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AIP Lemon Blueberry Coffeecake {egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

Egg-free baking is a challenge. Just sayin’. Which makes every victory sweeter. This post contains affiliate links. You’ll love this healthy, sweet, substantial treat, great for breakfast and spiked with cassava flour– you know, my favorite source of resistant starch. If you’re not already baking with it, I hope you will. Here’s where to get it. They provide the best …

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies~ Paleo, GAPS {with carob alternative!}

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats 19 Comments

Yes siree, you need these in your life~ whether for a special treat, to take to a picnic or party, or as your freezer staple. (We keep cookies in our freezer, because you never know when your husband might need one. 😉 ) This post contains affiliate links. Coconut butter is such a fun baking ingredient! I share it in …

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Marionberry Cheesecake Pie {grain-free, Primal}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

The center of this pie is like blancmange. It could stand on its own. (For those of you who are lactose intolerant, I found an organic, probiotic cream cheese that is lactose free, by a company called Green Valley Organics, at our Natural Grocers. It’s great and worth finding. Nancy’s brand is also a good option, because they ferment theirs …

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Mojito Popsicles~ for grown-ups! {Alcoholic & Paleo}

Megan Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

Mojito is one of the best ice cream flavors. We serve it at our cafe, a dairy-free ice “cream”, and it’s well loved. We love the addition of cucumber, so I’ve added it here, too. These popsicles are the perfect grown-up celebration of summer. This post contains affiliate links. For those who enjoy alcohol, like my hubby, it’s super fun …

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Paleo Pie Crust — easy, flaky, crimps beautifully

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 24 Comments

It was my mission to create the perfect Paleo pastry dough after discovering cassava flour. It’s white flour, after all. And our family hasn’t had real pie crust for about 6 years. Soooo… May and June (and the thought of summer fruits) finally made me do it. This post contains affiliate links. When rhubarb came, it was a reminder that …

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Fresh Herb Vinaigrette~ perfect for summer salads…

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides 22 Comments

Summer eating is different than how we eat the rest of the year. For one, we eat out of doors more often, feeling the fresh air and smelling the sun. Secondly, we eat more fresh food, freshly picked from local farms. So we delight in simple ingredients: the flavor of a tomato, the loveliness of butter lettuce, how good basil …

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Cinnamon Ice Cream~ {Paleo, Primal Raw Dairy, or GAPS}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

The best piece of pie I ever had was rhubarb. It was topped with homemade cinnamon ice cream. That was in Julian, CA, the town our son is named after, in the year of our marriage, 1996. (Coming up on 20 years!) I’m not that into pie. But this time I was. I’m very into ice cream. It was the …

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BEET-GINGER Smoothie/Milkshake {Paleo/Primal/GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun. Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins.  Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy.  …

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“BREAD and CHOCOLATE” Breakfast Drink~ Paleo with Resistant Starch and Gelatin {carob and dairy-free alternatives}

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 26 Comments

I love making high-protein, gelatin-fortified hot chocolate. My many variations evolved yet again recently when I decided to add resistant starch (RS) to the mix. Fact is, I can’t get a baked good into my body everyday! I’d like to. 🙂 But there’s not always time for baking. Yet I do best (stabilized blood sugar levels and no constipation) when …

Rosemary-Pine Nut Muffins {with COCOA BUTTER}

Rosemary-Pine Nut Muffins {with COCOA BUTTER}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 13 Comments

The flavor profile of these muffins is sooo special. There’s a lot going on; and all of the flavors go beautifully together: pine nuts, rosemary, vanilla, cocoa butter~ so yum and lovely!! This post contains affiliate links. Pine nuts! I recommend Trader Joe’s for sourcing if you have one nearby. They have the best price. Cocoa butter~ You can get …