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…

Grilled Cantaloupe Prosciutto Skewers

Everybody loves a good barbecue… but as a girl who doesn’t eat buns, I get a little tired of the hot dogs and burgers. Sure, I can throw an organic sausage on a plate with a heaping mound of dairy free coleslaw and call it a day.  But, I often find myself wanting something a…

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…

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu – Healthy, Paleo, Whole 30, GF, DF

Raise your hand if you ever made breakfast in bed for Mom on Mother’s Day! …Me. Me! I guess though, if we’re being honest, it wasn’t really me who made the breakfasts in bed. It was more me and bro making a huge mess in the kitchen while Dad made real breakfast in bed. At least…

Grain Free Bacon Spinach Quiche

What happens when you get 13 people staying in one house for a weekend? A lot of dishes. We’ve been known to host 11 additional people in our house at once! It can get kind of tight and a lot of air mattresses are involved, but it is AWESOME! The best thing to have on…

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Everyone knows the struggle of finding a perfectly ripe avocado. Eat them too soon and they are hard as rock and devoid of flavor.  When you get that perfect avocado, there is nothing better than sprinkling it with a little salt and pepper and eating it straight out of the skin with a spoon. 🙂 This…

Beet, Dandelion and Grass-Fed Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash

Right now I’m sitting in Richmond, Virginia for a wedding weekend. The weather man predicted a mix of rain and clouds, but it is gorgeous and sunny here! Everything is green and spring is in the air. It’s the perfect kind of weather to enjoy a day in the park soaking in the sun followed…

Simple 5 Ingredient Egg Salad Kale Wraps

Growing up we only had egg salad sandwiches once a year, and that was obviously after the Easter Bunny dumped a ridiculous amount of hard-boiled eggs into our home. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious. They just aren’t something I really crave on the daily. It probably has something to do with the fact that…

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs – Make your Own Food Dyes with Food!

I feel like food dye is most commonly found in frosting, and I just don’t make that much frosting. I’m gonna go ahead and call that a good thing, but ever since I saw a food network show with blueberry dyed frosting, I’ve been dying to try it. Plus, now that I’ve detoxed my life and cut…

Awesome Kale Green Sauce!

We could all use more greens, am I right? Why not sneak ’em in where you’d least expect them? Like pizza sauce or a salad dressing! That’s right, this  Awesome Kale Green Sauce is just that… a sauce packed with delicious nutritious greens that you can sneak into your not-quite-as-healthy meals to give them that something extra….

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….

Healthy Creamy Chip Dip

There were stretches in college when I practically lived off chips and salsa. We would go to this one bar happy hour on Tuesdays where one margarita got you access to  all you can eat chips, salsa, cheese dip and bean dip – and that would be dinner! My how times have changed! Though I…