Recipes

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Paleo)

If you love a chewy chocolate chip cookie, (thinking about those fresh baked Mrs. Fields cookies we used to get in high school. Why were those sold at school?! Do they still do that??) I think you’ll like this healthier version. The tahini gives them a rich, gooey cookie dough […]

 

Matcha Bars

For me, matcha was an acquired taste. I can only handle it in a tea with lots of vanilla almond milk to cut the bitterness. Using it in recipes makes it much more palatable, and the bright green color is pretty awesome. When I was in the blitz phase of […]

 

Toasted Coconut Brown Rice with Kale

My next door neighbor brought a brown rice dish similar to this one to our bbq a couple weeks ago, and I legit devoured it. It was one of those awkward moments where you feel bad that you’re eating too much of what your guest brought, because they won’t have […]

 

Honey-Ginger Chicken Thighs

Once I finally tried a properly cooked chicken thigh, I never went back to buying chicken breasts again! There is so much more flavor, thanks to the additional fat in the meat. (Thighs have about three times more fat than chicken breasts.) If you’re still stuck in the “low-fat” mentality […]

 

Instant Pot Rice & Beans

I’ve made this dish at least 6 times, but it always turned out a little different… sometimes a little too soupy, sometimes too mushy. I finally nailed it and decided this one was worth sharing. I love that it’s all in one pot, and that the prep is literally 5-10 […]

 

Paleo Twix Bars

These Paleo Twix Bars are one of the most satisfying desserts I’ve ever made. They’re salty, sweet, buttery, and, if you freeze them like I do, they *kinda* satisfy an ice cream craving. It seems like a lot of work, but I promise you it’s not. It does take a […]

 

Morning Oatmeal with Coconut Milk

Sometimes I love a cold smoothie in the morning, but there’s something so grounding and comforting about warm oatmeal. In this version, I finish cooking my oats with coconut milk to add creaminess. It also makes the oatmeal a bit heartier and more satiating thanks to the fat in the […]

 

Mind-blowing Meatballs

Spaghetti with meat sauce has been a regular favorite at our house, but I’ve grown tired of it. It doesn’t feel special enough, and for some reason, I don’t love it for leftovers. I’ve been all about the “cook once, eat 2-3 times” strategy, because lately it feels like I’m… […]

 

Lasagna Bolognese (gluten free, dairy free)

This lasagna recipe doesn’t fit in with my typical “30 minutes or less” mantra, but if you have two hours on a weekend, this is the recipe that keeps on giving all week. Most American lasagnas tend to be very cheesy (ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, etc). While that’s insanely good, the […]

 

Classic Lentil Soup

This lentil soup has been on repeat for the last few months, varying a little each time. It’s so easy to prepare. Just chop a few veggies, saute, and add lentils and spices. After 20 minutes, it’s perfectly soft and ready to eat. Lentils are a fantastic source of protein […]