• Bacon-Chive Cauliflower Tots

    i love cauliflower! it’s one of the most versatile veggies out there… you can turn it into rice and mashed potatoes.  you can roast it and toss it with a citrusy vinaigrette or add it to a stir-fry.  you can even puree it into soup and use it as a thickener like in my Chicken NOT-Tortilla Soup… ok, …

  • chemical-free cleaning

    Paleo living isn’t just about eating crap-free.  it’s about living crap-free.  that includes toiletry items like soap and shampoo [i’ll cover those in a later post], as well as cleaning products to clean around the house.  some of us chose to buy cleaning products that are environmentally friendly, and that’s fine.  i’ve tried this myself, …

  • lime-mint vinaigrette

    this simple recipe gets a super simple post! what makes a vinaigrette simple?  well, this vinaigrette is simple to make, so there’s that.  but technically, it’s considered a simple vinaigrette due to the lack of an emulsifying agent such as an egg yolk, mustard, or hydro-colloid such as xanthan gum. that being said, if you …

  • time for a new adventure!

    welp, the last few weeks have brought some big changes to my life.  some of you may know that I’ve been teaching cooking classes part-time with Sur la Table now for a little over a year.  Meanwhile, I have also working full-time as a line cook at a very popular restaurant here in Chicago.  eventually, I …