Turmeric Hot Chocolate

My socks are on! Which means it’s officially cold weather in the southern California region. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still wearing my flips flops on the regular. Just not so much at night or early mornings. I had been dying to make a turmeric version of Hot Chocolate ever since a friend mentioned she…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Mother Lode Cookies

I’ve been off social media for three weeks! I don’t care how lame this sounds but it’s honestly been a struggle at times. I’d have a quiet moment or standing in line and I’d literally get fidgity with my hands. Like I needed something to do or redirect my attention. How intense is that? I…

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,…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Sometimes I get requests for recipes that I wouldn’t typically make for myself. Chia pudding is one of those things. I realize that chia is widely considered a “superfood” and hailed as an excellent source of healthy fats and energy. BUT… If you know anything about my nutritional journey, you know that I have some digestive issues….

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bars

This is the result of complete recipe improvisation. I was scanning an old bread recipe and didn’t have the necessary ingredients on hand, so I swapped here, added there. The result was pretty incredible. I’m so glad that it was for a client because my husband and I were ready to consume the entire pan….

Coconut Curry Chicken Poppers with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who loves popcorn chicken?! I figure a lot of people do since I see it advertised so often. While this may not yield the exact same result as a KFC, Red Lobster, or Long John Silver’s popcorn chicken, I can assure you that the taste and nourishment from this Paleo/Gluten/Grain-Free interpretation will be much more mentally and…

Strawberry Coconut Sorbet

I was perusing the frozen fruit section at Sprouts yesterday and I came across a bag of frozen coconut. I’d never seen this brand before, so I bought it hoping that it would be frozen young coconut.   Alas, it was not. It big meaty hunks of mature coconut. Which, you know, is also awesome….

Plantain Pancakes with Ginger Syrup

This might be my most favorite thing I’ve ever made. Not joking. I had made some candied ginger during the holidays and as a result, had a beautiful dark, rich syrup sitting in the fridge with no future purpose or prospects. I figured we would one day craft some delicious ginger-y cocktail. Well, we haven’t quite…

Spinach Potato Curry

I’ve been super into potatoes lately. No, not SWEET potatoes. Just regular ol’ white potatoes. They are delicious and starchy and wonderful. And I guess technically they are not paleo, but for those who feel like getting all “paleo police” on me…   Oh Spongebob, you saucy minx. Hey! It’s cooler now over here in Orange…