshades, nuts and seeds. Autoimmune basically means that your body has learned to attack itself (in a super mean way!). With Crohn’s disease, my immune system overreacts and attacks my entire digestive tract, which is why doctors put me on medications to lower my immune system. I told you it’s mean! Now that my body knows how to do this nasty attack on itself, it’s something that can’t be undone, but I can do my best to keep my disease in remission. Forever. And that’s my number one goal! Continue reading
Who doesn’t love meatballs? They’re so easy to throw together in a pinch, super convenient, and they make awesome leftovers! Doesn’t get much better than that! I absolutely love the flavors in this dish, and I hope you do too!
Serve this with my Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice!” That’s what I did, and they’re the perfect match. Don’t skip the dipping sauce, it’s what takes this dish to the next level! Continue reading
When I first changed my diet, one of the more difficult things for my brain to understand, is that there was no longer rice next to whatever I was eating. Before the switch, I ate rice ALL. THE. TIME. I was straight addicted to it. I loved my grains, but learning that they weren’t quite the “health food” that I was taught to believe, I decided to ditch them for good. It took a little while, but my body officially made the switch, and I no longer felt the need for grains whatsoever! During my transition is when cauliflower “rice” first really came into action. In my own mind, it completely made up for the lack of grains!
Now I just love cauliflower rice because it switches things up a bit! There are so many different flavor combinations that you could use, it’s extremely versatile. This dish goes perfectly with my Asian Inspired Meatballs! Hope you love this recipe as much as my family does! Continue reading
The other day, while I was working out at my gym, I looked up to see a commercial on the TV, which was clearly for a medication. There was no sound, but it was so obvious. Come on, everyone knows those commercials. Families playing outside in perfect weather, at the perfect park, everyone’s so happy, and super healthy. Maybe it does work out that way sometimes, it just didn’t for me. I met the ugly side of prescription medications. I’d already guessed it, but the commercial I happened to see was for a medication that I was on for many years, one that truly altered my immune system.
Today marks exactly 3 years since my surgery, and a lot of healing has taken place in that time. Not only physically, but emotionally as well. I was emotionally damaged in many ways after my surgery. I regretted it for a long time, especially because the health my doctors had promised me never came. In order for me to truly move on, and for me to be the person I am today, I had a lot I needed to let go of. In the past, it would make my blood boil to watch these pharmaceutical commercials, which I saw as lies, being displayed for everyone to see. For my own well being, I had to let go of that. Now I can watch the commercials and smile to myself, knowing just how far I’ve come. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those meds. They’re a huge part of my story. Continue reading