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Raw tahini balls and raw almond balls

Want weekly grain free recipe ideas? Subscribe to my newsletter.Lately I’ve been posting a lot of Paleo desserts. The truth is that last year, I went through a phase of emotional eating from September to the end of November.  I didn’t realize it was emotional eating, it felt mostly like I was bitten by the […]

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Coconut cashew ice cream

Dairy is one of my favorite food groups. I could live on it. Diary is a controversial food in the Paleo community. Many people don’t tolerate it and some claim it’s mucus forming and causes weight gain. In an effort to eat less dairy I’ve been making my own nut milks. It’s easy and fun […]

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Coconut cream stuffed persimmon

Persimmon season is coming to an end in about a month in California. I wait for persimmon season eagerly each year. It’s a short season spanning only a couple of months from late October to late January. But during those months I go to town. Persimmon town. Maybe people have never tried a persimmon. I […]

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Matcha Mate Almond Latte

One of my dietary New Year’s resolutions is to stop drinking coffee. I’m convinced it will help me sleep better and give my adrenals a break. Everyone who loves coffee knows how hard it is to give up but the trick is to replace it with something equally as compelling. After lots of kitchen experimentation […]

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Southern Fried Chicken

It seems like 2014 was the year of Paleo cookbooks. I used to dislike following recipes, preferring to improvise as I cook. But lately, I’ve been tempted by all the creative cooking talent in the Paleo world. I discovered that following recipes was the best way to add to my Paleo cooking education. I’ve learned […]

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Cocoa butter cookies

Coconut oil is super hot right now, but let me introduce you to an equally exciting but lesser known fat, cocoa butter.  And I’ll show you how versatile it is. Cocoa Butter is derived from the fat of the cocoa bean, the magical pod responsible for bringing chocolate to the world. Most people use it […]

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Plantain smores “nachos”

Who doesn’t love the gooey, communal experience of eating nachos with their hands? Even Paleo peeps can enjoy nachos by swapping corn chips for savory (green) plantain chips.   And because plantain chips are so versatile, you can also use them to make dessert nachos. It’s a novel and fun idea that only takes a […]

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Double chocolate chip muffins

This time of year is all about celebrating, socializing and indulging in treats. Feeling left out due to food allergies or dietary restrictions is no fun. Baking diva, Brittany Angell, is on a mission change that. She wants everyone to indulge in healthy, allergen-free, Paleo treats. Her new book Every Last Crumb: Paleo Bread and […]

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Butternut squash ice cream

For years I couldn’t follow recipes, so I never used cookbooks. So I taught myself to cook, 10 years ago, through improvisation. I didn’t even know I was following the Paleo diet too heal my IBS, I thought it was a magical diet my dietician came up with. Because of my experimental nature I was […]

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