Strawberry Crumble Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that’s full of texture – no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

These Strawberry Crumble Bars have an irresistible crust and crumble topping that's full of texture - no oats necessary! These fruity bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Who else is ALL about fruity crisps and crumbles in the summer?¬†ūüôčūüôčūüôč

If you’re anything like me, your hand is way up high. I seriously can’t get enough of all the fruity deliciousness, especially when it’s tucked into a crumbly crust or topped with gobs of crumble. [Read more…]

No Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free + Vegan)

Skip the oven for this No Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart – it’s an easy and refreshing dessert made with just seven ingredients! It has a peanut date crust filled with berry chia jam. This rich and fruity tart is gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and vegan.

Skip the oven for this No Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart - it's an easy and refreshing dessert made with just seven ingredients! It has a peanut date crust filled with berry chia jam. This rich and fruity tart is gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and vegan.

When I started making this tart, it was going to be something else entirely. An almond-crusted tart, with chocolate and berries. Alas, I made a last minute switch to peanuts in the crust, and after tasting the peanut butter-y deliciousness, that idea was scrapped and this one was born, being built as I went.

Oh¬†man,¬†what an amazing creation it turned out to be! This is peanut butter & jelly at it’s finest – and perfect for these warmer days, since there’s NO baking required. [Read more…]

Cherry Crisp (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Cherry Crisp has an irresistible grain-free¬†crumble topping that will have your spoon diving in for more! It’s a sweet and flavorful¬†gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that can be enjoyed all year round.

This Cherry Crisp has an irresistible grain-free crumble topping that will have your spoon diving in for more! It's a gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert that can be enjoyed all year round.

Cherry season always comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Just a few weeks ago I was getting my hands on the first of the year’s cherry’s…

And then last week at the farmer’s market, they’re hawking that this week is the¬†last¬†week for locally grown cherries. So sad, but you can bet I’ve been stocking up and giving the cherries the love they deserve. [Read more…]

Peach Raspberry Galette (Paleo + Vegan)

This Peach Raspberry Galette highlights two of summer’s best¬†fruits. The fresh peaches and raspberries are tucked into the flakiest paleo and vegan pie crust I’ve ever had!

This Peach Raspberry Galette highlights two of summer's best fruits. The fresh peaches and raspberries are tucked into the flakiest paleo and vegan pie crust I've ever had!

I had a vision for this galette that didn’t go as planned. I wanted the peach slices to be gorgeously arranged, forming concentric circles so they’d appear like a rose of sorts, with golden pink raspberries adorning the juicy, peachy flower.

Unfortunately, my peaches were finicky farmer’s market peaches, and not willing to go along with my plan. The pits would NOT come out, so I had to carve the peach slices out around the pit, making for much less than pretty slices. More like hacked up slices. [Read more…]

Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble (Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble is an irresistible pairing of fresh strawberries and a¬†lightly-sweetened, rich and crispy almond butter cookie crumble. You won’t be able to resist this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert.

This Strawberry Crisp with Almond Butter Crumble is an irresistible pairing of fresh strawberries and a lightly-sweetened, rich and crispy almond butter cookie crumble. You won't be able to resist this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan dessert.

You guys…I can’t even with the small talk today. Too excited about all things strawberry and almond butter !!! This dessert gets me seriously¬†giddy.¬†

I have a major thing for fruit crisps and crumbles.. Everytime I make one, it’s dangerous because I just can’t seem to stop myself from devouring them…which is why I tend to make them in smaller sizes (this recipe serves 2-4 for dessert, depending on how hungry you are). [Read more…]

Strawberry Chia Jam (Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Chia Jam is an easy and delicious way to preserve the summer’s freshest, sweetest strawberries! This four ingredient recipe is naturally thickened with chia seeds and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. You’ll love this easy paleo + vegan recipe.

This Strawberry Chia Jam is an easy and delicious way to preserve the summer's freshest, sweetest strawberries! This four ingredient recipe is naturally thickened with chia seeds and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. You'll love this easy paleo + vegan recipe.

When was the last time you had a perfectly ripe, super sweet and juicy strawberry? If your answer isn’t in the last week or so,¬†you’re doing summer wrong!

Luckily, I can say the last time I had one was about an hour ago at the farmer’s market, where I bought a few pints of picked-this-morning local strawberries that were warm from the sun and incredibly delicious. Plump, sweet, and so juicy the juice runs down your chin – just as a great strawberry should be. [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¬†ūüėā¬†thank goodness that was over a year ago! Scroll down for the recipe, and enjoy! :)
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Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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¬†ūüíÉ

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…]