recipes

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Pomegranate and Pecans

Every year fall rolls around I am anxiously waiting to get my hands on all types of squash especially butternut squash! Full of fiber, potassium and magnesium, squash might be one of the most nutritional and fulfilling vegetables we have. It’s super versatile in that it’s great in both sweet and savory dishes (even sneaking it into places you wouldn’t even realize squash could go!)

This is not just your average roasted butternut squash recipe that settles as a side dish. I’ve taken it a step further and made a complete meal that is both savory as it is sweet and filling. Stuffed with ground meat, added vegetables, sweet bites of pomegranate and roasted pecans this is a great meal to make ahead of time and eat throughout the week.
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Southern Sweet Pepper Jelly

Growing up in the South, pepper jelly with cream cheese and crackers was definitely a thing – you’d undoubtedly find it somewhere on the table at any holiday party, church picnic, or family reunion. But of course it was loaded with refined sugar and artificial coloring to make it thick and *bright* green so when I found myself with a surplus of peppers this summer I decided to whip up a healthy, honey sweetened alternative to the stuff I knew in my childhood! Not only is it a fun throwback, but canning them was a great way for me to use all the peppers I had without any of them going bad!

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Three Easy Paleo Single Serving Desserts

Are you anything like me when that sweet craving hits you’re instantly searching for a recipe that is quick and easy? No need to reach for something unhealthy and processed when you can make any of these paleo sweets desserts in 30 minutes or less! Even as a paleo baker, you might think I have desserts around all the time but I promise you that is very unlikely. Hence why I developed these three single serving desserts so I don’t feel guilty wasting any.

I love making a single-serving dessert when I am cooking for one or even just for two. You’ll most likely be surprised that you won’t even need to head to the grocery store because most of the likely will likely be in your pantry.

I’ve included my top three favorite Paleo Sweets recipes below that make for an incredible dessert, breakfast or quick snack on the go! All paleo-friendly, vegan and grain-free! Do you have a go-to single serving dessert recipe? I would love to know!

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Sweet & Savory Cinnamon Crusted Pork with Apple Compote

If you guys know me, then you know I have a huge sweet tooth, so sweet and savory dishes are totally my jam! And this recipe totally knocks it out of the park.

Ignore the fact that it looks like a lot of instructions because I promise you, this recipe is super easy to make! Plus, there’s are ZERO ingredients that you’ll be unsure about and have to search 3 different health food stores to find. (Seriously, when that happens, just hop on Amazon and you’ll find it in 10 seconds flat!) You probably have half the ingredients already, and the other half can be found at any local grocery store!

Give it a try. Serve it at your next holiday gathering, your Paleo and non-Paleo friends will both be pleasantly surprised!

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Perfect Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Seriously, the holiday season just isn’t complete without with a cookie jar filled with festive cut-out sugar cookies. Cookie Santas, candy canes, reindeer—you’ve got to have them! But the traditional sugar cookie recipe isn’t quite “paleo friendly,” so I had to have a little bit fun and experiment with making my own.

Let me tell you, these hit the spot! Serve them with a little hot cocoa and you’ve got yourself the perfect paleo sugar cookie. You know, I think even Santa would approve if he found these by the tree this year!

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Paleo-Friendly Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce with Coconut Milk

Paleo-Friendly Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce with Coconut Milk

When you’re beginning a paleo diet, one of the harder things to give up is pasta… uhm, no more mac & cheese?! Seriously, who doesn’t love mac & cheese? But there are so many paleo-friendly pasta alternatives.

You’ve got the infamous zoodles (zucchini noodles) that you’ve probably heard about. But you can also use other things like cucumber, beets, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots—you can spiralize so many different foods. And then, of course, there’s spaghetti squash!

I’ll admit, sometimes these paleo “noodles” can take a bit of getting used to, but I promise you’ll get there! And you know what helps? Topping it off with a DELICIOUS sauce! Like this paleo-friendly alfredo sauce. Seriously, this masterpiece can make any pasta dish crave-worthy!

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Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower Head (aka “Roasted Brains!”)

Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower Head (aka “Roasted Brains!”)

Cauliflower has so many health benefits: it can help fight cancer, improve heart health, it’s rich in vitamins and minerals, improves digestion… the list goes on and on! But, it can get kind of boring when you’re just steaming it. Bland and boring veggies are never exciting to see on the dinner table!

Being inspired by Halloween, I decided to try a new take on cauliflower with my “roasted brains” recipe!

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3 No-Bake Paleo Chocolate Treats Your Friends Will Love

3 No-Bake Paleo Chocolate Treats Your Friends Will Love

You’ll love them, your friends will love them, your kids will love them, your parents will love them. Seriously, everyone will love these 3 no-bake chocolate treats! They are SO simple. And get this, you don’t even have to turn on your stove!

For me, these have become the perfect midday snack when I’m craving something sweet. Easy, quick, and delicious! What more could a girl ask for?!

Try them out, experiment with taking your own twist on each of them, and let me know what you think!

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