• Peanut Butter Salad
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad,  Sides,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Thai Peanut Salad

    This salad is so simple and delicious, I’ve been making it on repeat over here for the past few weeks so I had so share! Crunchy veggies, sweet and salty Thai peanut dressing with extra peanuts on top. Perfection! Anyone else obsessed with peanut butter? I love peanut butter cookies, smoothies, sandwiches, out of a jar. You name it, I love it. If that’s you then I promise this Thai Peanut Salad is right up your ally. Are Peanuts Healthy? Well thanks to the FDA, peanuts are actually highly regulated for aflatoxins which are produced by a mold that causes liver cancer. So there is only a very small amount in todays peanuts:…

  • homemade acai bowl
    Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Good Mood Food,  Ice Cream,  Lunch,  Smoothie,  Vegan,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homemade Acai Bowl (GF/DF/Vegan/Paleo)

    Anyone else obsessed with the Acai bowls from Nekter? Me too. But they are typically all fruit and sugar and leave me starving an hour later. Plus they are expensive, especially when you are buying for yourself and your whole family. Hello $50 ice cream. LOL! That’s why I went on a mission to create a balanced, superfood loaded, acai bowl recipe at home. Superfood Ingredients I started with unsweetened acai packets I found at Trader Joe’s. Actually this was the inspiration for the whole thing. Then I added some frozen fruit for texture and flavor. The banana makes it creamy and smooth. The wild blueberries up the antioxidant value. Threw in some…

  • paleo coconut shrimp
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad

    Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (Paleo/GF/DF)

    We are going through a heat wave in Arizona and I refuse to turn on the oven. So out comes the super simple stovetop meals like this incredible paleo coconut shrimp. When you go to a restaurant and order coconut shrimp, you end up with a plate full of inflammatory industrialized seed oils, farmed shrimp and some unhealthy breading. But at home you can make them with nourishing ingredients, healthy unrefined coconut oil and the much superior wild caught shrimp. For a few more delicious sea food recipes and an explanation as to why I buy wild caught seafood check out these two posts: Sweet Potato Pasta with SautĂ©ed Shrimp Paleo Coconut Crusted…

  • black forest smoothie bowl
    AIP,  Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Good Mood Food,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Smoothie,  Vegan,  Vegan,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Black Forest Smoothie Bowl (GF/DF/Vegan/Paleo/AIP)

    I love the chocolate and cherry combination. Black Forest ice cream was always a childhood treat at my house, which was my inspiration for this incredible superfood smoothie bowl. Loaded in fresh fruits and veggies, blood stabilizing protein and healthy fats, we eat this as a meal replacement in my house. The whole family enjoys it and it’s secretly loaded in superfoods: dark cherries, cacao, and maca. Good Mood Food Did you know that 95% of Serotonin is made in your gut, not your brain? Yup, our healthy gut bacteria helps make neurotransmitters that regulate our mood and emotions. Which means, our microbiome is directly proportional to the health of our brains. This…

  • Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw

    There’s nothing better than a delicious peanut butter sauce, am I right? Seriously though this Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw has a creamy richness with a hint of sweetness and a light crunch. It’s the perfect summer salad! I made this one day on a whim, using some simple ingredients I had on hand and it has become a family favorite! Loaded with superfoods like: Cabbage Carrots Bell peppers Scallions Garlic Ginger Almonds Cilantro Olive oil It’s really hard to mess this one up. I just love peanut butter so much that my sauce has quite a bit of it in there. Did you know that there was a study that showed women who…