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Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

October is going to be a bit of a cleanse for me. I’m letting go of all sorts of indulgences. It’s not “detoxing” or because I want to take the joy out of life. Quite the opposite actually. This change is mostly out of a desire to simplify. Bring my meals back down to the … Continue reading

Cashew Macadamia Nut Butter

Cashew Macadamia Nut Butter

Seriously, what is it with Trader Joe’s discontinuing all these great products over the years? Anyone remember this… This stuff was delicious. Not to mention, it was a nice alternative to the standard almond butter AND it was stupid cheap compared to most nut butters you find in any health food store (14.99 for a … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies

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, … Continue reading

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Big news everyone. I have officially began surfing lessons! My husband is my teacher. I will soon be shredding the waves with my awesome moves….or maybe I’ll just get to the point where I can turn. That would be good too. I’ve attempted surfing about 4-5 times in my life. Why so many tries and not … Continue reading

Tahini Truffles

Tahini Truffles

Apparently I’m on a truffle kick. I tried out these lil’ guys this morning because they were fast and I had all the ingredients on hand. They are yet another spin on a Practical Paleo recipe. Diane’s book had made some great recipes really easy and accessible. I am genuinely grateful for this book. Tahini … Continue reading

Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums

Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums

 One of the things I had to give up when I left LA was my membership to the local Crossfit gym. I’ve enjoyed a break from the intensity of daily WODs while finding strength and flexibility in my yoga practice and inspiration while exploring the great outdoors. Now that I’m here in sunny San Clemente I’ve got … Continue reading

Miniature Apple Bread Puddings

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 … Continue reading

(Almost) Raw Truffles

(Almost) Raw Truffles

I just recently moved to South Orange County, to a little town called San Clemente. It’s pretty much perfect. I walk everywhere, I do yoga, go for runs by the beach, and make delicious things in the kitchen! Here’s another recipe from Diane’s fabulous book. I saw these and knew that I could whip them … Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I just recently bought a new paleo book and it’s absolutely fantastic.   Diane is a fellow graduate of Bauman College (where I got my culinary degree) and she’s also a part of the Weston A. Price Foundation. This appeals to me because not only is she an advocate of paleo eating, but she also understands the … Continue reading

Pesto Gazpacho

Pesto Gazpacho

I’m moving!! Well, not permanently, but I’m still excited because I will be spending my fall/winter months here: This is San Clemente. It’s in Orange County, but it’s probably the least “OC” city in the county. If you don’t know what that means, watch a couple episodes of The OC, Real Housewives of Orange County, … Continue reading