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  • The Most Delicious Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl

    whole30 egg roll in a bowl

    The Most Delicious Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl ready in one pan for an easy and quick dinner recipe to whip up! A gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo way to enjoy an egg roll in a bowl.

    whole30 egg roll in a bowl

    Hello 2020 and hello new recipe central!

    Call me a cornball but there is something about the start of a year that has me feeling all excited and giddy. Part of me is also insanely nervous because my cookbook is coming out in a couple of months (pre-order is still on!) and I will be traveling to meet some of you amazing humans this year.

    We can thank my baby Daddy, Jordan, for this recipe. He is always craving Whole30-ish meals for lunches and dinners all week. He’s the first person to order a pizza and chicken parm at a restaurant but he does love his Whole30 meal ideas. Jord also loves switching things up to keep food exciting, so I was brainstorming some new ideas that are both easy and Whole30-approved to share this month.

    This Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl might just be one of our favorite easy Whole30 meals yet.

    I am all about the mess free kind of meals over here that don’t require so many steps to whip up. And this egg roll in a bowl only dirties up 1 pan and 1 bowl to make it. It also makes for an easy meal to transport to school or work and the leftovers taste insane. I am one of those weirdos who like to eat their leftovers cold standing over the counter while they are cooking. I used to do that with my leftover Chinese food back in the day.

    Especially egg rolls. I used to dip them in a spicy sauce it was the best flavor combo in the world. Which brings me to the the dipping sauce for this recipe. Or drizzling sauce of you’d rather drizzle it on top.

    Tessemae’s Habanero MAYO! The newest mayo they added to their line up and it is the most flavorful and delicious. I love using it for a variety of things but lately it is this egg roll in a bowl. Plus their mayo is Whole30 approved along with many of their condiments. I cannot recommend stalking up on these bad boys enough. This variety pack is PERFECT if you are doing Whole30 too!

    One of my other favorite parts about this recipe is how versatile it is too. You can switch up the pork for any meat you prefer and always add in some extra veggies you have lying around. Continue Reading

  • The Easiest Paleo Pumpkin Chili Recipe (Whole30)

    Sharing the easiest Paleo Pumpkin Chili Recipe ready in less than 30 minutes for a quick Whole30 meal!

    Sharing the easiest Paleo Pumpkin Chili Recipe ready in less than 30 minutes for a quick Whole30 meal!Sharing the easiest Paleo Pumpkin Chili Recipe ready in less than 30 minutes for a quick Whole30 meal!

    When it comes to prepping foods for lunch and dinner, I am a no-frills kind of cook.

    Half the time we are prepping food on Sundays because it makes the week so much easier. I chat all about food prep in my cookbook, Just the Good Stuff. There is an entire chapter dedicated to prepping food for the week and what we usually make.

    This pumpkin chili, is definitely one of those items that takes minimal ingredients and effort to cook. Plus you don’t have to do much to reheat it or prep it to serve before eating.

    This paleo Pumpkin Chili is too simple to make.

    Jord is the real chili master, so when he tried my recipe and actually enjoyed it – that’s how I knew it was good. I was convinced he was going to think it was flavorful or dull. But after he took one bite, he genuinely seemed to enjoy it.

    This makes me quite the happy chili maker over here.

    What I love about this paleo chili recipe, is how simple the ingredients are. I use grass-fed beef usually, but anything works. I also add in a can of organic pumpkin puree to thicken up the chili a bit. This is instead of slicing some sweet potatoes in it. Made my life 10x easier to add a the pumpkin instead.

    The ingredient that gives this recipe the most flavor though is Bonafide Provisions Organic Bone Broth . When am I not cooking with bone broth though?! Continue Reading

  • The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles (whole30)

    The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles

    15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles made with veggie noodles and a homemade creamy almond butter sauce for an easy Whole30 meal!

    The Easiest 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles made with veggie noodles and a homemade creamy almond butter sauce!

    There are probably million different healthy pad thai recipes on the internet right now.

    But I don’t see many that are both plant-based and Whole30, something many of you have been asking for over the past few months. I gotcha covered with these 15-minute Vegan Pad Thai Noodles today. One of the easiest lunch/dinner recipes I have ever made and they take 15 minutes to make – it doesn’t get any easier than that!

    Full disclosure, I do like to add some soba noodles or brown rice noodles to this recipe when I make it to bulk it up a bit but for anyone who wants a lighter meal and something that is Whole30-approved, the mix of veggie noodles are so delicious in this recipe! I use a mix of zucchini noodles and butternut squash noodles. You can really sub any veggie noodle you love. Sweet potato would also be perfect in this dish too. Sometimes I cheat and buy veggie noodles already spiralized and other times I take the time and actually spiralize them myself. But with the babe and life getting a bit crazier, spending the extra couple dollars on organic ready to cook veggie noodles is worth it to me.

    The best almond butter thai sauce to mix into the veggie noodles..

    This recipe is filled with flavor from the creamy almond butter sauce I mix in it. I combine almond butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil and some veggie broth and it makes the simplest and tastiest sauce. You can also use a cashew or peanut butter if that is what you have! Really anything will work. The more oily the better with the nut butter. It if it is too thick, it won’t be as easy to warm together. Continue Reading

  • Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Basil Pesto (Whole30)

    Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. Extra crispy potatoes paired with the dreamiest dairy-free pesto. A delicious vegan Whole30 recipe!

    Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. One of my favorite vegan and Whole30-approved recipes to make!

     Sharing these Whole30 Hasselback Potatoes with Garlicky Basil Pesto. Extra crispy potatoes paired with the dreamiest dairy-free pesto. A delicious vegan Whole30 recipe!

    I am pretty sure this is one of my favorite savory recipes to date on the blog.

    These mini Hasselback Potatoes are not only so tasty and flavorful, they also are just gorgeous. Call me crazy for thinking food is gorgeous but when I first made these, I couldn’t get over how they looked coming out of the oven!

    Perfectly buttery (yet I didn’t use butter) and flavorful and paired with a garlic basil pesto, they are too die for.

    As someone who used to hate potatoes, I’m certainly making up for lost time over here. Between Sweet Potato Falafels, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries, Thick-cut Baked Fries and more. We have been making a ton of potato recipes in the kitchen. And by we, I mean myself and the little bub in my belly!

    This recipe for Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Pesto is the most dreamy side for the winter. And for any of my friends doing a Whole30 or just wanting to add a bit more veggies into their life.

    Potatoes dipped in pesto is the most underrated combo.

    The pesto is also vegan, so no cheese is involved. I use pine nuts, basil, garlic, avocado oil and Organic Girl Baby Spinach to whip this up. It takes all of 5 minutes to make the pesto and I made it extra thin so it can easily be drizzled on top of the potatoes.

    Also do not be intimidated to make these Hasselback beauties. They are easiest to cut with a “saw” type knife. Clearly have no idea the right term there but with my limited knife skills, if I can do it I promise you can too! Continue Reading

  • 10-minute Bone Broth Cauliflower Fried Rice (Whole30)

    This 10-minute Bone Broth Cauliflower Fried Rice is a delicious Whole30-approved recipe made with minimal ingredients and perfect an easy lunch or dinner!

    This 10-minute Bone Broth Cauliflower Fried Rice is a delicious Whole30-approved recipe.This 10-minute Bone Broth Cauliflower Fried Rice is a delicious Whole30-approved recipe made with minimal ingredients and perfect an easy lunch or dinner!

    Happy 2019 everybody!

    I am currently in Florida with my parents and Jord (one last trip before the babe). Some of you may recall I went down to Florida last year for about 3 weeks to refuel around the holidays and into 2018. Not to mention escaping the NYC cold doesn’t hurt either!

    Now that the new year is here, I’m 100% not going to preach the whole “new year, new you” bull sh*t that people talk about. After hearing this phrase for years now, it still irritates me! I get it, we want to eat a bit more veggies after baking every cookie and drinking all the eggnog but don’t change people. New year, same you, more food.

    Today I am sharing one of my personal favorite quick and easy meals that just so happens to be Whole30-approved.

    I cannot personally attest to doing a Whole30 (I have my own thoughts on it). But I do love the concept of eating whole and real foods to fill you up.

    This 10-minute Bone Broth Cauliflower Fried Rice has been one of my go-to lunches or even lighter dinners (although no meal is light these days while pregnant!). It takes just ten minutes to make and is filled with veggies, pasture-raised eggs and you can add in any extra proteins you are craving. Continue Reading

  • Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers (Whole30)

    Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers for an easy a delicious whole30 recipe!

    Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers for an easy and delicious Whole30 approved meal. No grill needed, just your oven and some flavorful bone broth!

    Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers for an easy a delicious whole30 recipe!

    Okay, don’t let this recipe make you think I don’t do actual buns with my burgers. I like to say I am an equal opportunist when it comes to food, but I am always looking for new recipes and ways to spice things up a bit.

    Jord tried doing a mini Whole30 after our trip to Europe (which lasted 7 days), but during it I made these Paleo Sweet Potato Bun Lamb Burgers and they have quickly become one of my favorite recipes to make for dinner now!

    The sweet potato buns are really just wedges of sweet potatoes (we’re not that fancy) and they’re broiled to perfection to make them crispy yet soft and the best consistency for the lamb burgers and all the dream toppings inside. I love adding avocado, some special sauce and some greens. I also added some kimchi to one and it was too die for.

    The grass-fed lamb burgers are my favorite part of this recipe. Lamb is my go-to burger to make at home. I usually don’t see it on many menus so I love making it every week or two. The flavor of lamb is delicious as is, it is one of those meats that doesn’t need too many spices (at least in my opinion). I used my cast iron skillet to make them over the stove and poured a generous amount of Bonafide Provisions organic bone broth to keep the lamb extra juicy and add even more flavor. Add their bone broth to my recipes as been such a game changer as you guys have seen. Continue Reading

  • Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (paleo +whole30)

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for an easy paleo dish, using chicken from my favorite grass-fed and grass-finished meat company!

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for an easy paleo dish, using chicken from my favorite grass-fed and grass-finished meat company!

    Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for an easy paleo dish, using chicken from my favorite grass-fed and grass-finished meat company!

    It is crazy to think that just a year ago, I was just introducing meat into my diet again.

    Those 5 years when I only ate fish and eggs as my source of animal protein are long gone. I am fully supportive of anyone who chooses whatever diet/lifestyle they choose, but it is safe to say I don’t see me omitting meat from my life again.

    Since eating paleo chicken tenders a year ago to reintroduce meat, I have successfully eaten every kind of meat out there. Bison, turkey, lamb, bacon, chicken, duck, anything!

    But I have to say, I am quite particular about the quality of the meat that I eat. I don’t eat it unless I know where it is sourced from and the way the animals were raised. This makes ordering meat out at most restaurants a bit challenging, but luckily living in the NYC area, there are a ton of delicious options.

    I do prefer to make my own meat at home and have spent so much time finding a brand who provides quality meat to its consumers.

    That is when I came across Butcher Box (keep reading for an EPIC deal!!)

    I first heard about Butcher Box on a podcast I was listening to and was so intrigued. Grass-fed and grass-finished meat delivered straight to your door?  Plus they offer affordable prices and we both know that eating good quality meat is not cheap! Butcher Box has high standards for its meats. They offer beef, chicken and pork (the bacon is unreal). They taste test ever single cut before sending it out to customers, and their produces include family run farms who hold quality and animal welfare as a core value.  Continue Reading

  • Whole30 Loaded Veggie Burgers (gluten-free)

    Whole30 Veggie Burgers

    Whole30 Loaded Veggie Burgers that are gluten-free, paleo and Whole30-approved! A healthy and easy plant-based burger!Whole30 Veggie Burgers

    Whole 30 + veggie burgers honestly sounds like an oxymoron to me.

    Whenever I think of veggie burgers, I assume there are beans or gains or even both in them! When I had to watch my grain and legume intake for awhile, it was really hard for me to find a veggie burger I could eat.

    This resulted into me making my own, which luckily for me I don’t mind. But sometimes making your own anything sounds so tedious and like 100x more work than we want to do.

    These Whole30 Loaded Veggie Burgers aren’t too fancy or complicated though. They are so delicious, satisfying and they satisfied my hearty veggie burger craving.

    I love that they are filled with cauliflower, sweet potatoes and GREENS! I use Organic Girl Baby Spinach to add some extra nutrients and greens to the patties. You can also use their romaine lettuce as a wrap when you eat it if you are actually on Whole30 or cannot do bread or buns right now.

    Any of Organic Girl’s varieties will be delicious in these burgers. Especially the baby arugula (yum!). Continue Reading

  • The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad (paleo)

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!

    The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad that takes 5 minutes to prepare and is made with just a few ingredients!

    We are mid-way through January friends, which means any of you who started Whole30 on January 1 are already more than halfway done! Amazing!

    As you know, I am personally not doing Whole30 but I absolutely love creating the most delicious and simple Whole30 approved recipes for really anyone to enjoy. The thing about Whole30 is that it sounds so much more intimidating and crazier than it is. We should be fueling our bodies with whole and real ingredients for more than 30 days. Of course there is no reason to be strict and eliminate foods like pancakes, pizza, etc. for forever, but it is great to get many of our meals in with all nutritious and wholesome foods.

    This tuna salad is prepared with just a few ingredients and is served in AVOCADOS! Since bread is a no go on Whole30, we look to our good old friend, avocados, to hold the best dang tuna salad.

    You can add scoops of the tuna into the avocado and eat it right out of the avocado! Or you can add it to a bed of greens and if you’re not on Whole30, add it to your favorite toast or tortillas!

    To make the tuna salad you’ll need just a few ingredients and it will be ready in less than 5 minutes. Talk about an easy meal to prep. Jord and I make tuna salad for lunch a couple days a week. Especially when we are in a bind and need something fast.

    We absolutely love Safe Catch’s tuna. If you are a reader of the blog, you have seen Safe Catch on here a lot throughout the last year. It is the lowest in mercury, wild tuna and honestly it the only tuna I will eat! We have made tuna cakes, noodle bowlstuna tacos, tuna burgers, tuna toast and more. It is crazy to me that I have shared so many tuna recipes with you guys but have yet to share the classic tuna salad with you! Continue Reading

  • Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust (Whole30)

    Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!

    Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust that is Whole30 approved and easy to make!

    And the Whole30 meals continue friends. You ask and you shall receive.

    I am still not doing Whole30 nor do I plan on it, but I do love eating Whole30 meals sometimes. I bet most of us do and don’t even realize. The label of “Whole30” just sounds a lot more intimidating than it is (in my opinion!). I love fueling my body with real food that is simple, delicious and easy to prepare. This Veggie + Smoked Salmon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust is just that.

    Is there anything sweet potatoes can’t do though? That is the real question friends. I diced them up into small coin-like shapes and lined my skillet to create this dreamy quiche.

    One of my favorite savory pairings are eggs and smoked salmon, so when I saw the smoked salmon at the store, I couldn’t resist. I planned on making a veggie quiche but I am so happy I added some smoked salmon to the dish to make it a little extra flavorful and add that salty salmon taste that I love.

    What I love about this quiche is that is is filled with veggies and is easy to prepare. You only need a few simple ingredients like sweet potatoes, eggs, nut milk, veggies and my most favorite greens, Organic Girl arugula! I pretty much sprinkle arugula over my life and Organic Girl makes the absolute best. It is triple washed and ready to eat and sprinkle over everything! Organic Girl makes every green you can dream of and as you have seen on the blog, they are a staple in my recipes! Hello Creamy Squash PastaPaleo Veggie Breakfast WafflesMint Cacao Chip Smoothie Bowl and moreContinue Reading