Yam Shepherd’s Pie

This meal fucking slaaaaaaaayed. It was so so good! The sweet and spiced yams with the savory filling was beyond perfection. I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to picky eaters. My oldest is pretty good and he’s super dessert motivated. I was always able to get him to eat veggies if the threat…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ultimate Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

It’s New Year’s Day and I’m on the upswing from a pretty miserable cold. Still, The Rockstar is returning from his NYE gig in Virginia Beach and since he won’t be here for his birthday in a few days, I wanted him to come home to some goodness. So… here’s some cornbread and beans, bitch….