Spinach Basil Pesto (Paleo, Vegan & Whole30)

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won’t miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it’s tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won't miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it's tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

Happy Hump Day!!! This week has felt extra long already, and it’s only Tuesday when I’m writing this…major brain fog. Maybe it’s the gloomy clouds that have been surrounding my apartment for the past four days – at least the rain has finally stopped, though.

I’m hoping that the San Diego sun will come back out and say hi, but as most San Diegans know…we’re entering the cloudy months of May and then we’ll be into June Gloom. The clouds are likely to stay around for a little while. [Read more…]

Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread

This Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread is an easy, savory cornbread that’s moist and flavorful. A slice of this gluten-free cornbread is perfect with a slather of butter or served with a bowl of soup!

This Gluten Free Asiago Rosemary Cornbread is an easy, savory cornbread that's moist and flavorful. A slice of this gluten-free cornbread is perfect with a slather of butter or served with a bowl of soup!

I’ve written about my cute little patio garden before, and nothing makes me happier than having access to tons of fresh herbs right outside my sliding kitchen door.

Seriously, when I get grab a couple sprigs of thyme to bring some bright flavor to a chicken dish, or pluck a few basil leaves to chiffonade for the top of my risotto, I get all excited. Food dork, much? [Read more…]

Blueberry Cornbread

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It’s baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.

This Blueberry Cornbread is a sweeter take on traditional cornbread with fresh blueberries and sweet corn kernels. It's baked in a skillet and served with whipped cinnamon honey butter.Hi, I’m back with more cornbread goodness. I know, if you follow the happenings around here, I brought you these green chile corn muffins not too long ago, and here I am with another cornbread recipe for you.

But this one is so different from those…I couldn’t help sharing both recipes. Where those muffins are totally delicious, they’re also definitely savory: they get their flavor from green chiles, cheddar cheese, and creamed corn. Yum for sure, but sometimes you want cornbread with a sweet edge. [Read more…]

Green Chile Corn Muffins

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I’ve ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I've ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.I got back from my spontaneous, four day trip to Hawaii a few days ago and it feels like a whirlwind tropical dream. Thankfully, I acquired some tan lines to prove it actually happened. We got so lucky with the weather, and every day in Kauai was warm and dry, which is rare for January.

We hiked to some of the most magnificent spots imaginable, ate fresh fruit and fish every day, and spent plenty of time exploring beaches, caves, and little side-of-the-road fruit stands. The waves were extraordinary – I had never seen waves quite like this. We’re talking giant thirty, forty foot swells crashing with wild abandon against the rocks, creating splashes like you couldn’t believe. [Read more…]

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

This Paleo Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with maple syrup to keep it refined sugar free. Orange zest and warm spices give this cranberry sauce incredible flavor, and it’s done in 15 minutes.

This Paleo Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with maple syrup to keep it refined sugar free. Orange zest and warm spices give this cranberry sauce incredible flavor, and it's done in 15 minutes.Are you a cranberry sauce fan on Thanksgiving? Cranberry sauce fans tend to be a pretty decisive group, and in my house at least, it’s always the same people scooping cranberry sauce onto their plates year after year.

Those who like cranberry sauce on their Thanksgiving plates also tend to be divided within themselves, favoring either fresh, chunky cranberry sauce, or the ridged stuff from the can. Which camp do you fall into? Personally, I’m all about the fresh stuff. I like my cranberry sauce tart, lightly sweetened, chunky, and full of flavor. [Read more…]