Dark Chocolate Fudge Pecan Cake (Gluten-Free / Vegan)

I was almost ready to tap out and officially take a break until after Christmas, but then I realized that one of you might want to make this glorious cake for your holiday festivities! I’m definitely a planner, so I’ve been planning out my Christmas recipes all week long. So many decisions to make! Do I want chocolate? Do I want something fruity? Do I want a pudding? A cake? Cookies? Brownies? I’m excited to show you guys what I end up making. We’ll see if it works out. In the meantime, though, I would highly suggest baking this dark chocolate…

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Paleo Chocolate Chai Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Before I left L.A. to go back to the Bay Area for winter break, I ran around like a madwoman trying to visit all of my favorite dessert places one last time. The dessert options for a high-maintenance health nut like me in the Bay Area are horrendous. Obviously, I had to go to Yoga-Urt before departing. Guess what their December special was? ICE CREAM SUNDAES. One of the sundae options was froyo on top of a chocolate chai cookie (topped with fudge, coconut whipped cream, the works). As soon as I heard about the chocolate chai cookie, I basically sprinted to the…

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Healthy, Rich Spiced Hot Chocolate (Paleo / Vegan / GF)

Is it really Christmas without hot chocolate? I don’t think so. Hot chocolate is an absolute staple during the holiday season. Thinking about all of the pre-made hot chocolate packets I used to guzzle down year after year for most of my life makes my stomach flip. I don’t even know what’s in those packets, but I know it’s not good. Definitely not real food. Probably gave me gut bugs. Hot chocolate tastes best when it’s healthy. I promise. Aaaaand this recipe has a few little twists, because you know I couldn’t just post about your average hot chocolate. First of all,…

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Golden Milk Pudding / Jell-O (Gluten-free / Paleo / AIP-Friendly)

Good ole’ golden milk. It’s all over the Internet. I don’t mean to sound super cool or anything, buuuut I’ve been drinking golden milk for quite a few years now. Pre-popularity. It’s such a basic recipe that I never thought to even put it on the blog, but I recently came up with a new twist on the old classic. Golden. Milk. Pudding. As much as I love golden milk, I much prefer to eat something rather than drink something. I like substance. There’s also something really soothing about a pudding or a Jell-O. It brings me back to my childhood when…

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Paleo / Vegan Gingerbread Man Cookie Sandwiches

I am utterly inexplicably absolutely completely head-over-heels in love with these cookies. Can we just take a second to acknowledge how exciting it is to finally get into holiday baking?! It’s one of my favorite parts of the season. I feel like every kind of cookie is appropriate and necessary at this time of year. I mean, milk and cookies…Santa… duh. Plus, every cookie is the perfect companion to a warm mug of hot cocoa. Am I right or amirite?! Growing up, I wasn’t really a fan of eating gingerbread man cookies. I was obsessed with the book, The Gingerbread Man, though. When I was…

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