Cranberry Almond Protein Bars (Paleo + AIP)

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Protein bars: my first experience with them were consuming these giant bars, filled with whey protein and interesting flavors, like Chocolate Mint. I will be honest, I didn’t completely love them. But at the time, I continued eating them because I had some vague notion they were good for exercising. And I knew I wanted …

Strawberry Cream Eggs (AIP / Paleo) {Bonus: Chocolate-Covered Almond Eggs}

Strawberry Cream Eggs

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Easter brings to mind my faith, bunnies, spring, and of course, chocolate covered cream eggs. It’s no secret I love chocolate but knowing how it doesn’t always love me back, I wanted to make a chocolate covered egg that was both AIP and totally delicious. Like something my daughter would gobble up delicious. These Strawberry …

Roasted Chicken with Cherries and Kale

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Following the AIP diet and lifestyle has been such a journey for me. A process of transformation and personal growth. I’ve come to feel such a deep sense of gratitude for all the wonderful, nutritious foods out there. Foods that nourish. Foods that sustain. And I especially love it when a meal comes together that …

Shiitake Salmon Fried “Rice” (AIP / Paleo / Keto)

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Guys, I am so excited about this Shiitake Salmon Fried “Rice”. It features, of course, cauliflower rice. It’s been a godsend for my diet and for so many reasons: it’s versatile, working as a side or part of the main dish; it’s low carb (my body seems to respond better to eating on the lower-carb …

Lemon Frosted Strawberry Donuts (AIP / Paleo / Vegan)

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I’m always on the hunt for recipes that are only fruit-sweetened. Not just for me, but for my whole family. I try to make one weekly “treat” we can all enjoy. Not only because AIP treats are something I can enjoy, but because they’re healthier for everyone in my family. Let’s face it, the Paleo …

Paleo Magic Bars (Egg Free)

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Holidays are coming, and if you’re anything like me, you’re on the hunt for treats to share that aren’t incredibly time-consuming or labor intensive. Over the years, I’ve learned that if it isn’t easy or uncomplicated, then I’m probably not going to have a great time making desserts! Don’t get me wrong, there are times …

Gluten / Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

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Alyssa Reaves frosting a gluten / dairy free chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting This recipe was born out of wanting to make another cupcake that would take less time and fewer steps than the last two cupcake recipes we’ve made (find them here and here). Which, believe me, are both totally worth both the time …

Gluten / Dairy / Soy Free Apple Cider Donuts!!

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Gluten / dairy free apple cider donut, displayed with apple slices, leaves, wheat stalks. October is here friends! Blustery days, burning colors, hot cider and bone-warming stews…and, of course, apple cider donuts. I have wonderful memories of going to a farm with my Uncle and cousins around Thanksgiving and getting warm, just-made cider donuts there. …

Gluten / Dairy Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Gluten / dairy free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bar on plate topped with coconut whipped cream. When we were gearing up for our annual (it was our third year) vacation to Cape Cod, I noticed that everything about the process felt different to me. In a good way. The previous two summers I felt …

Gluten-Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Custard Stuffing

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Gluten dairy free peanut butter cupcake with banana custard stuffing, on a small white plate alongside a cup of coffee and a fork. Bananas and peanut butter. There’s something about this combination that conjures up images of childhood. And, let’s face, of adulthood, too! In fact, I love the two so much that I would …

Gluten / Dairy Free / Vegan Fudgy Peanut Butter Nuggets

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Fast and super simple to make (though more of a mouthful to say!), these fudgy peanut butter nuggets are extremely versatile – you can mix them into baked goods (like our upcoming recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip bars), top ice cream with them, or just enjoy ’em as is (though they will quickly disappear …

Gluten-Dairy-Free Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lime Buttercream

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  Gluten-Dairy-Free Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lime Buttercream Here in the Northeast, September still feels a bit like summer. Better than summer, in some ways: the air is just a touch cooler, the sun not quite as hot, but the days are breezy and warm. And while September is time of returning, to school, to …