Happy New Year, friends! As I look back on 2014, there have been some personal highs along with some major struggles. On the happiest of notes, we bought a house and moved to a brand new city. It’s the sweetest home and our neighbor, Adam, has been one of the best additions to our life. We also added a kitten to our little family. In four short months, our home has been the site of many little celebrations and some pretty big ones too.
Professionally, it was a great year. I did my first recipe development for a print magazine and also freelanced a great deal. Thanks to some amazing clients, I’ve had steady work writing, recipe developing, and making photographs for my own recipes and others. Over the year, I’ve traveled to Southern California, Pennsylvania, and Seattle for work commitments and it’s been truly fantastic.
It was also a difficult year. In March, two years after a bad break, my ankle joint started to give out. I’ve had to give up many of the activities I’ve enjoyed including running and hiking. We’ve also had to move forward with a conservatorship for my step-grandmother. The process has been emotionally and physically exhausting. In case you were wondering, Alzheimer’s disease is a total a-hole. Finally, just days before Christmas, a dear friend suffered a stroke. Thank goodness he made it through, but he has a long road to recovery and I wish I had a magic wand to wave over him to make him better.
While December 31 is often a little melancholic for me, January 1 always brings joy and excitement for the year to come. Things may be a bit quiet around here for a week or two as I’m preparing to launch a brand new design for The Tomato Tart. This is my first major upgrade in more than two years. You may also see some guest posts this month as I recover from January 8th, foot/ankle surgery, but until then, please enjoy these 31 healthy paleo recipes. They’re all gluten free (of course), grain free, refined sugar free, and many are vegan and paleo.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!
Savory Bacon Custard with Escarole from The Tomato Tart
Huevos Rancheros with Grain Free Tortillas
Berry Beet Açai Breakfast Bowl
Strawbery Peach Smoothie
Appetizers and Snacks
Soups Salads and Sides