My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans

My journey to a smaller jean size

Recipes You Have To Try!

I don’t fancy myself a great cook by any means, but give me the time, and a great recipe, and I can whip up some tasty eats just as well as the next gal.

This page is just some of the great eats I’ve discovered during my pursuit of happiness and a smaller jean size.  I’ll keep updating it as I find more tasty eats!

  1. Pizza Spaghetti Pie, from PaleOMG
  2. Bacon-wrapped Shrimp and Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers, from PaleoNick
  3. Oatmeal-to-go Muffins, from SugarFree Mom,
  4. African Peanut Stew, from Clean Eating Magazine
  5. Paleo Tex-Mex Casserole, from Popular Paleo
  6. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilladas, from SkinnyTaste
  7. Freezer Peanut Butter Cups, from The Lean Green Bean
  8. Indian Coconut-Curry Chicken Thighs, from Janet and Greta (the LooneySpoon ladies)
  9. Chicken Pumpkin Curry Sliders, from PaleOMG 
  10. Asparagus, Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette, from SkinnyTaste 
  11. Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings, from 
  12. Eggs in Purgatory, from NomNomPaleo Food for Humans,
  13. Tomato and Basil Salad, from NomNomPaleo Food for Humans,
  14. Smashed Steak Skewers & Cherry BBQ Sauce, from NomNomPaleo Food for Humans,
  15. Prosciutto Wrapped Mini Frittata Muffins, from NomMonPaleo Food for Humans,  (I’m not a fan of mushrooms, so I substituted fresh spinach and they were awesome!)
  16. Sausage, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Boats, by PaleoGrubs, 
  17. Easy Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole, by Pinch of Yum,
  18. Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken, by SkinnyTaste, 
  19. Buffalo Chicken Burgers, by Holistically Engineered,
  20. Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Stew, by Joy McCarthy @ Joyous Health, 
  21. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken soup, by Foodie Crush 
  22. Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Sauteed Apples, by Erin, at WellPlated 
  23. Spaghetti Carbonara with Asparagus and Sausage, from Clean Eating Magazine,
  24. Mongolian-Style Beef Crepes, from Clean Eating Magazine,

3 responses to “Recipes You Have To Try!

  1. […] thing that I have done on the blog is add another page…this one of Recipes You Have To Try.  Check it out!  Both of the recipes from above are on there, plus a few other […]


  2. […]  We are doing pot luck for the food. I’m on lunch duty tomorrow and making my favourite African Peanut Stew.  It is delicious and seems like the perfect meal given the cooler fall temperatures we’re […]


  3. […] Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Stew, by Joy McCarthy of  I’m not sure about copyright stuff, so I’m not posting the actual recipe here. Click on the link to be taken to the recipe on the Joyous Health site.  I’ve also added this to my Recipes You Have To Try Page.  […]


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