Vegan Apple Spice Bars

I consider it a personal win when I stumble upon recipe that is mega tasty and mega nutritious. These vegan bars are not only a huge hit with my kiddo, my husband also visits the fridge looking for more! If you look at the ingredients you’ll notice there is no added sugar. All the sweetness…

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…

3-Ingredient Paleo Pancakes

It’s incredible that this recipe has not been immortalized on my blog yet. I mean, you can just type “paleo pancake” into any search engine and you will likely come across this EXACT recipe. These are definitely not original nor a culinary feat. BUT… they are perfect. They work every time. Which is important when you…

Almond Joy Cups

Strikingly similar to my Paleo Peppermint Patties, these lil’ snacks let me bust out my super fun silicone cups! I love them. The peppermint patties are great cause they are nut-free, but the Almond Joy version has a really nice hearty flavor. A very substantial snack in my opinion. Get in yer healthy fats!  …

The Clean Slate Day 18

What a super fun and BUSY day! I woke up early to make sure I could send off my blog post before the madness started. Day 18 I taught a cooking class to a bunch of 11 year old nuggets 🙂 They were super fun and adorable. We made homemade cinnamon almond butter, pizza-stuffed sweet…

Food Critic Friday 3.0 and Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

My husband and I have about a 2 min and 15 sec walk from our front door to a fantastic pizzeria called Brick. Brick is a lifesaver on certain nights when the chef of the house (aka ME) is not inclined to cook and the man of the house is Hangry after a surf.. Brick’s…

Mango Chicken Curry

Just a quick and delicious post. Enjoy, friends!   Mango Curry 1 c. frozen mango, thawed 2 Tbsp. almond butter 1/2 can coconut milk 1 Tsp. curry powder 1 Tsp. turmeric 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 tsp. cumin seed 1/2 tsp. sea salt 2 cloves garlic 1/2 onion 1 lb. chicken breast or thighs, chopped…

(Almost) Raw Truffles

I just recently moved to South Orange County, to a little town called San Clemente. It’s pretty much perfect. I walk everywhere, I do yoga, go for runs by the beach, and make delicious things in the kitchen! Here’s another recipe from Diane’s fabulous book. I saw these and knew that I could whip them…

Almond Butter

Yet another post about nuts. Geez. I’m obsessed. Yes, I’m obsessed with nuts. There I said it. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love eating them, my body hates digesting them. I look at my tummy and I say, ” Why? Why are you behaving this way?” It doesn’t answer. Only bad things…

Blueberry Almond Muffins

I’ve decided that Saturday mornings are Paleo Baking Time. Yes, PBT! On today’s menu we have the ever popular BLUEBERRY MUFFIN. The alternative (paleo) ingredients for these guys are almond flour and maple syrup. Ah, Maple Syrup. Yes, its sugar. And sugar is BAD! Here’s the deal, we humans were wired up to love sweet…