Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Hey Friends! Here’s a recap of my super chill Valentine’s Day. I did some yoga at my new studio, Yoga Works Pasadena. Check them out! After some hard work in my stretchy pants, my beloved and I headed downtown to a Los Angeles favorite, Urth Caffe. Here’s a great example of why Urth Caffe rocks my…

Grain-Free Spinach Crust Pizza

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a husband-approved ALTERNATIVE pizza crust. Most dudes can’t stand to have their beloved food items swapped out for “healthier” versions. Enter the meatza and the spinach crust. Meatza is a pizza that has meat as the crust, then your basic pizza sauce, toppings, and cheese. The spinach crust…

Bacon Broccoli Caesar Salad

  You know, I haven’t seen too many paleo peeps attempting to recreate a caesar salad. I think caesar salads are probably one of the most “menu-ed” items out in restaurant land. I feel like everyone loves them and a lot of people order them on a regular basis. Heck, I remember in high school,…

Raw Cookie Dough Balls

My new favorite thing! A sugar-free (minus the chocolate chips), grain-free, raw cookie dough?! This makes a single serving of about 200 calories (125 without chocolate chips). This can be altered to any kind of flavor you desire. Lots of cinnamon for a snickerdoodle, some walnuts for a banana bread batter, come cacao powder for…

Sage and Onion Kale Chips

Kale is a great green. I mean, truly wonderful. Let me count the ways: shredded into soup juiced with some celery, beets, carrots, ginger, and lemon blended into a smoothie with coconut and banana (click pic for recipe) sautéed into stir-fry, eggs, side dishes massaged with oil into salads. and finally, a hippie favorite…. Baked…

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

This post was requested by my friend Denise… so you can thank her if you love them! These little beauties are fantastic for your any of your holiday sweet snacking desires. They go great with coffee and they make an allergy-friendly dessert at all those work parties. They’re not overly sweet but they are satisfying…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my new products for sale at the local natural foods market is a coconut flour-based paleo cookie. In the past week I’ve introduced two different seasonal flavors, Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Cocoa. Here’s a little sneak peek at the next flavor. I figure you can never go wrong with a classic. Me thinks…

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

We are supposed to be neck deep in Autumn, but SoCal has decided to stay summer for a while… It was 95 degrees on Monday! WHHAT?! I know, crazy. Looks like the weather is finally starting to shift this week and we may even see some rain by Friday. Which is good, because if you…

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s never too early to be thinking about the holidays. That’s a lie. It is WAY to early. I’m still enjoying summer and I refuse to fast forward to the holiday season. It’s a season, not an epic. That being said, anytime you use molasses in something, it invariably ends up tasting like gingerbread. So,…

Miniature Apple Bread Puddings

Why have I called it “Miniature” instead of “mini”? I don’t know. Just felt like I wanted to use the entire word today. It really rolls off the tongue. Another experiment out of the Practical Paleo book by  Diane Sanfilippo. These little beauties are my contribution to a weekend birthday brunch. They are not very…