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…

Three-Potato and Bacon Salad

This week, my clients received the benefit of my recent exploration of a local eatery. What a difficult self-imposed assignment… to be searching out delicious meals through out San Diego’s endless food scene. (ummm… kidding). This salad was born in my new favorite MEATery, Sausage and Meat in the North Park/Hillcrest/University Heights area of San Diego. They have…

Lemon Peach Thumbprint Cookies

Hey! Follow me on Twitter @cleanplatechef Also, you know what  you get when you combine THIS recipe with the recipe below? Thumbprint Cookies! also known as (and appropriately named by one of my private clients) JELLY COOKIES!   Pectin-Free Peach Jam 5 ripe peaches, peeled and diced small 1/4 c. coconut sugar 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2…

Raw Cranberry Orange Bars

I know everyone LOVES larabars because they are so clean! While they are definitely a Clean Plate approved purchase, there’s no reason you can’t just make your own (save money)! I’ve made my fair share of “larabar” knock-offs and original flavors! Ginger Date Bars Apple Pie Bars Chocolate Cherry Bites  Chocolate Minty Bites Chocolate “PB”…

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…

Raw Nutella Bars

The commercials for Ferrero Rocher have always made me laugh. First of all, you have NO IDEA what the commercials are about in the beginning… Is it a car commercial? Alcohol? Perfume?! Nope. It’s a chocolate ball. Secondly, the actors talk about this ball of chocolate like it’s the crowning achievement of civilized humanity. Descriptors…

Fresh Almond Milk

Like bone broth, nut milk is the kind of food adventure that many people shy away from making at home because it “seems like a lot of work”. I’m here to bust that myth whilst adding an incentive. This almond milk is so amazingly delicious that you will NEVER want to drink that carton stuff…

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…

Cashew Macadamia Nut Butter

Seriously, what is it with Trader Joe’s discontinuing all these great products over the years? Anyone remember this… This stuff was delicious. Not to mention, it was a nice alternative to the standard almond butter AND it was stupid cheap compared to most nut butters you find in any health food store (14.99 for a…

Almond Butter

Yet another post about nuts. Geez. I’m obsessed. Yes, I’m obsessed with nuts. There I said it. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love eating them, my body hates digesting them. I look at my tummy and I say, ” Why? Why are you behaving this way?” It doesn’t answer. Only bad things…