Recipes

What happens when you hit a patch of stress during a Whole30? If you’re me, you stick with the program, but neglect your Whole30 food journal. Not a bad compromise, really. I’m now on day 22 of the program and feeling great. In fact, the veggies+protein+fat+fruit routine feels much more familiar to me now than [...]

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Easy Chili-Lime Chicken Marinade

by Angie Anew on July 16, 2012

Anyone else having a relaxing summer? So relaxing, in fact, that you’ve lost sight of your healthy eating goals? Me too! But now, after overindulging during our annual summer trip to the cabin, I’m getting back on track… at least until our next vacation. This week, I made an extremely easy chili-lime chicken marinade to [...]

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Freezing Soup in Single Servings

by Angie Anew on March 11, 2012

It’s official. I’m a full-time working mom! I took a break from blogging last week to get acclimated. Today, I was on a mission to fill our new chest freezer with healthy food. I made several batches of soup to freeze in single servings for work lunches. I also made a batch of Cuban-Style Pork [...]

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Baked Chili-Lime Sweet Potato “Chips”

by Angie Anew on February 26, 2012

While doing the Whole 30, I never really felt deprived. Sure, a glass of wine would have been nice. But overall, sticking to the plan wasn’t that big of a deal. I think it’s because I tend to prefer savory foods over sweet ones. (Plus, I got amazing results!) My weakness? Potato chips. I can’t [...]

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Crispy Chicken Legs

by Angie Anew on February 21, 2012

Crispy chicken skin. Not my favorite food, but pretty darn close. Lately, I’ve been buying chicken legs (super cheap!) and roasting them on high heat for some serious crispy chicken goodness. I follow a simple recipe from Chaos in the Kitchen. It’s more of a method than a recipe, really, but I’m sharing it because [...]

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Super Simple Bacon-Wrapped Dates

by Angie Anew on February 20, 2012

Last night I was craving something good. Something really good. Then I remembered a post on a blog I follow called A Nutritionist Eats. The author recently wrote about goat-cheese stuffed bacon-wrapped dates. Wow! While I’m not eating much dairy lately, I usually have bacon and dates on hand. So I made a simpler version. [...]

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Slow-Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs for Two

by Angie Anew on February 13, 2012

To say that the members of my family have divergent food preferences would be an understatement. I prefer to eat low-carb and gluten-free. My husband avoids beef and pork, but eats chicken and fish. My older son is a lacto-carbotarian. And the baby? He’ll eat anything. So when I say that these slow-cooker red wine [...]

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Mashed Roasted Cauliflower

by Angie Anew on February 12, 2012

I really need to get better about meal planning and grocery lists. Too often, I end up buying items that we already have at home. Today’s superfluous purchase was cauliflower. So I decided to roast the older head to make mashed roasted cauliflower — a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Pin It The first thing [...]

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Clarified Butter

by Angie Anew on February 6, 2012

Today, I replenished my supply of clarified butter. When I posted a snapshot of my activities on Facebook, one of my cousins wanted to know more. Why make clarified butter? And how do you do it? I started making clarified butter while on the Whole30. Regular butter is a no-no on the plan due to [...]

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Twenty-two days! That’s how long I’ve gone without sugar, grains, dairy, legumes and processed foods. But let’s not focus on the withouts. The past few weeks of my Whole30 journey have been filled with leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and lean (and not-so-lean) meats. How’s it going? Well, my guess is that I’ll have [...]

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