Creamy Chicken Piccata (Paleo)

When it comes to recipe inspiration, I’ve been feeling really nostalgic lately. I keep thinking about the meals that were my absolute favorites growing up – meals that remind me of simpler times when there was a lot of food, family, friends, laughter, and togetherness. Meals that have a lot of memories attached to them. Chicken piccata is one of those meals that will always remind me of my hometown and family. It wasn’t a dish that I got to eat very often, but everyone knew it was my favorite. It was my “special occasion” meal, and I always felt…

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My Pantry Staples

I’ve been planning on writing a post about my pantry staples for awhile now, and I thought it would be pretty simple. Turns out… it wasn’t. It’s honestly laughable that I thought I’d be able to quickly bust out a list of 4-5 things that are my staple pantry items. Unfortunately, that’s just not Christina-style. I am not a minimalist. I am so indecisive, which sometimes makes no sense to me considering how opinionated I am. When I tried to grab my “staples,” I had about 35 things out in front of me.  Typical. I narrowed it down, though, and I did…

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When Sugar Detoxes Lead to Health Shaming

This week is Mind Body Green‘s No Sugar Week, and it has caused a lot of controversy on Instagram. I’ve been biting my tongue all week, but that didn’t last long. I really want to share my thoughts on the topic because I have been genuinely confused and frustrated because of people’s reactions. When I first heard about MBG’s No Sugar Week, I really didn’t think twice about it. People go on sugar detoxes all the time! Whole 30s are huge. Mark Hyman’s 10 day sugar detox is huge. Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 day sugar detox is huge. There are so many sugar detoxes…

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Sugar-Free Vanilla Coconut Collagen Cookies (Paleo)

This week just happens to be Mind Body Green’s No Sugar Week, so I figured these incredibly delicious no-sugar cookies were very appropriate. MBG’s No Sugar Week has caused quite a stir on the Internet, but I won’t get into that here. I say, DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. For anyone who is doing a sugar detox, who is on any sort of formal sugar-free protocol relating to their health like I currently am, or who just wants some sugar-free cookies – this one’s for you.  If you’re following a ketogenic or low-carb diet, these cookies are the perfect treat.…

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Paleo Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas (Easy Enchilada Sauce & Vegan Sour Cream)

Hands down, this dish is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life. It’s also one of the most visually appealing things I’ve ever pulled together, so I’m very proud of that. WHO’S READY FOR A FIESTA?! I cannot tell you the last time I had an enchilada. Actually, I can. It was a crappy chicken enchilada from the Mexican to-go restaurant by the dorms at UCLA. They only served enchiladas one day each week, and I always looked forward to enchilada day. I ate the same meals over and over again every other day of the…

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