Recipes

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 […]

Roasted Jalapeño Relish

Roasted Jalapeño Relish

You may have noticed in My Loft Windowsill Garden tour that I had a few jalapeños and tomatoes ready to be picked. Well, this morning they came inside and turned into a bright jalapeño relish. Aren’t these veggies just so pretty? I can’t believe a […]

Mixed Berry, Banana, & Chia Seed Smoothie

Mixed Berry, Banana, & Chia Seed Smoothie

Sometimes the only way to curb a good sweet craving while you’re doing the Whole30 is to make a smoothie. I have read on the Whole30 website that smoothies are not recommended, but when it comes to falling off the wagon or sticking to it […]

Soft Boiled Eggs for Breakfast

Soft Boiled Eggs for Breakfast

So… remember those Brussel sprouts I made and posted about yesterday? Mere hours later they’ve re-visited me in my breakfast. My original plan was to make an omelete with that perfect blend of veggies, but when morning arrived, I wanted my eggs cooked a little […]

The Perfect Brussel Sprout Blend

The Perfect Brussel Sprout Blend

Simple, tasty, versatile, and beautiful. What more can you ask of your food? Today I’m sharing with you the most simple thing you could ever make, but that will make your partner, your friends, your guests, or most importantly, your tastebuds love you very very […]