It’s finally getting warmer, here in Illinois. Now that Spring has sprung, I’m looking forward to all the wonderful produce coming my way. I just signed up for the locally grown produce box, delivered by Door To Door Organics Chicago. I enjoyed it so much last year. This week’s box of goodies provided everything I needed to create this tasty AIP Crispy Pear-Beet-Cucumber Salad.
A few nights ago, my hubby picked up one of those amazing Chicago deep dish pizzas for dinner. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel jealous. Lord knows, even one bite would have sent me into a serious health crisis. I mean, gluten, dairy, and nightshades are basically what make up this amazing pizza pie. That would not have worked for me at all. So, I went to the kitchen, and cooked up my own amazing pizza pie, Bacon Spinach AIPizza with Arugula Pesto.
Anyone who follows me on my social media pages, knows that I love my sardine salads. I eat at least one a week. While I realize they are an acquired taste for many, I have loved sardines since I was a little girl. I remember watching my grandmother open a little tin, containing itty bitty fish. I was fascinated. I asked her if I could taste one. She smiled and said, “I don’t know if you’re going to like this.” Looking into my big, pleading eyes, she took a forkful of fish, and placed it into my open mouth. The salty, oily fish set my tastebuds on fire. I was hooked! Hee hee, get it? Hooked? Fish?