Creamy Mushroom Chicken Chowder

My childhood is chock full of memories related to visiting Ventura and Channel Islands Harbor to take our boat and fish. Even if we didn’t go out on the boat, we would head over on the weekends to spend time near the water. During these visits, we would always (appropriately) stop to eat at a seafood restaurant….

Classic Pumpkin Pie

I grew up having pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Under no circumstances did I expect it to be at any other holiday gathering. As I’ve grown into a more well-rounded person with a growing catalogue of life experiences, it’s become apparent that the rest of the country doesn’t necessarily have that same expectation. I was even listening closely to…

Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream

You guys. I can’t even… This ice cream. I had a friend suggest that I try to make a mexican/mayan chocolate ice cream. I love ice cream so I happily experimented one weekend. The results were pretty freakin’ fantastic. It’s August, which means it’s the perfect time to try this at home! Can you imagine…

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Did you know that cocktails can be made with egg whites? I certainly didn’t. That is, until my husband began his bartender hobby and started adding egg whites into his boozy experiments. So thanks to him, I had a ton of egg yolks in my fridge. Egg yolks mean Ice Cream and the timing couldn’t have…

Caribbean Fish Stew

New and exciting things in my life: This apron from Ikea. 5 dollars. My very first Le Creuset. Ain’t she beautiful! It was a fabulous birthday gift from my in-laws. A new Paleo cookbook, Well Fed and a recommended read, The Happiness Project. I don’t post a whole lot of seafood recipes, but I’ve recently…

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…

Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

These little beauties are a huge hit with everyone. I’ve actually given them as Christmas gifts. Smiles all around. They’re incredibly easy to make and even easier to eat.   Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles 8 oz. coconut milk (full fat) 8 oz. 85% dark chocolate, chopped 1 tsp. vanilla extract or half a vanilla bean, scraped out…

Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Hey Friends! Here’s a recap of my super chill Valentine’s Day. I did some yoga at my new studio, Yoga Works Pasadena. Check them out! After some hard work in my stretchy pants, my beloved and I headed downtown to a Los Angeles favorite, Urth Caffe. Here’s a great example of why Urth Caffe rocks my…

Coconut Coffee Creamer

Coffee is somewhat of a controversial topic in the world of Paleo. Some people see no problem in slurping down 32 oz. a day plus a couple of shots of espresso. Others think that coffee consumption is sure to lead to adrenal issues and myriad of other problems. I think I fall somewhere in the…

Salted Caramel Pot de Creme with a Chocolate Cap

Another honeymoon delight and re-creation of an Urban Solace dish. I think it was a pretty successful attempt, though the custard to chocolate ratio was off a bit (there should have been more custard). This version of the pot de creme is dairy-free but it is certainly not sugar-free. Which makes this recipe a once or twice…