Archives

Blackened Salmon Over Cajun Zoodles {in 1 skillet!}

Me + spicy, Cajun food = true love. Here’s a Paleo, Whole30, THM-friendly version of a classic Cajun favorite — Blackened Salmon Over Cajun Zoodles in just 1 skillet!

Instant Pot Mexican Beef Stew

The Hubs would be home for lunch in 53 minutes, and girlfriend, no one cooks a good beef stew in 53 minutes! *Except I did*. And I gave it a smokey, spicy Mexican twist. Holy cow, is it ever good.

6 FAST Real Food Meals — 30 Minutes or Less Hands-On Time!

What if I told you that you could have dinner on the table in less time than it takes to load everyone in the car and go through a drive-thru? It’s possible! I’ve assembled my six favorite, FAST Real Food meals. So grab your favorite menu planning tool (that’s pen and paper for me) and jot down these meals for this week! Congratulations! The problem of “What’s for dinner this week?” is solved. {For you Trim Healthy Mamas, I’ve included the meal types for each of these meals!}

Grain-Free Crab Cakes {baked not fried!}

On the rare occasion that you find me in a seafood restaurant, you can bet your britches I’ll be ordering one thing for sure… Crab cakes! These homemade, grain-free crab cakes are some of the best I’ve ever had — and I’m a pretty tough critic.

Grain-Free Sesame Orange Chicken {Paleo, THM-S}

Soooo….The Hubs and I have been doing Trim Healthy Mama since January 1st. Because of our rural location, we don’t have access to a variety of cuisine. It’s basically bar-and-grill/burger-and-fries food or mostly bland Scandinavian food where we live. No Mexican. No Italian. No Asian. We’ve learned to make do with what we cook at home and have added all sorts of ethnic recipes to our repertoire. Like this Sesame Orange Chicken!

The Best Tomato Basil Soup Ever {in less than 30 minutes!}

With healing bone broth, heavy cream, and fresh basil, this is THE best tomato basil soup ever! And you can make this simple soup in less than 30 minutes.

Benefits of Wild Rice + Creamy Wild Rice Soup

I may have had wild rice three times before moving to northeastern Minnesota. Wild rice is native to where I live in Minnesota — so it’s EVERYWHERE. You can even buy wild rice in gas stations! We quickly learned that wild rice is a thing up here, and if we were going to live up here, we had to figure out how to cook it. Specifically creamy wild rice soup.

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

I’ve been cooking up a storm lately… And so I cook soup. I want bone broth and veggies and cheese. I want warm and creamy and soothing. I can’t really ask for a better soup than this to settle in and cozy up with: a creamy broccoli-cheese soup that is nothing like the gloppy, gooey mess you pour out of a can.

Lemon, Herb, & Garlic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Carrots

Remember the old days when the boss and his wife were invited to dinner? Do people still do that — the cute apron/high heels/pearls thing? The children behaving perfectly. Flowers from my garden gracing the table. In my world, I’d serve this roasted chicken and heirloom carrots for dinner. And when you have the boss (or the pastor or the new in-laws) over, don’t tell them this took you just 20 minutes of hands-on time, deal?

Easy Peasy Homemade Marinara Sauce {with or without meat}

There’s just something about opening a can of spaghetti sauce… Said no one ever. Every household needs a recipe for homemade marinara sauce because it’s such a staple ingredient in many of our Italian-American dishes, such as spaghetti and lasagna. And nothing out of a can or a jar even comes close to tasting as delicious as what you can make in your own kitchen. Can I get an amen?