THE LOW DOWN
Favorite Tailgating Dip Recipe: Bacon Jalapeno Artichoke Dip
Welcome! I’m Alex, the foodie behind The Defined Dish. I grew up in the small town of Celina, Texas and now live in Dallas where I have started a little family with my wonderful husband, Clayton. I am a stay at home momma of two little girls, Sutton and Winnie, who keep me super busy everyday and bring me more joy than words can say. When I am not chasing or cleaning up after them, I am in the kitchen cooking because seriously, I love food!
Since I can remember, food and cooking have always been a passion of mine. Growing up I was always the kid helping my mom in the kitchen, and then in college became the girl cooking and testing recipes for my roommates and friends. Now, I am a wife and mom making and testing delicious and nutritious meals for my family.
In 2015, I did my first round of Whole30 and became a huge advocate of the Whole30 program. It completely changed my relationship with food, and you’ll find most of my recipes are Whole30/Paleo compliant. But as you know, I am from Texas and us Texans like big bold flavors—so I never skimp on flavors with my healthy dishes. They’re hearty, healthy and freaking delicious! However, it’s also all about balance for me – so you’ll also find the occasional super indulgent dish.
To me, food is more than just what fuels your body. Food brings joy in our lives because with food we make friends, we share special moments with our loved ones, and we count our blessings. Sharing my recipes and passion with others makes me happy, which is why I have this little blog. These recipes are made with love and I truly hope you enjoy cooking them in your kitchen.
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Former 300-pound chip eatin’ couch potato. Current Paleo goddess. Just kidding. No, but I have found my passion for health, cooking and finally living like I mean it, all while dropping over 120 pounds naturally. When I’m not working 12 hour overnight shifts at the hospital or whippin’ up something delicious (AND easy!), I’m outside with an iced coffee in one hand and my dog’s leash in the other. I’m so happy you came here to hang out with us!read more
Welcome! I’m Alex, the foodie behind The Defined Dish. I grew up in the small town of Celina, Texas and now live in Dallas where I have started a little family with my wonderful husband, Clayton. I am a stay at home momma of two little girls, Sutton and Winnie, who keep me super busy every day and bring me more joy than words can say. When I am not chasing or cleaning up after them, I am in the kitchen cooking because seriously, I love food!read more
I dip, you dip, we dip… without guilt, courtesy of Primal Kitchen Mayo and Pederson’s Farms Fully Cooked Bacon. We’ve gathered some of our favorite items and created dip that will make everyone want to dip with us, hence the “I dip, you dip, we dip.”read more