Chocolate Coconut Muffins

God has a funny way of surprising us. I think He really delights in surprising us when we make bold statements. As Meagan, Jessie and I sat in my “new” apartment enjoying the fact that we were all now living in Texas, one of them asked where I saw myself after grad school. I had…

The Picky Eater and Quick Paleo Tilapia

I have to be honest. I am taking a break from studying pediatric dysphagia (swallowing and feeding disorders in children) and so posting a recipe has all sorts of different ideas running through my mind. Everything from the motor reflexes involved in swallowing to why kids are picky eaters. I’m learning that it can take…

Neon [and Paleo Fudge]

“She’s always buzzing just like neon…” Oh John Mayer, if you only knew. Some days I don’t feel like I take a breath until I lay down, but I love the busy. I love the whirlwind. I love learning and growing. This semester I have two clinical placements. One off campus, 8 hours a week…

Fall Fig Crumble

First order of business: Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a 32 ounce jar of Coconut Oil! Go here now (you can come back in a minute)! Second order of business: I love figs. I know I’ve said it before, but I love them enough to say it again! I think they are underrated…

Fun Size Meatloaf and a Giveaway!

I really wanted to have a sweet treat recipe to share with you, but I’m just not quite ready and tonight’s dinner was a surprise success! You could call these meatloaf muffins, but let’s be honest, that’s weird. And fun size just means you get to eat more, right? I’ve only made one meatloaf in…

Paleo Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

So I LOVE P.F. Chang’s lettuce wraps. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this, but those weren’t the inspiration for this dish. In fact, I’m not sure what was. I think maybe the beautiful looking heads of cabbage at the grocery store or maybe it was my new bottle of coconut aminos (found at your…

Home

Almost exactly two weeks ago, with my tummy doing flip-flops, I drove into Abilene for the second time in my life. This time coming from the West. It’s been a whirlwind since that day! It took a lot of time, money (SO blessed by the giftcards), and patience from Dad (he was a champ!), but…

Crispy Chicken Tenders with Creamy Avocado Sauce

I used to LOVE any kind of breaded chicken as a kid. Dipped in honey was the best way. Or ketchup. But usually honey. I haven’t had anything like that in years, but on a cool day this summer, I had a handful of chicken breasts and decided to experiment and make up a grown…

Buttercup Bars

I’ve just seen The Princess Bride for the first time! It lived up to all my hopes and expectations after hearing quotes for years. It’s especially good at McMenamins and with a bottle of red wine. In honor of my first viewing, I’ve named these chocolate almond bars with sea salt after Princess Buttercup. A…