2017 Wrap Up

I cannot believe it is December 14th already.  Where did the 2017 year go?  I feel like I say every single year that the year went by quickly but this year has felt a little like an anomaly for me.  It went by super quick.  It was a jam packed year… From tax season, to…

Half Marathon

Wow, I never actually thought I’d get to a spot in my life where I could write that as a title!  I have actually signed up for my very first half marathon!  I am going to run 13.1 miles in February at the Publix Half Marathon in Melbourne Florida.  That feels not only amazing to…

Paleo Cornbread Muffins

What chili recipe would be complete without cornbread?  Another one of my favorite  comfort foods.  I used to make corn bread just so I could smother it in butter and honey and eat it warm!  I’m salivating even thinking about it!  Well, now that I’m Paleo, I needed to find a “paleo compliant” cornbread recipe….

Paleo/Whole30 Chili

One of my favorite meals of fall/winter is Chili!  So delicious… it’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s comfort!  Probably in my top 5 list of comfort foods that I could eat all the time!  I’ve experimented with making my own chili recipes in the past but this was before we completed a Whole30 and changed our…

It’s Fall, Y’all… Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks

Side note – I am allowed to say y’all because I was born in Alabama and lived in Mississippi and Georgia for a while too… It’s fall, the greatest season of the year. Right?  I love fall more than summer and spring!  To be honest though, winter is actually my favorite season because I live…

Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have realized recently how big my sweet tooth is! I love sweets! Ask my husband… when I was pregnant with my daughter, I’m pretty sure I had to have a piece of pie, cake or cookie every night. I think my hubby gained about 15 lbs in sympathy weight while I was pregnant… oops!…

A Slip off the Wagon…

Wow, it sure has been a crazy few weeks!  I feel like we’re always so quick to say, “I’m so busy…” but doesn’t it sometimes feel like we really are?  I knew that I was waiting for the moment that I started to fall off the paleo/Whole30 wagon… 😦  I hate to say that this…

Crockpot Shredded Beef Carnitas

I made these shredded beef carnitas a couple weeks ago and they were so delicious!  The rub was perfect and the steak was cooked just right! Ingredients: 2 lbs. Flank steak 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (seeded if you want less heat) 2 red peppers (can change up color of pepper to…

Roasted Acorn Squash & Apple Soup

I have never tried acorn squash before but when I picked one up from the store, I knew I wanted to make soup with it!  Let me tell you… this is my new favorite go-to fall soup!  It was savory, sweet and DE.LISC.IOUS.  My husband downed a bowl in no time and barely took a…

Paleo Pad Thai with Spaghetti Squash

I made this recipe the other night and it was so yummy! I have never made spaghetti squash before but I saw one at the grocery store the other day and couldn’t resist picking it up to try. I decided to make some Pad Thai with it since I had made Pad Thai before but…

The Beat Goes On…

    It’s about 6:45a.m. here this morning and I just woke up from a crazy dream where I had convinced 4 or 5 people to complete a Whole30 and I was going to be their coach through the process.  Wow… I was SO excited to get started!  Darn alarm clock…  I started thinking about…

The Scent of Fall…

I posted on my Instagram today one of my favorite tricks to making my house truly smell like fall without having to light any candles.  My daughter loves oranges so I peel them for her and I save the peels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until I’m ready to use them.  I then throw…