Mini Refined Sugar Free Zucchini Bread with Lemon (gluten free, paleo)

A quick 5-minute blender recipe for individually sized and refined sugar free zucchini bread. This fluffy loaf is naturally sweetened with dates and almond flour and perfect for every morning. Saturday mornings. That time when you crave a peaceful morning, with an almond milk cappuccino and a nice pastry. Perhaps you’re enjoying a lovely conversation or…

How to make guilt free and paleo rhubarb coconut popsicles

Have you ever planned the perfect outdoor barbecue, complete with homemade popsicles anticipating the July heat, only to be greeted by thunderstorms, gray skies and hail? That was me… yesterday. Turns out, popsicles are still delicious even if it’s not 100 degrees. This week’s frozen treat is extra exciting because it’s part of #itsglurenfreepassiton’s frozen treats…

Brûléed Grapefruit (no sugar added) with Tossed Arugula

Sometime late last year we  had friends in town, so brunch was a must. I was trying to pick a place with healthier and lighter options and didn’t go with my traditional eggs and mimosas brunch spots.  I picked Crema Coffee House in Denver’s Rino neighborhood for its funky atmosphere and fun menu. Part of Crema’s draw…

Apple Tart with Drop Cookie Crust

Freestyle baking requires being ok with things not turning out exactly how you intended. But that’s the trade-off for stumbling into delicious new creations you never expected. That is the beauty of freestyle baking, and that is the story behind this apple tart with drop cookie crust recipe. As always, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. There’s also a vegan options and as long as you can dice and stir, you should be able to master it 🙂

Chocolatey Coconuty Magic Bars

Magic Bar Recipe – The perfect goey chocolate and caramelly bar that’s actually healthy! Gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free! yes please

Easy, Healthy Baked Oatmeal made with Peaches and Rhubarb

What’s Inside: This easy egg alternative will save time in the mornings. Gluten, dairy and refined sugar free healthy baked oatmeal made with peaches and rhubarb recipe is vegan with just enough cinnamon and nutmeg. Can you imagine a world without your favorite food? I’m talking about a staple of your diet that feeds into nearly…

Coconut Berry Sundae with Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Drizzle

If there’s anything that the 4th of July week can remind us of, it’s that you can’t let the classics fade away. Per usual, I spent my holiday finding ways to “healthify” a classic: the ice cream sundae. Instead of jarred fudge, maraschino cherries and brownies, this coconut berry sundae with homemade peanut butter chocolate…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Mixed Berries

One of my favorite things to cook used to be custard. It is so rich, creamy and delicious yet deceptively easy to make.  However, in the new world of clean eating, I find myself yearning for a healthier version of creamy goodness for dessert. A version of custard free of sugar and cream and filled with…

Best Denver Restaurants for Delicious Allergen Friendly Food

As much as I love to cook at home, I also enjoy a great night out letting the chefs take over. I often get asked about great places to eat in Denver so I thought I’d post them here for you to reference. These paleo and gluten free restaurants are amazing even for those without…

Indoor S’Mores – Cleaned Up Recipe

The anticipation of roasted marshmallows with melty chocolate around the fire is enough to make me skip out of work and build a mini fire in my backyard. But then I’m always disappointed by the fact I have to chug a whole bottle of water to wash down the intense amount of sugar. Not. Any….

What I Learned from 1 Year of Clean Living

Today is the anniversary of my journey to wellness through clean eating and intentional living. Today Marks 1 Year of Clean Living! Looking Back There’s plenty to reflect upon on this one year anniversary: where I started, where I am now, and what I’ve learned.  I started this new adventure on January 11 last year….

Masala Chai Fudge Squares

Chocolate fudge is always a delicious treat… but chocolate masala chai fudge squares? Those are even MORE amazing! The warming flavors of ginger, clove, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg transform these amazing fudge squares into a next level treat.  It’s like warm chai tea with sweet ginger cookies and dark chocolate squares all in one. Dinner…

Elvis Cookies: Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon 

It’s time to get crazy! I’m talking a cookie without any of the normal cookie ingredients crazy: no flour, no sugar, no butter. OK, that might not be THAT crazy, but I think its pretty exciting 🙂 And they’re called Elvis Cookies, so ya, pretty crazy and exciting. I guess that means I’m getting old. HaHaHa! This…

Homemade Marshmallows- as clean as you can get em’

Marshmallows are the best! When we bought our new house and it already had a fire pit installed in the back, my first purchase was cool, new glow-in-the-dark marshmallow sticks. I was sooo excited to break in that fire pit with some delicious, toasted marshmallows. Despite my mutual love for marshmallows and clean eating, I…