This is a super simple dessert recipe that will meet any sweet tooth needs without filling you up on refined sugars and carbs. It's one of the easiest recipes I've ever made and is crazy delicious if you're a fruit person (I always joke that I'm a bit of a monkey - I love eating raw fruit). Give it a shot and let me know what you think - personally, I think it's pretty hard to beat (especially with a scoop of coconut whipped cream or dairy free ice cream on it).Read More
Friday night + Olympics had me craving one thing: pizza. However, I'm trying to avoid some of the more inflammatory foods right now, so I didn't want to eat a bunch of gluten free flour and I never eat dairy, so normal cheese was off the table. So instead, I made a cauliflower crust pizza with vegan cheese, and I gotta say, it hit the spot! Now you're not going to get the same textural crunchy/chewy deliciousness that you would with a normal pizza crust, but you can easily still create some great flavor combos that are super satisfying. I was being lazy and just using toppings that I had on hand, but feel free to mix this bad boy up and top it with whatever you're in the mood for.Read More
Hey friends, if you're reading this, I legit hope that your recent weeks have been nowhere near as rough as mine. And for that, I apologize, as it has resulted in fewer posts than usual. However, I think I can make it up to you with today's post.
Since I started avoiding gluten/dairy (literally 11 years ago now), I've always craved the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll. Now, the cinnamon rolls we all know and love are FILLED with sugar, flour and yeast. The recipe I'm about to share with you includes none of those ingredients butbut still provides the cinnamon roll flavor we all know and love.Read More
I made this up on the spot, but it turned out pretty bomb if you ask me, so I figured I had to share. This is a light, summery alternative to seafood spaghetti - still filling, but doesn't leave you stuffed if you eat it all (which you probably will because it's crazy delicious).
There are a couple of pieces to this dinner: baking spaghetti squash, making the pesto, grilling the shrimp and tomatoes and sautéing the asparagus. None of these pieces are particularly difficult, so give it a go if you're in need of a light summery dish!Read More
Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Literally no one. Usually chocolate chip cookies are full of deliciously devilish butter and sugar and, while they might taste amazing, they'll make you feel gross after you eat them. These bad boys are still delicious, but they won't make you feel sluggish and blah for the rest of the day. Give 'em a try! You'll be eating tasty treats within about 25 minutes...how can you resist?Read More
I have a (possibly) unhealthy obsession with bananas. As a kid, anytime I was playing with my brother and I got hurt, he would run to get my a banana and would tell me that bananas were magical and healed people. Yes, that's ridiculous, but I think it created some sort of placebo effect where bananas now make me feel better. I also happen to love the taste, so that helps. There's not much better than a perfect banana (thank you, Chiquita, for teaching me how to recognize perfection: "When they are flecked with brown and have a golden hue, bananas taste the best and are the...best for you!"). Granted, when it comes to baking, you want a little past perfect in your bananas - in fact, they can be downright brown and mushy.Read More
Happy Easter Weekend! To me, Easter and the arrival of spring mean its time to make a carrot cake. Granted, I love carrot cake, so I'll make it any time of year, but for me it's a necessity in the spring.Read More
Spring time in Texas means an abundance of cheap strawberries, so after buying 3 big cartons of strawberries at Whole Foods, I realized that I needed to figure out something to do with them (I can only eat so many before they go bad). I thought about a strawberry crumble (might happen at a later point), but then I saw Running to the Kitchen's Paleo Strawberry Almond Galette and I couldn't resist. I'd seen Ina Garten make galettes before and anything Ina does, I want to do (minus all the gluten, dairy, etc. that I can't eat). So here's how it goes.Read More
I know this sounds weird, but I promise, it's crazy delicious - lemon olive oil cake. It's super moist and the glaze soaks in to give it a nice sweetness, but the tartness of the lemon keeps it from getting overly sweet. It's not difficult, so just give it a try! This recipe is inspired by a recipe on A Calculated Whisk but uses a glaze inspired by Connie's Finally losing It. My biggest struggle with paleo baking is attempting to find frosting, glazes, etc. that don't lose the taste and texture of those that use powdered sugar. This glaze does a decent job.Read More
For this recipe, I usually make blueberry lemon scones, but I decided to switch it up a bit today with cinnamon apple (aka I didn't have enough blueberries on hand). This is an adaptation of a super good Fed & Fit recipe. If you're trying to limit your intake of refined sugar or grains, this is a good way to satisfy a sweet tooth!Read More
Okay, so first off, I must preface with the fact that I haven't eaten gluten in 11 years and dairy is pretty much in the same boat (every once in a while I have a break with dairy where I think mayyyyybe I can tolerate it...I'm always wrong). I have an autoimmune disorder that makes eating hard for me, so my overall goal at all times is to eat food that makes me not feel like I'm dying. Solid promotion of my cooking skills, right? But I promise that I really do try to make things taste good, and my harshest critics are my family members who can eat anything they want. I'll only post recipes here that they have approved.Read More