Chicken Tikka Masala

I love eating Indian and always wonder why I go so long between making it. It’s easy, has many healthy options and is completely delicious. A real break from a monotonous weekday menu. I’ve modified my old “go to” recipe for this dish to be Whole30 compliant by removing yogurt and adding coconut milk instead….

Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

Meatballs! My kids do a legit happy dance when we are having meatballs. I could smoosh them together and flatten them into patties and they immediately become less desirable. KIDS! Amirite? Anyway, I’m headed through my fifth Whole30 round and was wanting something that felt like comfort food. 25 degrees is today’s high and this…

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

I’m constantly looking for ways to switch up my usual flavors to keep my Whole30 lifestyle fresh, delicious and never redundant. Couple that with my quest to do new and exciting things with the random and amazing produce that comes to me from Farmhouse Nashville and you get a variety of veg heavy dishes and…

Crock-Pot Carnitas

This California girl LOVES authentic Mexican flavors! Living in Tennessee has made it a challenge to find them in local eateries (I’m still trying!). I’m also doing The Whole30 way of eating and was looking for some Mexican inspired dishes to add to the rotation. Also, quality pork roasts were available at a good price……

Kale Pesto

As I’m making my way through my Whole30 and am getting bored with my plates fats. I mean, who knew that I’d get tired of avocado in 22 days… or ever? I looked at the options and decided to get creative. My first CSA share from Farmhouse Nashville came and I got a big bundle…

Coconut Balsamic Carrots

I’ve been working my way through The Whole30 trying to be as creative as possible to keep the love alive! Feel me? This style of eating has been an easier transition than I would have expected. I’m 18 days in and haven’t felt this good in a long long time. My skin is clearer, I…

The Word Witch

What kind of witch are you? I am a word witch. My language is magic. After all, it is called spelling. Be impeccable with your words. Be connected when you speak. Believe what you say, because even the most verbose among us often go unheard. We get glossed over like lip balm. They listen to…

GMS: Guilty Mom Syndrome

The anomaly of “Mom Guilt” is something a non-parent could never understand.  I can’t speak for dads, as all parents have their own dynamic, but for this mom, right here, it’s real AF. We spend so much time plotting and planning for our brood… only to find out that no amount of planning helps you…

Burger Basket Soup

We’ve just had our first few cool days and nothing screams FALL like a hearty soup! This chunky, creamy deliciousness will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! How in hell did I come up with soup that was fit to be called Burger Basket? My plan had originally been to make a broccoli cheese recipe…

Hashtag Me Too

Me too. This is where we are. This is who  we are and a true testament to how far we haven’t come. We are reduced to sharing hashtags and status updates to prove that sexual harassment and assault are real and rampant. Because apparently, if enough of us copy and paste a status on Facebook, we’ll…

Leaving Home

My father sat on the porch across the street, refusing to help load the truck while a dozen close friends wrapped, lifted and loaded the collective belongings of my family of four,. I really couldn’t deal with him right then.  He was being ridiculous and I had SO much to do! My mom was helping,…

The Femme Fatale

This drink is just like my favorite women, strong, beautiful and delicious! It’ll also knock you on your ass if you aren’t careful!  What better way to surprise your valentine than with this gorgeous and equally delicious cocktail. The name is perfect because the St Germaine and the rose water give it an incredibly unique…