This light Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte gets kicked up a notch with a healthy homemade caramel sauce and lots of real pumpkin.
Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon ~ this quick and easy 30 minute meal is beautiful, delicious, heart healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, paleo, and whole 30 friendly. You can't afford not to try it!
Chicken Bruschetta with Zucchini Noodles is light, fresh and easy with fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet basil and zucchini.
Did I mention that this dish is ready in 30 minutes? And it tastes even better the next day? No jokes.
These Pumpkin Caramel Chocolate Cups are a simple no-bake Fall dessert recipe! Dark chocolate envelopes silky smooth pumpkin caramel.
These delicious seafood skewers are great on the BBQ or chargrilled in the kitchen - whatever the weather!
Chimichurri Shrimp ~ a low carb and paleo friendly appetizer, or a comforting 30-minute meal with pasta, couscous, or warm toasty bread.
Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Pesto, this easy recipe is a fun way to enjoy fajitas, serve them on or off the skewer with rice, couscous, or tortillas.
Rainbow Summer Rolls are a healthy and refreshing Vietnamese salad wrap filled with colorful veggies for an amazing crunch ~ they're vegan and gluten free!
This soup is warm, comforting, luscious and so simple to make.
We are getting our feet wet and jumping on that coconut bacon train today! Next stop, Tasty Town.
Chocolate Peppermint Macaroon Cookies are an easy 4 ingredient recipe that is made with wholesome and healthy gluten free ingredients!
Make a pot of Slimming Detox Soup when you want to shed a few pounds, or just get back on track - it's low fat, low carb, Paleo, Whole 30, and delicious!
Ricotta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are an easy 7-ingredient recipe that can be made in under an hour! This lasagna-esque & comforting dish is dairy-free!
This Lavender Matcha Latte is infused with lavender for spring flavor! This 10 minute drink couldn’t be any easier to make and you’ll love that it’s naturally sweetened with honey and is also dairy-free.
Vegan Cookie Dough Cheesecake is an easy for a healthy(ish) dessert recipe. Big chunks of gluten-free cookie dough and swirled through cheesecake filling.
Parmesan Garlic Roasted Broccoli is a simple 4 ingredient healthy recipe that goes with any meal. The garlic flavor is unreal.
Finally, a spaghetti squash dish to love! Spaghetti squash subs for noodles in this spicy, meaty dish!
You know those recipes that say they take only 5 minutes to whip up? Well this is one of them.
A healthy breakfast, this Low Sugar Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie is loaded with protein, fats, and fiber to keep you full until lunch! This 10 minute breakfast recipe is vegan, raw, paleo, and gluten free! Plus, it tastes like a slice of pie.
So, carrot cake is definitely one of my very favorite desserts. It’s filled with delicious spices, is generally very moist and tender, has loads of sweet carrots and is layered and topped with CREAM CHEESE frosting. Seriously, how can you go wron...
Poached Halibut Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. The simple idea of poached fish with fresh salad greens is the perfect way to get a spring-ish vibe going in your kitchen. It's healthy, gluten free, Paleo, Whole 30 and delicious!
I don't know about you, but I love a good blueberry muffin (or 2). There is something so traditional and comforting about them.
You could also throw these little guys in freshly baked pita, top with the pesto AND tzatziki sauce and more spinach, and life will just be so good.
This Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding recipe is rich, chocolatey, and sneaks in a whole serving of greens! This vegan and gluten free recipe can be made in 10!
Have you got loads of overly ripe bananas that need to be used up? Then this recipe is just what you need.
Pineapple and teriyaki chicken are perfect together, so why not serve it straight out of the pineapple?
So I made the mistake of making my first grocery store trip on Monday, February 2nd at 4:00 pm. You know who else was doing their grocery shopping at that very moment? EVERYONE! I should have known how crazy the store would be when 1) I couldn't...
This delightfully simple, vegan and paleo friendly pink fruit salad is the perfect way to start the day or end the meal on a light & colourful note!
A healthy paleo version of the classic Beef Stroganoff that is served over spaghetti squash
Coconut Blueberry Popsicles are a natural version of the colorful Galaxy Pops! Paleo, Dairy-free, Vegan & Gluten-free. Easy recipe for kids.
For those of you who have been on a diet before can definitely understand how hard it is to eat out. You have to question everything that goes into the dish, including that things were cooked in, or whether they have found a way to sneak in sugar or ...
Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops is an elegant 30 minute meal that is as vibrant and delicious as it is quick and easy to put on the table.
These 5-ingredient Grain-Free Shortbread Cookies are both paleo and vegan. This easy recipe is the perfect addition to your cookie tray.
This Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad was on the cover of Bon Appetit this month.
How can you not love something called red flannel hash? I always picture a red union suit on a laundry line flapping in the breeze when I think of this hash. Before I ever had it I knew I would love it. It’s classic old New England stuff....
Crisp Pink Beet Chips, made with stunning Chioggia, or Candy Striped, beets.
Baked Sole in Fresh Tomato Sauce is a healthy, 30-minute, low carb, Whole 30 meal that celebrates the bounty of fresh summer tomatoes! This quick and easy baked fish is ideal for busy weeknights.
Store bought marinara sauce, or spaghetti sauce, was one of those products I never thought twice about buying, assuming it was all "healthy". It wasn't until my first Whole 30 when I was constantly reading labels that I realized how mu...
I’ve said it before, but when there’s no plan for dinner, I almost always turn to fish. I didn’t intend to post it, but after I got home with my trout fillets last night I happened to check one of my favorite blogs, Thyme, and the...
This Weight Watcher's style Lemon Herb Fish is sensational!
Sinfully rich and healthful peacefully coexist in this Paleo-friendly and refined sugar-free Chocolate Avocado Mousse that is so simple to prepare you won't believe it!
Mahi Mahi Skewers with Jalapeño, Key Lime, and Pineapple are healthy, easy, and so delicious ~ make them in the broiler or on the stove top all year long!
These Triple Chocolate Cinnamon Protein Bars are loaded with healthy fats and plant based proteins to help keep you full and satisfied for hours.
Mojito Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa is a quick, fun, tropical themed weeknight meal!
This Detox Charcoal Latte is a toxin eliminating elixir that tastes just like a vanilla latte! This healthy recipe can be made in 5 minutes!
A Paleo and Whole 30 approved recipe for pork chops that are packed with flavor!
This quick and easy Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is grain, sugar, and dairy free. It's also amazingly versatile, and fabulous toasted!
This healthy and colorful Grapefruit and Roasted Beet Salad is a celebration of winter!
Paleo Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bread ~ this chunky quick bread is grain free, and dairy free, with no added sugar, and it makes the most amazing toast.
If you are looking for a turkey substitute this Thanksgiving, look no further than this Pecan and Herb Crusted Pork.
It's the 4th of July, ya'll! Well, almost. And this little strawberry tart definitely needs to make an appearance on your menu. But seriously. How is it 4th of July already? I had to stop
Chunky Cherry Tomato Salsa ~ a healthy salsa perfect with grilled fish, meats, or chicken. It adds color, flavor, and a summery brightness to everything!
Hard Cider Braised Pork with Apples and Onions ~ this slow cooked pork loin is fork tender and infused with all the flavors of Fall. This is one of those meals that you know is going to be great right from the get go. The ingredients tell the story...
Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes. Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only make and enjoy a truly great gazpacho in the summer. Its charm lies in the exhilarating...
It's been two years since I completed the dietary test that is the Whole 30 Challenge. And while I learned a lot from the experience and have toyed with the idea of attempting it again, most of the good habits and recipes I picked up have since ...
Boy it's starting to feel like Summer. It got up to almost 90 degrees here this weekend. Perfect ice cream weather! Of course, since I am trying to stick to a Paleo diet right now, real ice cream is out of the question. No diary or sugar allowed...
Is anything trendier than avocado toast in the food world right now? I can't think of anything. First it was cupcakes, then macarons, now avocado toast. Well, I have a confession. I have never had traditional avocado toast! I can hear my Califor...
Friends! Gosh, why does it feel like it's been FOREVER since I've been on here?! Maybe it's because I've been cooking up a storm, but haven't had even one extra moment all week to photograph
Kale Slaw is a healthy, delicious, sturdy salad that just gets better as it sits in the refrigerator. In the dog days of summer we often resort to visiting the salad counter at our favorite grocery store… we pick out an assortment and call it d...
These breakfast yoghurt pots, topped with paleo granola are everything any on-the-go breakfast should be: healthy, filling, satisfying and oh-so-super-good!
Hey guys! It's Memorial Day Weekend, and I've (almost) fully immersed myself into camping life. The campfires, the sunshine, the beach, the grilling, the ice cream eating. It's totally fabulous, and the smell of campfire
After 30 days on the Whole 30 Challenge and 12 days reintroducing foods back into my diet, I learned two things: sugar and dairy do not agree with me. Do you hear that? That's just my world shattering around me. Almost ALL of my favorite things ...
If your first thought on reading the post title was meh, whatever, think again. This is my favorite kind of recipe to share and my favorite way to eat. Yes its spare, and you may not think of celery as delicious in its own right, but give it a ...
Paleo Coconut Almond Granola is a 20 minute breakfast recipe that is so good, it will make you into a morning person! 8 healthy ingredients are all you need for this easy, grain-free, and vegan recipe. Use it to top yogurt and smoothies, or eat it as...
Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in December. I’ve been buying tangerines and clementines, cara cara oranges...
Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch today! If I had to pick one food that defines my summer cooking, I would have to say it would be salsa. And one...
Smokey Baba Ganoush makes a delicious alternative to hummus
This Persian Mixed Herb Frittata (Kuku Sabzi) is a bright and healthy way to start the day!
Muffin love <3 That's what we do around here. We love muffins. Especially the kind that are loaded, and I mean with pure goodness. Goodness = Apples, carrots, coconut, raisins, yogurt, flax, a heap of
Insalata D’arancio e Limone, Orange and Lemon Salad ~ a unique vintage citrus salad recipe straight from the heart of Sicily. Vintage cookbooks are like a window into another world from the perspective of the kitchen table. I picked up The Ar...
Poached Salmon with Cucumber 'Scales' ~ this healthy poached salmon makes a stunning presentation for any special occasion ~ and it's easy to do!
I have been eating a lot of salads lately (thank you, Whole 30). A lot. They are easy to pack for lunch are just about the only thing I can order when I am out at a restaurant. Now I don't mind a good salad, but they get old without a good salad...
Keep it simple. That’s the lesson I learned today. I originally had more elaborate plans for this flounder. It involved pistachios, pink grapefruit, fresh ginger, wine, shallots, herbs, the whole nine yards. But somewhere along the wa...
Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Kale ~ just a friendly reminder that at this time of year soup makes a darn good meal. I don’t know why I need to remind myself over and over again. It’s a no brainer. It’s cheap, low calor...
Roasted Beet and Micro Kale Egg White Frittata is gluten free, low calorie, low fat, super healthy, and pretty darned delicious! I’ve given it some thought and I think the only remotely possible downsides to yesterday’s delicious Meyer Le...
This will not be a surprise to anyone, but the hardest part about the Whole 30 for me was the lack of sweets. I have a major sweet tooth, so eliminating all sweets was near impossible. The good news is that I did it! I made it 30 days without sugar. ...
Whole Baked Trout with Herb Salsa ~ this glorious whole fish is no more difficult to make than regular fish, and it makes such a spectacular presentation!
Sweet Bell Pepper & Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it's crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy!
You guys. Don't throw the skins away. And if you're going to, pretty please send them my way because I want nothing more in this world right now than to eat these Sweet Potato Skin
RHUBARB! It's one of those produce items we (I) tend to eat one way: as dessert with strawberries. Strawberry rhubarb crisp, strawberry rhubarb bars, or maybe just rhubarb crisp. Now trust me, I'm not ridiculing
The other day I got an unexpected delivery from Amazon…my thoughtful husband ordered me a copy of Plenty More, Yotem Ottolenghi’s new book! I couldn’t be more excited…his Jerusalem is the most inspiring cookbook I have eve...
Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries ~ a delicious savory pumpkin recipe that might just put French fries out of business! I’m enjoying exploring savory uses for pumpkin this fall. It’s such a healthy vegetable and so much more versatile t...
Braised Short Ribs over Turnip Puree ~ this is a richly satisfying meal that can be done on the stove, in the oven, or in a slow cooker. What I learned: when you brown a bone-in meat and then braise it in red wine and beef stock for a long time over ...
These chocolate strawberry truffles are the perfect two-bite treat. They are flavored with fresh strawberries, sweetened by pure maple syrup, rich from the coconut oil and chocolate, and the perfect creamy texture thanks to the coconut butter. Whole ...
Paleo Chocolate Almond Cookies are made with healthy whole food ingredients and have the flavor and texture of a fudgy brownie! Vegan and gluten free too!
This 10 minute Paleo Superfood Cereal is packed full of nuts, seeds, and fruits for a satisfying breakfast that will keep you full until lunch!
Just 4 ingredients and a few chocolate chips, is all that is standing between you and these delicious peanut butter chocolate chip blondies.
Homemade gluten free tortillas are easier and tastier than you can imagine! Recipes for traditional corn and paleo grain free tortillas.
These Coconut Chocolate Fudge Bars are a decadent treat packed with healthy fats! Vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly!