No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons are packed with strawberry flavor! It’s hard to resist these creamy gluten-free, Paleo + vegan coconut macaroons, and the chocolate dip and drizzle makes them even more delicious.

These No-Bake Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Macaroons are packed with strawberry flavor! It's hard to resist these creamy gluten-free, Paleo + vegan coconut macaroons, and the chocolate dip and drizzle makes them even more delicious.

I feel like I’ve rekindled my love for baking, post-Whole30. Not that it even left, but after not being able to make many of the recipes I dreamed up during my baking-free month, it feels so good to get back into the kitchen to create a whole bunch of new dessert goodness.

Testing, tasting, and tweaking recipes are some of my favorite things (obviously) and after a month without it, I really missed the process of developing new recipes. Of course, I did it during my Whole30 with my Whole30-approved recipes, but I wasn’t testing nearly as much as normal. [Read more…]

Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you’ll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

This Vanilla Bean Pecan Butter is incredibly smooth and easy to make. The buttery pecans blend up quickly into a creamy nut butter that you'll want to spread on everything! Cinnamon and vanilla beans complement the pecans wonderfully.

Back atcha with another nut butter! I’m both excited to share this with you, and a little bit sad, because I’m sitting here looking at the bottom of my empty jar of this vanilla bean pecan butter.

My last couple tablespoons were drizzled all over my breakfast this morning and it tasted so good, but using up the last of something so delicious is always bittersweet. No worries though – I can have another batch ready to be devoured in no time because it’s so easy to make. [Read more…]

Chocolate Pudding (Paleo + Vegan) + VIDEO

This Chocolate Pudding tastes just like the stuff from your childhood, except it’s made much more guilt-free! This recipe is Paleo-friendly and vegan, and it’s super easy to make. This post is sponsored by the Carton Council.

This Chocolate Pudding tastes just like the stuff from your childhood, except it's made much more guilt-free! This recipe is Paleo-friendly and vegan, and it's super easy to make.

I can specifically remember the taste of my favorite childhood chocolate pudding – can’t we all? It seems like chocolate pudding cups have always been a staple of childhood lunches.

The smooth, super creamy pudding, with that irresistible chocolate flavor…it was the highlight of lunch boxes everywhere. Somewhere over the years, though, I kind of forgot about chocolate pudding.

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Chocolate Strawberry Cups (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate Strawberry Cups have a creamy strawberry + coconut butter filling encased in homemade chocolate! These gluten-free, Paleo + vegan candy cups will satisfy your sweet tooth more healthfully.

These Chocolate Strawberry Cups have a creamy strawberry + coconut butter filling encased in homemade chocolate! These gluten-free, Paleo + vegan candy cups will satisfy your sweet tooth more healthfully.Let’s start the week with some candy making, shall we? Homemade candy is how I’d like to start every Monday – how about you?

Even better…these little chocolate strawberry cups are SO easy, you can ignore the scary “omg homemade candy” panic that erupts with those words. Doesn’t homemade candy bring to mind images of a kitchen covered in sugar, a candy thermometer, and a whole bunch of messy stuff? [Read more…]

Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter (Vegan, Paleo + Whole30)

You’ll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There’s no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.

You'll want to spread this Banana Bread Pecan Almond Butter on everything! This creamy nut butter, made from pecans and almonds, tastes like a spreadable version of banana bread, loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried banana bits. There's no sugar added in this vegan, Paleo, + Whole30-approved treat.
Okay, I know I just shared another nut butter recipe last week (this homemade cinnamon raisin almond butter) but I had to share this one too because it’s SO GOOD and I seriously can’t stop eating it.

You’re maybe side-eyeing me right now, because banana bread-flavored nut butter sounds a little bizarre, no? Bizarre but incredibly delicious, let me tell you… [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It’s a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It's a healthy Paleo + vegan breakfast or snack made with only a few ingredients, and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: yay or nay? I LOVE them, which is obvious based on the number of smoothie bowl and acai bowl recipes I’ve posted on the site, as well as the frequency with which I make them for breakfast and go out to local juice bars to get them.

But, some people don’t see the point. “Why do you need to EAT your smoothie with a spoon?” they say. “Who has time to sit and eat a smoothie?” they ask. I’ve seen smoothie bowls on a whole bunch of lists of food trends that have gotta go in 2017. [Read more…]

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter

This homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter is smooth and creamy, with chewy bits of raisins in every spoonful! Spread it on apples, bananas, toast, or just enjoy it as is.

This homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter is smooth and creamy, with chewy bits of raisins in every spoonful! Spread it on apples, bananas, toast, or just enjoy it as is.

I’m going a little nut butter crazy, you guys. I currently have four jars of assorted homemade nut butters sitting in my pantry, and recipes for four more different flavors written in my recipe notebook.

Luckily (or not), they’re disappearing just as quickly as they’re getting made. A jar of this homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter was the first to go, but luckily, I had two jars of this good stuff. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites have just 5 ingredients and are sweetened with dates! These easy energy bites come together in only 10 minutes and they’re gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites have just 5 ingredients and are sweetened with dates! These easy energy bites come together in only 10 minutes and they're gluten-free, refined sugar free + vegan.

So I made these little Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites the day before I left for Cuba, and I was so darn excited to have a homemade snack to bring along for when I inevitably got hungry and cranky on the trip…especially one filled with peanut butter + chocolate, two of my favorite things.

And then, of course, I forgot them in the refrigerator, and only remembered when I was en route to the airport. Tragic, I tell you. I thought of them longingly many times during our trip. [Read more…]