new me!

hello strangers!  happy fall!!!!! i have been working on making a diet change FOR GOOD.  that’s a double-meaning right there!  it’s going to be for the good of my heart, soul, and gut, but it’s also going to be forever ~ for good.  i am making a life-change to the cleanest eating i have ever attempted, and i am on fire about it! clean eating. … Continue reading new me!

chimichurri sauce.

say it with me ~ CHI. MEEEEE. CHURRRRR. EEEEE!!! is there any yummier word in the world? have you had chimichurri sauce?  if you haven’t, get your blender out and make this sauce tonight!  arrrrrriba!!! i made this sauce yesterday and it was a vibrant, beautiful green color.  it’s a little dull today, but here’s a pic anyway… num num nummmmm…. here’s how to do … Continue reading chimichurri sauce.

grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

hey fennel lovers!  this one’s for you! fennel is one of those things where you either are obsessed with it and ooh and aah when you see it added to the menu, or ~ you’re the person sitting next to that outspoken, over-zealous fennel lover, wishing he/she would shut up already. i’m here to tell you:  it’s waaaay more fun to be the former. have you really … Continue reading grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

GF butternut squash lasagna.

gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted?  this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years.  thank you, giada!  but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.

rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

warning:  this dish is NOT dairy free!  i’m trying to reduce my dairy intake, but this one was worth it. these are pretty enough for a dinner party, but perfect for a boring tuesday night as well. these mushrooms are a meal all by themselves.  i served them with a g-free pesto pasta because i needed to get rid of it before it went bad. … Continue reading rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

greek-ish pasta salad.

i can’t put the fork down.  i literally cannot stop eating this pasta salad. usually, i make a dish, eat a few bites, then write about it.  eat then type.  eat then type.  but this pasta salad is too good to stop eating, y’all. and there’s no gluten, dairy, sugar, or meat in it!  boom! this is actually the problem with “clean” food.  i know … Continue reading greek-ish pasta salad.