Homemade Collagen Cashew Milk | PALEO, Whole30

Although I do indulge in cow's dairy from time to time (read: gluten free pizza), I do try my best to avoid it on a regular basis.  For me, I notice more allergy symptoms and more skin issues when I have it- both of which are not worth it in my book!

I stick to coconut and nut milks.  Coconut is my favorite for a sweeter taste, and is easily masked in super-savory and spicy dishes.  But sometimes I crave that more mild, creamy flavor- and that's when I head for the cashew milk.  Almond milk has always tasted a little off to me, but cashews are just so naturally creamy and rich- I think they are just perfect for making dairy-free milks!

Buffalo Chicken & Vegetable Casserole | PALEO, Whole30

After all of these years and all of the recipes, one dish meals still are (and probably always will be) my very favorite.  This one actually uses a skillet first to pre-cook the veggies and get some golden brown color on the chicken.  But the rest of the magic is done ALL in the oven- in one big casserole dish.

Combine the whole one dish meal thing with a creamy, Whole30 compliant buffalo sauce and tons of veggies!?  This is an all-in-one meal that I'm already dying to make again!

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Bars | PALEO

I'm not gonna lie you guys, Fall is my favorite season.  But as soon as I get a taste of my first ultra-ripe strawberry of the year, Summer doesn't look so bad.  And to be honest- I kind of crave the slow, warm days- especially after a long school year!

Speaking of school years... this one was my last!  And I can't believe I'm actually saying that!  It's been a year of big changes so far:  marriage, pregnancy, and now leaving my full-time super stable speech therapy job to pursue my dreams from home:  with all things "just Jessie B"!

We're Expecting! Baby B Coming December 2018

You guys, I have chills just sitting here letting it sink in that I am actually writing this post.

More than chills, actually... tears!  It is just so surreal.  I am so grateful, and feel so incredibly blessed to announce that we are expecting our first baby, due December 6, 2018!  

Whole30 Chicken Tenders with Tangy Tahini Dipping Sauce | PALEO, Whole30

One meal that never, ever gets old?  Chicken tenders.  And fries.  Am I right?  One of my favorite parts of the Whole30 is that you can still eat delicious food.  Just be mindful of your portions & the ingredients you are using, and you are good to go!

These crispy chicken tenders are the perfect example of a Whole30 compliant dish that feels like you're cheating.  But there's no need to feel any guilt with this list of ingredients!  Crispy chicken that tastes delicious is A-okay to enjoy!  Serve 'em up with some homemade oven fries, a delicious dipping sauce, and a crisp green salad.