Category Archives: Appetizers & Snacks

Balsamic Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts

Balsamic Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts| www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

My dad is a pretty picky eater. He loves his pepsi and his OJ, his frozen blueberry waffles and his Mexican food. He’s almost 60 years old and is a bit set in his ways. So it’s been kind of fun for me to sneak in some healthier dinners for him. Last night I tried sneaking this salad in and it didn’t go too well… He said he didn’t like the lettuce because it tasted like dirt. My mom and I explained to him that it was arugula and that he has had arugula before and liked it. I told him it was likely the beets that he was tasting because they have an earthy flavor, although I definitely wouldn’t say that they taste like dirt. Continue reading

25 Real Food Super Bowl Recipes

25 delicious real food recipes for Super Bowl Sunday that won't leave you feeling like crap by halftime! | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree
For the last few years, my husband and I spent the Super Bowl with friends, watching football, drinking booze, and munching on all the delicious finger foods. But this year things are a bit different. My husband is overseas and won’t even get to watch the Super Bowl. (What a travesty, right!?!?!) And I’m in California with my family, who has a totally different way of celebrating Super Bowl Sunday. They go skiing! Most weekends ski resorts are packed this time of year, but on this particular Sunday, most people are hanging out in sports bars or at friends’ houses basking in the glorious game that is football, leaving the local mountains relatively empty. Continue reading

Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

These refined sugar free Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator pickles are so easy to make and will turn even the most adamant pickle hater into a pickle lover. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

When I was a kid, I HATED pickles. Like seriously hated them. I hated them so much I would gag if a little piece of pickle made it’s way onto my sandwich. I hated them so much that I would cringe when walking by someone at Disneyland with one of those giant pickles. I hated them so much that even the idea of a pickle made me want to barf. Continue reading