Soy & Ginger Crock-Pot Pork Ribs {Gluten-Free, Paleo Option}

Soy & Ginger Crock-Pot Ribs | Soletshangout.com #glutenfree #paleo #primal #crockpot #slowcookerDo you ever wander into the grocery store when you’re having a maniacal, carnivorous rampage?

Perhaps you wander over to the meat counter and pick out two very thick, very juicy, very pricey New York Steaks. Surely this is enough meat to quell your suspected protein deficiency. But, no. You glance over at the sale sign. You see full racks of ribs. You grab one and put it in your very full basket of meat. Did I mention that the only reason you meant to come into the store was to get a can of coconut milk? This is why you opted for the basket. One item. No biggie. Now you look down at a heavy basket brimming with steak and ribs (and ground beef, and chicken — I told you, it was a meat-spree). The check out clerk looks at you like you should be ashamed. He’s most likely vegan. The kind of dude that has carrots tattooed on his forearms. You like him. He asks if you’re having a party. You simply say “A party of two”. He gives you a very distinct look, communicating with garish certainty, “you’re going to die”. The only response to this in that moment is a very toothy grin. Continue reading

Zucchini Pasta With Lemon Pesto, Chard & Oven-Roasted Tomatoes {Gluten-Free}

Zucchini Pasta With Lemon Pesto, Chard & Oven-Roasted Tomatoes | soletshangout.com  #glutenfree #vegetarian #grainfree #primalIt’s 90 degrees in my backyard and my tomato plants are still busy ripening tomatoes. Sure feels like summer to me.

I know that the days are starting to get shorter, and the mornings are coated with a sleepy-fog that rolls inland from the coast. But by the afternoon the fog burns off and it’s time for shorts and a reapplication of deodorant.

Summer is clinging on. It’s produce is clinging on. Oh, and I’m clinging on. So, until my tomato plants start to shrivel under frosty mornings, and I’ve located the last pretty-looking peach at the farmer’s market, I’m just not done. Pumpkin is coming. I get it. But, let’s enjoy this late summer bounty while we still can. Let’s make pesto and roasted tomatoes and slather all of it over some zucchini noodles. This feels about right. Pumpkin scones can wait a few weeks.  Continue reading

Gluten-Free Funfetti Cake With Buttercream Frosting

#Glutenfree Funfetti Cake with Buttercream FrostingIt was my husband’s birthday, so I took four sticks of butter and a mess  of sugar and made this big ol’ cake.

I know, I know. This isn’t our usual speed. I am known for my healthy grain-free scones and big guiltless pans of meatballs. We drink green juice. We also drink bourbon. But, this. Well, it’s out of my comfort zone. It’s a layer cake. Remember that time I cried over a layer cake? Yeah, that got real. But sometimes, just sometimes we step out of our comfort zones for love. Continue reading

You Got Me Straight Crushin’ Boo! {Volume Two}

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Look, guys! I’m actually sticking to a series. Gimme five.

You can see the first edition of this new crush n’ gush series here.

Basically, here are all the things that got me straight crushin’ this week. Plain and simple. It’s food, it’s funnies, it’s a little bit of nudity. Don’t look so surprised.

Hope you’re having a killer weekend! xox Continue reading

Taco Bowls With Grilled Corn, Zucchini & Peach Salsa {Two Ways}

Taco Bowls with Grilled Corn Zucchini + Peach Salsa {with #vegetarian option} #glutenfree #realfood #cleaneating

Let’s take a minute to talk-o ’bout the taco bowl. Puns, heh.

The concept of a taco bowl is taking everything you would shove inside a tortilla and just throwing it into a big serving trough (or bowl) and then eating from this trough with a trowel (or fork). If we’re honest, I make this stuff once a week. It tastes good and it comes together quickly. It’s also another excuse to put guacamole on something, so right there, I’m into it. The lack of tortilla encourages room for more veggies and greens. This is the perfect way to trick one’s husband into eating a large salad. Maybe I should serve all  salad with a side of hot sauce. It works. Continue reading

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