Maple Almond Butter with Chia, Flax and Hemp Seeds

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You’re going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You're going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

***2017 Update*** Back atcha with another updated recipe – this one is an OLDIE! We’re talking six years old – this Maple Almond Butter was originally posted back on March 17th, 2011! If you hang around here, you know I make ALLLL the nut butters these days, but this Maple Almond Butter was the FIRST flavored nut butter I ever made at home. There’s a major sense of nostalgia and pride right there, so this recipe definitely has a special place in my heart.

It’s just as delicious as I remembered it being, with the maple syrup adding just enough sweetness and the seeds adding extra texture and nutrition. All the goodness, right there! These post below is left just as it went up six years ago…enjoy my seventeen year old self.  [Read more…]

No-Bake Lime Tarts (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Lime Tarts are smooth and creamy with a bright, refreshing lime flavor. These no-bake, raw tarts are easy to make and they’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. They’re the perfect cool summer treat!

These No-Bake Lime Tarts are smooth and creamy with a bright, refreshing lime flavor. These no-bake, raw tarts are easy to make and they're gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. They're the perfect cool summer treat!

Remember those No-Bake Lemon Tarts I made for you a few weeks ago??? With their incredibly smooth and tart filling, they stayed on my mind a lot longer than they lasted in my kitchen. They disappeared SO quickly and to such rave reviews, I was immediately craving another batch.

I also heard from a few of you who made and loved them. As I was chatting with one girl about how much she enjoyed them, I proposed the idea of wanting to change the crust around a bit. She concurred, and we agreed something a little graham cracker-crust like would be fabulous. [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Granola (Gluten Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it’s so delicious you’ll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it’s loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

Chocolate Strawberry Granola is healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but it's so delicious you'll want to have it for dessert too! This simple and easy granola recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, and it's loaded with chocolate & strawberry flavor.

***2017 Update*** You guys have probably noticed I’ve been updating a lot of older recipes with new photos! This is another one of those – this Chocolate Strawberry Granola was posted last year, and has become a major favorite of mine and for lots of you. It’s beyond easy and always satisfying. I love it with yogurt or almond milk and berries, or just as a snack. 

As usual, I’ve left the words in the post the same as when it was originally posted for nostalgia’s sake…even though it was a little brutal reliving my LASIK experience in this post 😂 thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl (Paleo + Vegan)

This Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl is a healthy and delicious breakfast treat! It’s refreshing, filling, and loaded with beautifying superfoods. Add all your favorite toppings for a treat suited just to your tastes.

This Banana Cherry Smoothie Bowl is a healthy and delicious breakfast treat! It's refreshing, filling, and loaded with beautifying superfoods. Add all your favorite toppings for a treat suited just to your tastes.

This smoothie bowl has been waiting to be posted for a loooooong, long time – I’ve been making this one for a WHILE, and it’s definitely one of my favorite smoothie bowls to date.

The only reason it’s taken so long to get posted? I wanted fresh cherries for the photos. And they’re finally here, so here we go! [Read more…]

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie + Kamikoto Giveaway ($1,570 Value)

This Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is bursting with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, creating a delectable tart + sweet pie! The crisp and flaky gluten-free + grain-free crust is the perfect vessel for the lightly spiced fruit filling. 

This Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is bursting with fresh strawberries and rhubarb, creating a delectable tart + sweet pie! The crisp and flaky gluten-free + grain-free crust is the perfect vessel for the lightly spiced fruit filling.

Rhubarb is here, rhubarb is here! I’m so darn excited about it, I could do a happy rhubarb dance 💃

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen me complaining and whining a loooot about how I couldn’t find any rhubarb ANYWHERE in San Diego. I had legit anxiety that I wouldn’t be able to find any and post any rhubarb recipes in time before rhubarb was gone again until next year. [Read more…]

Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups: Take 5-Inspired (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

These Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cups are inspired by the Take 5 candy bar, but made with way more wholesome ingredients! These gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan candy cups are filled with peanut butter caramel, with pretzels and peanuts for crunch.

I’m not much one for candy bars anymore, but I used to be ALLL about them. I had many favorites – Twix and Reese’s were definitely at the top of the list, but Take 5 Bars had to be my ride-or-die favorite.

They combine all my favorite things about sweet + salty treats – salty pretzels, gooey caramel, smooth peanut butter, and crunchy peanuts, all coated in chocolate. Swooooon. All the goods! [Read more…]

Spinach Basil Pesto (Paleo, Vegan & Whole30)

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won’t miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it’s tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won't miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it's tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

Happy Hump Day!!! This week has felt extra long already, and it’s only Tuesday when I’m writing this…major brain fog. Maybe it’s the gloomy clouds that have been surrounding my apartment for the past four days – at least the rain has finally stopped, though.

I’m hoping that the San Diego sun will come back out and say hi, but as most San Diegans know…we’re entering the cloudy months of May and then we’ll be into June Gloom. The clouds are likely to stay around for a little while. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies have amazing crispy edges, a soft, chewy center and tons of dark, melted chocolate chunks! You’ll go crazy for these paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar free blondies.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies have amazing crispy edges, a soft, chewy center and tons of dark, melted chocolate chunks! You'll go crazy for these paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar free blondies.

***2017 UPDATE!!!*** Since I first posted these on March 1st, 2015, they’ve been SO loved by so many of you. They’re incredibly gooey, rich, and delicious, and they come together so quickly and easily you won’t believe it. The original post photos were lackluster for how deliciously amazing these are, so I’m giving them a new 2017 update.

I’m keeping the original 2015 post written below though – for nostalgia’s sake, and all that. Throwback to my good old days living with all my best friends in college! ❤️ Hope you enjoy the new photos and delicious recipe!
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