Spinach Basil Pesto (Paleo, Vegan & Whole30)

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won’t miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it’s tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

This Spinach Basil Pesto is loaded with bright herby flavor and made in just a few minutes. You won't miss the cheese in this paleo, vegan + Whole30-friendly pesto. It will make any meal more flavorful, whether it's tossed with pasta, enjoyed with your favorite protein, or used as a spread.

Happy Hump Day!!! This week has felt extra long already, and it’s only Tuesday when I’m writing this…major brain fog. Maybe it’s the gloomy clouds that have been surrounding my apartment for the past four days – at least the rain has finally stopped, though.

I’m hoping that the San Diego sun will come back out and say hi, but as most San Diegans know…we’re entering the cloudy months of May and then we’ll be into June Gloom. The clouds are likely to stay around for a little while. [Read more…]

No-Bake Lemon Tarts (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

These No-Bake Lemon Tarts are easy to make with tart lemon flavor. The super creamy and bright lemon filling is perfectly complimented by the lemony cashew coconut crust. These gluten-free, Paleo and vegan tarts are perfect for warm days!

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but lemon desserts typically are not my favorite. They have the tendency to be way too sweet, with way too much sugar compared to the amount of tart lemon.

If I’m having a lemon dessert, I want IN YOUR FACE super tart lemon flavor. Don’t give me something that tastes like a lemon candy or something with so much sugar it makes me pucker up for the wrong reasons. [Read more…]

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars are incredibly creamy from the cashew base and taste just like strawberry shortcake! No baking necessary to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars.

Raise your hand if you love strawberry shortcake!!

Is your hand up?! If it is, you’re probably going to be very, very excited about the contents of this post, because this is some insanely good strawberry shortcake goodness! Get your berries ready

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat – the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies totally nail the taste and texture of your favorite classic treat - the taste testers who tried these had no idea they were Paleo! These gluten-free, dairy free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies give you all the comfort without the guilt.

2017 Update: these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BOMB, and one of my favorite/your favorite recipes on the site. You guys seriously LOVE this one, and I don’t blame you. They’re so good. But…they also needed a photo update, so I’m republishing the post with the new photos! Unfortunately, I’m long out of college, but leaving the original post written below for nostalgia’s sake. Enjoy!!

I’m less than six weeks from graduating from college. How in the world did that happen? It feels like last year that I was writing a post about brioche and my college decision (throwback alert) and whipping up treats in my freshman year dorm room microwave for my (short) series on Dorm Life Eats.

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Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

These Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets are super chocolatey bites – they have a chocolate shortbread crust filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a fresh raspberry. Satisfy your chocolate craving with one of these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan tartlets.

These Chocolate Raspberry Tartlets are super chocolatey bites - they have a chocolate shortbread crust filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a fresh raspberry. Satisfy your chocolate craving with one of these gluten-free, Paleo + vegan tartlets.

Is it just me, or is this year already flying by? I feel like we just started 2017, yet somehow we’re already creeping in on Valentine’s Day and before we can blink, it’s going to be Thanksgiving.

I remember when adults used to tell me to appreciate the time I had as a kid, because as soon as I grew up, time would fly right by. I would giggle and disregard it, wishing still for time to speed up until my next birthday or whatever. I should’ve listened. [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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Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

This Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal is packed with fiber and potassium for a healthy, hearty breakfast. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with a ripe banana – no added sugar needed!

This Banana Coconut Baked Oatmeal is packed with fiber and potassium for a healthy, hearty breakfast. This easy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with a ripe banana - no added sugar needed!

*2017 UPDATE* This recipe was originally posted in May of 2012, and the pictures didn’t reflect how scrumptious this recipe! Funnily enough, this recipe was one of my first forays into healthier recipes on the site. It’s a super easy + delicious breakfast favorite, and you can even make this baked oatmeal ahead of time. The post below has been kept the same since it was originally posted FIVE years ago, for nostalgia’s sake. Enjoy! :)

Obviously, I really like food.

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Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar – they’re sweetened entirely with bananas! They’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2017 – I hope the beginning of your year is off to a wonderful start. This feels a little weird, because I’m writing this while it’s still 2016. You, however, will be reading this in 2017. And if you’re reading this right around when it’s getting posted, I’m in CUBA!!!

Until the 10th, my best friend Paige and I are going to be exploring the island and taking a break from American civilization…and also from the internet, since Cuba isn’t known for their widespread Wifi. [Read more…]