Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls | PALEO, Whole30

One request I very often get is for a breakfast that doesn't have eggs.  I also get asked for more "sweet" morning options that are still Paleo friendly & Whole30 compliant.  It's not always as easy as bacon & eggs, but this one sure is!  I make the sweet potatoes in the instant pot because it's quick & they turn out so delicious, but you could cook them any way you like.  It's all about the toppings here- they're what bring this breakfast bowl together & keep me coming back for more!

Greetings, friends- from Maui!  Oh, and I'm now a Mrs.!  But guess what... still "Jessie B." as I went from Beltramo to Bittner.  One "B" last name (Italian) to another (German).  

We're honeymooning now, but between the fun & the relaxation, I had to check in with you guys here & share a recipe that's been on the docket for awhile now!  We have been eating out for every meal here, as you do on vacation, and I'm feeling pretty spoiled not having to cook!  

Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Salmon & Potatoes | PALEO

If you're sick of the wedding countdown, I apologize in advance.  But I get married in less than two days!!! 

So needless to say- I am busy, busy, busy and don't have a whole lot of time or patience for the kitchen by the time dinner comes around.  But times like these are also when I find myself coming up with some of my favorite new recipes.  Because they're always quick, and always easy.

Creamy Salsa Verde Cauliflower Rice | PALEO, Whole30

As most of you know by now, one of my most favorite ways to spend my free time is playing in the kitchen.  There's something relaxing about pouring all of my focus into something other than my daily worries and all of the other little "things" going on.  

I put on some good (to me) TV or some background music- maybe a YouTube video:  and then it's on.  I mix, I taste, I play.  And of all of the recipes I have given you here over the years, I hope I can give you the gift of that-  knowing that it's okay to let go, and to play!  

Recipes are great when you want to put it in autopilot and just get the food on the table without any variables.  But playing in the kitchen can be so freeing and so empowering!  Making up your own fun things- and watching other people actually enjoy them?!  So rewarding.

Our Wedding Registry

Let's start this post with a disclaimer:  should there be any misspellings, incorrectly linked items, or other errors, I blame:  WEDDING BRAIN.  Because I'm getting married in 11 days!!!

I'm so excited to share with you a list of all of the things we registered for as a soon-to-be-married couple!  The wedding registry was something I hadn't put much thought into ahead of time, mainly because we have lived together for over 3 years, and already have an established household.  Also, I consider us to be more "minimalist" than not- so the idea of signing up for tons of stuff freaked me out a little, and I kind of contemplating not registering at all.

Creamy Chicken Cacciatore Skillet | PALEO, Whole30

This simple, flavorful Italian dish comes together in under 30 minutes for a delicious dinner in no time.  Serve it on its own, scooped over spaghetti squash or mashed gold potatoes, or with roasted vegetables.  It's Paleo friendly & Whole30 compliant, but you'd never guess it!