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…

Peanut Maca Protein Milkshake

I’ve never been a huge peanut butter consumer, especially once I started eating paleo back in 2008. Peanuts are botanically classified as a legume and not a true nut like almonds or walnuts. This means that peanuts are “technically” forbidden on the paleo diet. That being said, there are plenty of people who tolerate legumes well or need to…

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…

Maca Cherry Bowl

Life’s just a bowl of cherries for me lately. I’m back living is San Diego after 4+ years of moving all around California and I’m loving it. The sun is brighter, the sky is bluer, the ocean is warmer. SD is definitely my happy place. As if i could be anymore enthusiastic, in my search…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

The first installment of “What’s in my Grocery Basket?” was a great success, so here we are again! Another week, another grocery trip. This week I will share my one day purchases from 3 different stores (yes THREE… I wasn’t lying last post…) I revisiting my new discovery, Wholesome Choice and my regulars Whole Foods…

Super Macaroons

At first glance, these look like regular coconut macaroons. They are filled with the simple ingredients of coconut, honey, and egg whites. Pretty typical for your everyday macaroon. But don’t be fooled. These lil’ guys are SUPER! Full of great superfoods to boost your health and satisfy your sweet tooth – AT THE SAME TIME!…

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…

Raw Chocolate Halva

Here is a delicious RAW version of the Middle Eastern candy, Halva. Feel the freedom to toss in a multitude of different flavors, nuts, etc.  Unlike traditional halva, it’s not super sweet. That’s a bonus in the paleo world. Raw Honey Like coconut, raw honey is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal substance. It’s a good energy…