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Healthy Chocolate Almond Butter Muffins
Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
These might look like your average chocolate muffin, but trust me when I say these are anything but ordinary! I love, love easy healthy muffins recipes but was seriously lacking a good chocolate muffin recipe. These Chocolate Almond Butter Muffins have fulfilled all my healthy muffin dreams. They are light, moist and full of healthy […]...
Gluten-Free Chicken Pesto Melts
Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Do you eat gluten-free and ever get tired of having sandwiches on mini slices of bread? I totally do! Sometimes you just want a big, real-deal sandwich you can sink your teeth into. I’m so excited to partner with Canyon Bakehouse today as they launch their Heritage Style Gluten-Free Bread! If you’ve never tried Canyon Bakehouse [&helli...
Thai Chicken Sweet Potato Mason Jar Salads
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Are you into meal prep? It is a whole new world to me and I’m loving it! My husband and I have been trying to get better at prepping healthy lunches at the beginning of the week so we can eat healthier on busy weekdays. These Thai Chicken & Sweet Potato Mason Jar Salads are our […]...
Gluten-Free Spaetzle
Dairy-Free Gluten Free Nut-Free Peanut Free Refined-Sugar-Free
If you’re gluten-free and you’ve been missing egg noodles, this recipe is for you! It is my family’s tradition to serve German food around the holidays and a German feast wouldn’t be complete without spaetzle noodles. If you’ve never heard of spaetzle, it is basically tiny egg noodles or dumplings. They are so deliciou...
Vegan Party Cheeseball
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
Every year at the holidays my Mom used to make a cheeseball appetizer to be served with all kinds of crackers, veggies, and crudite. I love, love cheeseballs but these days can’t eat that much dairy. I made this cheeseball for Thanksgiving this year and it was such a hit! Even my non-dairy-free, and highly skeptical Dad […]...
Vegan Cranberry Christmas Fluff
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Peanut Free Vegan
Cranberry Christmas Fluff! Tart-sweet cranberries, marshmallows that become little sponges and the crunch of pomegranate seeds make this the best holiday side around! Christmas at my house (or Thanksgiving for that matter!) wouldn’t be complete without Christmas Cranberry Fluff! This has become one of my family’s very favorite holiday...
Chocolate Coconut Cloud Cookies
Dairy-Free Nut-Free Peanut Free
Holiday baking is here! If you’re looking for a delicious, naturally gluten-free cookie (that doesn’t require weird ingredients) to make for holiday parties and cookies swaps, this is the one! I had a hard time coming up with a name for these cookies. They are soft and chewy, but kind of a mixture between a […]...
Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pretzel Pie
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Gluten Free Nut-Free Peanut Free Vegan
I made a version of this pie last year for Christmas Eve dessert and OH MY! Even amongst the sugar cookies, candy and fudge at Christmas time, this dessert stood out as a one of the best things I’d eaten during the holidays. If you’re searching for the perfect dairy-free, gluten-free holiday dessert – this is it! […]...
Gluten-Free Crusty Seeded Rolls
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Peanut Free Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
Gluten-Free Crusty Seeded Rolls! Chewy, crusty, full of superfoods and EASY to make. Perfect for dipping in olive oil and any time you need crusty bread!  Sometimes you just need a warm, crusty piece of bread to make a meal feel complete. These rolls will amaze you with how much they taste like regular bread! […]...
The Best Caramel Corn
Egg-Free Nut-Free
The absolute best caramel corn! Every piece is sweet, a little salty and perfectly crispy....
Chicken, Kale & Wild Rice Salad
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
This Chicken Kale and Wild Rice Salad is based on one of my very favorite restaurant salads. It is my absolute favorite because I love the contrast of textures and flavors from the rice, kale, chicken, almonds, cranberries, apples and goat cheese. Not to mention it is a totally healthy and satisfying meal.   I’m always […]...
No-Bake Vegan Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
There is no dessert more perfect for summer than this! Have you tried vegan "cheesecake" yet? I'll admit I was highly skeptical that cheesecake made with cashews, coconut milk, and lemon juice could create anything that even compared to the real-deal. However, this No-Bake Vegan Cherry Cheesecake is completely delicious in it's own right! If you're...
Real-Deal Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Vegan
Do you eat dairy-free and get sick of icy, dense coconut milk ice cream? When I first swore off real ice cream about 2 years ago, I thought coconut milk ice cream would be great. But it is often dense, unsatisfying and has always left me dreaming of real creamy ice cream. I'm all for healthy treats like 2-ingredient banana ice cream, but sometimes ...
No-Bake, Healthy Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
These no-bake peanut butter pretzel bars are honey-sweetened and really easy to make! They are the perfect recipe to have for the warmer months ahead. I love healthy treats like this when my kids and I want an afternoon snack. Check out the video below to see how easy they are to make!I use gluten-free pretzels and oats to keep these bars glute...
Creamy Vanilla Almond Butter Chia Pudding
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
Chia pudding is my very favorite thing to do with chia seeds. But not just any chia pudding... Like this Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Custard and this Chocolate Chia Seed Custard I only like chia pudding when the chia seeds are ground up in the blender to be nice and smooth.This chia pudding is full of nutrient-dense super foods, healthy fats, an...
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy-Free Nut-Free
Sometimes you need a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie.And sometimes (all the time for me...) you need that cookie to be gluten-free!And you don't want that cookie to wipe out your kitchen with flour and dishes. Not to mention your grocery budget tracking down a ton of weird ingredients.These cookies are the cookies you need! 1 bowl. 1...
Gluten-Free Potato, Bacon & Egg Breakfast Burritos
Dairy-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Every couple weeks I get a breakfast burrito craving and nothing satisfies this craving more than one of these potato, bacon and egg breakfast burritos. They are my idea of breakfast burrito perfection! The potatoes cook in bacon fat and get nice and crispy while being generously seasoned with savory onion and garlic powder.To save time in the ...
Amazing Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
Dairy-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
I have tried A LOT of gluten-free bread recipes over the years. I can confidently say this is the best gluten-free sandwich bread I've ever made or eaten.It has the perfect texture (not crumbly at all!), delicious flavor (think flaxseed with a touch of honey), is way more nutritious than store-bought gluten-free bread (thank you almond flour an...
Slow-Cooker Balsamic Roast Beef
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
One of the best slow-cooker recipes I've ever made! Savory, flavorful and 10 minutes of prep. Delicious as a french-dip type sandwich or as pot roast!...
Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Sauce
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
These tacos are made of some of the best flavor combinations in the food world, if you ask me. It seems like every time I post it's my new favorite recipe, but these tacos truly are my new favorite!First there are the smoky, bold-spiced roasted sweet potatoes. Something about sweet potatoes paired with spicy southwestern flavors gets me every t...
Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
Dairy-Free
Perfect, Double Chocolate Mint Cookies! Proudly add these to your holiday cookie plate. ...
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Flax Pancakes
Dairy-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Flax Pancakes! Fluffy, flavorful pancakes made from a wholesome gluten-free flour blend. Our favorite pancakes!...
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Soft on the inside cookie with crispy edges, peanut butter, chocolate, and a slight oat-y flavor. Yum!...
Gluten-Free Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
Dairy-Free
The best gluten-free chocolate cookies around! Fudgey, rich and chocolatey....
Grain-Free Buckwheat Morning Glory Muffins
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
The perfect breakfast muffin! Lightly sweet and full of deliciousness. ...
The Best Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy-Free Nut-Free
I don’t use the term “the best” lightly when it comes to cookies! I’ve made these cookies about 6 times and they are my husband and I’s all-time favorite gluten-free cookie. We are both biased as chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have always been both of our favorites, but these cookies are truly remarkable! Truth [...
Perfect Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll
Dairy-Free
Moist spiced cake wrapped around velvety cream cheese frosting! The perfect gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert. ...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
The best gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip bread. Incredibly moist, and packed with fall spices, chocolate chips, and pumpkin flavor!...
The Best Hot Creamy Artichoke Dip
Egg-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Gooey, melted cheese with the zesty flavor of marinated artichoke hearts. An easy, party favorite....
Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Grilling season is here!Here in San Diego it never really left...Lack of seasons is something my Virginia roots will never fully grasp. But nevertheless, hooray for warm weather and meals on the back deck!If you're looking for something to grill this Memorial Day Weekend, let it be these honey sesame chicken skewers......
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with Veggie Sauce
Dairy-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
My very favorite recipe for spaghetti and meatballs! The most flavorful, easy homemade sauce with moist baked turkey meatballs. ...
Slow-Cooker Mexican Pinto Beans
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
It may seem like a strange go-to, but slow-cooker pinto beans are one of my favorite meals!My parents made pinto beans a lot growing up. We would eat them with potatoes and pan-fried ham. These days, I like them with roasted sweet potatoes or brown rice on the side, plus a big green salad for a full meal. I also love these inside burritos (thes...
Slow-Cooker Sweet Pork Tacos with Black Beans
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free
These tacos are bursting with flavor. The sweet pork, creamy avocado, vinegary pickled onions, and tangy feta make the perfect bite if you ask me. And all the colors make a lovely presentation......
Buckwheat Blender Crepes
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
The easiest crepes you'll ever make! Full of wholesome ingredients and perfect for your favorite crepe fillings. ...
Almond Flour Blondies
Chewy, gooey, and filled with delicious morsels of chocolate, white chocolate, and pecans!...
Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Custards
Dairy-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Creamy custards sweetened with bananas and dates. These make a delicious and healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert....
Crispy, Gluten-Free Oatmeal Waffles
Dairy-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Crispy, tender and flavorful waffles! These are great for freezing then toasting on busy mornings. ...
Easy, Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
Also known as "magic sweet potatoes" at our house. Something about them being cut into medallions and roasted makes them magically extra delicious!...
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast with Porcini Mushroom Gravy
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Pot roast with a flavorful gravy that turns of melt-in-your-mouth tender every time....
Pear, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
A delicious, elegant holiday salad. The maple vinaigrette is truly amazing!...
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Praline Topping
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Smooth and creamy sweet potatoes with a crunchy, buttery topping. A family favorite!...
Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
Dairy-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
Fluffy, healthy, pancakes that are full of fall spices! Lightly sweet from applesauce and full of vitamin-rich pumpkin....
Sweet Berry Trifle with Almond Cream Cheese
My favorite summer dessert! Fresh berries, spongy angel food cake, whipped cream, and sweet cream cheese with a hint of almond....
Perfect Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake
Dairy-Free Nut-Free
A tutorial on how to make the perfect gluten-free angel food cake!...
Zucchini Muffins
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Moist grain-free zucchini muffins sweetened with bananas, honey, and cinnamon. ...
The Best Chicken Fajitas
Egg-Free Nut-Free Refined-Sugar-Free
My absolute favorite chicken fajitas! The marinade for these is the best and they are so easy to make....
Slow-Cooker Sweet Island Pork
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free
Sweet and flavorful island pork - one of my favorite slow-cooker recipes! People always request the recipe. ...
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
Soft, chewy cookies with a nutty flavor dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Yum!...
Chocolate Banana Avocado “Milkshake”
Dairy-Free Egg-Free Nut-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan
A delicious chocolate, frosty treat. You would never guess avocado is what makes it so creamy....
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dairy-Free Paleo Refined-Sugar-Free
An all-time favorite recipe! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and slightly buttery. People tell me all the time they prefer these cookies to their traditional cookie recipes....