Sprouts Farmers Market, Gut Health… and a Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe!

A while back, Sprouts Farmers Market hosted a blogger tour at the Morningside location in Atlanta, with the theme “Eat Your Way to a Healthier Gut”, led by Atlanta-based registered dietitian nutritionist, Marisa Moore.  I had the pleasure of being one of the bloggers invited to join and learn all about probiotic rich foods that promote a healthy tummy!  This inspired me to post a family recipe – Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers!

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One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies (Broccoli, Asparagus, Crimini Mushrooms)

About this One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies… I’ve mentioned a few times before that I love to do meal prep — and here’s why! First, you can do recipes like this that are super easy and only take a small chunk out of your day, and then you’ve got food for the rest of the week. But most importantly, it helps you stay on track: you’re more likely to stick to your paleo/keto/clean eating etc. if there’s already food and snacks available to you that stick to that plan. If you have to go foraging for something, you’re more likely

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Strip Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce and Mustard Roasted Asparagus

New Years Eve is always a big affair in my household. We cook decadent comfort food and watch a movie marathon, and this year was no different. With recipes adapted from my new cookbooks, The Chopped Cookbook and Primal Cravings, I present to you a hearty meal that will warm both heart and home:  Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce and Mustard Roasted Asparagus.

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Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms

We just got our very first cast iron pan (a cast iron grill pan, no less!) so I decided to try it out with a pan roasting recipe. If you don’t have cast iron, any heavy pan will do — just make sure that it’s safe to go into your oven. This recipe is another potential one-pan recipe that utilizes your oven, so it’s great for the colder months when you’re feeling a little lazy and cold, but want some great food.

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Easy Salmon with Lemon and Basil

You’ve probably always heard of how great salmon is for you.  It’s true!  Salmon is a great source of the “good” cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acids.  It’s good for metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain functions!  But my favorite thing about salmon is that it is also delicious – and really easy to make!  Here’s an easy recipe – Salmon with Lemon and Basil!

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