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…

Paleo Antipasto Platter

Sometimes light snacking your way to satisfaction is way more fun than eating a whole big meal. Other cultures know this. Just look at the tapas of Spain, the meze platter of the Mediterranean, and Antipasti from Italy! Taking a cue from these culinary delights, I decided to compile my own yummy platter of paleo…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Sometimes I get requests for recipes that I wouldn’t typically make for myself. Chia pudding is one of those things. I realize that chia is widely considered a “superfood” and hailed as an excellent source of healthy fats and energy. BUT… If you know anything about my nutritional journey, you know that I have some digestive issues….

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

Vegan Cheese Dip

I feel a rant coming on so I’m going to begin by lightening the mood. Take a look at my adorable dog and his new giant rope! Okay. Now that that’s out-of-the-way… I’ve gotta be honest, the stuff in the “dairy-free” cheese section of the natural foods stores reeeeeaaaallly freaks me out. So many INGREDIENTS. Why my…

Nutty Herb Quinoa Salad

Today I’ve been deep in the land of DIY. It’s actually storming here in Dana Point, which means I stayed indoors and tackled some back-burner projects and organizational things. Here’s a couple of links to my efforts! Paper Ornaments for the apartment. These adorable leather/cork wall thingys. The recipe for today is actually the result…

Seedy Kale Salad

There’s no denying it… even if you have the best intentions and the most paleo-perfect holiday menu, you will likely eat too much on Thursday. This is a little inspiration for a healthy, light meal for your post-holiday feast fest. Seedy Kale Salad 1 bag baby kale (if using mature kale, de-stem and chop, massage…

Blueberry Scones

My search for perfect paleo-friendly scones continues. These were amazing. Make sure to follow the steps. Blueberry Scones 1 1/4 c. cashew or almond flour (process cashew meal in a food processor or blender until it reaches a finer texture) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1 tsp….

Coconut Energy Cubes

Coconut makes another guest appearance on the blog! I’m pretty sure I can’t go more than a week without developing some sort of coconut-based recipe. Clearly, I need help. These guys are great for a post-workout snack or an early morning pre-surf boost! Coconut Energy Cubes 1 c. coconut butter (homemade is easy! Try it…

Nut Butter Truffles

If you made my truffles from last week, and you thought to yourself, “what else can I do with all this delicious ganache?” Well, do I have the answer for YOU! Nut Butter Truffles 2 packs dark chocolate chips (70%, mine was from whole foods) 1 can coconut milk 1/2 -1 c. nut butter (i used…