Paleo Zucchini Blueberry Muffins

It’s zucchini season! Sadly, we do not have any zucchinis growing in our garden, but Matt brought one home from work the other day that was bigger than my arm. He is not a zucchini lover like I am, but he is a huge fan of zucchini bread. Riddle me that. There are so many…

Herbed Turkey Meatballs (Dairy-Free)

We’re more than halfway through July – What! –  and I am up to my eyeballs in fresh herbs. It’s a great problem to have, but what do I do with them all? These herbed turkey meatballs kill two birds with one stone by using whatever fresh greens you have growing as well as helping…

Strawberry Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

I have been pining for an ice cream maker for years, but could never commit to buying one because I knew our kitchen didn’t have the space. Tiny kitchen problems. Every time I brought it up, Matt’s first question was “where is it going to go?” and I never had a good answer. Matt’s parents…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (GF, Nut-Free & Dairy-Free)

This week is a big one. Matt and I celebrate our two year anniversary today, he graduates with his MBA on Friday, and we move to Minnesota on Saturday. As I anxiously await this impending craziness, I am also filled with gratitude for all the good things in our life. We closed on our home…

Grilled Five Spice Chicken

It’s almost officially Summer, and you know what that means- Grilling Season! To me, Summer is synonymous with sitting on the patio sipping Sangria and grilling dinner every night. I am extra thrilled about it this year, because we will have an actual grill on an actual patio instead of smoking up our tiny apartment…

Glorious Morning Muffins (GF & Dairy-Free)

Glorious Morning Muffins remind me of play dates at the cafe around the corner from my childhood home. Mom would walk us over to meet up with friends on rainy mornings, and the sweet old man behind the counter always knew our order. He’d bring over freshly-baked Glorious Morning Muffins, hot chocolates topped with a…

Summer Chop Salad

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’ve been MIA enjoying the spring weather – finally! This weather has me dreaming of the upcoming long Summer days, so it’s only fitting that I share my favorite summertime salad. I’m back with this crunchy, colorful, hearty summer salad that’s the perfect side dish for any barbecue. I have been…

Lemon Almond Cake (GF & Dairy-Free)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the amazing, do-it-all, resilient women out there who give of themselves every day to raise the future generation of humans. I myself have the world’s best mom, but I’m sure you think the same about yours, too. My mother is beautiful, kind, and fights for the rights of the…

Perfect Brownies (Paleo & Nut-Free)

Happy Hump Day! Chicago has been soaked with a steady, relentless drizzle for a few days now, and I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of needing a nap. Maybe you didn’t know this, but brownies fix everything. I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Brownies back in October and they are a hit with my…

Shrimp & Cauliflower “Grits” (Paleo)

Happy weekend! The sun is out and the weather is ever so slowly creeping up to an acceptable Spring temperature, just in time for Easter Sunday. It’s been a while since I last shared a recipe- Matt and I have been busy finding and buying our first home! It’s been a very exciting and emotionally…