Italian Sausage & Peppers (Paleo)

There's something about Italian food that gives me that 'comfort' feeling.  It's hearty, filling, and always hits the spot.  Of course, it also typically includes gluten, grains, or cheese of some sort that's going to make me feel guilty (not to mention lethargic & bloated) the next day.

In comes one of my favorite dishes I've been making forever:  "Sausage & Peppers".  It's an Italian-American classic that is obviously delicious on toasted bread with melted cheese on top, but is equally tasty eaten straight from the bowl.

Paleo Pizookie

After completing my second round of Whole30, and successfully avoiding sweets & treats of any kind for thirty days, it feels good to be back with a new Paleo dessert recipe!

This one started off as a new cookie recipe I wanted to test out during one of my "Sunday recipe testing" days.  I soon realized, however, that the cookie "dough" I had whipped up was just not firm enough to scoop into cookies that would hold a good shape.  So, I changed plans and decided to turn it into a giant cookie.  

My inspiration was the much loved "pizookie" from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse.  If you haven't had one before, it's basically a giant, warm, deliciously gooey chocolate chip cookie baked in a pizza dish & made for sharing.  I thought this could be a Paleo answer to that famous dessert- and it worked out perfectly!

Friday Five: Whole30 Dinners You Must Try!

Hi there!

It's been busy 'round here... hence the lack of posts.  But don't you worry~ new recipes are on their way!  I've got a list as long as my arm of posts just waiting to be written, and lots of ideas for new things I'd like to make & share.  So, thank you for being patient with me!

Today I thought I would get back in my blogging 'groove' with a Friday Five post.  & Since I recently completed round 2 of Whole30, a top five dinner suggestions post seemed fitting.

Each of these recipes made it into rotation while on my Whole30 challenge, and have stuck around since completing it.  So, whether you're Whole30-ing it or not, give these a try!  They're some of my favorite comfort-food dishes done Paleo style (& clean enough to be Whole30 compliant).