• honey hemp cashew clusters
    Holiday,  Paleo Sweets,  Snacks

    Honey Hemp Cashew Clusters (GF/Paleo)

    These delicious cashew clusters were actually invented by my daughter. While we were snacking on some Trader Joe’s Sesame Cashews she said, “Mom, these would be better if they were rolled in hemp seeds instead of sesame seeds.” And that was it. We ran straight to the kitchen determined to come up with a honey cashew cluster that featured the delicious superfood hemp. My daughter and I recipe tested until we came up with the perfect cashew cluster that was refined sugar free and delicious. We used a blend of honey and maple syrup as the base. Melted in some butter and added a few extras: cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Then we roasted…

  • paleo gingerbread
    Holiday,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats

    The Best Paleo Gingerbread Recipe (GF/DF/Paleo)

    Tis the season for all things gingerbread. I’m knee deep in baked goods this time of year and this Paleo Gingerbread recipe is always a favorite. In fact, it’s so good that I barely had time to snap a pic before my family devoured them all! This recipe is great for the family or holiday get togethers. No one will even notice it’s healthy! Vegan Substitution I’ve been meaning to try a vegan version using flax eggs but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I have backyard chickens so I am always looking for ways to use up the eggs. However, if you do want to make this one vegan, just stir 2…

  • paleo cranberry bars
    Holiday,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Paleo Cranberry Bars (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    What in the world do you do with all that leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving? Sometimes I make Turkey sandwiches, sometimes I eat it out of the bowl, but most of the time I make my favorite dessert: Paleo Cranberry Bars. If you love cranberries like I do, check out my Gluten Free Cranberry Crumb Bar recipe and learn a little more about the health benefits of cranberries here. But if you are looking for something extra nutritious and grain free, you’ve come to the right place. These bars are crunchy and buttery on the bottom thanks to the generous use of coconut oil. They have a gooey sweet tart cranberry filling and…

  • paleo pumpkin pie
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    Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars (GF/DF/Paleo)

    Instead of traditional pumpkin pie this year, I opted for super simple Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars (forks optional!) The sweet pumpkin filling pairs perfectly with a buttery almond crust. This is the first year I baked my pie in bars and let me tell you, I don’t think I’m going back. First, you don’t need a pie tin. Second, they are easier to cut and serve. And third, you can eat them with your hands. Enough said. For the first time ever, I saw evaporated coconut milk in the store. I used it in this recipe along with pumpkin, egg, maple syrup and spices which gives this pie the most decadent flavor. I…

  • cranberry oat bars
    Holiday,  Treats,  Vegan

    Gluten Free Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars (GF/V)

    It’s cranberry season! I love cranberries but I really only use them during November and December when the grocery stores are stockpiled with fresh ones. This is my first cranberry recipe of the season and it’s delicious. These super simple vegan + gluten free cranberry oatmeal bars are great for breakfast, a snack on the go, or topped with ice cream for dessert. I added Wild Orange Essential Oil to mine. You can purchase DoTerra essential oil on my website here. It is the only brand I currently recommend due to issues with purity in the industry. It gives the whole dish a wonderful cranberry orange flavor. But this is totally optional. you…