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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā 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 РSkip 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 ūüėČ 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…

Cinnamon Pecan Bread

Its surprisingly cold and rainy this week in Denver. April showers are definitely taking their turn and not quite ready to turn over their rein to May flowers. To celebrate the rain I made this delicious cinnamon-pecan bread. It is a great ode to winter-time flavors and sweet spring cakes at the same time. Plus…

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Milkshakes used to be my Jam! I worked in an ice cream parlor¬†all of high-school, for goodness sake. I might have grown a teeny-bit of an addiction to the stuff. There is something about the cool creamy consistency of a shake that I really love and can’t seem to give up. Even when I¬†wasn’t on…

Shamrock Shake – au natural

Shamrock shakes are super interesting things. They are green; they are sweet; they are minty fresh. You can celebrate the Irish while also looking forward to spring which makes them perfect for March. But… I’m not quite sure what is in them… and that’s nothing to celebrate. So as I would LOVE¬†to have a green…

Banana Boats – Grilled Banana Heaven

What happens when you grill a banana? Even better.. what happens when you stuff a banana with peanut butter and chocolate and THEN¬†grill it? Amazingness. Pure awesome. A great alternative to my former favorite fire-friend: s’mores These were so delicious they seemed to disappear! This is a super easy way to have a sweet treat…

5 minute cake 

One of the hardest things about a cleanse is wanting something rich and not having 45 minutes to create it. Hence, the 5 minute cake. It’s all the glory of something instant with all of the health of made-from-scratch baking. Well, health might be a stretch but its a heck of a lot better than…