Creamy Iced Coffee | Whole30

Coffee... some like it hot, some like it cold.  Which one are you?  When I'm at home, I'm usually a "hot bulletproof coffee" kind of girl.  But an iced coffee is my go-to when I venture out to a coffee shop. 

Unfortunately, I'm usually left less than impressed with the non-dairy milk choices & end up wishing I made my own at home.  It's like there's nothing in between a full-on iced latte with sugary syrup (and a whole lotta junk in it) and a watery-yet-bitter "iced coffee with almond milk".

Cinnamon Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables | PALEO, Whole30

I'm always looking for new ways to make old meats fun.  Okay maybe "old" isn't the best choice of word- but you know what I mean... right?  Those "same old" meats that you always grab from the store, and probably make the same way each time.  Ground beef?  Meat sauce.  Chicken breast?  Grill it.  Chicken thighs?  Roast 'em.  Shrimp?  Stir fry.  That sort of thing.  

For me, pork tenderloin is *usually* done super basic with simple seasonings, and we serve it with a chunky cinnamon applesauce & some greens.

Italian Sausage & Peppers Breakfast Bake | PALEO, Whole30

One of my very favorite pre-Paleo and caring much about what I ate meals was hands down sausage & peppers.  I've got quite a bit of Italian blood running through me, so I blame that for my addiction to garlic & marinara sauce.

My back-then version of the dish of course included a toasty ciabatta roll drizzled with EVOO and stuffed with roasted garlic, and the whole thing was topped with some sort of cheese.  So... not Paleo.

But the great thing about turning your diet into a lifestyle is finding ways to pick out the flavors that really mattered in your old dishes, and updating them.  So although bread & cheese is pretty amazing- the flavor was all about that garlic, the spicy marinara sauce, the sweet Italian sausage, and those amazing peppers & onions.  

Whole30 Kombucha Mocktail

It's been almost five years of "just Jessie B." and I've learned a whole lot of things through this blogging adventure.  Things I never thought I'd learn:  like how to write html code for a responsive image gallery that takes you to my favorite product links (referring to my hair favorites here).  And how to make a drop-down recipe menu.  Honestly, things I never really wanted to learn- ha!

I'm no web designer, and these are not fancy things I've made.  But it's cool how the brain adapts & you just learn these things that you never thought you would.  Even if it takes you a million times longer than it should the first time around.  ;) 

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Bowls | Whole30

It's week two of the January Whole30 and I'm actually feeling pretty dang good.  However, it's also less than two months until our wedding.  What!?

Of course it was our choice to go for a 6-month engagement and "make it happen", but there's something about these last couple of months to go that have me feeling just a little frantic.  But at the end of each day, I remind myself:  the big stuff is taken care of, no matter what the show will go on & I'm sure everyone will enjoy themselves, our venue is so beautiful, and most important...  I walk away with my husband and the start of the real adventure!  So it's a no-lose situation.