Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Salad · Side Dish · vegan · Vegetarian

Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Kale Salad (Paleo, Kid-Friendly, Vegan & Vegetarian)

I’ll be the first to admit, it took me a LONNNNNNNG time to like kale. I didn’t get all the hype and to be perfectly honest, I spit it out the first time I tasted it.  After trying kale about 25 different ways, I finally stumbled upon this recipe (that I have modified over the… Continue reading Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Kale Salad (Paleo, Kid-Friendly, Vegan & Vegetarian)

date night · Dessert · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party dish · Vegetarian

Paleo Brownies with Berry Compote (Nut-free and Vegetarian)

Brownies….need I say more? To fancy this dessert up for a dinner party, serve with dairy-free ice cream and a berry compote; perfect for those warm summer nights.  Trust me, you’ll love this one! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Recipe adapted from: The Coconut Mama INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Coconut Flour 1/2 Teaspoon baking… Continue reading Paleo Brownies with Berry Compote (Nut-free and Vegetarian)

Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Paleo · Vegetarian · Whole30

Ketchup (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

I’m making a fun recipe this week that includes ketchup.  I thought it would be a good idea to give ketchup it’s own post considering it’s a highly used condiment, especially with kids. I mean, I gave Dump Ranch it’s own post…..ketchup deserves the same treatment…. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes… Continue reading Ketchup (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

Dessert · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party dish · Vegetarian

Chocolate Nut Bars (Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

I first discovered this recipe when I was planning my best friend’s baby shower.  Her theme was “Let the Adventure Begin….” as she is an outdoors-woman and avid hiker. Along with a trail mix bar, I also wanted to include a hearty “granola” bar to tie in with the theme.  This bar doesn’t contain any… Continue reading Chocolate Nut Bars (Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

Create the Balance · Dessert · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Vegetarian

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free)

I love cookies. Like LOVE cookies.  My husband calls me a cookie monster as I could easily eat an entire box of cookies in one sitting. As a part of my Food Freedom Forever, I’ve accepted this about myself and like an addict, try to control it (LOLz). I am always on the hunt for… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free)

Dinner · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Side Dish · Vegetarian · Whole30

Sweet Potato Fries (Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

Sweet potato fries. I’ve searched high and low, far and wide, Pinterest, Google, Cookbooks, YOU NAME IT, I’VE TRIED THEM ALL!  Too soggy, too dry, burnt, flimsy, too salty, not salty enough. I had just about given up all hope on finding the perfect sweet potato fries until I finally just made up my own… Continue reading Sweet Potato Fries (Whole30, Paleo, Vegetarian, Kid-Friendly)

Breakfast · Chicken · Dinner · Paleo · Vegetarian · Whole30

Buffalo Casserole – 2 ways (Whole30 Paleo Vegetarian)

My former neighbor turned great friend, Sandy, first introduced me to this Buffalo recipe about a year ago.  I kept putting her off thinking it was going to be too spicy and I’d hate it. I was soooooo wrong!  Since then, I have made this recipe, with a few personal tweaks, at least 50 times.… Continue reading Buffalo Casserole – 2 ways (Whole30 Paleo Vegetarian)