Szechuan Peppercorn Crusted Chicken


Whole30 Day 2, 175 Dinner: with only five additional days on this program, I’ve completely lost count of the seconds, minutes, hours left until I’m finished with it. Twenty-five days? Really? Southern gal gotta be honest here, I am HANGRY. Am I experiencing a mind-altering revelation here as promised? Hell yeah, I am. My revelation?…

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Turkey Apple Sausage


Whole30 Day 16 Dinner: this Fall/Winter my intention is to become more comfortable cooking with winter squashes outside the realm of the ever famous Butternut. For this recipe, I utilized an Acorn squash and opted for a savory dish instead of the popular cinnamon/brown sugar version. I could not for the life of me find…

Salmon Salad with Toasted Pecans


  Whole30 Day 15 Dinner: my favorite way to enjoy salmon is served raw over a tiny bed of sushi rice with a light soy sauce flavor and generous dab of wasabi paste. The other half however, prefers it medium well as the centerpiece of her entree. Since she has consumed a plethora of salmon…

Coconut Chicken Tenders with Callaloo Collard Greens


Whole30 Day 13-14 Dinner: chicken tenders brings out the little girl in me every time. As a kid, the only Happy Meal I ever ordered was chicken nuggets. Occasionally, I would try to convince my mom that the boy’s Happy Meal had far superior toys, without much success, but never once did I stray from…

Hash Brown Benedict


Last night was Whole30 Day 11 for me and I attempted to make a casserole for dinner with no pasta, no rice, no cheese, no milk, no sour cream. I substituted my usual and familiar ingredients with Spaghetti Squash, Coconut Milk, and Nutritional Yeast. The result was a veggie packed dinner ever so slightly over-the-top…

4 Alarm Short Rib Chili with Sweet Potato Chips


Whole30 Day 10: Halloween is such a fun holiday for me, but growing up I can only remember being allowed to trick-or-treat maybe once or twice. Usually my fundamentalist parents held the opinion that the holiday was satanic and blasphemous and so we weren’t allowed to dress up and canvass the neighborhoods for candy. Nowadays,…

Eggplant Coconut Curry with Purple Cauliflower Rice


Whole30 Day 9 Dinner: Cauliflower “rice” still hasn’t got my 100% support yet, although this spectacular purple cauliflower definitely helped win me over a little more. It’s just so damn pretty! I picked this beauty up at a local farm stand market down the road from me a bit and decided it would pair nicely…

Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie


Whole30 Day 8 Dinner: When you’ve only go two mouths to feed and six beautiful short ribs to braise, what do you do? Get creative! I split my braised short rib leftovers into two additional recipes. One being this well known casserole from my wife’s homeland, New England. Does New England have any other casserole…

Spiralized Zucchini in Mushroom Bolognese with Toasted Pine Nuts


Whole30 Day 6 Dinner: I typically cook vegetarian multiple times in a week. Usually I have one tofu and one legume dish in rotation and at least one vegetarian Italian or Indian inspired dinner on my menu. Whether it be Crunchy Tofu Tacos, Tofu Veggie Stir Fry, Chickpea Potato Curry, Lentil Chili, or Red Beans…

Amy’s Nashville Hot Buffalo Wings with Roasted Brussel Sprouts


Whole30 Day 5 Dinner: no matter how much you love to cook or how zen you feel in your kitchen, everyone enjoys a night off now and again. There’s just this indescribable, primal satisfaction of having someone else prepare food for you, especially if that someone is a significant other. Thursday night, and much to…