kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

I kind of can’t believe I haven’t shared this salad with y’all yet. Given my affinity for kale salads. And tart cherries (I loooooooove them, y’all). And pine nuts. And goat cheese. Seriously, it’s like a Kirstin’s Favorite Things salad grand slam. This salad not a Whole30 compliant (because of the goat cheese and the [...]

more freezer crockpot recipes

more freezer to crockpot recipes at kojo-designs

After my little review of freezer cooking, and some tweaking, and a lineup of new (DELICIOUS) tried and true recipes, developed in house by our resident Chef Jordan, I am so excited for today’s post, y’all. As I mentioned in my review, many of the freezer cooking recipes we’ve tried just haven’t turned out very [...]

fish tacos with mango salsa

fish tacos with mango salsa

This is another really good fish recipe for non-fish lovers. The mango salsa really makes the dish, so don’t forget to make that as well! Also, I have had several people ask how to get corn tortillas not to crack and break. The secret is: buy good fresh corn tortillas from a mexican restaurant or [...]

paleo ‘ranch’ dip with fresh herbs

homemade paleo 'ranch' recipe- once you try this, all other ranches will be ruined forever

I will be honest. I first made this ranch dip just so Adam would try the Whole30 mayonnaise that I made. But then it was so good that we just keep making it. Even better, Burke always requests the “Special Ranch” with veggies (or sweet potato fries if he’s feeling lucky) as a playdate snack. [...]

fresh mango salsa

fresh mango salsa at kojo-designs

I just love this salsa. It is so easy to throw together and really takes mexican food up a notch. It’s actually more like a mango pico de gallo, meaning it is chunky and 100% fresh ingredients, but I promise you’ll love it just the same! Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients: 2 large mangoes (pick firm [...]

how to make a rainbow of dipped ice cream cones

how to make rainbow dipped ice cream cones

As our calendars move closer and closer to September, we are trying to eek out every last ounce of summer- and what better end of summer treat than ice cream in these fabulously festive dipped cones? To make this gorgeous rainbow of sprinkle-dipped waffle cones you’ll need waffle cones, white chocolate bark (or white chocolate [...]

lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken (whole 30 compatible!)

paleo coconut limed crusted chicken recipe- whole 30 compliant and so delicious!

Oh toasted coconut, how I love thee. Alone… or on these amazing coconut lime chicken strips… or with crushed macadamia nuts and bananas…. It’s love I tell you. And this recipe for lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken strips (a hybrid of this fried chicken recipe and some lime-coconut chicken strips Jord tried in Oman) [...]

how to make toasted coconut

how to make homemade toasted coconut

There is still more Lego Party goodness to come, but sharing the amazingness of homemade toasted coconut cannot wait one more minute. If you follow us on instagram, you know that I started the Whole30 last week. And this toasted coconut has been the tastiest Whole30 staple ever. I made it for a seriously yummy toasted [...]

a DIY menu for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego birthday party menu- ideas and DIYs from this Lego party and links to many more Lego food ideas!

Since the building blocks (get it- haha!) of a great Lego themed birthday party are rectangles and circles, the sky is literally the limit for how to DIY all of the Lego party details. Not only are these Lego party foods easy to put together, their joy-stirring effects far outweigh the fairly minimal effort they [...]

simple sides- grilled brussel sprouts

how to grill brussel sprouts

I am one of ‘those people’ that really, truly love brussel sprouts. Love them. And a plate full of grilled brussel sprouts is one of my favorite side dishes, though not as easy to find here in Saipan as they were in Denver. However, if you can find some, this simple summer-y side¬†is beyond simple [...]