Shrimp and Avocado Riced Cauliflower

Over the past month I have been trying and mostly succeeding at cutting out complex carbs from my diet. Yes, I have had moments of weakness (two words: southern biscuits), but as an overall I have done remarkably well. No pasta since January! I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss a good bowl of…

Scottish Baked Salmon, Peas, and Mashed Cauliflower

  One of my favorite dishes I had when I traveled to Scotland was a mixture of salmon, peas, and mashed potatoes all mushed together. It was just good comfort food and oddly enough when I came back home I missed it. Frankly, I craved it. It wasn’t anything super fancy. I ate it in a tavern with live music and a…

Fennel, Fig, and Goat Cheese Spaghetti Squash

I am so proud of this dish! This was my first homemade, completely from scratch, meal in my apartment. I made it about a month after I had moved in. I do not take for granted how much work I have put in or the sacrifices I have made to get to this point. One of…

In-door Low Country Boil

I love southern inspired food. I mean, I am a southern. One of my favorite things to eat is a Low Country Boil. Different states call it by different names; Frogmore Stew, Clam Bake, and Low Country Boil. And just like different states have different names, the ingredients change based off of regions too. You…

A Southern Girl’s “Medicine”

In honor of my favorite TV show on Bravo, Southern Charm, I wanted to share the newest drink I am obsessed with. It doesn’t have an official name so I am calling it “Southern Girl’s Medicine.” If you know anything about southerners, we love our alcohol and a lot of it. The downside of this,…

Baked Kale Chips

I love junk food. I am from the South. Fried and greasy is the best. Clearly that is not the healthiest lifestyle. I am trying (slowly) to make healthier choices, one by one. Step one: From Lays to Kale Cajun Kale Chips Kale ( I used baby Kale, but regular is fluffier) Olive Oil Salt…

Roasted Chicken and Kale Soup

After days of eating leftover Thanksgiving this and Thanksgiving that, I decided it was time for something different. This year my husband and I spent Thanksgiving together, just the two of us. Military life doesn’t always yield the easiest holidays and instead of trying to go to multiple Coasties’ homes, we just wanted to spend…