Chai Chia Rice Pudding (Fake Oatmeal) (Paleo / Vegan)

Now that I’m on “the protocol,” I’m trying to switch up my breakfasts as much as I can to keep things interesting. I’ve learned the hard way that my body doesn’t like having the same foods every single day, so it’s important to rotate my meals. I’m also trying to figure out ways to make myself forget that I can’t have heaps of vegetables with every meal now. It’s a real struggle. The way this recipe was born is kind of weird. Also kind of funny. It all started with the name. My roommates and I were sitting around enjoying…

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Paleo Eggplant Lasagna (w/ Vegan Option)

People always ask me what I miss most from my gluten days. The truth is, I don’t miss much. As hard as it is for some to believe, I can easily replace anything I miss. I truly believe you can make a healthier version of any dish, and magically, it tastes even better than the unhealthy version. Real food always tastes better. Take pasta, for example. I used to be a huuuuuge pasta girl. I think I ate pasta almost every single day of the first 18 years of my life. Italian food is divine. I realize now that it wasn’t…

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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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Thanksgiving 2016 Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving is almost a week away! ….What?! Where has the time gone?! I know it’s cliche to say, but it’s so true. Whenever a holiday comes up, I dedicate extra time to Pinterest/blog stalking for festive recipes. Does anyone else think it’s weird that we associate specific foods and flavors with certain holidays? Like, who decided that? I mean, don’t get me wrong – I love it! I’ve only posted 8,000 pumpkin recipes this fall. Nonetheless, I still think it’s interesting. Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays. How could it not be? It’s all about food, and we all know there’s nothing I…

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Paleo Chai Banana Pumpkin Bread

Is it even fall without a pumpkin recipe? NOOOOOPE. There’s been a can of pumpkin sitting on my baking shelf for a few months now, staring at me, taunting me. I have been SO excited to hop into ALL THINGS pumpkin – which started with my most recent fall candle haul, if you didn’t see that extravaganza. The funny thing is, I didn’t even like pumpkin until about 2 years ago. Yup, I went most of my life without ever even trying a pumpkin pie. It just did not sound good to young, inexperienced Christina. Was anyone else late to the pumpkin game? Thank…

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