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The Best Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Salad Ever

Avocados grow on avocado trees, in warm climates. They are indigenous to the Americas and there is evidence that people have been eating avocados since as far back as 10,000 BC. The English word avocado is a spin on the Spanish – aguacate – which itself is a take on the Native American Nahuatl word,…

Smoky Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

One solution to the cooking catastrophe that is over-boiling veggies is to roast them. I roast just about every veggie I can: asparagus, tomatoes, escarole, broccoli – and definitely cauliflower. Roasting develops flavors, whether its meat or veggies (or both!) that you’re cooking. When you add strong flavors, like we do in this smoky roasted…

Creamed Spinach (Love This!)

P.S. I use this Paleo-friendly super butter as a replacement for regular, non-Paleo butter. Love it! I did a short and incredibly unscientific survey of a few friends and family members of how they preferred cooked spinach and the overwhelming response was creamed spinach. My friend Brad said, “it’s sad, because you trick yourself into…

The Best Cucumber Salad Ever (Try this!)

I have a friend who often orders salads at restaurants but she almost always asks for the salad without lettuce. Inevitably, there’s always someone at the table who is befuddled by this. Julie always answers the same way: “iceberg lettuce is a waste of chewing time.” Now, I’m not as anti-lettuce as Julie, but I…

Quick Pickled Beets

Looking for an interesting new side dish or veggie preparation? We’ve got it right here: quick pickled beets. These tangy, firm pickled beets will liven up any meal and are a cinch to make. Beets are really a unique vegetable. First of all, they are super healthy. They have tons of vitamins and minerals, like…

Sautéed Garlic Kale

Kale is probably one of the top single most healthful foods on earth, maybe in the universe. That’s how healthy it is. And right now, it’s more hip than a hipster on a fixie. But just because it is super popular right now doesn’t mean you shouldn’t jump on that bandwagon. And this recipe, Sautéed…

Paleo Sauerkraut

Probiotic foods like sauerkraut are important because they’ll help populate your digestive system with good bacteria, which aids in digestion. Bottom line: It helps you feel great! If you’re like me you probably never considered making your own sauerkraut. It’s just something that you get from the store in a can or a jar. But…

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