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The secret to crispy oven fries…

The secret to crispy oven fries…

There are few things better than a roasted potato with a nice crunchy crust and a soft, fluffy inside. Halfway there, and you have slightly soggy potatoes that are perfectly palatable but lacking that awesome fry-like texture. Too far past the crunch point and you get burnt potatoes…which are significantly less palatable. I haven’t done … Continue reading

Best-Ever Black Bean Hummus

Many years ago, when Michael and I first started dating, he pulled out an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with a black bean hummus recipe on it. “I’ve always wanted to try this,” he said. “I have a food processor!” I said. And so we made it. And it was delicious – creamy, spicy, … Continue reading

Recent Discoveries

Recent Discoveries

A few of my favorite new finds: Al Carbon Chicken I LOVE Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken, and was so glad when I heard about Al Carbon. The chicken was falling off of the bone and filled with flavor. With numerous sides to choose from and cute decor, you should definitely check it out if you’re in … Continue reading

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

By some miracle, I know what day the Super Bowl is this year. Which means, I have enough advance notice to give you some WLC-approved Super Bowl snack ideas. Because, let’s be honest, whether you’re a football fanatic, are just in it for the commercials, or are only there to hang out with friends, food … Continue reading

Kale Chips: A Review & A Recipe

Kale Chips: A Review & A Recipe

Review: Trader Joe’s Zesty Nacho Kale Chips (WLC Compliant!) Browsing Trader Joe’s last night, I came across this bag: I’m a bit suspect of items at Trader Joe’s, as it’s really a snack shop masquerading as a grocery store, although I do love a few of their items enough to make a special trip (unsweetened … Continue reading

Review: Artisana Nut Butters

Review: Artisana Nut Butters

I recently discovered Artisana’s nut butters while looking for an easy, on-the-go snack. What seemed like a harmless, one-time snack has now become a bit of an addiction (try their macadamia nut butter and just┬átry to stay away.) Portable? Check. They come in easy-to-open pouches that are readily tossed in your lunch bag, purse, or … Continue reading

Snacks!

Snacks!

Looking for some snack ideas? Here are some that I love… Chicharrones. Who needs potato chips when you can have crispy bits of pork skin. Most of the time the ingredients are just pork and salt. Be careful, though. They’re highly addictive and you may need to ration them. We do in our house! Kale … Continue reading

Berry Berry Good

Berry Berry Good

Holy heat wave. The east coast is channeling the surface of the sun and all I want to do is sit on the couch and cat nap. Thankfully, this berry concoction is ice cold, delicious, and requires minimal effort. Enjoy! Berry Chocolate “Ice Cream” serves 2 2 heaping cups frozen berries 1 c. full-fat coconut … Continue reading

Paleo “Sundae”

Paleo “Sundae”

There is no ice cream, no caramel topping, no whipped cream, and definitely no artificially-colored, sugar-infused cherry on top. Somehow, we took to calling this a “sundae” and it stuck. It is stupid easy and crazy delicious. I never measure any of this, so I’m just making up numbers in the recipe below for those … Continue reading