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My Nut Free Superfood Keto Smoothie (and supplement reviews)

As many of you know I have been tweaking my diet, my supplement and my workouts lately. Two major goals, to inch my weight loss forward and to balance my hormones and in turn crush lingering inflammation. I am glad to report I am seeing good results with these changes. Whoot Whoot! While my eating habits remain squeaky clean they are more intentional. Keto most days with carb up meals in the evenings the days I work out. A big factor in my leap in healing, I attribute to the…

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Vermont Cheesecake (Lactose, Grain, Gluten + Refined Sugar FREE)

My handsome husband turns 37 today! It’s odd how when you’re young, you think of late thirties- early forties as “older” but now that we’re here… we feel great. Actually, Justin feels and looks better now than he did when I first met him! It’s incredible what a healthy lifestyle can do. Yesterday I threw him a birthday party. Full spread. Grilled skirt steak, chimichurri, tostones, salad, pineapple, guac, salsa, corn chips, turmeric rice etc. For his cake… CHEESECAKE. The hubs doesn’t have a crazy sweet tooth, he’s not even…

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Flourless Avocado Brownies (paleo, keto, low carb, grain free)

How A  Brownie Is Born This recipe came about one night after dinner. My son really wanted dessert and I wan’t about to give him some sugar laden treat right before bed time. Like a mad scientist I began to throw random things into my blender. Made a batter, poured it into a ramekin and baked it in my little counter top oven (I love that thing). It was pretty good. The consistency was great, but it needed more cocoa. Either way, it satisfied my kids sweet tooth and peaked…

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Lemon Curd + Dark Chocolate Cake (Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic Treat)

I am so thrilled to be partnering with Bob’s Red Mill  this Spring!  It’s a wonderful time of the year for delicious, airy confections. Not to mention my dear boy turns four. When the folks at Bob’s said they were sending me THREE of their great baking flours I was over the moon!  They sent Unbleached White All Purpose Flour, 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour and the Paleo Baking Flour. I have used the 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend before and I will tell you the results I…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies: Real Salt & Almond (Keto, Paleo, Sugar-free)

Always Striving For The Perfect Cookie I’m going to confess something to you all, I didn’t always know how to bake. My cooking and restaurant experience always led me to the savory side of the kitchen. I learned… well taught myself to bake when my son was about to turn one. Yup. Smash cakes were my baking in. A lot of Jack’s little friends had food intolerance’s and mostly still nourished off the boob… so store bought, gluten-full, sugary cake was a no go. Anyway long story short, I taught…

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Maple Bacon Holiday Bark

Luckily for me the folks over at my local Whole Foods (Kailua) asked me to develop this recipe for them back in November… so it was fully tested, tasted and devoured waaayyyy before my current round of Whole30 started! Score! I had guests in town that week too and let me tell you… this stuff didn’t last. Sara and I… and the kids kinda blew right through it… despite the fact that I wrapped each piece in parchment paper with twine. I might as well have left a dish out…

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite treat! I haven’t made them much lately because I didn’t have a recipe that fit into my current nutrient intake balance. This low carb paleo thing is really working for me, and eating outside of the parameters, of my set carb intake is a lot more than “breaking a diet”… it’s committing to feeling like crap for a few hours, even a whole day. Another inspiration for these low carb cookies is my niece. My little two year old princess, with a…

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Cashew Cream Naked Cake with Caramel

I made my Decadent Plantain Chocolate Cake again. It’s such a good recipe. I even made it with green bananas because I couldn’t find plantains. It turned out great. This time I wanted a little more of a frosting on it, seeing as we were going to be at a BBQ I didn’t want to risk going with the ol’ coconut cream because as delicious as it is. It melts, really fast. So I went with cashew cream. Just a sweet, thick taste on my savory cream recipe. Of course…….

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Decadent Plantain Chocolate Cake

It had been quite a while since I baked a cake. Mostly due to my reoccurring Whole30’s. What’s a Whole30? It’s a 30 day paleo cleanse of sorts. No processed foods at all, no sugar of any kind, no alcohol, no treats, etc. It’s a great re-set for bad eating habits. I’ve done three. My bad habits, like mindless snacking sneak up on me. Anywho… about this cake! With my husband’s impeding birthday, I wanted to make something special. Justin wanted chocolate cake. Ok babe, you got it! While I…

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Cowboy Cookies

I think every time I share a cookie recipe I start with a declaration of love for cookies. I just can’t help it. I don’t crave cake or donuts or pie. When I think of a sweet treat, it’s cookies. The minute that bag of Otto’s Cassava Flour arrived at my house the thoughts began to creep in to my mind. I try and tell my self, I’m going to use it to cook with, I envision beautiful hand pies, tortillas & breaded chicken, but cookies quickly push those thoughts…

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