Month: January 2016

Pisco Sour
Drinks

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour is a very traditional drink in Peru, a neighboring country of the country where I grew up (Ecuador!) The story behind it is that an American bartender, who worked at a popular upscale bar in the early 20’s, was the one who originated this drink. The original drink created only contained Pisco liquor, limes, sugar

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Paleo Protein Brownies
Desserts

Paleo Protein Brownies

I have been following a muscle building training program for the last month or so, and apart from heavy lifting, a big part of what will determine my success is my diet. What we eat and the timing of when we eat is huge for these type of things; our muscles need constant fuel to grow and recover, and they are

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Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo
Travel

Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo

It’s very easy to cook these days, especially with all the tutorials that people can find on the Internet! All you need are ingredients and a good step-by-step guide, and you can slowly become a better chef. However, if you think looking at recipe books and cooking videos are boring, and you want to brainstorm your own

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7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes
Appetizers

Paleo Nachos

I made you a colorful and large plate of Paleo Nachos today! Isn’t it pretty? It’s got everything you’d want in a regular nachos plate, minus the cheese. But who needs dairy when you have spicy beef, creamy guacamole, flavorful salsa and crunchy sweet potato chips? Yum! Doesn’t it all just sound wonderful? A good nacho

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How To: Make Paleo Crepes
Appetizers

How To: Make Paleo Crepes

Paleo Crepes…say whaaaaaat?! Yes, they are possible. And yes, they are amazing! I’ve been a crepe lover for as long as I can remember. In Ecuador, crepes were very popular, and growing up, we had awesome little restaurants where we could go to and get some yummy crepes. They had all sorts of savory and sweet crepes, which meant that

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Paleo Turkey Meatloaf
Poultry

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

I haven’t made meatloaf in a loooong time — in fact, I don’t think I’ve had a bite of meatloaf in at least a 2 years. It’s one of those things where you know its traditional recipe has gluten, so you just don’t think about it as a choice for dinner. However, for some strange reason both my husband and

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Appetizers

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted butternut squash soup, warm blankets, a cozy fireplace, a romantic comedy…doesn’t this combination sound amazing? It would certainly make for the perfect weekend date at home, that’s for sure. Enjoying a good soup in the right environment can easily be one the most soothing activities one can do; it is almost therapeutic. It’s important to treat yourself once in a while and take

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Appetizers

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice baked? What does that mean? Is it a lot of work? Does it take hours to do? These might be some of the questions that pop into your head a after reading today’s recipe’s name. Totally normal. I’d be thinking the same thing too! Twice baked means just that. These sweet potatoes are first baked at a certain temperature for forty minutes,

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Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
Breakfast

Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Coconut oil is a beautiful thing. It is so good for you, so versatile. You can use it for so many things, like making scrambled eggs or moisturizing your skin. I literally start using coconut oil 10 minutes after waking up and after drinking 32 ounces of fresh filtered water, as I do coconut oil pulling for

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Cashew Clusters
Desserts

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters have become one of my husband’s favorite treats. I keep them in the freezer for him, and slowly, but surely, I see them disappear. He’ll eat one or two at a time, so nothing crazy either, but he likes to enjoy them after dinner along with a nice cup of coffee. He’s one

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Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds
Appetizers

Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds

These Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds are something special. I usually eat all of the recipes I make for my blog right after I photograph them, as I want to make sure I get the right picture before I jump in and devour. (That’s right, I eat all the food that I shoot. What? I can’t

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Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Poultry

Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is one of my go-to salads in wintertime. It is filling and extremely delicious! Salads are a great way to nourish your body and to help keep your immune system strong. We should all try to have at least one nice, big salad a day. And today,

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Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew
Guest Posts

Guest Post: Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew

I have a recipe that I think you’ll really enjoy! This Paleo Thai Chicken Pad See Ew is from Louise at PaleoMagazine.com, and it’s one of the recipes in The Essential Paleo Cookbook, which I encourage you to check out. The recipe Louise is sharing with us today is healthy, tasty and colorful…everything you want food to be. Bon appetit! ___________________________________ Pad

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Creamy Coco Bites
Desserts

Creamy Coco Bites

Creamy Paleo Coco Bites to the rescue! Have you ever been in such a hurry that you need to leave your house faster than lightening and there is no time at all for you to pack a lunch? Ah, yes. That’s happened to me…quite a few times. And when it happens, it stresses me out, as

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Cacao Protein Shake
Breakfast

Cacao Protein Shake

2016 is here and it has arrived along with a plethora of resolutions. Everyone seems to have one, and it seems to me like most of these resolutions are either health or fitness oriented. I am not sure when the “New Year’s Resolution” tradition started, but I am sure glad it did; it is a

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Plantain Boats with Spicy Beef
Beef

Plantain Boats with Spicy Beef

Two days ago I was at the produce section of Boise’s Whole Foods, and to my surprise, I came across a sign that advertised Ecuadorian plantains! (I posted a picture of this on my Instagram account — do you have Instagram? If so, follow me!) I was utterly excited, because I had just returned from Ecuador a week ago, and

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Crispy Purple Sweet Potatoes
Paleo-Vegan

Crispy Purple Sweet Potatoes

If you talk to my friends, they’ll tell you that they’ve definitely had these Crispy Purple Sweet Potatoes served to them as a side dish when they come over for dinner in my home. Yup. That’s because these are my go-to side dish in wintertime and I am not shy about serving it over and

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Butterflied Grilled Chicken
Poultry

Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Good butterflied grilled chicken can be a challenge to prepare. We know this because we typically want all of the following to be true of good grilled chicken: Full of flavor Juicy Well done (but not burnt!) A good grilled chicken breast can be a beautiful thing, as it can be any meal’s guest of

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