Cheat Refrigerator Pickle Chips (Paleo and Vegan)

These are another easy snack my whole family likes. Charlotte eats them with lunch on many days. They really are just small cucumbers with salt and lemon juice but they get transformed and make your basic small cucumber much more appealing to snack on. We use the “Persian cucumbers” from Trader Joes. I’ve seen them…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

Fluffy Vanilla Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan and Paleo)

Oh whipped cream. I love your ways, every day. I just like simple, creamy desserts. And this whipped coconut cream fits the bill no refined sugar, it’s paleo and vegan and I can eat it by the spoonful, ahem, bowlful. A little maple syrup and some vanilla and magic happens. No distinct maple flavor, just…

Savory Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Apple Carrot Soup (Vegan and Paleo)

We had an abundance of delightful sweet potatoes to use up and our original dinner plans got de-railed. Happy Accident. I also stumbled upon some great inspiration at 100 days of real food. The beauty of the soup is how adjustable it is. You can really use any winter squash, add some apple and aromatics…

Piña Colada Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is really really really yummy. Charlotte drank both of ours. It tastes like a piña colada, minus the rum. They don’t recommend adding rum for pregnant ladies and toddlers I guess. We’ve been drinking one green smoothie for snack most days lately and it’s going quite well. I also feel better if she…

Strawberry Flax Power Green Smoothie (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I believe all smoothies should be green if possible. It’s by far one of the easiest ways to get fresh, raw greens into your body, already blended for quick absorption. Charlotte has grown up thinking that all smoothies have spinach in them and that makes them yummy! I hope the normalcy helps keep her open…

Decadently Creamy Green Smoothie (Paleo and vegan friendly)

This smoothie came from the realization that spinach doesn’t make any difference in the taste of a smoothie so why not make a high protein yummy creamy smoothie that just happens to have spinach in it? It turned out extremely well. It tastes like a thick banana maple milkshake and it’s packed with vitamins without…

Grilled Citrus Chicken Breast

This chicken. This chicken. This chicken. It is most definitely our new favorite way to eat it. Period. Good for guests because the presentation is gorgeous. Good for life cause its full of vitamin C and lean protein. Serve with grilled corn or asparagus or green beans and sweet potatoes. Thank me later. Grilled Citrus…

Grilled Citrus Chicken Breast

This chicken. This chicken. This chicken. It is most definitely our new favorite way to eat it. Period. Good for guests because the presentation is gorgeous. Good for life cause its full of vitamin C and lean protein. Serve with grilled corn or asparagus or green beans and sweet potatoes. Thank me later. Grilled Citrus…

Cinnamon Almond Milk with a Touch of Honey

I am always a little wary of the almond milk in the grocery store; some is shelf stable and others are not, and both are heated which eliminates some of the nutrients in the almonds. I also thought it would be great to have almond milk without any additives or preservatives. This one lasts about…