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…

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Cinnamon

Summertime  is all about BBQ and delicious fresh produce… so why not bring the two together in perfect harmony? You already know that I like to grill fruit on a stick, like with these grilled cantaloupe prosciutto skewers. Cantaloupe, however, is not the only fruit I like to caramelize on the grill. And while grilled pineapple…

Easy Single Serving Paleo Lemon Almond Cake

Have you ever been sitting at your desk and spontaneously thought “I need cake!” This happens to me sometimes, especially in long meetings. (Tell me I’m not the only one) 🙂 I’m not talking about typical cake, either. I’m talking about a healthy, grain free, gluten free, dairy free cake with a hint of toasted…

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…

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 🙂

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….

11 of the best healthy pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin season usually means pumpkin pies, lattes, whipped cream and sugar hangovers. But not this year! There are tons of absolutely amazing ways to enjoy pumpkin with no sugar, dairy or grain at all! From soups and curries to no bake bites, see how these awesomely creative and healthy pumpkin recipes can improve your holiday season….

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…

Homemade Pumpkin Purée – Skip the Can and Make your Own!

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. These days, we all know it’s fall well before Mother Earth does.  I think pumpkin-spice-lattes start to cover the internet before the leaves even start to change! And I have to admit, I do love me some pumpkin… and pumpkin spice… and everything nice 😉 But most of the traditional stuff has something I…

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

Peaches n’ Kale Smoothie Bowl

Peaches n Kale Smoothie Bowl Recipe – A delicious peaches n’ cream smoothie bursting with antioxidants and protein. Topped with fruit and wholesome granola, it’s a perfect way to start the day or treat yourself at night.

Grilled Peaches

If you’ve been following along, you know that I have a very big thing for Peaches, especially late season Palisade Peaches! Peaches make an amazingly sweet and healthy dessert all on their own, but sometimes you want just a little more. Throwing the peaches on the grill gives them a slightly caramelized taste and it’s always…

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake {vegan + grain free}

June was busy… busy, busy, busy. I lead into the month with a Memorial Day wedding, followed by a relatively calm first week. Then I dove right in with a 10 day trip to Prague and Dubrovnik (which was amazing!!! more to come on that soon :)) before rocking it for my  friend’s last single Hoorah at her…