Pumpkin Custard in a Jar {easy for lunches and snacks!} Paleo, Traditional, nourishing

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Lunch Foods, Treats 16 Comments

I *love* having items in my fridge that are ready to be put into lunch sacks! LOVE. This coming school year I’ll not only be packing a lunch for my high schooler, but my husband asked me to start packing his lunches again, too. (We are selling our Paleo cafe to have more time to focus on our upcoming adoption; …

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 13 Comments

I have toyed with/dreamed for years of making my own chocolate chips, ones I could eat, ones that don’t contain refined sugar. I DO have a recipe for some in my cookbook, actually (pgs. 62 and 119). That recipe is amazing; but I pipe out each chocolate chip into the little kiss shape with a pastry bag…and this is not …

Moistest Zucchini Cake~ {Paleo, dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 29 Comments

I like using words like ‘moistest.’ The brain gets plenty of words it hears all the time. So let’s throw in a little truth all dolled up! This cake really is the moistest. It’s also spongy, deeply satisfying and the flavor– you’ll not be quite sure where the zucchini went, actually. (It went to the moistest.) This post contains affiliate …

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

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 26 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 25 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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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 …

Beet-Ginger Smoothie

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.  …