Blue Apron Recipe | Beef Arepas

Beef Arepas Recipe

Brad and I love Blue Apron because it always challenges my cooking skills and taste buds. I have had more variety  of cuisine in the past month than I ever thought I could cook. My go to in our marriage has been grilling, Whole30, Mom’s favorites and easy Mexican or Chinese dishes. I never dreamed of cooking authentic cuisine like Blue Apron has taught me. You too can now try Blue Apron with 2 Meals Free on Your First Blue Apron Order!

Beef Arepas with Pickled Onion, Avocado & Radishes was a Blue Apron hit at our house. For those who are not familiar with the dish like me, Arepas is a specialty of Venezuelan and Colombian cuisines. Arepas are flat, round cornbreads that we made by hand and quickly cooked in a frying pan. Ours was dressed with spice beef and pickled onions, but you can fill you arepas with a wide variety of toppings.

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Kate Spade Plates

Kate Spade Plates

For those of you have been following Scrumptious Style for a while, you have noticed we have a variety of plates that photograph on. When we first started, we purchased square white plates. The hope was to mimic the big brands, simplify the background so you could really smell, taste and want the food through an image.

Well, that concept worked for an entire week before I boycotted the idea. Given the choice between cleaning my special blog plates or opening a bottle of wine, turning on Netflix and throwing words on paper… I go with the latter.

To make it even more confusing, my every day Kate Spade plates come in two varieties.

  1. The grown up classic white plates with fun texture
  2. The funky bold pattern because I am never growing up

Regardless of the style, I love my Kate Spade plates. I don’t splurge on much, but these were a great decision. The quality is wonderful. Also, if you are lucky you catch them on sale like the ones below! I love my classic white and my pop of color equally. I am just grateful I am not using my hodgepodge of plates that were adopted from college roommates, older brothers and great-aunts. You have seen these on occasion too as I hate to do dishes. 🙂 Read more

Whole30 | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Whole30 Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Spice up your day with this mouthwatering Whole30 | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap! It is the perfect recipe for someone who is looking for a little heat without the unhealthiness of the traditional fried chicken wings.

For tonight’s dinner, I am making Whole30 | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap as a no muss, no fuss approach for a Thursday dinner party. When it is just Brad and me, there is no fear of burning the dish or having dinner out 3 hours late. Add a few guest to my dinner plans, and I start to panic! Whole30 | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap is the perfect option that is a guest favorite and super easy for the cook. Enjoy!

Whole30 | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Wrap Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup homemade mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh chives, minced
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Whole30 | Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos

Whole30 Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos

Whole30 | Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos is a healthier version of my favorite guilty pleasure. I frankly love nachos! From the convenience of self-contained perfect bites to the bubbly cheese, it is heaven. When Brad and I started our weight loss journey, I thought my nacho love would be ancient history!  Luckily, we have found a healthier option, Whole30 | Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos.

Whole30 | Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos starts with homemade sweet potato chips. For those who are unfamiliar with making homemade Whole30 approved sweet potato chips, don’t worry, I have easy instructions that make amazing sweet potato chips.

 After you make your Whole30 sweet potato chips, your creativity can run wild! For tonight’s Whole30 | Paleo Sweet Potato Nachos, Brad and I are making a Whole30 BBQ pulled pork with homemade spicy guacamole. Yummy!!! The pulled pork gives the perfect amount of sweetness to accompany the sweet potato chip. When it is met with the spice of the guacamole, it is surely a savory meal that everyone will love.

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Whole30 | Paleo Flourless Banana Pancakes

whole 30 Paleo flourless banana pancakes

Let me stop singing Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes for long enough to tell you about my new recipe, Whole30 | Paleo Flourless Banana Pancakes. Whole30 | Paleo Flourless Banana Pancakes is a fabulous start to a lazy day. It is incredibly easy to make and consist of ingredients that everyone should have in their pantry hence the perfect start to the lazy day.

I like to pair my Whole30 | Paleo Flourless Banana Pancakes with scrambled eggs and a bowl of fruit to start the morning off right. Immediately afterward, I retreat to the couch and catch up on all my missed TV shows and blog, so you have inspiration for your weekly meal plan.

Happy cooking and hope you enjoy your lazy day!

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Whole30 | Paleo Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

Whole30 Paleo Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

Whole30 | Paleo Cinnamon and Apple Waffles is the perfect way to start Sunday after such a chilling night in St. Louis. For goodness sakes, we had to turn the heat on because it is going to get down to the 40s. How is this possible? Oh, yea… Spring in St. Louis!

Whole30 | Paleo Cinnamon and Apple Waffles, a delicious and compliant way to start your day. Enjoy your Sunday and maybe bust out one fall sweater to stay warm.

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Whole30 | Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa

Whole30 Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa

Whole30 | Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa is the perfect weekend meal for anyone who wants to enjoy local shopping and have a delicious dinner!

On slow Saturday’s Brad and I like to run to a local butcher shop and get meat for a week. For my dear friends in St. Louis, you must check out Paul’s Market located in Ferguson. The cuts of meat are lean, and the prices are reasonable. Given the opportunity, I always love to shop locally. On Saturdays, this is easier, as you can start your day at the Ferguson farmer’s market and hit up Paul’s market for lunch and grabbing delicious cuts of meat for the week.

After a morning of running, if you are like me, you are ready for a relaxed evening. For Brad and I, this includes a full Whole30 and Paleo approved meal that is full of flavor and small on calories. Our Whole30 | Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa fits my needs.

Whole30 | Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa is refreshing and has a hidden kick with the chili powder and the jalapeño pepper in the salsa. It is surely mouth watering. We also love to pair Whole30 | Paleo Steak with Mango Salsa with homemade guac and a large lettuce leaf to act as a wrap. It allows this dish to transform into yet another meal!

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Whole 30 Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Skewers

Whole 30 Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Skewers

Whole 30 Balsamic Steak and Mushroom Skewers is a keeper at the Wester household. While our official Whole30 program is finished, I still try to cook Paleo and Whole30 compliant during the weekday. It is a simple way for me to keep off the 20 pounds that I have lost and work on the last stubborn few.

On one of the few dry nights this week, Brad and I busted out the grill to try my new recipe – Whole 30 Balsamic Steak and Mushroom skewers. I was blown away! The steak was fulfilling, as all red meat is in my opinion, but had a delightful complexity about it. The balsamic adds a surprising flavor that is not too overpowering, but just enough of a new take on an old classic. Read more



Many years ago, a good friend of mine taught me how to make the perfect Mojito on a sunny Missouri day. We were sitting around her pool gabbing away about everything and nothing when the mood struck. She immediately grabbed her keys flew out the door to get ingredients from the store. Not sure what stream of genius hit, I followed without understanding the mission at hand.

We combed through the store grabbing just the right ingredients until our cart was full and I was unsure what concoction this would make. As quickly as we flew to the store, we were home preparing to make the perfect Mojito. Emily has never used an actual recipe. She learned from her father who was born in Cuba and has mastered the art of eyeballing the recipe. Read more

Palm Pavilion

Palm Pavilion

Palm Pavilion offers a free sunset with every dinner…get it. 🙂 Palm Pavilion is the perfect place if you want a beach bum feel-no shoes, no problem type of restaurant. It is just steps from the beach with one of the best spots to watch the sunset. The slogan,”There’s no place like this place anywhere near this place so this must be THE PLACE“, captures the feel of Palm Pavilion and can be found on all printed items from shirts to cups. You see a good amount of branded attire down here as everyone wants to remember the vacation of a lifetime. Read more