Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan + Nut-Free)

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

These Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and they are SO gooey, thick, and delicious. These easy cookies are Paleo, vegan, and nut-free.

I had planned on posting this recipe next week, but I just posted a teaser picture of these cookies on Instagram and you guys pretty much demanded that I share them ASAP.

I hear you, loud and clear! So, I moved the recipe on up in the docket. Chocolate chip cookies should be prioritized over pretty much all else, right? Especialllllyyy when they’re looking as good as these ones are 😍 not going to lie, when I was editing these photos I was seriously regretting having given them all away to my aunt. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it’s actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl tastes like a peanut butter cup, but it's actually a filling, superfood-packed breakfast that comes together in just 5 minutes! This gluten-free + vegan smoothie bowl is the perfect way to start the day.

Sooo…I feel pretty bad for everyone who has been stuck in a pile of snow this week, with their power out, and blizzards swirling all around, and temperatures that are way too cold for me.

Especially because here in San Diego, we’ve been having an absolutely beautiful week of sunshine and more than a few of those days have passed 80ºF. In fact, as I’m writing this, it’s 8:15 PM and I’m sitting outside in a dress and I’m not even chilly. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding (Paleo + Vegan)

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It’s made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

This Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding is an irresistibly delicious breakfast or snack made with only five ingredients and five minutes of prep. It's made with almond milk and naturally sweetened with dates, making it Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-compliant.

Before we get to breakfast, I need to tell you guys a little story about what happened the other day. I’ve spoken a lot of my wonderful dog, Bear. He’s a giant, fluffy, loveable pup. He’s been my best buddy for just about half my life.

After moving home to San Diego this past summer, I managed to find an apartment that let me have a big dog, so I stole Bear from my dad’s and brought him to live with me so he could keep me company while I’m home baking and working. [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter (Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

This "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" Nut Butter is made from Paleo and vegan-friendly ingredients, but manages to taste like chocolate chip cookie dough in spreadable, nut butter form. You won't be able to stop eating it by the spoonful!

Coming at you with another nut butter today! And this is a GOOD one, you guys. Like seriously, seriously, sooooo good.Let’s be honest: how can anything with chocolate chip cookie dough as part of the title end up being anything but delicious, right?!

When I started posting all these nut butter recipes, I didn’t know if you guys would be down with them. It’s one of those things most people just buy, right?! But I’ve been super surprised by the number of you sending me snaps and messages with your tales of homemade nut butter making! [Read more…]

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Citrus Topping (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake is a cashew-based raw, vegan, and Paleo cheesecake adorned with slices of juicy citrus. It’s incredibly creamy, a little tangy, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup.

This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake is a cashew-based raw, vegan, and Paleo cheesecake adorned with slices of juicy citrus. It's incredibly creamy, a little tangy, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup.

Based on the number of citrus recipes I’ve posted over the many years I’ve been creating recipes, you would think I really didn’t like citrus. I really haven’t posted a recipe starring citrus in looooong time. 

You’d think I wouldn’t like citrus, based on that – right? Well, nothing could be further from the truth. I buy bags of citrus during the winter, and stock up on allll the different kinds every week at the farmer’s market. I marvel in their bright flavors, and the flavor nuances between a Cara Cara orange and a Navel, a tangerine and a clementine.  [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding tastes like dessert, but it’s made with wholesome ingredients that you can enjoy for breakfast! It’s gluten-free, vegan, packed with protein, and it tastes like a peanut butter cup – what’s not to love?

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding tastes like dessert, but it's made with wholesome ingredients that you can enjoy for breakfast! It's gluten-free, vegan, packed with protein, and it tastes like a peanut butter cup - what's not to love?

Since coming off of my first Whole30, I haven’t gone too crazy with eating everything I wasn’t allowed to during it. In fact, most of my meals are still compliant. I like eating that way, and even though I’m not crazy strict about it, I’m still trying to eat more cleanly and as healthily as possible, while still keeping things delicious :)

Of course, I’m tasting my baked goods, but trying not to eat too much of them, and keeping things mostly Paleo too, so I’m not throwing my body too off track. One of the only off limits foods that’s made it’s way firmly back into my diet is peanut butter. [Read more…]

Quinoa Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that’s packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

This Quinoa Granola is a nutty, crunchy breakfast or snack option that's packed with whole grains and protein. This maple-sweetened granola is gluten-free and vegan, with cinnamon and dried cranberries for flavor! The quinoa bakes up into delicious clusters.

Despite my many years of making homemade granola, I never get sick of it. Neither the process of making the granola, nor the product churned out of my kitchen ever gets old or tired.

The now-ritualistic process soothes me – measuring out the nuts and grains, adding a whole ton of warm spices, deciding which sweeteners to use and which add-ins I feel like that week. Of course, I definitely don’t get sick of the incredible smell that fills my apartment while it’s baking slowly in the oven. [Read more…]

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…]