Turmeric Chocolate Chip Cookies

Q; How do you make something hipster? A: Put a bird on it. How do you make something anti-inflammatory? A: Put turmeric in it. Okay, okay, turmeric will not magically make that wedding cake turn from sugar bomb —> health food. It sure doesn’t hurt though. Turmeric is having it’s time in the spotlight recently. It’s a…

Turmeric Sweet Potato Mash

If you’ve recently been on my instagram, then you’re probably aware of my current love for anything I can make into a “bowl”. My latest bowl was not of the acai or smoothie variety. During the cooler months I’d rather have something closer to an oatmeal. So I decided to steam a sweet potato and create…

Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

I can’t even believe that the holiday season is upon us. I realize that Halloween should have been a pretty solid warning but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I feel completely unprepared. Good thing I’m not hosting The Big Meal cause I would be all kinds of stressed out if that were the…

Butternut Avocado Toast

Man I love toast. Well, that’s not true. What I really love is toppings. Toast is a vehicle for delicious toppings like eggs, avocado, butter, jelly, nut butter, etc… Regular ol’ gluten-free bread toast was definitely my JAM during pregnancy. I loved my Canyon Bakehouse slices with TONS of Kerrygold butter on top. Seriously. ALL…

Mocha Spice Brownies

I”m thinking everyone is probably a bit “over-sugared” right now from the candy-centric holiday this week. There has to be someone out there with a sweet tooth that no amount of holiday goodies can tame. Or maybe you’re the person who needs an alternative sweet to help avoid the mountains of leftover Halloween candy. If…

Tahini Dill Potato Salad

Potatoes were a life saver during this past month. I embarked on a Whole 30, which is a 30 day diet intervention that tends to be considered pretty “strict” by paleo standards. No added sugar, even natural sugars like honey or maple syrup. By default, a Whole 30 often leaves me a little light on…

Chocolate Fig Frosty

I love how the seasons change in Southern California. It’s gradual but unmistakable when the scent of autumn hits the air regardless of the reading on the thermometer (hint: It ain’t chilly). Changes like the oranges, reds, and yellows of seasonal produce hitting the market, tourists leaving our vacation destination town, and holiday advertisements infiltrating…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 1

Most folks in the paleo-world are familiar with a “Whole 30”. This is a 30 day food intervention created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of Whole 9 fame. I’m no stranger to the Whole 30 experience since I’ve embarked on a few throughout the past 6 years. Due to my ravenous and unpredictably timed hunger…

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

It’s my belief that anytime bananas reach this level of ripeness, they are automatically nominated for a banana bread baking sesh. AMIRIGHT? I have a plethora of banana bread recipes on this blog yet still felt compelled to create a new iteration of this classic favorite. Since it’s officially AUTUMN this week, I decided to jump on…

Orange Beet Hummus

It’s funny how I have to schedule my blender or food processor usage around the wake and sleep cycle of my baby. If he’s awake, I can blend – sleeping, not so much. If he’s awake and fussy then I’m pretty much banned anything. Any previous dreams of blender creations (or food in general) are…