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…

Cool Cucumber Avo Soup

A quick, simple and delicious cucumber avocado soup that cools you off and nourishes and hydrates your body on hot summer days.

Peach Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

This is one of my favorite times of year because Colorado’s very own Palisade peaches are in season!! They are the sweetest and most delicious peaches I’ve ever tasted and I can’t help myself from eating multiple per day. I was tempted to buy a whole crate of them at the farmers’ market yesterday, but…

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…

Healthy Paleo Lemon Bars

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous. We are talking walk in the park, sundress, and bar-b-q beautiful.  And to top it off we had the perfect summer-friendly festivities to help us celebrate. A dear friend of ours graduated law school (Congrats!!!) and another friend celebrated his birthday. Naturally, both of them threw a  bar-b-q to celebrate,…

Sweet Potatoe Fries with Bitchin Sauce

Sometimes you just need a snack: a hearty, carby, delicious snack. And there’s no better time for that kind of snack than before a big day: a big day on the boat, a big day at a beer fest; or, as for me today, a big day at a wedding!! So today I’m indulging, and…

Carrots 2 Ways // using the whole carrot 

In honor of earth day yesterday I thought I’d share a recipe with “reduce, reuse, and recycle” at heart. Food waste is a big problem in the states, and part of that problem is not knowing what to do with all parts of the vegetable! In this recipe we use the whole carrot: the root…

Tahini Carob Fudge

Today was one of those perfect Saturdays. I naturally woke up early and ready to start the day. And! this is the first day I’m bringing back decaf coffee, so I got to sip on the delectably bitter taste of those richly roasted beans. And I did so by the fire, as the sun came…

Day 9 – Planning Ahead

As we enter week 2, I started thinking more seriously about the schedule of adding certain foods into the regimen. One goal I wanted to hit was eating Raw for the first month. Raw is important because when food stays below 200º F the natural occurring enzymes stay in their most active form. These enzymes…

Raw Cauliflower Asparagus Risotto

This is hands down the best thing I’ve made yet on this cleanse. It was warm, it was Raw, it had tons of veggie protein, it had coconut fat, and it was delicious! Most importantly, it did not taste like pureed cilantro and garlic. I went a little overboard on that flavor last week. This…

Temaki Avocado

With my newly added and divinely lipid-ful Avocados, I’m making some avo mango handrolls. These were delicious and fresh and everything you’d want from a raw vegan sushi alternative. I wanted something fresh and juicy to replace the texture you normally get from the raw fish or tomato. The perfect replacement was small cubed watermelon. This fruit…

Today we power drilled a coconut

 I really wanted something creamy. And I wanted something with some fat since I’ve had close to zero of that this week. The answer? A coconut. And then turning that coconut into real whole coconut cream. Yummmm! And how do you get into a coconut when you don’t have a machete on hand? … A…

Day 6 – Canteloupe Carpaccio and “Lassi”

I didn’t eat enough yesterday and I ended up not feeling very well. I was so excited about all the food I bought and creating cool recipes that I didn’t get around to actually eating anything until 5 pm. I had a few dates and my morning (cough… 1pm…cough) Celery juice, but that really isn’t…

the Plan

I’ve been inspired to do a cleanse for a couple  of months now. A series of events made me hopeful that I could reverse my celiac disease and various food intolerances. After an expensive allergist, testing negative for H. Pylori, a Prilosec prescription and negative reaction and trying home-fermented probiotic rich foods,  I got desperate. A…