Salted Caramel Almond Milk

I’m really sad you guys. My landlady just cut back this GIANT beautiful Bougainvillea plant in our front yard. I know it’ll grow back, but I seriously feel like my house is naked and exposed right now. It offered so much shade and color and texture to our little abode and I’m grieving the loss. It…

Clean Almond Joy Bars

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a hump day/afternoon sugar boost! Seriously, munch on one of these and try not to jet out the door and run around the block 5 times. It’s amazing how sensitive our bodies can become to sugar when we limit our consumption of the sweet stuff. Even during my pregnancy,…

Dark Chocolate and Fig Acai Bowl

Right now I have an incredible view of East Village, the Coronado Bridge and a fancy new skyscraper as it nears completion. San Diego, you have my heart. This view almost makes me forget how long I circled around the streets looking for parking during this incredibly busy weekend in San Diego. The world-famous Comic…

Butternut Arugula Salad with Cranberry Dijon Dressing

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. If you have been part of the paleo movement for over a year or so, you are probably familiar with the Big Ass Salad (BAS). I was introduced to the paleo lifestyle through Mark’s Daily Apple and eventually his book, The Primal Blueprint. I’ve never been a huge fan of…

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!  …

Vegan Nut and Herb Lettuce Wraps

All things are swell here in San Clemente. It’s looking like we have some rain headed out way tomorrow which is just fine with me. I love the sun but it’s nice to get some variety and have the air and earth all cleaned up by shower or two. I’ve been advancing in my surfing…

Ancho Mole Chicken Cups

Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday. It carries so many good memories for me. Growing up, my family had a crazy HUGE 4th of July bash every year. From invitations to food to fireworks… it was amazing. We called it the ORTH of July (my maiden name) and it was held at our…

Almond Beef Bites

Inspired by a work recipe, I decided to try my hand at some nut covered meat snacks… sounds appetizing, right? Well, they are. They’re called Almond Beef Bites and they are an AMAZING on-the-go snack, SOOPer easy to make, and quite tasty. Don’t be freaked out by the ingredients. Mayo and almond?! Sounds wierd, I…