Monthly Archives: January 2015

Raspberry Delight Smoothie & Coconut Milk Selection

I threw this together recently while working on limiting my consumption of the holiday related decadent dessert sweet treats. It’s chock full of healthy fat from coconut milk and antioxidants from the sweet spices and fruit. The flavor just hit the spot for me and I keep making it several times per week as a dessert or snack. I use my Ninja blender with the single serve attachment to make it, but you can easily multiply the recipe by however many servings you need.


Garlic Lover’s Hummus


Hummus is definitely among the foods I sometimes miss. It’s also among my occasional cheats when I’m out in social situations where it’s the least “bad for me” food to eat a little of on the hors d’oeuvres table. I love dipping vegetable sticks into guac and hummus; who doesn’t?! I was pretty excited when I found out you can make some Paleo friendly hummus using cauliflower as the base rather than garbanzo beans/chick peas. My recipe is garlic and tahini heavy, which is how I love it!



Guacamole is one of those super satisfying and delicious foods. Use it as a dip or a spread, serve with fresh cut vegetables or on top of your burger. For anyone who has never made guacamole before, it doesn’t get easier than this! This recipe is mild, but you can dice up and add 1 or more jalapeño peppers to give it some kick. The photo above is the basic guac without any cilantro.


Lemon Mug Cake

(null)This recipe has been inspired by another one, so I am giving credit where it is due to Laura Epps’ Paleo in Comparison for my inspiration. I made a few tweaks based on my ingredients and taste preferences. It’s a deliciously moist cake; yum! Here is the original recipe: Coconut Lime Mug Cake.

Not a usual thing for me, but I had this for lunch the other day with some veggies (Carrot sticks and Cauliflower hummus). I was craving carbs and found this recipe, which is compliant with my current sugar detox plan. It includes real food ingredients, feels like decadence, yet isn’t an insane splurge, so it was perfect! (more…)

Sweet Potato Apple Crunch

IMG_2361.JPGYum! This is a dessert I default to a lot. This month I’ve been committed to kicking the sugar habit, aka forcing sugar to release its strong hold on me, so I’ve adapted my dessert to comply with the sugar detox plan.