Whole30 Confessions

Today is the halfway point of my second Whole30 and I have a confession to make. I am not pursuing a perfectly compliant Whole30 this time around. Now, the hard-core Whole30 veteran in me HATES admitting this. Because I don’t want to cause my brothers and sisters to stumble. And because I know that some…

Sweet Potato Chorizo Chili (Whole30, Paleo)

We love chorizo in our house, and there are some nice Whole30 approved chorizo options at our local grocery store. The brand is Logan’s and it is made here locally in Northern Virginia. I really like the flavor combination of ground beef and ground pork of some kind, and it really worked with the sweet…

Albondiga Soup (Whole30 and Paleo)

I had never heard of Albondigas until about three weeks ago. We were watching Food Network’s All-Star Academy and one of Bobby’s contestants made Albondigas for the first challenge. I went straight to google to learn more about these Albondigas and was very happy to learn it was meatball soup. The Walters love their meatballs,…

Apple, Endive, Jicama Salad (Whole30 compliant)

This crispy, fresh salad is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Arlington, VA, Liberty Tavern. We used to eat there a lot in our pre-kid days. Once for dinner at Liberty Tavern, we enjoyed a salad with julienned apple, endive and jicama tossed in a creamy/tangy dressing. It was an unexpected combination of…

The Whole Scoop on My Whole30 – Part 2

I had so many wonderful things to say about my Whole30 that I decided to split the blog post into two parts. Part one was a general Q and A about our experience. This post focuses on the method behind my meal planning madness! Establishing routines in the kitchen is challenging,ย but changing established routines is…

The Whole Scoop on my Whole30 – Part 1

My husband and I completed our first Whole30 on January 30 and stuck to it through to the end with no cheats. I documented the experience on Instagram and Facebook by posting a photo and a few reflective observations at the end of each day. I didn’t set out to post these daily photo updates,…

Taco Soup (Whole30, Paleo, Slow Cooker)

I love tacos more than any one woman should love tacos. They have always been my favorite food. ย Thankfully I can still enjoy all the awesome taco flavors in all kinds of ways and still eat Whole30, Paleo or Paleoish (depending on the month, lol). I made this soup the other night and it turned…