ALW’s Whole30 Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

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,…

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…

Whole30 Chili Recipe 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have  tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love 🙂 Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

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, but changing established routines is…

First Foods

One of my most favorite things about my babies is feeding them their first foods. It really is the best. They are so cute as they experience tasting something different for the first time. The faces they make, some of enjoyment and delight, others of shock and disgust! They are just so sweet and innocent…

Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine {Cooking Adventures: Day 5}

The best way to prepare and cook a traditional Thanksgiving turkey is to use a brine. A traditional brine is essentially a saltwater bath in which the concentration of salt in the bath interacts with the cellular composition of the meat, resulting in a form of osmosis that flavors the meat.  That is my ten…

31 Day Writing Challenge

Day 1 – Intro Blog (the one you’re on) Day 2 – Some Cooks Are Born, Others Are Made Day 3 – The Curse of the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe Day 4 – There are Bakers, and There are Cooks Day 5 – Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine   I saw a post today…

Confession: It’s Good For the Soul

I’ve dreaded writing this post but the time has come to break the news even if its not good news.  I did not accomplish my weight loss goals as I had hoped to earlier this year. In fact, I did not even come close.  I guess the good news is that I did not gain…

Cooking With Love

Have you ever heard someone say a meal was “made with love”?  Some food just tastes better when its made by someone who loves you, someone who enjoys cooking and painstakingly prepares meals for their loved ones. I feel this happens most often when you eat a delicious meal prepared by someone who as been…

Paleo

A quick post to document that I am starting Paleo “lite” today. I’m trying Paleo + dairy (& caffeine). I know it’s not true Paleo but it’s a start. Any Paleo enthusiasts out there with recipes please send them my way!!