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…

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…

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…

Burger and Fries Bites

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Super Bowl is almost here and this little bite is bound to please your crowd! Food, beers and bets! We are all going to crowd around TVs and watch the spectacle that is Super Bowl LI this Sunday. Whether you are at home with your family, at a pub with…

Blueberry Lime Gin Smash

What do you do when the country has clearly lost its marbles and reality TV rich guy is being sworn in as your new loud-mouthed tweeter in chief? You make cocktails of course! Because this (much like the next four years) will need to be handled with libations, humor and a whole lot of moral…

When life hands you Fritos…

I had this idea to do a sort of healthy nacho bake. My big kid loves nachos and well, so do I. We needed to health it up a bit, though. The idea was to serve it up atop lettuce and make a saladish concoction. The Rock Star went to the store for me. He’s…

Orange Vanilla Rum Punch

Lawd… it’s been a week! TGIF n’ shit. Is it Miller time??? Ok… we can do better than Miller. I mean, High Life IS the champagne of beers but I digress. I have no plans tonight. It’s gonna be a low key  night. The Rock Star is traveling and the boys and I are in…

Dark Chocolate Covered Banana Cake

Oh hell yes. I made a cake, bitches! I haven’t made a layer cake in SO long! I woke up Saturday morning, late because my son’s basketball team had a bye (can I get an amen?) and I looked that same kid in the eye and said “I wanna make a cake”. Of course he…

Bacon Broccoli Mac n’ Cheese

It’s cold outside and I wanted comfort food, but I’m also determined to get my youngest to eat some gottdamned vegetables! My ten year old is a dream to cook for. He eats it all. Lucius is a whole other story… I mean, he eats the veggies but there is MUCH resistance. I decided on…