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Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches, Mango & Pineapple ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Pork Chops with Peaches Mango Pineapple

So with pork chops there's that whole applesauce thing. Some how, some way, at some time...pork chops and applesauce became a thing. I like that and all, but I think it's kinda boring ;) I think pork chops with different fruits is a lot snazzier. (Did I just say snazzier?!) These grilled pork chops, topped with peaches, mango and pineapple are SNAZZY. The flavor is … [Read more...]

Greek Chicken Kebabs ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Paleo Greek Chicken Kebabs

First off, let's talk about these kebab skewers...because I know you're going to ask. :) So. My mom is a very clever gift giver and she loves to find obscure and fun kitchen gadgets that I don't already have. Being a food blogger means that I have a slew of kitchen gadgets and goodies and I think she enjoys the challenge of finding ones that I don't have. For Christmas 2 … [Read more...]

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

Homemade Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Spinach |

Please pardon me while I wipe the cheese off my chin. Um, that was sorta embarrassing there...that cheese all over my chin. But you kinda don't care when your taste buds are bursting with joy and want to leap out of your mouth onto the spoon. It's the cream cheese in this recipe that works the magic. Well, that combined with the bacon. And the spinach, and the Italian … [Read more...]

Cobb Salad ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Winter Cobb Salad

With the right toppings and dressing, a Cobb salad can be very Paleo friendly. This is a salad that I ate often during my 'Whole 30/Paleo' month back in December. It's packed with protein, very filling and will hold you even through an afternoon snack. It holds a little sweet from the apples (or pears), a little salty from the bacon, some crunch from the celery and walnuts … [Read more...]

Frittata with Broccoli & Caramelized Onions ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Broccoli Carmelized Onion Frittata

Frittatas seem to be another popular Paleo type of recipe. Reason being, they are naturally free of grains (usually!) and you can throw just about any kind of veggies in with the eggs and you've got a delicious meal. I've made frittatas with Sweet Potato & Zucchini, with Bacon, "Lettuce" and Tomato. Frittatas are so versatile and so delicious. And super easy to adapt … [Read more...]