Those Pizza and Beer Nights…

June 12, 2014

Let’s talk about the fact that while being extremely edifying and undeniably good for you, Whole30 is both expensive and very time consuming. Part of the good thing about it being time consuming is that it causes you to realize that you are worth spending time on…your health is paramount to everything else, so taking 15 extra minutes to prepare a thoughtful and nourishing meal is worth it. BUT some nights…you know them, we all have them…those nights when you would normally order a huge pizza and drink 4 beers? Continue Reading…

Coconut Cream Coffee

June 10, 2014

This coffee drink has changed my life during Whole30. Thankfully we’re allowed to have coffee – in moderation, of course – but I still don’t love it black, so adding a little coconut cream makes this extra enjoyable for me. I love having a warm and comforting beverage in the morning, and this always hits the spot. Continue Reading…

Homemade Mayo

June 3, 2014

Never did I ever think I would be making mayonnaise from scratch, but when condiment choices are slim to none I’m willing to go to great lengths to get my hands on some delicious mayo. But guess what…this isn’t even hard! It’s about as easy as a recipe can be, especially if you have a high powered blender or food processor. And it’s delicious. And it’s Whole 30 approved. Win.Win.Win. Continue Reading…

18 :: 52

June 1, 2014

“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week in 2014″

Esmé at 18 weeks.

We’ve been practicing rolling over…it hasn’t happened just yet. She’s hated spending time on her belly from day one, so getting her to roll over has been a little bit of a challenge, but she’s nearly there! But there’s nothing she loves more than hanging out in her diaper on the living room floor 🙂

The Joy of Sweet Potato Fritters

June 1, 2014

The idea for this recipe originated from Planks, Love and Guacamole, so I take no credit for it’s genius. It’s just so, so good that I had to do my own post about it. As happy as I am to eat a burger in a lettuce wrap, sometimes I just want something warm and gooey and…let’s face it…a little bit starchy. We paired these with burgers and slathered them with homemade mayo, fresh avocado and a beautiful yellow heirloom tomato. SO GOOD. These would be great simply eaten by themselves, or paired with fried eggs. You could also use them as the ‘bread’ for chicken burgers, BLTs or even pulled pork. Endless possibilities!

Sweet Potato Fritters (to be eaten alone, or used as buns)     { makes 4-6 patties }

2 heaping cups sweet potato, peeled and shredded (use a food processor or cheese grater)
3 eggs
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond meal
Salt, pepper and onion powder to taste
Ghee or Bacon fat to fry

In a skillet, heat fat over medium. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until ingredients are integrated, and then form into thin patties. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden and crispy. Enjoy!

*Sorry the picture isn’t that great…I’ve had so many things going on that I’ve only been able to take iPhone photos of our Whole 30 journey, and I was so hungry before I ate this that I couldn’t even wait until I got a perfect picture!