Vegan Artichoke Hummus Tacos with Carrot Top Pesto

 Quick and easy dinner recipe idea with household staples and leftovers: full of veggies and greens, gluten free, dairy free, and nut free and vegan Artichoke Hummus Tacos with Carrot Top Pesto Creativity is born from constraint, or at least that’s how the saying goes. And there’s some great proof of it with a simple…

Toasted Pecan, Cucumber, Basil, and Peach Salad

This toasted pecan, cucumber, basil, and peach salad is super fresh and incorporates summer and fall flavors into one great gluten and dairy free dish. It’s also super quick and sugar-free. Fall might be here, but I’m holding onto Spring. This toasted pecan, cucumber, basil, and peach salad is super fresh and incorporates summer and…

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…

Savory Watermelon Basil Salad

What’s Inside: Fresh garden herbs and juicy watermelon make this savory watermelon basil salad recipe a perfect side dish for hot summer days. Dairy, Grain, Gluten Free + Vegan. I wasn’t going to try it. It sounded, frankly, like a horrible combination. Olives, oil, red onions and feta mixed with large watermelon cubes sat amongst…

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…

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…

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

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…

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Kale Sauce Flatbread

Did you know you could have pizza without cheese? Ya.. I’m serious. I started ordering my gluten free pizzas without cheese about a year and a half ago. And, you know what? They.  Are. Awesome! You don’t even really miss the cheese.  I’ve gotten a few weird looks, (that’s for sure!) but it’s worth it…

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…