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…

Sweet Miso Yams

Do you ever find yourself eating or drinking something only to realize that 1. you don’t like it and 2. you are feeling compelled to finish it simply because you made it? That was me 5 seconds ago. It’s the afternoon and I poured myself some iced coffee. Mind you, I try not to drink…

Avocado Lime Egg Salad

I’m really excited because I’m about to go get some testing done at a local integrative facility called Movement RX. Back in January, I attended their Grand Opening party and actually WON THE RAFFLE! The prize? Some metabolic testing ūüėČ I’m not one to usually measure stuff like that. Since I have some weird food/body…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 2

Hey friends! This Whole 30 is going swimmingly so far. One snafu though, I happened to see a dip in my milk production during the first week so I stepped up my carb¬†intake during week 2. More food?… I ain’t complaining. Like I said in my last “wrap up“, I didn’t embark on this¬†Whole 30…

Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

It’s my belief that anytime bananas reach this level of ripeness, they are automatically¬†nominated¬†for a banana bread baking sesh. AMIRIGHT? I have a plethora of banana bread recipes on this blog yet still felt compelled to create a new iteration of this classic favorite. Since it’s officially AUTUMN this week, I decided to jump on…

Strawberry Balsamic Burger Salad

Who’s stoked on summer?!?! OH MEE! ME ME ME! I’m over here working on my summer bod… and by that I mean I’m 3 weeks away from my due date. (teehee) It’s pretty incredible to be coming into a summer season NOT CONCERNED AT ALL about my “bikini body”. In fact, I like my bikini…

Carrot Cake with Maple Date Buttercream

If you look under the “sweets” tab in my recipe page, you won’t find too many decadent or overly indulgent treats. They tend to be easy and natural alternatives to cookies or brownies and raw desserts or fruit-sweetened bars; basically the kind of stuff you would expect from a gluten-free, dairy-free blog. These little cakes…

Beet and Butternut Quinoa Salad

I find myself less and less preaching a paleo-ONLY¬†gospel these days. Truth is, there are a lot of healthy people* operating well on vegan, vegetarian, paleo, dairy-free, pegan, AIP, and Mediterranean diets. This ¬†is why I ended up calling this blog, and my business, The Clean Plate. There are many roads to health, and they…

Paleo Eggplant Lasagna

Paleo. Lasagna. Dare I say that this is one of the most delicious things I’ve eaten in a while.¬†And I didn’t even have cheese on mine. Because #dairyfree. Not only was I a raving fan of my own work, but my husband requests it every week. Pro-Tips: Please take the time to “sweat” the eggplant…

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

NOT PALEO ALERT! This salad is probably closer to being PEGAN than Paleo. If you haven’t heard, Pegan is the new darling of the¬†diet world. It’s a combination of our two favorite “extreme” diets out there; Paleo and Vegan. Um, what? I’ve always said that paleo and veganism are more alike than dissimilar. I guess…