Mother Lode Cookies

I’ve been off social media for three weeks! I don’t care how lame this sounds but it’s honestly been a struggle at times. I’d have a quiet moment or standing in line and I’d literally get fidgity with my hands. Like I needed something to do or redirect my attention. How intense is that? I…

Maca Plantain Pancakes

It’s not often that I find a meal I want to eat everyday for the rest of my life. But these pancakes are seriously in the running. The best part is that they are totally on the menu for February’s Clean Slate! Every year I set aside a month to do my Clean Slate protocol. It’s a chance…

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…

Chocolate Orange Scones

If flavors could get married, I would stand up as a witness to the Chocolate and Orange nuptials. They’re such a classy pair, don’t you think!? One of my favorite resources for flavor pairing is The Flavor Thesaurus. It would make an amazing addition to any kitchen or a gift for the serious cooks in…

Ham and Egg Omlette

SIMPLICTY. I’ve been eating/living within a paleo-like lifestyle for the past 5 1/2 years. As I peruse around the blogs, bookstores, and social media it seems as though the “paleo world” is becoming pretty complicated. With that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that you don’t have to learn how to make…

Pear and Chard Frittata

~ Continuing on this week’s theme of equinox-inspired meals, I offer you a delicious fresh pear breakfast dish just in time for your weekend brunch ~ Pear and Chard Frittata 12 eggs 1 pear, cored and sliced thin (apples would work too) 1 bunch rainbow or swiss chard, stemmed and roughly chopped (any dark leafy green will…

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…

Banana Hemp Seed Muffins

A classic banana bread typically includes smattering of walnuts or pecans. In this edition of The Clean Plate Makeover, I  chose to add some hemp protein powder and decorate with a sprinkle of hemp seeds! You could also bake this batter into a loaf or bar pan and garnish the top any way you like!…

Olive Oil Lemon Muffins

I don’t bake with Olive Oil too often, but this recipe was just begging for it! Despite the use of coconut flour which can make baked goods pretty dense and oftentimes dry, these muffins come out luscious and moist due to the addition of the olive oil. They are also incredibly nourishing due to their…