Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs (Paleo, Vegan + Whole30)

This Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs is a sweet spreadable treat made with pecans and walnuts, and crunchy cacao nibs in every bite! This sugar-free nut butter is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly – you’ll want to spread it on everything.

This Banana Nut Butter with Cacao Nibs is a sweet spreadable treat made with pecans and walnuts, and crunchy cacao nibs in every bite! This sugar-free nut butter is paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly - you'll want to spread it on everything.

I’m baaaack with more nut butter! Sometimes I think I should just start my own nut butter company because I like making them so much… but if I did that, then I wouldn’t be able to share the recipes for all this goodness with you all!

And that would be a tragedy, so here we are, with more nut butter recipes for YOU. If you’re already making your own nut butter at home, you’re fully aware of how delicious, satisfying, and EASY it is to make your own nut butters. [Read more…]

Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal (Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30 + Vegan)

Not eating grains but missing your morning oatmeal? Look no further than this Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal! This super easy porridge is made in just 3 minutes and it’s gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly. This is a staple Whole30 breakfast!

Not eating grains but missing your morning oatmeal? Look no further than this Quick Grain-Free Hot Cereal! This super easy porridge is made in just 3 minutes and it's gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly. This is a staple Whole30 breakfast!

Hi friends! I feel like I’ve been such a slacker lately with getting new posts up, due to a combination of circumstances. I’ve been doing a Whole30, I had a big project I was working on that took up a lot of my time (and stress), and I had an incident last week where I knocked my head on the corner of my nightstand, got a big old bump and bruise, and I’m pretty sure I concussed myself.

I was feeling a little off for a few days after that last one, and didn’t get done any of the work I expected to be done. I’m so sorry! But I’m back with new recipes coming at you this week, and I’m very excited about this one. [Read more…]

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…]

Strawberry Cashew Butter (Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free + Whole30)

If you’re a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

If you're a homemade nut butter fan, you must try this irresistible Strawberry Cashew Butter! Flavored with freeze dried strawberries and vanilla bean, this Paleo, vegan, sugar free + Whole30-friendly treat will be a new favorite.

Meet my new favorite nut butter: Strawberry Cashew Butter. Hooooly smokes you guys, this stuff is good.

I’ve been pedaling some major nut butter game your way lately, and it seems a lot of you are enjoying the easy nut butter recipes I’ve been sharing. For those of you who haven’t yet hopped on the homemade nut butter train, I surely hope and request that this is the one to change your mind. [Read more…]

Super Seed Nut Butter

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that’s super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

This Super Seed Nut Butter is made with a variety of nuts and seeds, creating a smooth and creamy spread that's super flavorful and loaded with nutrients. This delicious homemade nut + seed butter comes together quickly in a blender or food processor.

You guys probably wouldn’t believe the amount of nut butter that I go through. I’m constantly finishing jars – I’d say that nut butter is one of my main food groups.

Slathered on apples is probably the most common way I eat it, but I also devour my various nut butters with bananas, swirled into my oatmeal, dripped on a smoothie bowl, and by the spoonful (no shame). [Read more…]

Pecan Pie Protein Bars (No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Paleo + Whole30)

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie – only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they’re gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved. This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.

These Pecan Pie Protein Bars are chewy, filling, and taste like pecan pie - only five ingredients needed! These collagen-packed protein bars require no baking and they're gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30-approved.

So this past weekend, I drove up to Anaheim for the Natural Products Expo. It was my first time going, but I had heart lots about it – how it’s huge, overwhelming, and packed with every natural food, beauty, and health company.

But no description could have prepared me for it. With almost 3,000 exhibitors, there really was every single natural product you could think of. I arrived on Friday and wandered into the madness aimlessly. I was there by myself, and for the first half hour, I felt like a lost lamb, wide-eyed and wandering through the crowds. [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…]

Paleo Chili

This Paleo Chili is a bean-free, Whole30-approved take on my award winning best chili recipe! It’s a hearty, flavorful chili made with ground beef, sausage, bacon and a wonderful blend of spices.

This Paleo Chili is a bean-free, Whole30-approved take on my award winning best chili recipe! It’s a hearty, flavorful chili made with ground beef, sausage, bacon and a wonderful blend of spices.

Since I updated my best chili recipe back in October with new, beautiful photos that show off how delicious it is, so many of you have been LOVING it. I knew that recipe was a winner, but lurking in the back of my archives with less-than-impressive photos, it was always overlooked.

After it got a new look, it managed to go NUTS on Pinterest, and after only about 3 months of being updated, it was my second most viewed recipe of 2016. Of course, with all those people looking at it, a bunch of you made it to. [Read more…]