Salted Almond Chocolate Truffles (Paleo + Vegan)

With toasted almonds for crunch and a sprinkle of sea salt on top, these Salted Almond Chocolate Truffles are a chocolate lover’s dream! They’re easy to make, Paleo-friendly, and vegan. A batch of these truffles makes the perfect holiday gift. This post is sponsored by Diamond of California.

With toasted almonds for crunch and a sprinkle of sea salt on top, these Salted Almond Chocolate Truffles are a chocolate lover's dream! They're easy to make, Paleo-friendly, and vegan. A batch of these truffles makes the perfect holiday gift.Sometimes, the best compliment you can get on a dessert is silence…just the sound people chewing, and maybe the occasional moan of satisfaction as it’s devoured.

When I brought out these salted almond chocolate truffles at the end of my grandpa’s birthday dinner and passed them around the table to my family, I got silence (rare) and a lot of “mmmmm”s. Then the Tupperware went around the table again…and again. That, my friends, is the ultimate compliment. [Read more…]

Paleo Almond Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Paleo Almond Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies are made with almond butter and big chocolate chunks for super gooey, decadent cookies! These gluten free and refined sugar free cookies will definitely satisfy your cookie craving.

These Paleo Almond Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies are made with almond butter and big chocolate chunks for super gooey, decadent cookies! These gluten free and refined sugar free cookies will definitely satisfy your cookie craving.Happy Friday, friends! This week has been a long and stressful one – full of divisiveness and arguments, and for a lot of us, disappointment. So, I thought we could all use a cookie. A big, warm cookie with gooey chocolate chunks, because that is something we can definitely all agree on, right?

This particular batch of cookies gets jazzed up by two of my all-time favorite ingredients: crunchy almonds + flaked coconut! The two come together with the big chunks of chocolate for an outrageously gooey and delicious cookie. [Read more…]

Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These no bake Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. These flavor-packed granola bars are gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and topped with a dark chocolate drizzle!

These no bake Dried Cherry, Almond + Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. These flavor-packed granola bars are gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan, and topped with a dark chocolate drizzle!When I was a little one, I could not pronounce ‘granola bar’ for the life of me. I loved them and requested them often, but in my toddler gibberish, I was unable to ask for them, instead requesting “ganenah boats” – something my parents tried hard to decipher for a while before finally figuring out I was referring to granola bars from me pointing at them.

With my little kid speech impediments, it took me a few years before my pronunciation made sense to anyone outside of the family, but the granola bar love perpetuated through childhood. To be honest, though, I’d sort of fallen off the granola bar wagon. [Read more…]

Blueberry Nectarine Pie with Almond Crumble (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

This Blueberry Nectarine Pie is the epitome of summer, and it has a delicious oatmeal almond crumble on top! This gluten free and refined sugar free pie is sure to be a favorite.

This Blueberry Nectarine Pie is the epitome of summer, and it has a delicious oatmeal almond crumble on top! This gluten free and refined sugar free pie is sure to be a favorite.
Happy Friday! Another summer weekend is upon us, and I hope you’ll be spending it well! Particularly, enjoying the sunshine and hopefully some delicious baked goods, starring some of summer’s best produce. My summer fruit obsession is continuing strong, and this blueberry nectarine pie is definitely an appropriate representation of that.

Is it just me, or are nectarines a little underrated? Especially in the baking world! You see peaches as the star of so many different recipes, but nectarines are barely ever used. I think that’s a grave mistake, because nectarines are definitely one of my favorites for as long as I can get my hands on them.  [Read more…]

Chocolate Cherry Tart with Toasted Almond Crust (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.This summer is truly flying by – how is already almost August?! Granted, I’ve been on the go for most of it. At the end of May, I moved from Seattle to San Diego via a week long road trip down the West Coast, closely followed by three weeks cruising around Europe. As if that wasn’t enough, this past weekend I went back up to Seattle to attend Pemberton music festival near Whistler in British Colombia with my friends.

While it was all so much fun and I’m not complaining for one second, since I got back from the music festival (which was amaaaaaazing) this past Monday, I have been so happy to sit my butt down on the couch, get caught up on work, and not move too much. I, for once, am happy to not have any trips in my immediate future. [Read more…]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won’t be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.

These Jam Thumbprint Cookies are a simple and delicious cookie made with only four ingredients! You won't be able to have just one of these gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo-friendly cookies.UPDATE! I’ve been having a lot of fun remaking some of my old recipes that I think could use a little *erm* refresh, shall we say. Some of my older recipes are definitely outstanding, while the pictures representing the recipes were far from it.

This recipe was originally posted back in January of 2014, when I had first arrived to London for my semester abroad. Remembering that first week, I barely remember getting sick, and just remember how much freaking FUN I had on my semester abroad. Oh, nostalgia…these cookies, too, are still totally outstanding. I don’t like erasing old posts…soooo, here’s the original (pictures replaced, except for one) from 2014! [Read more…]

Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, gooey, and absolutely delicious! These gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookies are loaded with toasted almonds, dried Bing cherries and dark chocolate chunks, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

These Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, gooey, and absolutely delicious! These gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookies are loaded with toasted almonds, dried Bing cherries and dark chocolate chunks, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.I’m here to make Monday a whole heck of lot better by talking about one of everyone’s favorite things: cookies! More importantly, cookies with BIG old chunks of dark, melty chocolate. Isn’t that the best kind there is?

When I first made these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies last year, I knew the recipe was a total winner. They were devoured super quickly, and it barely registered that they were “Paleo” – no one cared, they were just delicious. A whole bunch of you agree with me – just check out the comments on that post! The edges of the cookies get just crispy enough, while the cookies stay super thick, so the inside is niiice and gooey, just the way I (and apparently most of you) like it. [Read more…]

Almond Joy Brownies (Gluten Free + Paleo)

These Almond Joy Brownies have a coconut butter topping and a drizzle of dark chocolate – you’d never guess that these indulgent brownies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo!

These Almond Joy Brownies have a coconut butter topping and a drizzle of dark chocolate - you'd never guess that these indulgent brownies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo!The candy copycat train has gotten rolling and it CAN’T BE STOPPED! Since the Homemade Twix Bars started this obsession, followed by the smashing successes of these homemade Peanut Butter Cups + the Girl Scout Cookie copycat Samoa Bars, I’ve been thinking of lots of candy-inspired but totally healthified recipes to make for you.

Next up: Almond Joy Brownies! I was going to go for straight up copycat Almond Joys, and that will probably happen around here someday, but piling all the goodness of an Almond Joy onto a deliciously rich and fudgy brownie? Well, that sounded like it needed to be made ASAP. [Read more…]