Pork Fried Cauliflower


Whole30 Day 3 Dinner: another solo dinner favorite of mine is vegetable or pork fried rice, which I usually just utilize leftover Basmati rice from a previous night’s dinner making this meal-for-one super simple. After committing to this program however, I’ve got to get creative, as there’s no leftover rice in my fridge. Up until…

Quick Zoodle Noodle Soup


Whole 30 Lunch: Tuesday morning I woke up to a thunderstorm gusting outside my bedroom window and to my usual kitty alarm clock, better known as Salem, going off to remind me that it was time to get up and perform my only purpose in life, feeding him. It wasn’t exactly chilly out but the…

Lettuce Breakfast Tacos


Anyone who has noticed even a handful of my posts knows I’m an avid taco lover. Wrap it up in a seared white corn tortilla, stuff it in a crunchy yellow or blue corn taco shell and I’ll pretty much eat anything. Day 2 of Whole30 had me standing in front of my fridge barely…

Simple Butternut Soup


Oh my! Butternut squash soup without milk or sour cream or butter? Wow, this Whole30 program is getting real but no worries! With a little pinch of this and a double pinch of that, we never missed any of the dairy. I went with Turmeric and Smoked Paprika but go with whichever seasonings are your…

Sweet Potato Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg


After nearly a year of seeing various friends post on social media about their experience with the Whole30 program, I finally decided to commit to it myself. This past Sunday was Day 1 for me and so my recipe posts for the next month will be Whole30 compliant. Currently on Day 3, my cravings haven’t…

Leftover Crunchy Green Beans with Sunny Side Up Egg


What’s one of the easiest ways to use up leftover vegetables from last night’s dinner? Brunch of course! That’s exactly what I decided to do with the leftover Crunchy Green Beans I had on hand. They were delicious and paired scrumptiously with a Sunny Side Up Egg. Quick, easy, light but filling. My perfect kinda…

Bunless Turkey Burgers with Crunchy Green Beans


I absolutely love turkey, but ground turkey is a little difficult to work with. It’s sticky, you can’t over mix it, and it’s extremely lean. Therefore, it can easily be rendered rubbery and tough. Thus far, I’ve braised turkey meatballs to keep them moist and tender, slowly stewed it with tomatoes for spaghetti sauce, and…

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew with Wild Rice


Wild rice is still a somewhat new ingredient I’m experimenting with, and as noticeable in the photo I’m still working on preventing the black rice from darkening my dishes. I did rinse the rice this go around but apparently not enough. The dark color of the broth did actually make the orange of the sweet…

Kadai Style Paneer


My slow cooker and I have developed a very close relationship over the past year and in fact, I’m not sure how I ever lived without her. Normally when we’re in the mood for the aromatically sassy and seductively spicy flavors of India, I create a one skillet dish that we reheat for lunches at…

Sandwich Rye


My first attempt baking bread on my own has successfully motivated me to continue practicing. I actually enjoyed the hours spent anticipating whether the bread was gonna take me down to happy sandwich town or make me angry cry. My usual affirmation is: leave the baking to the wifey. She enjoys it after all and…