Surf Sweets


As someone who is ridiculously sensitive to gluten I was overjoyed to come across this brand of gummies called Surf Sweets. Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites. This is a big deal for me, I haven’t been able to eat candy in years! It also helps that these gummy worms are delicious. I will go as far as calling them the BEST gummy worms EVER! I found gummy worms, gummy bears, sour worms, and jelly beans at my local Whole Foods. They seem to be widely available and can be found on amazon. My favorite (of those I have tried: worms, bears, and sour worms) are the gummy worms, they are perfection.  Hooray! It is nice to have access to a convenient, safe, sweet treat! Thank you  Surf Sweets!


Poached Egg on Plantain Toast


This made for a quick snack. I had made plantain flatbread/taco shell thing the night before using this recipe. Instead of individual round shells I spread my batter out on parchment paper the full length and width of my sheet pan. After baking I cut it down into rectangular pieces. These plantain bread things are better warm! I baked a piece of the bread, topping it with fresh mozzarella in an oven at 375F for about 15 minutes. While the bread’s edges crisped and my cheese melted I fried an egg and sliced up half of an avocado. Assembled and ate!

One Pan Breakfast Fry


I made this breakfast the way I used to make fried rice in my pre-grain-free days. Sautéing the onions with yellow bell pepper in a frying pan and then adding sausage slices I waited for everything in the pan to brown. I then added chopped kale and minced garlic mixing everything in the pan together. I pushed this mix to the sides of the pan creating a doughnut shape and fried my egg right in the middle of it all. Scooped the kale mix onto a plate and topped with the fried egg.

Butternut Squash Hash


A Paleo friendly breakfast made from cubed butternut squash, onion, green apple, spicy sausage, and kale. Served alongside scrambled eggs.

This was pretty easy to put together and was a lovely way to start the day! Dice up a sausage and cook in the oven on 400F for about 10 minutes or until browned. (Alternatively, for a one-pan dish, brown the sausage in frying pan, remove and set aside, use this pan to sauté the onion and butternut squash.) Chop up the onions and dice the squash. Add them to a pan with a little oil and cook for about 10 minutes. Dice the apple and kale. Add the kale, apple, and sausage to the onion and squash mix and cook until kale is to your preferred texture.


Butternut squash



Green apple





Quick Xmas Breakfast


A quick way for a hungry girl to start Christmas morning! Here I have microwaved a russet potato, skinned it, fork mashed it with two minced slices of chorizo salami. I then topped the chorizo-ed potato with avocado slices, diced tomato, and an olive oil fried egg. In about five minutes I had a breakfast that was all tasty business!

Snack Plate

imageA quick snack platter to quench my late night appetite.  Chopped carrots and celery with grass fed sharp cheddar slices and Fermin Iberico pork sausage. A tidy little treat for me!

Excess Broccoli Stalks Make Great Spiralized Fare.


My broccoli was all stalks! After chopping off the crowns to make beef and broccoli I broke out the spiralizer and made this quick and tasty salad snack. It is spiralized broccoli stalk, carrot, avocado, lime, and a light dusting of chipotle powder. It was a perfect way to use the leggy stalks of my broccoli!

Steak Tacos in Romaine Shell

imageA cabbage slaw, sliced avocado, lime, and steak bites make the stuffing for these romaine taco shells. In hindsight it makes more sense to use the cabbage for shells and romaine for filler! They were a wee messy but all in all pretty great!