Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake- Paleo/Primal

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake {grain-free|Primal}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 19 Comments

The thing about cake is that it can quickly get complicated. What with frostings and layers and wanting it to be pretty and hoping it will be moist… This cake solves that problem because when it’s done all we do is a little cocoa dusting; and it’s so pretty. The filling is FAST. The cake is LOVELY. The overall eye-appeal …

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl Rapture

Megan Breakfast, Cooking With Kids, Lunch Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

The definition of rapture is a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. This smoothie bowl is rapturous visually and …when you eat it! Synonyms include: ecstasy, bliss, exaltation, euphoria, elation, joy, enchantment, delight, happiness, pleasure. Yes, that’s what this smoothie bowl promises. This post contains affiliate links. That’s what this smoothie bowl delivered to me. So I named it right …

Paleo Granola~ my favorite! {high in selenium and protein} with GAPS variation

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

I was a vegetarian for 10 years, (until, during my second pregnancy, I craved meat so badly I couldn’t ignore it any longer). During those ten years I ate granola every single morning for breakfast, with only a handful of exceptions. It was my favorite food, and I made it homemade. I also tried several store-bought brands. Truth be told, …

Instant Pot Bread Pudding with optional Caramelized Pears and optionally grain-free/Paleo.

Instant Pot BREAD PUDDING {with Paleo, grain-free option} and Sauteed Caramelized Pears

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

One of the greatest allures of the Instant Pot is not just the ease with which it produces soups and stews, but its ability to make puddings, breads and yogurts. This versatile appliance coaxes creativity and the desire to make healthy comfort foods in a new and easier way. Bread pudding calls to me each fall and winter. The grain-free …

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes {Paleo}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

There are occasionally some big perks to being a food blogger: You get to eat what you photograph. Your family’s meals are often made while you’re “at work.” You sometimes get to eat while you photograph. You get to eat Pumpkin Pancakes. Your kids tell you (and you AGREE) that these are seriously the best pancakes they’ve ever eaten. This …

Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.

Banana Breakfast Cookies {AIP, egg-free, Paleo, resistant starch, collagen~ Easy Breakfasts and to Pack in Lunches!}

Megan Breakfast, Lunch Foods, Treats 18 Comments

As you know, I love making egg-free, grain-free recipes. Folks like my youngest son, who can’t eat eggs, grains or refined sugars, really need and appreciate treats, especially because they’re harder to find. These banana breakfast cookies really hit the spot: They’re not only egg-free; they’re also completely AIP, full of gut-healthy resistant starch, Paleo, and they provide an easy …

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 …

AIP-lemon-blueberry-coffeecake

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 AIP Lemon Blueberry Coffeecake is so good that your egg-eating friends won’t know this is egg-free. My kids & hubby who can eat eggs had no idea until I told them. And yes, it’s also dairy-free and nut-free … yet such a tender crumb and overall lovely …