Mexican Three Bean Salad

If you grow up in a church, potlucks are pretty standard. Game nights, super bowl parties, Sunday school meetings, holiday gatherings, low budget weddings, you name it— the church is on it. These days, there are probably a myriad of rules and regulations about what a responsible contribution would be– but back then, the only…

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Given the choice, I always prefer to start my morning with something savory. I love donuts and granola bars but there’s nothing like the perfect balance of coffee, cream and a little something salty. All that being said, I am pleased to introduce a fool proof process for boiled eggs — my tried and true morning delight!…

Sauted Kale

After ringing in the new year with Key West’s finest, I was dreading my car ride home, dreading going back to work, and dreading what I thought I was going to be a baron kitchen. To my surprise, a few trusty staples were awaiting my arrival: Frozen Chicken, Cheese and Crackers, frozen meatballs, and kale….

Butternut Squash & Brussel Sprouts

Much like pumpkin, butternut squash has become a quintessential ingredient during the fall. After seeing these little orange cubes sprinkled across magazines, restaurant menus and Pinterest posts, it occurred to me it was time to jump on the band wagon. Prior to the pre-spiraled noodles I used during Whole 30, I’m not even certain I had…

Roasted Broccoli

It’s funny how everyone assumes their childhood is “normal” until they reach an aha moment of Wait, was just that just us? It wasn’t until I got older and started hanging out at other people’s houses or chatting with friends about what my favorite meals or treats were that I realized maybe my family’s menus…

Pumpkin Soup

Do you ever get cravings for things you’ve never even had before? That is exactly what happened to me last week. Out of the blue, pumpkin soup was on my mind and haunting me for days. Now, on the one hand, I am major soup lover. I’m the sort of person who drinks soup year…

Whole 30: Days 28 – 30

Meal Summary   Day 28 Breakfast: Boiled Egg, Lara Bar Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad (grilled chicken, boiled egg, bell peppers, onion, raisins, sunflower seeds, balsamic vinegar and olive oil) Snack: Carrot Sticks, Banana Chips Dinner: Jerk Pork (see my post from Days 4-6 for my spice mix), Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole   Day 29 Breakfast:…