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Bora Bora Fireballs

So far the Whole30 Experiment is going great! Thank you all for your supportive comments and emails. I am happy to be a guinea pig for those toying with the idea of trying something like this for themselves. I think what has made this experience relatively painless for me is that I’ve been cooking some really great new recipes that I’m super excited about. Since I’m new to this type of cooking and eating, being the good student that I am, I sought out some additional resources. I found The Clothes Make the Girl, completely fell in love with Melissa and her recipes, and then downloaded her paleo cookbook, Well [...]

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Paleo Almond Chicken Fingers

So the Whole30 Experiment is going pretty well so far. I am definitely feeling pretty great after a few days. No stomach aches, no headaches and I’ve been sleeping really well. I am excited to see how things progress. I am eating a lot of food and I feel super full and satiated. I don’t however, feel sluggish or bloated, which is awesome. So for my first new recipe I wanted to share these amazing chicken fingers. I was actually compelled to start blogging about this experience because these were sooo damn good. I have made a lot of baked chicken fingers on this site – but these were my [...]

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Takeout Makeover: Baked Falafel

I LOVE falafel. It is one of those foods I only have once in a while from a food truck or a take out restaurant and I always think to myself “I should make this at home.” After Craig and I grabbed falafel last weekend he persuaded me to make a healthier version. Challenge accepted! Falafel is actually an incredibly simple vegan recipe. Just combine chickpeas with parsley, onions and a whole bunch of spices and cook. Traditionally, falafel is deep fried, but I decided to bake them instead. I baked and then broiled for a few minutes to get a crisp exterior. There are many fabulous ways to eat [...]

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Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice

Sometimes you just need a quick healthy meal you can put together in a short amount of time. I came home from work tonight starving and debating just making a grilled cheese and calling it a night. Instead I decided to throw together a 30 minute stir fry combining some healthy and satisfying ingredients. I love variations of fried rice. I’ve made quite a few versions already: Veggie Fried Rice, Bok Choy Fried Rice, and Turkey Fried Rice. I like these types of dishes because you can combine filling brown rice with lots of healthy veggies and protein. I had some chicken breast and some yummy Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce, [...]

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Loin

Ah Valentine’s Day… a strage pseudo-holiday. As if digging out from Blizzard Nemo wasn’t stressful enough, now we have to up the romance quotient. Although I am not a big lover of Valentine’s Day, I do enjoy the sentiment of making special gestures for your loved ones. I rarely go out to restaurants. This is due to a variety of factors, but mainly because I enjoy cooking and feel pretty gross after eating takeout. However, there is one restaurant that we frequent with some regularity. Old Magoun’s Saloon. Craig and I discovered this place a year ago and it has become our regular haunt. A constantly rotating selection of craft [...]

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Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Leftovers! We don’t have a lot of them in my house because Craig has a very big appetite. But my Chicken Corn Chili recipe made plenty of them. Instead of just eating the tasty chili, I decided to find a way to use the leftovers. Sweet potatoes are a healthy and filling ingredient for any meal. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene and ¬†antioxidants, sweet potatoes also provide lots of healthy fiber. This meal was a no brainer. Bake some tasty sweet potatoes and stuff them with chili. The spicy chili paired beautifully with the creamy sweet potatoes and the result was an incredibly filling healthy meal. One [...]

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