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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie Ingredients

3/4 cup roasted butternut squash*
1 cup steamed, then frozen cauliflower
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 – 1 banana
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen (optional)

* To make, cut one whole butternut squash in half, remove…

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is what dreams are made of.  I kid you not, before you dismiss it because it’s vegan, gluten-free and paleo, give it a shot.  I’ve used Dreena Burton’s pumpkin pie recipe for the past few years and it’s good—the filling is to die for, but the crust…

Nut Milk 101

When I tell people that I don’t eat or drink dairy, I usually get one, or some combination, of the below…
“Omg I would die, how do you survive?”

“I could never give up cheese.”

“What do you put in your coffee?”
Well, I can tell you one, I’m not dead—still kickin’, two,…

The Best Paleo Pancakes

If you’ve read my paleo matcha pancake post, then you know that pancakes hold a special place in my heart. I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a solid pancake recipe in their arsenal of breakfast recipes. I’ve endured many a squishy pancake through several rounds of recipe testing,…

This Is 30

The Friday before our flight we found out that C’s father was going on hospice care.  C’s father had been suffering from dementia and a progressive decline in health for the past several years, however over the past few months and during his last weeks, the deterioration had increased…

DIY Coconut Yogurt

It’s not hard to see that non-dairy yogurt is trending. The number of soy, almond and coconut yogurt options at the grocery store seems to grow almost daily.  Fermented food is already having a major moment due to the fact that research continues to support the importance of having…

Cabo City Guide

I’ve finally recovered from a less than graceful ending (thank you infamous “Mexico bug”) to my trip to Cabo for my 30th birthday, and thankfully lived to tell the story. Instead of throwing a birthday bash for my big 3-0, I decided to escape the doom and gloom rain…