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Whole30 Round 2: Week One Meal Plan

Whole30 Round 2: Week One Meal Plan

Week One Meal Plan – This week is all about simple, simple, simple.  The breakfasts and lunches are all basically the same to make staying on track easy.  Many dinners can be made in advance or at least partially and none are difficult.

Simple Roast Pork

Simple Roast Pork

Simple Roast Pork is a great recipe that follows the K.I.S.S motto. Even though it is not a thirty-minute meal it is a very hands-off recipe with a fast prep time. If you have a smaller roast (1-2 lbs.) you can add root vegetables to […]

Ranch Mix/ Dressing/ Dip

Ranch Mix/ Dressing/ Dip

Ranch mix is a versatile condiment to have in your culinary arsenal. Add or use less coconut milk to adjust the thickness. To add a little zip thin with up to 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar. Another great variation is to blend the dip with […]

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

There is something classically fancy about a wedge salad.  That dramatic wedge of delectable crunch! It is the perfect accompaniment to a steak or delicious on its own. Wedge Salad   Serves/ Yield: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook/ Assembly Time: 5 minutes Total Time: […]

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak

There are a lot of recipes that you can smudge this or that – the marinate time on this grilled flank steak is non-negotiable.  It must marinate for at least three hours.  You will be so happy you did! Grilled Flank Steak   Serves/ Yield: […]

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans are a great way to introduce kids in the kitchen. While you don’t have to snap the green beans in half it does let kids help in preparing a meal. Children who help prepare meals are far more likely to eat them and to […]

Skillet-Fried Chicken Thighs

Skillet-Fried Chicken Thighs

These Skillet-Fried Chicken Thighs are the best. Just amazing.  While not expressly necessary a splatter guard and working kitchen fan are a good idea.  In fact, if you have an outdoor burner you may prefer to cook these in the great outdoors because they tend to […]

Whole30 Getting Ready: 10 Tips from the Trenches

Whole30 Getting Ready: 10 Tips from the Trenches

Whole30 is an amazing journey to give yourself.  And, while it’s only thirty days it is also not the easiest thing.  Here are some tips to make your Whole30 a success.  These are from our own experience and the knowledge of many Whole30 veterans. Adults […]

Whole30 Getting Ready: 3 Small Changes for Success

Whole30 Getting Ready: 3 Small Changes for Success

When starting something new, like our Whole30 Challenge small changes made beforehand can help ease you into the bigger ones.  Just because you say you are starting on January 22nd or February 1st doesn’t mean you can’t start something before your chosen date. First, you’ll […]

Whole30 Round 2!

Whole30 Round 2!

Whole30 Round 2 – HERE WE COME! The first time we did a Whole30 was January 2015. Now, it’s three years later and we are feeling the need for a reset.  January 1st was not a great day to begin around the Cave so we’re going […]