I went through plenty of dieting highs and lows when I was in high school (and beyond) - where I would bounce back and forth from "treating myself" to restricting everything I ate. Anyone else?
A light, tender protein that cooks in 5 minutes or less?! It may sound too good to be true, but these scallops are the real deal!
I love how they taste so light & summery over a giant fresh salad- yet can fill you right up on a chilly night, served over creamy Butternut Squash Cauliflower Risotto or with spaghetti squash in my Creamy Lemon Garlic "Pasta" with Scallops.
Scallops are a tricky protein- they're easy to overcook. The best way to foolproof, perfectly seared scallops every time? Keep it simple.
I've had a "cake batter" flavor combo on my mind for some time now, with a list of recipes I could try it out on. Then I remembered my Cinnamon Roll Freezer Fudge, and how I've been meaning to come up with a new flavor to share. So, I spent a few minutes in the kitchen, put the two thoughts together, and.... IT WORKED!
I love me some eggs for breakfast, but I'm not gonna lie~ they do occasionally get redundant. And I'm left in search of something different to start my morning: like these sausage patties!
If you couldn't tell, I'm a pizza fan. I make that fit with my lifestyle (with just the occasional slip) by making a fafillion variations of pizza-inspired Paleo stuff- some here on my blog:
- Chicken Bacon Pizza with Garlic Cream Sauce
- Pizza Meatloaf
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Pizza Meat Sauce Skillet
- Paleo Pizookie
- Paleo Pizza Bites
- Paleo Pizza Bake
When developing new recipes, I love to go through my own recipe index and take a look at which categories are sort of... lacking. This time around, I noticed that while I seem to have lots & lots of healthy breakfasts and main dishes, I could use a little help on my "sides". Enter this Cauliflower "Risotto"!
There's something really satisfying about cooking an entire dinner with one dish, isn't there? Even if it takes twice as long with a ton of prep- it just feels easier somehow.
Luckily, this dish is not only a one-pan-wonder, but it also cooks in 30 minutes, and takes only about 10 minutes to prep!
While I don't have kids of my own at this stage in life, I do spend my days surrounded by them. I work in the fields of pediatrics & education, and get my fair share of kid shenanigans from kids ages 3 to 22.
That, combined with the fact that I'm basically a giant 5 year old on the inside, leaves me in a constant state of awareness when it comes to all of the important current events: like Dr. Seuss' birthday and "Read Across America Day" on March 2nd!