Sun Dried Tomato Meatballs with Creamy Pesto


I promised folks over on my Facebook page to have this post up yesterday, which obviously did not happen, and for that I apologize.  Darn three kids, two dogs, and one husband, always getting in the way of me and my timely blog posts.  What’s a girl to do….

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Mexican Meatballs

mexican meatballs

With Sarah out of town for the filming of Primal Chef, it was my job to create this recipe and share it on Everyday Paleo.  Well, technically I didn’t create this recipe, Sarah told me what to cook, how to cook it and in what order, prior to leaving!  Our boys absolutely love the enchilada sauce from Everyday Paleo and what better way to enjoy a sauce than on meatballs!  Sarah and our son Jaden (8yo) actually created this recipe for Jaden’s book report project earlier this week.  What I did create however, was a fun time for me and the boys in the kitchen while preparing this great meal, and believe me, it’s pretty amazing.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did! [Read more…]

Yummy Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Readers often send me recipes that they have created, and this one looked so good I had to give it a try! Thank you Staci for sharing such a delicious dish with us, our whole family loved it!  Now, I’ll pass it on to all of you.

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2011 Super Bowl Eats


Before we get to the food, here’s a bit of fun trivia about this years super bowl!  Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers is a Chico, CA native.  Yup, born and raised right here in my home town.  Pretty cool considering how freaking hard it is to get in the NFL!  So yes, we will be cheering on the Packers in hopes to see a hometown super star bring back the win.

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Recipes for the season


Happy Holidays!!  The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, a time of merriment, a time for reflection on the year behind us and a time to plan for the future.  Alright, now it’s time to get real. The holidays can also be down right STRESSFUL and often our joy can be lost in trying to simply survive the insanity of shopping, wrapping, packing, flying, driving, and dealing with relatives…   [Read more…]

Marvelous Meatballs!

These are a must try, and yes, I made them in the crock pot but you can also bake these in the oven as well.  Here’s the recipe:

Mix together (use your hands)

2lbs grassfed ground beef

1lb of pork sausage

chopped celery, onions, and carrots

3 eggs

1/2 cup almond meal

lots of dried oregano, garlic powder, cracked black pepper, and a little cayenne

small drizzle of raw honey

Form into large meatballs and cover bottom of crock pot, you might have to stack them depending on the size of your crock pot.

For the sauce mix:

1 16 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 can of tomatoe paste

a large handfull of torn fresh basil

5-6 coarsely chopped garlic cloves

a couple pinches of sea salt

cracked black pepper to taste.

Cover meatballs with tomato sauce and cook all day on low.  These were even better the next day for lunch!!

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Our Food 10/28

Breakfast was leftover meatballs with a little bit of leftover scrambled eggs and ham that the boys made while I was working this morning. Usually when I come home, breakfast is gone and I have to make my own. : ) Lunch was a fast shrimp stir fry: frozen shrimp from TJ’s, broccolli, carrots, artichoke hearts, zuchini, olive oil, butter, garlic, sea salt, pepper, and dill. 10 min to prep and cook. Dinner in the crockpot – chicken thighs and legs, rub with cumin, garlic powder, little bit of cinnamon, sea salt, and cayenne. Mix in celery, carrot, onion blend, can of diced green chilles, two jars of green salsa from TJ’s, cook all day on low, serve as lettuce tacos. Today Rowan turned 2 and I baked a gluten free cake using the gluten free brownie mix – added some apple sauce to the mix to make it more like cake – again from good ol’ Trader Joe’s.

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