Kara’s Crack-Shot Chicken (Paleo)

When we have people to our house, there are a couple of go-to meals that I like to make to make a good “first food impression.” Since I am usually not sure if I have picky eaters on my hands or not, I usually go for something universally acceptable like chicken. Ah chicken, you are…

Easy Like Saturday Morning (Steak Scrambler)

I love Saturday cooking. Our family usually gets up early (because I have two lovely alarm clocks who want milk and me out of bed first thing….sigh), but we take our time drinking coffee and don’t really eat until around 9 or 10. Because of this, we generally only do about 2 meals and light…

Pumpkin Okra Scramble (Paleo)

My babies love eggs. Sometimes if I am on the fritz trying to feed hangry young ‘uns, I’ll scramble up some eggs and mix in some veggies to “hide” them from the baby. This particular mixture takes advantage of this season’s super highly nutritive pumpkin. Pumpkin is not available all times of the year, and…

Chocolate Protein “Milkshake” (Paleo)

I make this on weekends when I need a treat, on special occasions , ALL OF THE TIME. It’s yummy, chocolaty, and tastes exactly like a soft-serve milkshake from any popular restaurant except for one thing…..it’s totally guilt free and the protein powder is sweetened with stevia and (for someone who normally hates stevia aftertaste) honestly does…

New Year New You

There are a lot of people who decide that magically on January 1st, suddenly they are going to be a better person. They eat pizza, burgers, ice cream the last week of December because the transformational year is coming where, through no planning, no research, no passion, suddenly they’ll wake up different. I am no…

Bulk Prep Chicken Breasts

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I enjoy it, I like cooking, baking, there’s no doubt. But I’d like to choose to be in there and not let healthy eating rob me of time with my kids, so at least once a week I try to batch cook some things. This chicken…

Paleo Southern “Fried” Okra

I’ve always loved fried okra. Since I was a little kid eatin’ at PoFolks (a restaurant named admittedly to feed people that were poor, hence Po=poor Folks=folks). My family has roots in and all around the south so we’d always carry a bushel or 3 home of okra when visiting my grandpa in Alabama. I…

Kara’s Ketchup Base (Paleo)

So there are a lot of ketchup authorities out there. I was doing some research on how to make ketchup and I’m like, seriously people, you are taking ketchup a little too seriously. I saw one guy putting cilantro, cinnamon, and just about every other spice and herb in there and I just get to…

Kara’s Kansas City Sauce (Paleo BBQ)

I posted recently a Ketchup “Base” because it is delicious as is, but can also be built upon. This barbecue sauce will require some of that recipe, but if you blended all the ingredients initially and cooked them down, that’s ok too, it’ll work out. This sauce is amazing on ribs, chicken, pulled pork, french…

Paleo Rasnana Muffins

So this morning we woke up, snuck around trying not to wake the kids and got Dan out the door. I got what you might say “a head start” before the kids woke up. Ahh…love it when that happens!! So when they did wake up and Jeanette started asking for pancakes, I decided we had…