fudgy sweet potato brownies

This rich, fudgy brownie allows you to feel good about chocolate and bone up on nutrients while you indulge a little!  Nothing excites me more than cheating “cheat meals” by making healthy desserts that actually taste great.  The recipe helps satisfy your sweet tooth with very little sugar (only 1 Cup of sugar for the […]

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copycat samoas

A vegan, no bake version of everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie! This uncanny samoa replacement lets you enjoy all the delicious flavors of the coconut cookies without any refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Your wallet and your waist line will thank you…and I’m pretty sure your taste buds will thank me 😉 Grab […]

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paleo banana bread

This recipe is a result of several disappointing attempts at creating a grain-free banana bread that doesn’t taste like cardboard. My last experiment using coconut flour was an epic failure so I was a little hesitant to give it another shot. Thankfully this recipe worked out and I was able to pull it off without […]

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paleo chocolate cake

Here’s a nice treat for all of you chocolate lovers and health nuts out there. It’s grain free and naturally sweetened with delicious medjool dates. One of my favorite things about this recipe is the fact that I combine all of the ingredients in my food processor and make clean up a bit easier on […]

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vegan flap jacks

It’s no secret, breakfast food is my absolute favorite thing to make, eat, and photograph. There’s nothing quite like Saturday morning light hitting your short stack of freshly made pancakes. Nothing as comforting as the sound of percolating coffee as the aroma wafts into sleepy bedrooms. In my mind, breakfast equals comfort! Since I’m constantly […]

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creamy rosemary mushroom pasta

All this talk about a New York blizzard is making me crave comfort food!  This creamy concoction was easy to throw together and it held up nicely to the January chill. Featuring one of my favorite flavor duos, this recipe features mushrooms and rosemary as a satisfying alternative to meat.  Just grab a few ingredients and […]

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{coconut macaroon pancakes}

I can’t help but have tiny obsession with coconuts. Aside from being incredibly delicious, coconuts are full of nutrients and they are such a versatile ingredient.  Coconut products have made healthy cooking so much easier and more satisfying. Coconut milk in dairy free recipes, coconut flour instead of wheat, the list goes on… After some […]

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{copycat Quest Bars}

I love a yummy on-the-go snack as much as the next gal but I also insist on eating whole, natural foods. Unfortunately, many protein bars on the market not only cost an arm and a leg but they are packed with brown rice syrup (AKA processed sugar), sucralose (AKA Splenda), and soy protein isolate, which […]

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{3 ingredient banana pancakes}

There’s nothing like a pending tropical vacation to get you motivated to drop some L-B’s.  With a trip to Hawaii only 3 weeks away, I really buckled down this past week and have been very happy with the results so far!  I’ve been exercising and eating healthy as long as I can remember- even when […]

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