Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You’d never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You'd never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.So, we’re a just few days from October and we’ve officially crossed the threshold into fall. How’s everyone feeling about it? I’m feeling…conflicted, as the change of season always does to me, especially in San Diego. 

I forgot how disorienting the changing seasons are in San Diego, mostly because…the season’s don’t really change. It’s pretty much: really sunny, sunny, a little breezy, and back to sunny. It’s hard to get into a Fall/Winter mindset when the sun is still shining and it’s 80 degrees out, ya know? [Read more…]

Banana Almond Butter Grain Free Granola

This Banana Almond Butter Grain Free Granola is a crunchy + filling snack, made without any grains or refined sugars! It makes the perfect yogurt or smoothie bowl topping, or just grab a handful to hold you over until your next meal.

This Banana Almond Butter Grain Free Granola is a crunchy + filling snack, made without any grains or refined sugars! It makes the perfect yogurt or smoothie bowl topping, or just grab a handful to hold you over until your next meal.Phew, happy Monday, friends! Normally I write my posts at least a few days in advance, but with all the chaos of celebrating my birthday AND going to Kaaboo for the last four nights, I was absolutely exhausted and just didn’t get it done.

Although…I must say, Kaaboo was totally worth the exhaustion. If you were watching my constant concert Insta-stories or Snapstories, you heard me singing and dancing my heart out to the Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, and Matoma, and I got right up front for Capital Cities, Cold War Kids, RAC and Rebelution. [Read more…]

Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie is a deep-dish cookie that’s loaded with fresh diced apples and warm fall spices! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly skillet cookie is topped with caramelized apples.

This Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie is a deep-dish spiced cookie that's loaded with fresh diced apples and warm fall spices! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly skillet cookie is topped with caramelized apples.Happy birthday to me! Today, I turn 23, and because I’m obsessed with all things apple/cinnamon/caramel, I had to share this apple cinnamon skillet cookie with you today. Even though I (depressingly enough) won’t be eating this glorious creation today.

I’m usually not big on my birthday and prefer to let it go by without my much celebrating – just a good meal with my most important people does the trick for me. This year though, San Diego happens to be having a music festival, Kaaboo, that’s about a five minute drive from my house, on my birthday weekend! [Read more…]

Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons are a quick and easy dessert that is gluten-free, Paleo + vegan! These macaroons are baked low and slow and have a chocolate drizzle.

These Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons are a quick and easy dessert that is gluten-free, Paleo + vegan! These macaroons are baked low and slow and have a chocolate drizzle.I distinctly remember my first few introductions to the world of food blogging, and the first couple of blogs I ever read. I’ve mentioned before that my sister was a food blog reader before I was, and she turned me onto her favorite food blogs and got me hooked.

One of the first, if not the first food blog she ever showed to me, was Oh She Glows, written by Angela Liddon. I immediately loved and admired her site, filled with so many healthy, plant-based recipes and helpful healthy cooking and baking tips. Angela is a rockstar of the healthy food blogging world, and if you don’t already follow her, you definitely need to give a peek to Oh She Glows. [Read more…]

Raspberry Acai Bowl

This Raspberry Acai Bowl is a refreshing & delicious breakfast, especially when you add your favorite toppings! This easy breakfast is ready in a few minutes.

This Raspberry Acai Bowl is a refreshing & delicious breakfast, especially when you add your favorite toppings! This healthy breakfast is ready in a few minutes.Let’s be honest – I’ve become a little bit obsessed with acai bowls. If you follow me on Instagram stories or Snapchat, you may have noticed that I make them all the time. Like, at least a couple times a week. They’ve also crept their way out of breakfast territory and into lunch and dinner territory, too.

This Peanut Butter Acai Bowl is one of my favorites that I make over and over again because hello, I’m peanut butter obsessed. But I’ve made room for a lot of other favorites too – namely, this raspberry acai bowl! [Read more…]

Chocolate Pecan Tart (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Pecan Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan pie filling, and is topped with dark chocolate ganache, pecans + a sprinkle of sea salt! You won’t believe that this is gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Chocolate Pecan Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan pie filling, and is topped with dark chocolate ganache, pecans + a sprinkle of sea salt! You won't believe that this is gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar free, and vegan.Let’s just get it out there: I’m having all the feels for this chocolate pecan tart. Pecans are without a doubt my favorite nut, and the pecans ✨ shine ✨ in this dessert, adding crunch and warmth. It’s my first foray this year into a definitely-not-summer dessert, but it’s so delicious that it makes me want to skip happily into fall.

Chocolate, pecans, and caramel is a classic combo (Turtles, anyone?!) and for good reason. It just works, and one bite of this chocolate pecan tart is all you need to be sure of that.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.I hope everyone had a nice + long holiday weekend! We’re officially post-Labor Day, so even though we haven’t reached the official end of summer quite yet, it feels like we’ve passed the unofficial conclusion of the sunny season. Even here in San Diego, though the days are still warm, a bit of that fall breeze in starting to roll in with a bite of chill in night air.

And even though I’m basking in every last bit of sunshine, I’m starting to get really excited about all that fall brings, specifically to the dessert table: apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, and lots and lots of chocolate! [Read more…]

Blueberry Galette (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert that’s easier to make than a pie, with the same fruity filling and super flaky crust. This healthier dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.

This Blueberry Galette is a delicious dessert that's easier to make than a pie, with the same fruity filling and super flaky crust. This healthier dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, and refined sugar free.We’re officially into September. How’d we already get this far into 2016? It feels like a few weeks ago we were ringing in the new year, wondering how 2015 passed so quickly. And now, a new school year is beginning (without me), I’m about to turn 23, and I’ve been graduated from college for over a year. Blah. Things are weird.

Also, what is UP with grocery stores already having Halloween candy out? I refuse to go there when it’s still two month away. Let’s stay stuck in summer for just a teeeensy bit longer. Agreed? [Read more…]