Spicy Banana Scones With Caramel Glaze {Grain-Free + Gluten-Free}

Spicy Banana Scones With Caramel Glaze #glutenfree #grainfree #paleo #primal // soletshangout.com Yesterday I baked my feelings.

I turned on some Ben Folds Five, preheated my oven, and mashed bananas together with eggs.  It seemed like the only way to make the day manageable. There was also a Fiona Apple and Shepherd’s Pie situation that occurred later that evening. I’m telling you, I really cooked my feelings into submission. Also, Fiona Apple brings the appropriate amount of angst to Shepherd’s Pie. It makes it edgy (dare I say, Criminal? Get it? #chickrockpuns #lilithfairkitchen) I highly recommend it.

I don’t know about you, but when things get hard, or my to-do list starts to span pages, I tend to drop everything and head into the kitchen. This is how I work things out. There’s meditation in there. You’re forced to clear your mind, focus on what’s in front of you, and if all goes right, deliver a satisfying result (that you can then eat–which is a much better outcome than doing laundry — you can’t eat your laundry).  Continue reading

Chicken Satay Skillet With Zucchini Noodles {Gluten-Free + Paleo Option}

Chicken Satay Skillet With Zucchini Noodles & Peanut Sauce // soletshangout.com #glutenfree #grainfree #thaifood #paleo #primal #onepotwonder Confession: If we’re going out to Thai food, I’m going to be the girl that orders the dish on the menu that heavily implies my protein will be “swimming in peanut sauce”. If the menu does not use the words “swimming in” or “drenched” or “all the peanut sauce you can eat,” I will then order additional peanut sauce on the side. I can’t get enough. I once had a daydream that I filled up a kiddie pool with peanut sauce and sat in it with an excessive amount of chicken skewers. Dipping. Splashing. Eating. Splashing. This is probably the kind of thing I shouldn’t tell people. Continue reading

Stone Fruit, Sweet Tea + Blackberry Sangria

Stone Fruit, Sweet Tea & Blackberry Sangria | soletshangout.com  #summer #sangria #cocktails I started this week off by washing my face with shampoo. Well, technically it was both shampoo & conditioner since I have a sweet all-in-one-lazy-girl-combo. No, this was not intentional. It was confusing to have such a thick lather on my eyebrows and cheeks. Even though this is my usual gentle facial cleansing routine, it took too long for me to figure out that something was amiss.  Finally, the light bulb went on after experiencing the mind-blowing-sizzling-shampoo-induced- inferno burning up my eyeballs. I think this set the tone for my week. Yep, it’s been great. I don’t feel crazy.

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The #SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck! 20+ Recipes to Help You Celebrate Summer!

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I can’t believe this week is already coming to a close! I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun  stuffing your face withchicken wings & donuts. I hope you’ve a had a great time this week hanging out with Emily and I! We’ve had a total blast dishing up a delicious potluck-style feast for you. Now, we hope to really blow your socks and/or fat-pants off by including a bunch of our best blogging buds in the fun! Below you’ll find 20+ recipes made for you by some crazy-talented food folk. We hope this helps you celebrate your summer with a sassy full plate o’ food.

Before you start clicking and swooning over recipes galore, don’t forget to enter all of the snazzy giveaways from this week (there are FIVE total)! We kind of went nuts. It’s summer. You deserve presents. I’ll hook you up with the links below!

Giveaways Galore:

Win $225 worth of Potluck Swag from Mighty Nest
Win $50 worth of online credit to iHerb.com
Win a Ranchers Olive Oil Gift Set from California Olive Ranch
Win a $60 Almond Gift Tote from California Almonds
Win an Acai Starter Kit from Sambazon Organic

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Grilled Thai Beef Salad With Sesame Lime Vinaigrette + Gift Basket Giveaway from California Olive Ranch! #SoLetsPigOut

Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame Lime Vinaigrette| soletshangout.com #soletspigout #salad #summer #glutenfree #paleo #primal The #SoLetsPigOut Potluck is still in full effect. Yup, it’s still that week where we’re hanging out with The Pig & Quill and getting our pigout on, potluck style!  The week keeps chugging right along with all of it’s fun recipes and prizes!

Speaking of chugging, did you check out yesterday’s post for Herbed Pineapple Limeade? Totally chug  worthy.  Oh, and I’m still not over those Sticky BBQ Korean Chicken Wings from Monday either.

It’s not truly summer unless you’ve allowed yourself to get good and sticky with a chicken wing. I’m not sure that’s a real rule, but it should be. Let’s write our own rule book. I propose that pants should be optional. It’s summer. It’s hot. You know I’m right. Continue reading

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