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…

Coffee Nut Butter

Is there anything better or worse than Costco? I love that I can go get healthy goods in bulk for a fair price. For example. GIANT bottles of coconut and avocado oils, three-pack of Kerrygold butter for less than Trader Joe’s prices. Excellent organic chicken sausages and grass-fed  beef are staples in my freezer. Huge bags…

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…

Pregnancy Week 20: Halfway!

I officially just finished half of my pregnancy! So I figured I would take this post to do some rapid fire questions about what’s happening in this second trimester, how the baby is doing, and what my life typically looks like these days. Yay! Lets’ begin. Baby. How’s he doing? We had our anatomy ultrasound at 19…

Cinnamon Mocha Smoothie

My morning ritual has been recently been shaken up by a newfound gym commitment and a budding passion for dog walks on the trails instead of the concrete jungle of mid-city. The husband and I are the newest members of a local Crossfit. It’s been über fun lifting heavy and joining in the competitive spirt…

Banana Mocha Smoothie

  This smoothie is more like a milkshake than a smoothie. Which is great when you’re needing something sweet and indulgent without all the nasty ingredients of a typical milkshake. Sip it by the pool or on a indian summer evening. It’s so delicious!     Banana Mocha Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado 2…

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall has officially “fallen” around here. Not that it’s cold or anything… let’s be real, this is Southern California. The seasons are Cool, Cool and Foggy, Warm and Sunny, Hot, Warm and Windy. And at any point in those seasons we could just be Warm. If you’ve grown up here, you can smell when the seasons change….

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…

Simple Green Smoothie

October is going to be a bit of a cleanse for me. I’m letting go of all sorts of indulgences. It’s not “detoxing” or because I want to take the joy out of life. Quite the opposite actually. This change is mostly out of a desire to simplify. Bring my meals back down to the…

Coffee Almond Bites

I originally named these Almond Ecstasy because Almond Joy is already taken. And to be quite honest, these little guys produce some emotions that go a little bit beyond joy. I mean, they have COFFEE in them for heaven’s sake! These are a nice little treat for coffee time, snack time, movie time, post-workout time. Pretty much anytime….