Author Archives: Anna Levin

About Anna Levin

My name is Anna. My husband, Ken, and I live in Baltimore, where we are every mother's dream: he's an Ophthalmology resident and I am a lawyer! On October 8th, 2012 we welcomed our baby girl, Julia Rose, into the world so as you can imagine we are very busy chasing after her and watching her grow and learn as she explores the world around her! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, blogging, spending time with my family and taking long walks in new neighborhoods. I look forward to sharing this journey and hope that in doing so, I can provide some insight for other first time moms. While you're at it, check out my personal blog: MyLittlePoppyseed

Pesto-crusted salmon and Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

I love pesto.  On anything: pasta, fish, chicken, sandwiches, pizza, spaghetti squash, you name it.  And now that I’ve figured out how to make my own, I like it even more since you can change it to make it how … Continue reading

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Zesty Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken

We have made this recipe a couple times before and it’s turned out wonderfully but this time Ken thought of some changes to it that might make it even better!  Here’s the original recipe and here’s what we did: We … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Frittata

In case you hadn’t heard, Ken & I decided not to continue with the Challenge because we were both feeling a bit burnt out.  Ken was complaining that he wanted some of our old stand-by recipes and that he wanted … Continue reading

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Zoodles with Chicken & Pesto

Last weekend I stumbled upon a Williams Sonoma that I had never seen before, so I went in and bought a Julienne peeler/Mandolin.  I had seen a lot of recipes that involved “Zoodles,” (aka Zucchini noodles) and figured a Julienne … Continue reading

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Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice

This is probably one of my favorite dishes that we’ve made during this Whole30 Challenge.  Dirty Rice is a delicious dish that we had several times in New Orleans.  We usually just used the Zatarain’s box mix and mixed in … Continue reading

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Spaghetti (Squash) & Turkey Meatballs

Saturday night for dinner we had Spaghetti Squash with a new Turkey meatball recipe.  Doing this Whole30 Challenge has allowed me to learn many new recipes for old stand-bys that are not Paleo-friendly or Whole30 Compliant.  Normally when I make … Continue reading

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Tandoori Chicken and Cauliflower “Rice” with Tandoori Spice

Before my mom came to visit, I made this recipe which was very delicious but unfortunately had a slightly more subtle flavor than I would have liked.  I’m not sure what I could have done differently to enhance the flavor, … Continue reading

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