Baked Paleo-Plantain Chicken Tenders.

I took this poll to my instagram last week and got a huge response on wanting the recipe for these Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders. These babies are so crispy crunchy, and absolutely a piece of (grain free) cake to put together. Trust me when I say this, I am such a H U G E fan of Artisan…

Thai Style Noodle Bowls.

Is it ridiculous that it was 17 degrees this weekend in Cleveland, OH, or is it more ridiculous that I’m still not used to living in the cold, after spending my whole life in this weather. Don’t answer that! When the weather changes, I crave mass amounts of comfort foods, and for some reason, salty…

A Weeknight Birthday Dinner Party!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that this week is my birthday, because I’m annoying and talk about it a ton, and also because I mentioned that I would be writing this blog, this week! As someone who lives and loves in the kitchen, throwing a healthy, fabulous, and affordable birthday dinner party…

Dirty Apple Manhattan.

I took this poll to Instagram stories and asked followers if they’d be interested in seeing some cocktail, seasonal cocktail, and wine pairings on the blog. The results were basically yellin’ HELL YEA. 91% yes. 9% nope. As a chef- I want to share some good tips and tricks for pairing drinks with menus, but…

Clean, Lean, Pumpkin-Bread Puddin’.

If eating bread pudding for breakfast is wrong, then excuse me, I absolutely don’t want to be right. Think about it, a healthy carb choice, some wholesome additions, and that’s a bowl of breakfast waiting to be eatin’ if I’ve ever seen one. This Recipe is perfect for weekly breakfast prep, or for your healthy…

Thatswhatsheeats Pasta E Fagioli.

Tis the season to eat mad amounts of soup, am I right? It dropped below 40 degrees here today in Cleveland, and all I want to do is float in a big ol’ bowl of soup. This is my take on a clean version of Pasta E Fagioli. I made this last time when my…

Collagen Whey Banana Blender Muffins.

I don’t know about you, but I am always in a banana mood! This is my second recipe featuring Vital Proteins Banana Cinnamon Collagen Whey because I am so in L O V E ! This blog is part of a sponsored project with my friends at Vital Proteins, allowing me to keep sharing my MUST HAVES,…

I Still Struggle.

Photo Credit: Thomas Sawyer. I know the picture we love to paint on social media- natural lighting, clear content, laughing, happy go lucky, but that’s not really how life goes all the time, right? I love to share the great, but sometimes I have to share the jumble, too. I know you’re thinking that it’s…

Vitamins after Weight Loss Surgery.

Full disclosure- I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or anything other than a 3 year, post op gastric bypass patient, sharing her life on social media. All of these words are my opinions, personal experiences, and thoughts. Please consult your surgeon & bariatric team if you have questions for your personal supplement development! So, two…

Restaurant Style Ribeye at home, with wilted spinach salad.

My Friends at PRE Brands sent me some coupons for their beef, so at today’s grocery trip, I picked up some Grass-fed, Ribeye Steaks. YUM. I just want you guys to know that cooking steak isn’t as complicated as people think it is. You need a few factors on your side- room temperature meat, a hot…