Chocolate Chip Coconut Zucchini Muffins (Paleo / Vegan / Sugar-Free)

When I first transitioned over to eating a healthier diet a few years ago, I became obsessed with baking healthy treats. I have always had a sweet tooth, and I probably always will. When I changed my diet, I was in college, and I was surrounded by people who ate cookies and muffins and cupcakes and ice cream all the time without thinking about it. At first, I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to do that anymore because of my food intolerances. Then, I turned to the Internet, and I discovered a whole new world. I spent hours…

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Cashew Pesto Sauce & Pesto Tomato Chicken Bake (Paleo)

I recently realized that I have thousands of photos hiding on my external hard drive that need to be organized ASAP. I always see them as I search for other specific photos, but I honestly never have the motivation to actually sit down and sort through everything. There always seems to be something more important to do. The problem is that there are a lot of gems in there! So I’m going to start getting around to it… I think. Anyways, going through old photos made me realize how many recipes I made and took photos of a long time ago,…

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Paleo & Vegan Walnut “Cheese” Sauce

What’s the most common thing people say they can’t give up when going dairy-free? Cheese. It’s always cheese. Giving up cheese wasn’t that hard for me, but I quickly discovered that I actually love paleo and vegan cheese replacements. Much much better than regular dairy. Is that weird? As I started trying more and more vegan restaurants and paleo dishes, I quickly realized that cheese-flavored things, without real cheese, were my weakness. Nowadays, more and more people are going dairy-free. 80% of the adult population is lactose intolerant. Most people stop creating lactase, which is the enzyme necessary to break down lactose,…

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Creamy Chicken Piccata (Paleo)

When it comes to recipe inspiration, I’ve been feeling really nostalgic lately. I keep thinking about the meals that were my absolute favorites growing up – meals that remind me of simpler times when there was a lot of food, family, friends, laughter, and togetherness. Meals that have a lot of memories attached to them. Chicken piccata is one of those meals that will always remind me of my hometown and family. It wasn’t a dish that I got to eat very often, but everyone knew it was my favorite. It was my “special occasion” meal, and I always felt…

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Paleo Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas (Easy Enchilada Sauce & Vegan Sour Cream)

Hands down, this dish is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life. It’s also one of the most visually appealing things I’ve ever pulled together, so I’m very proud of that. WHO’S READY FOR A FIESTA?! I cannot tell you the last time I had an enchilada. Actually, I can. It was a crappy chicken enchilada from the Mexican to-go restaurant by the dorms at UCLA. They only served enchiladas one day each week, and I always looked forward to enchilada day. I ate the same meals over and over again every other day of the…

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