Grain Free Blueberry Lemon Scones

Grain Free Blueberry Lemon Scones from

We haven't been doing a lot of adventures since baby number two came along - mostly because of his nap schedule and also because I am still pumping every four hours or so. It's really been hard and truthfully, has taken a toll on all of us but I know that this time will pass and … [Read more...]

Spiced Mango Popsicles with Ginger

Spiced Mango Popsicles with Ginger from

It's been H-O-T here. I'm talking upper 70's and low 80's since May, which, for Seattle, is a bit strange. The warm summer weather doesn't usually reliably kick in until right around July 4th. Now, don't get me wrong - I am not complaining. Not at all. I live for this weather … [Read more...]

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie from

A couple of weeks ago I found myself in need of a relatively quick dessert that would feed a group and could be made in advance. My husband suggested I make a double batch of my Paleo Chocolate Pudding and make some interesting toppings to bring along but pudding just didn't seem … [Read more...]

Paleo Peppermint Patties

Paleo Peppermint Patties from

You may have noticed that while I don't post a tremendous amount of desserts, I do have a thing for making candy. I am not sure when it started but for the last couple of years, I regularly find myself making some type of homemade candy every couple of weeks. These Paleo … [Read more...]

Mini Mocha Macaroons

Mini Mocha Macaroons from

Macaroons are a somewhat regular thing in my house. They are easy (read: dump everything in a bowl) to prep, don't take long to bake and can be endlessly flavored and customized. My son, who just turned four, loves to mix the ingredients in and can usually be counted on to help … [Read more...]

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate from

We have had a cold snap for the past week or so and have finally had to turn our heat on. Now, I know that most of the US and Canada has been buried under snow and ice, so I don't expect you to feel bad for me in any way, shape or form. But, whenever it gets really cold, I like … [Read more...]

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Paleo Chocolate Pudding from

Let's get one thing out of the way - this Paleo Chocolate Pudding is freaking awesome but there is a catch. It's silky smooth, light, and incredibly airy with a deep taste of dark chocolate. You don't taste the coconut milk at all (I know that matters to some of you!). The … [Read more...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie from

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may remember me posting some pictures of this Paleo Pumpkin Pie as I was testing the recipe the weekend after Thanksgiving. Essentially what happened is that I attempted to make a Paleo (Grain Free, Gluten Free and Dairy Free) … [Read more...]

Salted Maple Cashew Clusters Recipe

Cashew Clusters Recipe from

Things have been so busy lately. I don't know if it's just that it is the holidays or I have piled too much on my plate but I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed the last couple of weeks. For the most part, I am pretty good with time management and organization but lately I … [Read more...]

Paleo Pie Crust

Paleo Pie Crust from

While we kept our Thanksgiving menu relatively simple this year,  it was a no-brainer that we were definitely going to have Pumpkin Pie for dessert. With this being our first holiday season eating grain-free and gluten-free, I was a bit stumped as to what type of pie crust to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mug Cake {Paleo}

Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake from

Are you making "mug cake" yet? I first saw this idea on Pinterest (of course right?) a couple of years ago and have tried my hand at  it a bunch of times. Most of the recipes I've seen are based on regular flour so I set out to make a couple grain-free versions and today am going … [Read more...]

Paleo Blueberry Muffins

Paleo Blueberry Muffins from

About a week ago, we wrapped up our final day of blueberry picking for the season. At $1.50 per/pound for local, organic berries, the "You Pick" farm close to me was the deal of the summer! This last time though, the bushes are pretty barren, picked over and the berries that … [Read more...]

Triple Berry Popsicles

Triple Berry Popsicles #SummerofThePopsicle from

Popsicles are one of Summer’s greatest joys for me. They are so easy to make. You can make endless combinations, swap ingredients, get creative and have nearly instant frozen treats on hand. They can please even the pickiest popsicle fanatics. We have an bottomless supply of … [Read more...]

Nut Free Paleo Cookies

Nut Free Paleo Cookies from

A couple of months ago, my family started down the road of eliminating gluten and most grains from our diet. This was no small undertaking and a huge sea change for us as we were used to baking and cooking with all kinds of whole grain flours. I will admit that it was somewhat of … [Read more...]

Mini Vanilla Macaroons

Mini Vanilla Macaroons from

Last week I was at my cousin's house for a potluck style party. There was a great variety of food and drink going around with most of it disappearing quickly. Luckily,  I managed to snag a couple of these amazing mini macaroons that one of my girlfriends brought. I wasn't able … [Read more...]

{Whole Wheat} Gingerbread Biscotti

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Biscotti from

Happy 12/12/12. What a cool potential wedding anniversary or birthday right? Today is also the big reveal day for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. Just a fun little holiday event where hundreds of food bloggers bake and send homemade cookies across the country to each … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Covered Date Cups

Chocolate Covered Date Cups from

Let's talk candy. My favorite junk candy usually includes some type of chocolate, caramel or nougat and often nuts. Whenever I have to make those difficult choices, like pick one piece of candy, I always reach for a dark chocolate salted caramel. Usually from this store. I … [Read more...]

Triple Almond Chia Pudding

Almond Chia Pudding from

So, you guys know how I have a toddler right? Well, toddlers are a little bit insane eaters. One day, he loves broccoli, the next day he can't even hear the word. One day, it's peanuts and raisins for a snack, the next day it is insulting to offer such a disgusting … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate and Almond Haystacks

Dark Chocolate Haystacks from

Do you keep a stash of chocolate in your house? I would like to but it just doesn't seem to want to stay put. I mean, it could be a certain toddler I know or his Daddy constantly going into the chocolate drawer and nibbling away but I am not naming any names. I have taken to … [Read more...]