A Very Irreverent Autumn Caponata

Autumn Caponata | StrictlyDelicious.com

I promise I mean no disrespect. But this is not your grandmother’s caponata. We have the traditional tomatoes, eggplant, capers, and olives. But, just for the season, we’re also adding autumn squash, fennel, fresh thyme, and… Do I detect a hint of cinnamon?? We’re having all of the fun with this cozy stew, because fall… 

Read More »

Crimson Frost: A Winter Cocktail

Crimson Frost Cocktail | StrictlyDelicious.com

Winter’s first snow came in Sunday and this coming weekend we’re due for a real and true snow storm!!! Although I’m carefully making a grocery list of the final essentials I need to stock up on before the storm hits us, I’m pretty excited about this season’s first real Richmond snowstorm! (You know… I’m excited… 

Read More »

Acorn Squash Butter Chicken

Acorn Squash Butter Chicken | StrictlyDelicious.com

We got our first snow yesterday!!! I couldn’t believe it, especially since Saturday had been such a beautiful sunny day that reached sixty degrees! But sure enough, when I rolled out of bed on Sunday morning, a shower of big fat fuzzy snowflakes was doing its best to coat the street and sidewalks. Although the snow stopped… 

Read More »

Liver Detox Cranberry Beet Juice

Liver Detox Cranberry Beet Juice | StrictlyDelicious.com

You remember that time when 2016 came and you made all kinds of resolutions to eat and be healthier this year? I don’t make new years’ resolutions anymore because I never stick to them, but I did set a goal for myself for myself to try to be healthier and take better care of my… 

Read More »

Skillet Apple Crisp {paleo, AIP}

AIP Skillet Apple Crisp | StrictlyDelicious.com

Dreamy sigh. Guys, I tell you, the life of a food blogger is hard. I had to make this apple crisp three times before I felt it was ready to show you. That means that, for the past week, I have been suffering through warm, cinnamon-y, decadent apple crisp every night. And, horror of all horrors, sometimes… 

Read More »

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Milk Steamer

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Milk Steamer | StrictlyDelicious.com

Humans are creatures of habit. And I am one of the most creature of habit-iest humans out there. My brain forms associations like woah. To my brain, a warm drink means either it’s time to relax and unwind or it’s time to focus and get stuff done. Honestly, although it might not seem so at… 

Read More »

Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese

Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese via StrictlyDelicious.com

Okay, can we just talk about real stuff real quick? Life is hard. I mean, I know we’re all supposed to pretend like things don’t get hard and we can handle everything life throws at us without blinking. But it’s not that easy. And sometimes we get into a dark place where we need to disconnect from… 

Read More »

Cranberry Orange Apple Juice “Sangria”

Cranberry Orange Apple Juice "Sangria" | StrictlyDelicious.com

Okay, so I know that sangria is an alcoholic, fruit laden, wine-based cold drink. So giving this virgin, apple juice based, can-be-served-hot-or-cold drink the name of “sangria” might be considered sacrilege. But what else should I call this colorful winter mixed drink?? Sometimes I want a drink that’s just as fun and pretty as a cocktail, but has… 

Read More »

Cinnamon Coffee Pork Shoulder with Maple Roasted Squash

Cinnamon Coffee Pork Shoulder with Maple Roasted Squash via StrictlyDelicious

As you can see, I’m on a squash kick lately. I just love fall produce, especially winter squashes! They are so versatile and absolutely delicious. And even better, their easy-to-roast-ness makes them perfect for this one-dish meal. I love one-dish meals. And even more than that, I love easy, one-dish meals that are all roasty toasty… 

Read More »