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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Caffeine-Free Coffee Almond Banana Bread Muffins (Sugar-Free / Paleo / Low-FODMAP / SCD)

Since the moment these beauties first came out of the oven, I’ve been dying to share this recipe with you! These muffins got an overwhelmingly positive response from all of my taste-testers, so I have full confidence you will fall in love with them as well. Especially because they’re sugar-free! Since going on my anti-Candida/anti-food-intolerances diet, I’ve been really into  experimenting with sugar-free baking. I think that most people consume too much sugar. So many people feel dependent on sugar, whether or not they have Candida, and I really want to show people that you don’t need to add sugar or sweeteners to everything. There’s…

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Liver Eggplant Bolognese (Paleo)

        My last post was all about the benefits of organ meats and why they’re so important in our diets. If you haven’t read that post yet, you can read it here. In sum, livers are nutritional powerhouses. They contain a ton of vital nutrients that are really hard to get from other food sources, like Vitamin A, B12, folate, and so on. In that post, I promised to share one of my favorite sneaky liver recipes with you, and here it is. Liver bolognese! Who doesn’t love a good bolognese sauce, right?! Honestly, good ones are pretty hard to…

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