Breakfast Cookies

When it comes to managing sugar cravings, one of my first pieces of wisdom is to start your day with a savory breakfast. Eggs, sausage, bacon, sautéed spinach, salsa… you get the idea. I’ve found with myself and with my family that the surest way to initiate the need to snack is to have sweet…

Grain-Free Chocolate Granola

Gonna make this post short and SWEET! Want a chocolatey treat without all the sugar? This grain-free, paleo-friendly granola will certainly do the trick. Eat it with your favorite yogurt or on top of a smoothie bowl! Grain-Free Chocolate Granola 1 1/2 c. walnuts 1 1/2 c. coconut flakes (unsweetened) 1/2 c. macadamia nuts 1/4 c….

Bacon Breakfast Sausage with Apple Balsamic Glaze

You’re at your favorite breakfast spot, ordering your usual breakfast plate and the server asks you that ubiquitous breakfast question, “Bacon or sausage?”. Was there ever a more difficult decision? I mean, bacon is delicious. We all know that. But breakfast sausage is pretty enticing as well. I say don’t choose, just have both! I…

Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

I remember school mornings being rushed and chaotic… I also remember cereal. Lots and lots of cereal. Honestly, I don’t blame my mom. Cereal is fast, easy, and kids love it. There’s barely any dishes to clean, especially if you’ve taught your little ones to rinse and load a dishwasher. Unfortunately, in these health-conscious times, we…

Spicy Shaved Brussels and Yams

I have good news and bad news. Bad news first. Trader Joe’s discontinued Cashew Meal. As a former employee, I am well acquainted with the overly dramatic reactions of customers who discover that their “favorite item” has been “let go”. While I am bummed that now I have to find a new source for my…

Avocado Chicken Salad

This salad is a great alternative for mayo-filled chicken salad dishes. Not everyone likes mayo (what?! It’s delicious!!! Especially if you make it yourself)… AND everyone can have eggs! Those people are just plain unlucky. Sorry folks. I feel bad for you. So here’s a recipe just for you. Enjoy. Avocado Chicken Salad 1 lb….

Persimmon and Pecan Breakfast Cereal

I used to be CRAZY about cereal. A staple of my childhood (and early adulthood) cereal was a delicious and fun beginning to almost every day. Frosted Mini Wheats, Crispix, Lucky Charms, Oh’s, Honey Bunches of Oats, Puffins, Chex…. I could go on forever. When I went gluten-free, it was pretty easy to switch over…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Like a Pizookie… but I made it. So it’s a Nikki-cookie. Nikookie. Get it? Ok yeah. It’s a lame name. How about a cookie tart. It’s a chocolate chip cookie tart and it only has a few ingredients. Super EASY! Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart 2 1/2 cups almond flour 3 tablespoons coconut oil 4 tablespoons…

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….

Rosemary Pecan Cookies

Okay, so I know I’ve been attempting to limit the nut consumption recently, but it’s so dang HARD! One reason is these little pieces of amazing known as Rosemary Pecan Cookies. Good for breakfast, good with coffee, good for an afternoon snack, good for dessert. Just plain goodness. I was recently introduced to these by…