Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

I can’t even believe that the holiday season is upon us. I realize that Halloween should have been a pretty solid warning but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I feel completely unprepared. Good thing I’m not hosting The Big Meal cause I would be all kinds of stressed out if that were the…

Butternut Avocado Toast

Man I love toast. Well, that’s not true. What I really love is toppings. Toast is a vehicle for delicious toppings like eggs, avocado, butter, jelly, nut butter, etc… Regular ol’ gluten-free bread toast was definitely my JAM during pregnancy. I loved my Canyon Bakehouse slices with TONS of Kerrygold butter on top. Seriously. ALL…

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…

Fig Brownie Bites

This probably goes without saying, but it’s incredibly difficult to do anything with a newborn in the house. I was also incredibly naive to think that I could get anything done while he is sleeping. Why? Because I can only do things that don’t make NOISE. Cooking… makes noise. Baking… makes noise. Sweeping up the back yard……

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…

Strawberry Banana Bread

My husband was happily munching on this for breakfast this morning! I love using freeze-dried fruit in paleo baked goods because there’s a great concentration of  flavor and sweetness without the potential complication of adding too much moisture to the recipe. You could also try this with some freeze-dried blueberries, pineapple, or mango! Strawberry Banana Bread…

Links I Love 7.0

Another edition of my favorite links. Time to surf the web… I’m leading this off with a favorite new PRODUCT. NoOodle – Calorie Free Noodles that have an AWESOME texture. I’m actually more impressed with the pasta-like texture than I am with all the “-Free” attributes. Go buy some! Nutritionist Erica Sawers shares a sensible approach to…

Tahini Raisin Bars

During a rainy day last week… A Rainy, Rainy Day… … I was in the mood to bake! There was just one problem. I have no oven. So I made some tasty raw bars that have an “oatmeal raisin” kind of flavor. These definitely have that “comfort food” feel to them. Pair with a cup…

The Clean Slate Day 9

Back at it! Had a wonderful day of activity… and a haircut! I love getting my hair cut because it means I get to go down to San Diego. My hair dresser is a good friend and I am a loyal client, so I will travel any distance! If you want awesome hair, head to…

Orange and Herb Battered Fish

My husband recently brought to my attention that I’ve been blogging about paleo treats too much. Too many paleo treats? I think not. But it was a bug in my ear so here’s a non-sweet paleo treat for you all. Why is it a treat? 1. Because fish is delicious. 2. Because you will want…

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Coconut Bars

I’ve recently stumbled upon a really great paleo blog, Taylor Made it Paleo. Not only is Taylor totally adorable, but she also makes some pretty fun treats. Paleo treats! Go check her out. I made her Strawberry Coconut Bars… and then I dipped them in chocolate 🙂 Why the heck not?! and THEN I made…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my new products for sale at the local natural foods market is a coconut flour-based paleo cookie. In the past week I’ve introduced two different seasonal flavors, Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Cocoa. Here’s a little sneak peek at the next flavor. I figure you can never go wrong with a classic. Me thinks…