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  • Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding Recipe

    Vanilla Berry Chia Pudding is the perfect red, white and blue treat for this weekend. Seeing as it’s Memorial Day, I put together a quick, easy, festive treat for your holiday picnic or BBQ. You can make them parfait-style like I did here or just plop the chia pudding on the read more…

    3-Ingredient Banana Pudding Recipe

    This 3-Ingredient Banana Pudding is really simple. While I love convenience, the little cups of chia pudding goodness you can buy at the grocery store can be kind of pricey, especially if you’re watching your wallet. The possibilities for ingredients are really endless, but this one has just three: banana, read more…

    Coconut 101: Everything You Need To Know About Coconut

    Coconut 101 is here, where I’m going to take you through some need-to-know coconut basics for your kitchen! Coconut Basics: Why’s It So Common In Paleo? Coconut is a darling ingredient of Paleo / primal and real food cooking and for good reason: it’s loaded with healthy fats and is read more…

    Coconut Milk Won’t Solidify? Here’s Why!

    Coconut milk won’t solidify no matter what you’ve tried?! It’s a common problem with a simple explanation. With the growing popularity of Paleo and dairy-free recipes becoming more plentiful, you’ll probably run into dishes that call for the cream from a can of coconut milk as an ingredient (even my Paleo read more…

    Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe

    This rich Paleo Dark Chocolate Coconut Pudding is so easy to make for an every-once-in-a-while treat. A couple months back, I posted a very similar recipe with gelatin and some folks wrote in requesting other options for thickeners. I reworked the ingredients just slightly and the result was equally tasty and simple read more…

    Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

    Man, I love soup. It’s warm, filling and a perfect way to bump up veggie consumption without having to gnaw down on a plate of kale (no offense, kale…I still love you). Sometimes, though, it’s just more fun to slurp up a bowl of soup. This recipe’s actually based on read more…

    Creamy Leek Soup Recipe – Dairy-Free

    The autumn months are here. Longer nights. Colder days. It’s getting to be soup weather. (Though, I love soup all year long.) This creamy, really simple dish is modeled after vichyssoise, a silky soup made with potatoes and cream or milk. My friend Claudette made me her Paleo version this read more…

    Paleo Strawberry Apple Parfait

    I eat with my eyes first, so parfaits – with their repeating layers of tasty goodness – are always appealing. This one’s made with fruit and coconut and some chopped nuts for crunch (and contains no extra added sugar), so it’s perfectly nutritious. [As an aside, I get lots of read more…

    Slow Cooker Chicken Yellow Curry Soup

    Last week on Facebook, I asked which you – fantastic fan – would like more recipes for: veggies, meat or crock pot, and the slow cooker was the winning vote by far. Here’s my guess on why: crock pots do everything for you…except clean up. Yup. It’s true. Put it in read more…

    Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Coconut Pudding Recipe

    This dairy-free dark chocolate coconut pudding has four ingredients and is stupid-easy to make. Believe it! I occasionally eat dark chocolate, and I try to stick to soy lecithin-free, very dark (85%+), high quality stuff when I can. I wanted to use dark chocolate in an ultra simple dessert and instead read more…

    Paleo Caramelized Onion Cauliflower “Cous Cous”

    Cauliflower continues to surprise me with how tasty it can be. This dish came out creamy, with sweetness from the onions and a savory note for good measure. The only way I could adequately describe it was “comfort food”. The inspiration for this dish came from an episode of 30 read more…

    Paleo Rocket Popsicles

    Do you remember the sound of the ice cream truck cruising around the neighborhood in summer when you were a kid? If you were like me, you conveniently didn’t hear your mom call for dinner, but you could hear that magical music from a mile away. Growing up, my siblings read more…

    Paleo Tzatziki Sauce

    I’m on a dipping sauce kick lately…probably because they make food more fun. I love sauces for their ability to easily add another dimension of flavor to meals. A few weeks ago, I made a Paleo version of an Indian cucumber mint raita and knew that with a few simple read more…

    Paleo Cucumber Mint Raita

    Dipping food in a sauce makes it way more fun to eat, am I right?! Recently, I made some lamb / beef skewers and thought they’d pair really well with a raita. Traditionally, raita is a meal accompaniment in Indian cuisine and is made of yogurt, vegetables like cucumber and read more…

    Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha) Recipe

    Thai Coconut Soup is one of my favorite Asian dishes. Usually I have recipe writer’s block. The harder I try to think of something to make, the more I can’t. It’s those times when I buy random ingredients and get home to my pantry and fridge that inspiration strikes. My read more…