Olivia's Palate

Baked Eggs with Arugula, Bacon, and Onions

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes

I acquired a set of 4 light green Le Creuset Mini Cocottes a while back, but couldn’t figure out what to do with them!  They would just sit in my cabinet looking adorable (I mean really, how cute are they?) until I finally decided to pull them out and use them recently.  I’ve been experimenting with baked eggs for the past few weeks, tweaking the oven temperature and the ingredients, and have finally created something worth sharing.  These are great if you want to impress your guests over brunch! This…read more

Zucchini Pasta with Super Simple Bolognese Sauce

Posted by in Beef, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes

When people decide to make healthier food choices, one of the things I hear most often is that they could NEVER let go of their beloved pasta.  I get it; carbs are delicious and extremely addictive.  Well I have good news for you: you can still indulge without all of the bad stuff! Whenever people consult me about making healthier food choices, I’m all about recommending some great, delicious substitutions.  And I’m not talking about that gross gluten free, fat free, taste free crap you buy in a box.  I’m talking…read more

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Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower with Blood Orange

Posted by in Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Travel

Ever since the day I first laid my eyes upon Romanesco cauliflower during a trip to Pike Place Market in Seattle, I’ve wanted to cook with it.  I have a thing for unusual looking fruits and vegetables.  I seriously get super giddy when I walk into a grocery store and find produce I don’t recognize.  I’ll usually squeal in delight and cannot wait to bring my unusual produce home so I can play with it in the kitchen!  I’m a huge food nerd; I know this.  Well the last time…read more

Maple bacon sweet potato hash

Posted by in Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, Paleo, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Sweet potatoes, Trader Joe's

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Whether that’s true or not, it’s definitely my favorite meal.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed since the majority of my pictures are breakfast ones.  When I’m home on the weekends, I do my best to spice things up since I’m usually stuck with the same over-scrambled eggs, unripe fruit, mediocre breakfast sausage, and inedible pastries when I’m on the road at the Marriott during the work week. Before I started making breakfast this morning, I…read more