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…

Cashew Butter Brownies

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks in the “health” department. I was nursing a sore throat, hoping to rest it off and avoid a full-blown cold. Did it work? Well… for a weekend. Then I started the following week with eyes watering, nose running, and sneezing shenanigans. Not cool. After I mostly recovered, my…

Mayan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Anyone remember my Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream? I sure do. It was incredible. So I figured the same yum-factor would apply to chia pudding. SPOILER ALERT: I was right. Mix this up any ol’ day for a quick snack or breakfast item. Serve with fruit or your favorite parfait toppers like shredded coconut, hemp seeds, cacao…

Date-Sweetened Macaroons

As far as I can tell, most macaroon recipes call for honey as the sweetener. Confession time: Sometimes I just don’t like honey. It has a very distinct flavor which is great is some things, but in others the flavor takes over. In an attempt to quell my macaroon craving and also avoid the honey…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

The first installment of “What’s in my Grocery Basket?” was a great success, so here we are again! Another week, another grocery trip. This week I will share my one day purchases from 3 different stores (yes THREE… I wasn’t lying last post…) I revisiting my new discovery, Wholesome Choice and my regulars Whole Foods…

Raw Goji and Cacao Bars

Almond pulp. If you make your own almond milk, you’ve undoubtedly had the dilemma of, “what do I do with all this leftover pulp?” Well, say hello to my Raw Goji and Cacao Bars. They are the perfect solution. They are also a delicious energy boost. Especially if you can eat them. I can’t, so I…

Raw Fudgy Brownies

Do you take time to connect with others during the week? I’ve been realizing more and more how vital it is for me to regularly visit with other people. This could be going for a walk with a girlfriend, having friends over for dinner, meeting up with someone for coffee, heck… even chatting with a…

Super Macaroons

At first glance, these look like regular coconut macaroons. They are filled with the simple ingredients of coconut, honey, and egg whites. Pretty typical for your everyday macaroon. But don’t be fooled. These lil’ guys are SUPER! Full of great superfoods to boost your health and satisfy your sweet tooth – AT THE SAME TIME!…

Triple Chocolate Orange Torte

One of the greatest things about professionally cooking is the ability to take flavors and ideas about food and translate them into reality, ultimately customizing dishes for specific people and events. Food has a way of bringing people together. In fact, one of the primary functions of food is to do just that. Unfortunately, for…

Morning Gloomy Muffins

Living in the LA Basin, it is not often that I wake up to clouds and fog. But this weekend (my days off) it has been super gloomy out and it makes me: want to sleep want to bake want to be lazy want to pray for sun So, yesterday in my gloomy mood, I…

Sweet Potato Fudge

I’ve made this probably a billion times. It was my first really weird experimental paleo treat. It’s good at room temp, good chilled, good frozen. It’s just good. Period. Sweet Potato Fudge 2 cups sweet potato puree ½ c. coconut oil, melted ¾ c. cacao powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Sea salt to taste Blend…

Raw Chocolate Halva

Here is a delicious RAW version of the Middle Eastern candy, Halva. Feel the freedom to toss in a multitude of different flavors, nuts, etc.  Unlike traditional halva, it’s not super sweet. That’s a bonus in the paleo world. Raw Honey Like coconut, raw honey is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal substance. It’s a good energy…