Pineapple Coconut Plant Based Granola

I was standing in the Whole Foods cereal/granola aisle reading the ingredients of nearly every “healthy” granola on the shelves… and then I gave up. They weren’t healthy, but they were marketed as healthy with descriptions such as  “gluten-free”, “organic”, “all natural”, and so on. Here’s the thing. Whether it’s granola or any other processed…

Samoas (Caramel deLites) GF, Vegan, Paleo

Gluten-free, vegan, healthy samoas (Caramel deLites)!

Paleo Raw Cookie Dough

Are you one of those people who blissfully *ignores* the raw egg warnings and eats raw cookie dough by the spoonful? Don’t feel bad. Everyone does it… but stop. And eat this instead. It’s a healthy, paleo, and raw cookie dough recipe without any of the butter, sugar, flour, or raw eggs. Ahhh yes, enjoy! What…

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

 Pumpkin everything. Yup. Judge me. After countless Fall seasons, a plethora of sugar laden mixes in the ‘health’ food stores, and numerous failed recipes on the internet, I’ve finally come up with the one. And this one is anything but your BASIC pumpkin bread. One because it’s paleo and two it’s actually healthy. This pumpkin bread is moist (we all hate…

Peppermint Johnny’s

My family has a history of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as do most families living in the US. Heart Disease is huge in America. It affects 1 in 3 Americans and one person in America dies of a cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds. Actually, the problem goes beyond America: it affects most people in the world, no matter where they…

Homemade Chicken Stock

Don’t buy packaged chicken broth. It’s full of sodium, plus it’s so easy to make your own at home… one that tastes better and is less expensive. If you’re anything like me, making homemade broth especially without bouillons, seems intimidating. However, it’s actually super easy  to make and it’s far more nutritious. This recipe will be necessary for a few…

Pie Bite Trilogy

  Holiday Pie Bite Trilogy (Apple, Maple Pecan,& Pumpkin Bites) These tiny little bites of goodness are inspired by my love of LaraBars. If you have 5 minutes of time and want to save yourself some money, just take a little trip over to see my good friend Trader Joe’s house and get yourself some bags…

Roasted Red Pepper Asiago Cheese Dip

Cheese is quite possibly the greatest food of all time. If you don’t love it, we can’t be friends. No actually we will be friends- I’ll eat the cheese for both of us #glutton. UCLA, I found your cheese. I recently learned about PDO Asiago Cheese. And it tastes SO good. Especially with a nice glass of red wine. Olivia Pope style. You…

What about Asiago Cheese??

Confession: I love cheese. This cheese obsession led me to connect with the Asiago Cheese Consortium, a wonderful place that you’re about to read all about. Yay.   Get ready to be enlightened. Until recently, I didn’t know that authentic Asiago cheese only comes from the Asiago plateau in Italy and all other “Asiago” cheese is just an…

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites This recipe is inspired by my friend and her family as they are OBSESSED with Banana Babies (those mini chocolate covered bananas on a stick). Whenever I visit, they are always in the fridge and we always end up eating them all. They are also sold at Trader Joes as chocolate covered banana…

Fresh Mango Guacamole (Paleo and Vegan)

Sweet and spicy. It’s the best combination. You’ll love this homemade mango guacamole and everyone that you feed it to will love it too. Not joking.  What you need: 2-3 avocados (tomatoes- see salsa option below) 3-4 tablespoons cilantro 1 Serrano pepper 1 mango 1/3 cup red onion (chopped) 3 teaspoons olive oil 1 lime (the…