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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

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

(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

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

Fresh Fig Tart with Honey Drizzle

Fresh Fig Tart with Honey Drizzle

I love figs. No, I mean… I REALLY SUPER LOVE FIGS! One of the reasons I really super love them is because they (like persimmons, which I also super love) are very seasonal. There’s no way to get around it; you cannot find a good fresh fig in April or December. It’s just not going … Continue reading

Paleo Hummus

Paleo Hummus

Did anyone even know what hummus was 10 years ago? I feel like hummus was a food trend that never went away. People LOOOOVE hummus. Just go to any Trader Joe’s and you will see about 45 different varieties of hummus. And everyone has their favorite. Roasted red pepper hummus, mediterranean hummus, sundried tomato hummus, spicy hummus, original … Continue reading

Sunflower Macadamia Nut Butter

Sunflower Macadamia Nut Butter

My latest obsession. Sunflower Seeds. I’ve discovered a delightful alternative to almond butter and it’s taken over my life. Sunflower Seeds make GREAT nut butter! They are a great source of Vitamin E and a decent source of magnesium. Vitamin E: Fat soluble antioxidant Prevents free-radicals from oxidizing cholesterol, good for the heart. A 1/4 … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch

Cobb Salad with Dairy-Free Ranch

This is an delicious salad with an even more amazing dressing! I use this as an alternative creamy dressing for cobb salad, coleslaw, caesar salad, etc. It’s also a great dip for kabob meat or fresh veggies. Cobb Salad 1 bunch of organic romaine 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced 4 slices of bacon, cooked … Continue reading

Lemon Apple Bars

Lemon Apple Bars

This is a variation on a snack bar that I make almost weekly… Ok, not weekly. More like monthly. They are great snack bars, somewhat akin to Lara Bars that you can buy in the grocery store. The difference with these is you have TOTAL FLAVOR CONTROL! Pick any dried fruit, nut, spice, zest, or … Continue reading

Raw Pear and Blackbery Tart

Raw Pear and Blackbery Tart

Another recipe from our honeymoon feast! The star of this dish is definitely the crust. It has a “lara bar” like texture and taste. Many agreed that the crust could stand alone as a dessert however, the addition of the fruit gives it a fresh and bright taste. It’s easy, gluten and dairy free, and … Continue reading