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…]

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

This Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a decadent homemade nut butter that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. This paleo and vegan chocolate spread is perfect with bananas, apples, oatmeal, or with a spoon!

*2017 Update* Back atcha with another recipe update during these slower summer months :) this Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter is a delicious, easy nut butter recipe that will knock your socks off. The recipe was originally posted back in July 2014. Try this one drizzled on this Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl for the ultimate delicious treat!

Let me start by telling you that this jar of dark chocolate coconut almond butter was finished in a few very short days. I ate probably ate it 3 times a day on everything from toast to apples to a spoon while it lasted. [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…]

Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies (Paleo + Refined Sugar Free)

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

These are the Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies! This easy recipe makes incredibly fudgy, melt in your mouth chocolate brownies with an optional paleo chocolate frosting on top. This recipe is refined sugar free and Paleo-friendly.

**2017 Update** I’m back atcha with another recipe update today! These Ultimate Gluten Free Fudge Brownies have been a staple in my house and on this site since I first posted the recipe, but the photos needed a little love so I gave the post an update! I also added a new feature to this recipe: a lusciously smooth and creamy chocolate frosting.

The brownies don’t need the frosting, per se, but it amps up the chocolatey fudginess one more level. Only a few bites of one of these rich, chocolatey brownies will satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. Hope you love this one as much as I do! [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…]

Frozen Caramel-Swirled Banana Bars (Gluten Free + Paleo)

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they’re super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Frozen Caramel Banana Bars are easy to make in a blender or food processor, and they're super creamy and refreshing. These gluten-free and paleo bars have a chewy pecan-date crust, topped with banana nice cream and a caramel swirl.

I’ve been making these frozen caramel banana bars since last summer, when I first dreamt up this recipe. I’ve been testing it since, with different types of caramel and different versions of crust, trying to get it just right for you guys. 

It had to happen this summer, because I can’t give you guys frozen treats when it’s cold out…though that would definitely make them easier to photograph. But these guys were meant for summer – they’re cool, creamy, and refreshing. Definitely the thing you want on a warm spring or summer day! [Read more…]

Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola is an easy and satisfying gluten-free, vegan and paleo granola recipe that makes the perfect breakfast or snack. It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients and is loaded with filling nuts and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

This Blueberry Almond Butter Grain-Free Granola is an easy and satisfying gluten-free, vegan and paleo granola recipe that makes the perfect breakfast or snack. It's made with simple, wholesome ingredients and is loaded with filling nuts and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

Remember I told you a bit about my experience at Lightning in a Bottle in my recent Vegan Golden Milkshakes post?? Well, what I didn’t tell you about was all the amazing food that we brought with us.

I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find healthy delicious treats, so of course I came prepared. Even though we found more wholesome tasty treats than we knew what to do with, it was still ridiculously comforting to be able to come back to the campsite and have an apple with some homemade strawberry cashew butter or chocolate chip cookie dough nut butter. [Read more…]