May
22

Looking for a beautiful grain free dessert to make for summer? Try this gorgeous almond flour strawberry shortcake cake made with a mix of almond & coconut flour and Almond Breeze almondmilk!

My Godparents have a wonderful red quaint little cabin overlooking a huge lake in northern Minnesota. There’s a tiny plot of sand in the back and two docks that extend to look out to where people go boating and jet-skiing. Many of my favorite memories as a child were there, including most of the summertime holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July.

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May
16

The best brownies I’ve ever eaten: tahini brownies. No butter, flour, oil or refined sugar. These paleo, gluten free and grain free brownies are simply incredible with REAL, wholesome ingredients!

While I was in Israel last November, I consumed the most tahini I had ever had in my life. The hummus (or often pronounced WHOOO-MUH-S) was one of the best things I’d ever eaten. Granted I have never been to Greece but this stuff was creamy, rich, and with a slight bitter tang from the freshly ground tahini.

After eating tahini for over a week with various dishes like roasted pumpkin, bread, meatballs and more, I became addicted. And even more so when I found out that Trader Joe’s sold tahini (aka sesame seed butter) for less than $5.

*places all TJ’s tahini in cart and runs*

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May
04

Skinny Jalapeño Watermelon Margaritas that are naturally sweetened with watermelon juice and a touch of agave. So easy to make and perfect sweet and spicy. The ultimate summer margarita! Options to make a small batch or a pitcher to share.

Happy almost Cinco de Mayo, friends!

I’ve been laying on the beach in Cabo reading books I’ve collected from Amazon over the past few months. It’s a terrible habit — you know, buying books, reading a few chapters then getting caught up in all my to-do lists.

But here’s something I recently learned about myself: I must take the time to read and listen to other human beings life perspectives on a consistent basis. I know this seems silly and maybe a little obvious, but the insight another person’s life experiences bring me keeps me grounded and thoughtful in my day to day adventures. It keeps me in tune to my emotions, to others and the ability to see outside of my every day box of life.

So, finishing all those books is now at the top of my to-do list.

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May
02

The easiest slow cooker turkey tacos on the planet. Made with a DIY homemade taco seasoning. My go-to weeknight taco recipe!

HELLO FROM CABO! Life couldn’t be sweeter in my neck of the woods.

Wait, did I just quote Al Roker. WHO AM I.

Apparently I’m older than I think if I start quoting the weatherman from the Today show.

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May
01

Looking for a delicious homemade whole wheat pizza dough you can make at home? Look no further, this recipe will be your new best friend.

I hope your weekend was as relaxing as mine was. We spent the better half of the weekend catching up on chores and packing for our trip to Cabo. I cannot tell you how excited I am. The last time Tony and I went to Mexico was over the 4th of July — it’s our little relaxation spot in the world where we can disconnect when life seems to be moving at the speed of light.

Before I jet off today, I wanted to share a recipe that I feel everyone needs in their life: 100% whole wheat pizza dough.

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Apr
27

You only need 30 minutes to make this amazing honey garlic salmon paired with Dole’s new fabulous organic Apple Dijon Salad!

Five years ago I would have been crowned the salad queen. Now Abra (AK’s brand manager) has taken the position that over. If you follow us on Insta, you know that we’ve adopted the hashtag #abrassalad.

Every day she packs the most delicious little lunch and meal prep concoctions: roasted brussels with goat cheese and chickpeas; kale salad with garlic and carrots, and a sautéed broccoli with chickpeas and cranberries. Can you say veggie inspo?

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Apr
11

Some exciting news to share with all of you today! You can now order a pre-measured baking kit to make these AMAZING (WAIT, INCREDIBLE) Grain Free & Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Cake in a Crate and Ambitious Kitchen. And guess who else is help making this recipe possible? My fabulous friends over at Almond Breeze, whom I LOVE working with.

The recipe is absolutely INSANE you guys and I know you’re going to love it, especially if you love any of my other cookie or baked goods recipes. This one is a little unique because it’s gluten free, grain free, paleo, vegan and refined sugar free. So basically this baking kit is for everyone and anyone!

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Apr
03

Golden chicken lentil soup made with creamy light coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and cumin. Delicious flavors; this soup will be your new favorite!

How was your weekend? We had a lovely one over here with beautiful vibrant blue skies and 60 degree temps. Saturday night was even nice enough for us to grill out with homemade cumin turkey burgers, roasted peppers and plenty of wine to fill our glasses.

Last week was an entirely different story though. It was cold, rainy and I could never seem to get warm enough even when I was wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket.

The cure for having the chills? A comforting bowl of delicious soup simmering away on the stove top and devoured with your favorite crackers on top.

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Mar
29

Pesto quinoa salad with sheet pan roasted veggies and garlic chickpeas. Flavorful and a great make ahead lunch to try!

On my constant quest to make delicious and good for you things, I have forgotten about my love for the ever-popular trendy grain of 2014 AKA quinoa. At one point, I had put quinoa in mac and cheese, frittatas, stir fry, my favorite salad and also in banana bread. Call me the Harry Potter of quinoa.

Wait… what.

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Mar
22

The best coconut oil chocolate chip cookies with puddles of dark chocolate in every single bite. Slightly crispy on the outside with a chewy middle.

Like all cookie recipes on my site, this one comes with a story.

A delicious dank story.

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