Paleo Sloppy Joes (Garlic / Onion-Free)

I have to be honest… I’ve been craving a good Sloppy Joe since 2015. And it’s finally here. Growing up, Sloppy Joes were a family staple. You know those meals that feel like stereotypical meals for your family in particular? Sloppy Joes were a stereotypical, classic Rice family meal. Every night was family night in my house, but Sloppy Joe night was even moreso. It meant a special occasion. Usually dinner with a movie, and maybe some dessert after. Probably a weird board game, too. OR it meant the complete opposite. On the rare occasion Mom was gone and couldn’t…

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Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Spiced Sugar Pumpkin Seed Topping

Today it FINALLY feels like fall, and I could not be happier! I’m currently in Seattle for a quick Halloweekend getaway to visit my friend Les from The Balanced Berry. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it is to get out of the 100 degree L.A. heat and go to a city where I can finally wear a sweater! Plus, I have the best company. With Halloween so close, it’s been killing me that I haven’t really been feelin’ those fall vibes yet. The weather has a huge effect on that! I need seasons. Even just a few days…

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Golden Milk Salmon (Paleo / Whole 30)

As much as Instagram has its downsides, it will always be the best place to find recipe inspiration. I can always depend on Instagram to get my stomach growling and to inspire me to try something new in the kitchen. A few months ago, I saw Mary Shenouda of The Paleo Chef post a picture of coconut butter salmon, and I was immediately foaming at the mouth in lust. I quickly made her recipe and tried it for myself. Pure heaven.  How had I never thought to put coconut butter on top of salmon before?! Coconut butter and salmon are two…

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Butterbeer Cookies (Paleo)

If you couldn’t already guess, I’m in a Harry Potter mood. Well, I’m always in a Harry Potter mood, but especially now. Whenever fall rolls around and the holidays approach, all I want to do is curl up on the couch under a blanket and watch Harry Potter all day long. I’m also currently debating re-reading the books for the 18th time (I am not exaggerating), but that might be too much of a time commitment for me right now considering all of the other things I should be reading. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you already know what Butterbeer is. If…

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Cabbage Pasta (Paleo w/ Vegan Option, Whole 30)

Happy October! I always love to kick October off with a pumpkin recipe (of course), but this year I wanted to sneak in a pumpkin-inspired recipe that wasn’t just your typical pumpkin baked good. Pumpkin is great for baking, but I don’t think pumpkin gets enough love outside of the baking world, you know? Let’s talk about pumpkin seeds! First of all, pumpkin seeds are an amazing source of protein. If you’re vegan or vegetarian and looking for good sources of protein, pumpkin seeds are always one of my top recommendations. For people who struggle with nuts and seeds because…

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