Food

My Mocktail Mule

My Mocktail Mule

Hello, my name is Pamela Montanez and I’m a recovering gingerale-aholic. I love the stuff. But guess what? Gingerale is jam packed with sugar, sugar, and more sugar.  I’ve genuinely and whole-heartedly given the stuff up after prioritizing health and weight loss over the magic […]

Mystery Box Pen Pals

Mystery Box Pen Pals

Join me, wont you? I’m looking for a little crew of bloggers awesome people who want to grow in community and have some fun at the same time. Once a month we will put together a small mystery box of food or food related items […]

Quick and Tasty Chicken Salad

Quick and Tasty Chicken Salad

Recently a friend asked me what my go-to lunches have been on Whole 30 and to be honest, I’m pretty awful at lunches.  Breakfast is simple and a joy (and always my favorite) and dinner is a therapeutic way for me to unwind. Lunch, however, […]

Feel Good Teriyaki Chicken

Feel Good Teriyaki Chicken

Let me describe this dish for you. Sweet, salty, fresh, comforting, juicy, and i-want-this-once-a-week-please-y. I am so excited to share this recipe with all of you Chinese food lovers who just aren’t sure how they’ll make it through the Whole 30.  Beyond the restraints of […]

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Whole30 Approved!)

Homemade BBQ Sauce (Whole30 Approved!)

Rule number 1 in speech giving… don’t undercut yourself in the first sentence. Well, we’re already into sentence two… and this is a blog post. So, let me apologize up front for the dark/bad photos. This recipe was birthed out of a late night dinner […]

Meatballs & Marinara

Meatballs & Marinara

We’ve had some very fall-like days here in Missouri that have made me look forward to those hearty and warm fall meals. Since I woke up today to a dark, rainy, and chilly morning I just had to make meatballs and marinara. Thankfully I also […]

Butter and Green Onion Savory Crackers

Butter and Green Onion Savory Crackers

To be honest, I’ve been marathoning The Great British Bake Off and for some reason when it’s on, my oven calls to me, “baaaakkkeeee nooowwww”. And it doesn’t stop until I do. The result? Buttery and delicious crackers! I was inspired by savory “biscuits” (or […]

Clementine Cake Test

Clementine Cake Test

Have you ever been eating your breakfast and wished you could turn it into a pretty cake? That’s literally the whole story of how this began.  I also remembered the wonderful clementine cake from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty wrapped in wax paper with […]

Shakshuka in my Tumkushka

Shakshuka in my Tumkushka

My husband, who’s last culinary “genius” was putting pickled asparagus on pizza, made a magazine ready dish for breakfast! “Do you know what this is?” he excitedly asked me. “What is it called?” I asked. “Its on the internet on the computer” he said. After […]

Baking Bacon (This Changes Lives!)

Baking Bacon (This Changes Lives!)

If you’re like me, you love maximizing time, space, resources, and anything else that can be maximized.  I have had a very strong love / hate relationship with bacon because there is no good way to serve a hot breakfast of eggs, toast, and bacon […]