Chocolate + dried cherries + cashew butter = grain-free cookie perfection. As a big fan of peanut butter cookies, but not a fan of all the flour and sugar, these flourless cashew butter cookies are a most delicious replacement.
The deeply, spiced aroma of braised oxtail transports me back to Italy instantly. In Italy, Coda alla Vaccinara is made into a stew that eats like a sauce, traditionally made in Rome. The rich oxtail spiced with cinnamon and juniper just begs to be eaten with a big bowl of pasta, creamy polenta or zucchini noodles, if you're paleo-ish like we are.
I looooooove ooey gooey cream cheese filled, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers. I would choose them over the fanciest of appetizers any day of the week. Except for one thing. The cheese. It doesn't make me feel great. Cue the sad music. When I noticed cashew cream 'cheese' popping up in cheese aisles all over the place, my very first thought was, yaaaas! paleo jalapeno poppers!
Chili goes hand-in-hand with Sunday sports and cozy nights in. If you're craving chili but want to skip the beans, this Texas-style Paleo Instant Pot Chili is for you.
Whole30 is tough enough without having to give up BBQ sauce too! This Whole30 BBQ sauce uses frozen mango, tomato paste, rice wine vinegar and a few dates to add a touch of sour sweetness. The smokiness of canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and smoked paprika gives the sauce a nice depth that replicates the smokiness of BBQ.
If you're unsure of the Instant Pot, I think you'd better try making baby back ribs in one. Now don't get me wrong, slowly smoked ribs are obviously the best, but for those days when you can't get to a Ribfest or your local BBQ joint - these are a fantastic option.
Brussels sprouts have a bad rep. They don't have to be the overcooked stink bombs of previous generations. It's a new generation of brussels sprouts - a roasted, crispy, creamy era for this tiniest of sprouts. If you haven't tried roasted brussels sprouts, now is the time! Then add kimchi and a quick rice wine vinaigrette and you're in sprout heaven. Seriously though, roasted brussels sprouts with kimchi are the hands-down favourite roasted veg side dish in our house.
Do your Paleo and Whole30 breakfasts seem like an endless parade of eggs? By the third week of the Whole30, I can't stand to eat another egg. With recipes from a bunch of wonderful healthy food bloggers, I've compiled a list of 18 Whole30 or Paleo egg-free breakfast recipes to get you out of your egg-rut!
I have three exciting things to share! First, I'm a new brand ambassador for Vista Magazine, a beautiful Canadian organic and healthy living publication available (free!) in health food stores and online. Secondly, I had the opportunity to speak with Naturopath, Dr. Niki Nephin about all the buzz around elderberries.
I know what you're thinking. Spaghetti squash? In eggs? It's strange but there's something quite delicious about chorizo, greens, chili flakes and spaghetti squash baked with eggs and tomato. These breakfast egg-cups are meant to be a great way to multi-task during meal-prep.