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…

Rhubarb Cashew Ice Cream Cake!

If you suffer food allergies, the words “ice cream cake” can be hard to hear. We allergy sufferers are accustomed to missing out on certain community eating situations (birthday cake, pre-dinner cheese plates, the standard hamburger and hot dog barbecue) but nothing really compares to watching all of your friends devour a delicious ice cream cake…

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…

The Best 12 Paleo Kebab Recipes for Summer

I’ve been grilling all sorts of delicious things this summer (especially fruit inspired skewers) and there’s something amazingly primal about sitting outside, eating fruit caramelized on open fire.  That’s what summer is all about: hanging outside with friends and family grilling fresh, delicious food. For me this summer, grilling is all about paleo kebabs (…or skewers……

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

Sometimes you need a personal cake, so you make this Easy Single Serving Paleo Lemon Almond Cake and don’t even feel bad – sugar, dairy, grain & gluten free 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…

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…