Cauliflower Leek Soup (Paleo & Whole30 with Vegan Option)

This Cauliflower Leek Soup tastes just like potato leek soup – it’s incredibly flavorful and super creamy without ANY dairy needed! Made in just 30 minutes, this Paleo + Whole30-approved soup will definitely warm you up and satisfy – it’s also easily made vegan.

This Cauliflower Leek Soup tastes just like potato leek soup - it's incredibly flavorful and super creamy without ANY dairy needed! Made in just 30 minutes, this Paleo + Whole30-approved soup will definitely warm you up and satisfy - it's also easily made vegan.

I’ve been promising you more savory recipes for a little while now, and I’m finally following through! With one of my all time FAVORITES, no less.

We grew up eating potato leek soup in our house. Always homemade by my mom, usually with some cauliflower snuck in there, and mopped up with crunchy homemade garlic bread. The memories could make me drool. [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…]

Homemade Apple Pie Larabars (Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30 + Vegan)

This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie Larabars is super simple and incredibly delicious – it requires no baking, and it’s the perfect gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly snack.

This Homemade Apple Pie Larabar Recipe is super simple and incredibly delicious - it requires no baking, and it's the perfect gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly snack.

Finally, I’m sharing a Whole30-friendly recipe with you guys! I’ve actually made quite a few of them, but I wanted to share some other stuff first. But now – they’re coming.

Starting with one of my new favorites – a Larabar copycat, in the best possible flavor…Apple Pie! I grabbed a few Larabars at the grocery store when I was buying some snacks for my Cuba trip and Apple Pie was one of the flavors I grabbed. [Read more…]

Traveling to Trinidad & Havana, Cuba: January 2017

A recap of my trip to Trinidad and Havana, Cuba in January 2017! Where we went, what we saw, and what we ate…

In the first week of January 2017, my best friend Paige and I travelled to Cuba! I’ve been dying to share a bit about my trip and the photos I took there, so here we go :) brace yourselves – this is going to be a LONG and VERY photo-heavy post. No judgment if you’re only here for the recipes – you can skip this one, because it’s solely a travel post.  [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…]

Chocolate Coconut Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate Coconut Bars have three irresistible layers – a chocolate shortbread crust, a melt-in-your-mouth coconut butter filling, and a chocolate topping with toasted coconut! Any coconut lover is going to love these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan dessert bars.

These Chocolate Coconut Bars have three irresistible layers - a chocolate shortbread crust, a melt-in-your-mouth coconut butter filling, and a chocolate topping with toasted coconut! Any coconut lover is going to love these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan dessert bars.

It’s been a little bit since I last sat down to write a post – in fact, I haven’t written one since I got home from my trip to CUBA! Holy cow, you guys, it was AMAZING.

I’ve traveled a lot (somewhere around 30 countries, and counting) but Cuba definitely stands out as one of the most unique places I’ve ever been to. Largely in part to the fact they’ve essentially been a time capsule for the past 50ish years. [Read more…]