October 23, 2013 Thumbnail image for Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

I was trying to think of a delicious Fall recipe and I knew two things. I wanted to use pumpkin and my favorite sweetener, maple syrup. News of a contest put on by Pure Canadian Maple Syrup also crossed my path, inspiring me to get into the kitchen and create something to tempt any taste […]

June 13, 2013 Thumbnail image for Paleo Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dad! (Gluten-free)

Paleo Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dad! (Gluten-free)

These cookies don’t need a long intro because, heck, they speak for themselves. Chocolate, bacon, coconut? I even managed to use my leftover almond pulp from the almond milk I made earlier in the week. I simply stored it in the freezer. When I was ready to use it, I defrosted it and added it […]

April 16, 2013 Thumbnail image for ***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

Have you seen the movie Love’s Kitchen? It’s a somewhat cheesy “rom com” about a chef and a food critic. If you are bored one day and are into this kind of thing, check it out on Netflix. What is my point? Well, in the movie they prepare these amazing trifle desserts. A proper English […]

February 8, 2013 Thumbnail image for Orange Chocolate Paleo Cakies (Egg-free)

Orange Chocolate Paleo Cakies (Egg-free)

A while back I was talking with my friend, and fellow health coach, Chloe Lauer of Zest for Life Today. We were talking about coconut flour recipes and I was commenting how every recipe I saw had eggs in it. Unfortunately for me, I have an egg sensitivity. So I usually make my baked goods […]

July 16, 2012 Thumbnail image for Parisian Macarons

Parisian Macarons

Have you ever tasted a Parisian macaron? A well-prepared macaron will melt in your mouth. One bite and the macaron owns you. You realize that no cookie will ever be as good as your precious macaron. Ok, slight exaggeration there, but this is no ordinary cookie. Now, have you ever tried to purchase said macaron? […]

April 30, 2012 Thumbnail image for Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

I have recently been trying to cut down on my intake of sweets. I have been off refined sugar for a while (except for the occasional treat), but I do still enjoy maple syrup, coconut sugar, and some other natural sweeteners here and there. My acupuncturist mentioned the other day that it seemed I had […]

March 19, 2012 Thumbnail image for Assorted Tartlettes: Lemon Coconut and Raw Chocolate Banana

Assorted Tartlettes: Lemon Coconut and Raw Chocolate Banana

I was in an experimental mood this weekend, so I decided it might be fun to try my hand at some cute little tarts, or tartlettes. I love lemon desserts for Spring, so I was determined to fill one of my tartlettes with a decadent lemon pudding. Fortunately, I got the recipe right on the […]

January 23, 2012 Thumbnail image for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies! The combination of textures, salty and sweet tastes, and the plump, juicy raisins with spicy cinnamon. The other night after I got home from a long day in my beautiful city (brunch, beach, and a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf). I decided what better way to finish off this perfect day then […]