Blender Cheese Sauce- easy, quick, Primal, GAPS, Traditional

Blender Cheese Sauce- 5 ingredients; quick & easy! {GAPS-friendly/Primal/Traditional}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

10 minutes, 5 ingredients (one of which is sea salt), this is one EASY, QUICK recipe. Honestly, I think it’s easier than making store-bought, boxed mac and cheese. So then all you need to do is cook some noodles, and you’ve arrived at dinner. This sauce is also SO good on roasted broccoli. This post contains affiliate links. Leftovers reheat …

How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

I first made parsnip hashbrowns by accident. I didn’t know that the starches in parsnips caramelize and brown better than potatoes. I left grated parsnips frying over low heat. When I came back and flipped them, my jaw dropped. Ha! I had struck gold without even looking for it. After that mesmerizing moment and the meal that followed I tried …

Pumpkin Custard in a Jar {easy for lunches and snacks!} Paleo, Traditional, nourishing

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Lunch Foods, Treats 16 Comments

I *love* having items in my fridge that are ready to be put into lunch sacks! LOVE. This coming school year I’ll not only be packing a lunch for my high schooler, but my husband asked me to start packing his lunches again, too. (We are selling our Paleo cafe to have more time to focus on our upcoming adoption; …

Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

The best salads have a lot of interest: different textures, different temperatures, the best quality ingredients and a lovely dressing, presentation and often a delicious source of protein. Asian salads with fresh herbs are inviting. Fresh mint, basil and cilantro add beauty; but when you taste them they also taste of life and risk and nourishment. Herbs have a voice …

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Mojito Popsicles~ for grown-ups! {Alcoholic & Paleo}

Megan Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

Mojito is one of the best ice cream flavors. We serve it at our cafe, a dairy-free ice “cream”, and it’s well loved. We love the addition of cucumber, so I’ve added it here, too. These popsicles are the perfect grown-up celebration of summer. This post contains affiliate links. For those who enjoy alcohol, like my hubby, it’s super fun …

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Fresh Herb Vinaigrette~ perfect for summer salads…

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides 22 Comments

Summer eating is different than how we eat the rest of the year. For one, we eat out of doors more often, feeling the fresh air and smelling the sun. Secondly, we eat more fresh food, freshly picked from local farms. So we delight in simple ingredients: the flavor of a tomato, the loveliness of butter lettuce, how good basil …

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Beautiful Rhubarb Sauce

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

This new recipe has become my favorite way to enjoy rhubarb. It’s delicious by the spoonful, but it’s also so beautifying and complimentary to any treat as a condiment. Use it in parfaits, on cake or muffins, over ice cream, layered in popsicles, with chia pudding, on bread, waffles etc. It’s the loveliest shade of pink. And the texture and …

Paleo Sandwich Bread

SANDWICH BREAD- Paleo, Resistant Starch, high-in-protein, grain-free, FAST-to-make, spongy, resilient, flexible, soft, cozy

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 99 Comments

Here’s grain-free white bread with nutrition, bread that tastes of challah when made with honey, bread that’s great for sandwiches, or alongside soup. You’ll love how this bread rises suuuper high, ballooning itself in the oven. And you’ll need to shoo away the eager line that forms, those pesky family members who keep asking for one more slice. 😉 Fast. …

Smashed Potatoes with Resistant Starch

Megan Health & Nutrition, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides 40 Comments

When we were kids, folks told us that potatoes weren’t healthy. Nor was white rice. Thing is, they didn’t know about resistant starch. Course, potatoes are healthy either way- full of Vitamin C, B6, manganese, folate, iron, phosphorus, potassium, niacin and pantothenic acid, not to mention phytonutrients. In regard to resistant starch, potatoes aren’t born with it. It’s a matter …

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Holiday Salad with Caramelized Delicata Squash and Fresh Sage Vinaigrette {Paleo & GAPS}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

The salad I share here has it all: color, caramelized veggies, sweet and savory, crunchy and soft, warm and cold- yumm! All the contrasts, even the temperature contrasts, bring mouthfeel and whole body pleasure– as well as nutrition! We eat a lot of main dish salads in winter, more so than in summer time. My favorite salads have roasted veggies …