Hazelnut Butter Cups

You guys! How fun is this?! There are little “snowflakes” falling across the screen! This makes me feel five thousand times more festive when writing this recipe. (unfortunately, if you are coming across this recipe anytime after the holidays, I suspect the snowflakes will no longer be with us. Insert sad face here ____ A festive…

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Did you know that cocktails can be made with egg whites? I certainly didn’t. That is, until my husband began his bartender hobby and started adding egg whites into his boozy experiments. So thanks to him, I had a ton of egg yolks in my fridge. Egg yolks mean Ice Cream and the timing couldn’t have…

Simple Chocolate Sauce

For the past few weeks, I’ve had fleeting thoughts of banana splits. Now this is unsual because; 1. I don’t eat dairy which means I’m not a frequent ice cream consumer. 2. I’ve never really been a banana split-sundae kind of girl. Even as a kid, I mostly just wanted the ice cream and not all the…

Plantain Pancakes with Ginger Syrup

This might be my most favorite thing I’ve ever made. Not joking. I had made some candied ginger during the holidays and as a result, had a beautiful dark, rich syrup sitting in the fridge with no future purpose or prospects. I figured we would one day craft some delicious ginger-y cocktail. Well, we haven’t quite…

El Burro (the Mexican Mule)

Disclaimer(s): This recipe is not for food. It’s for a delicious drink that features sugar and alcohol. So it’s not even remotely paleo. AND it wasn’t written by Nikki. Consider yourself warned. Nikki and I recently catered an event for an anti-human trafficking organization. The Clean Plate doesn’t usually do catering and Nik rarely asks me for help…

BBQ Chicken Salad

Happy Sunday! It’s been pretty warm around these parts. BBQ weather for sure. I’ve been craving fresh and colorful foods lately. Like sushi… and this BBQ chicken salad! I left out the typical roasted corn and dairy-filled ranch dressing but I promise you won’t notice the difference! First you have to go and make my…

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…

Ginger Date Bars

Public Service Announcement: This is a great time to remind everyone that there’s no need to be perfect all the time. Enjoy life and try to make good choices, but don’t let the idea of perfection rule over you. If I had my way, it was always be a sunny, perfect day. Yesterday was not…