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Keto Cranberry Orange Bread with Crumble Topping

Keto Cranberry Orange Bread made with coconut flour and sweetened with sugar-free sweetener for a low-carb breakfast, snack or dessert! This easy sweet quick bread recipe is moist, fluffy, and you’d never know it is grain-free and sugar-free! Bake up loaf after loaf during the holiday season. Holiday intentions?: Bake this keto cranberry orange bread …

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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon (Gluten-Free)

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon made gluten-free, and paleo friendly! This easy beef bourguignon recipe is so simple to make in the pressure cooker and results in the most comforting dinner recipe!

You’ll be shocked to know it’s so easy that it can be made virtually any night of the week and put on repeat! No fancy occasion necessary!

Beef Bourguignon. Wow, what a topic! I almost didn’t want to touch this classic dish due to its notoriety. To me it seemed like one of those dishes that could only be touched by the most well-esteemed of highly-trained chefs. 

Well, I’m happy to say, I put on my big girl bitches and dove into the lovely land of Bourguignon. Not only is it not at all intimidating, but it’s just one of those feel-good meals that we should all be enjoying during the chilly fall and winter months.

Let’s take a step back for the bourg newbies in the house.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon - an easy gluten-free beef bourguignon recipe made in the pressure cooker. Perfectly tender beef stew with carrots

What is Beef Bourguignon:

Beef Bourguignon (also known as Beef Burgundy, bœuf à la Bourguignonne or bœuf bourguignon in France) is a classic French beef stew. Tender chunks of meat are smothered in a thick sauce made of red wine (or burgundy) and beef stock that is typically thickened by a roux (butter and flour mixture). 

Traditionally, the dish includes onions, carrots, herbs, mushrooms, and bacon. Some people add potatoes to the stew to make it even more filling and inviting. 

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Almond Flour Coffee Cake (Paleo)

Almond Flour Coffee Cake that is perfectly moist and fluffy with amazing cinnamon pecan topping. This delicious healthy coffee cake recipe is paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

Well, this is long overdue! 

If you’ve been following my site for a few years, you know I have about 17 million coffee cake recipes. All requiring different funky add-ins to make each very unique and special…but every single coffee cake recipe is made with coconut flour.

This is our first foray into almond flour coffee cake, and I really must say….I’m obsessed. 

This paleo coffee cake turns out tasting plenty cinnamony and is perfectly sweet. In my mind, coffee cake shouldn’t be as sweet as a standard cake…subtly sweet but not in a dessert-like way. 

It is nice and moist and has a buttery flavor to it in spite of the fact that it contains no butter. In my mind, it’s the perfect healthy treat for anyone to enjoy as breakfast or snack. PLUS, if you have family or guests around that have dietary restrictions, this is a marvelous recipe that fits multiple restrictions.

Paleo Coffee Cake - almond flour coffee cake sweetened with pure maple syrup for a grain-free, sugar-free healthy breakfast

First things first, let’s talk ingredients:

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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.29.2020

This week’s meal plan is made up of quick and easy meals that will nourish and satisfy that bodacious bod. Be sure to print out the grocery list to make shopping easy peasy!

How was your Thanksgiving?

My partner and I had a very low-key Thanksgiving just the two of us this year. We’re still rich in leftovers, which is my favorite part about these holiday feasts. 

If you aren’t teaming with leftovers, we’ve got you! Sticking with a routine is important to me, and the simple act of preparing the week’s meals in advance can make the week go so smoothly. This to say, we’re still here, meal planning it up!

On the menu this week: Roasted Squash Salad, Black Bean Soup, Moroccan Chickpea and Butternut Squash, Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta, Crispy Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, and Creamy Tahini Spaghetti Squash.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!

xo

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Vegan Cranberry Crumb Bars (Paleo)

Paleo Cranberry Crumb Bars made grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free are a healthy and delicious dessert recipe that requires minimal ingredients! Use your leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or prepare the easy cranberry filling provided in this recipe. Either way, these healthy gluten-free crumb bars are a breeze to make and a pleasure to share!

The holidays have been interesting this year for everyone. We had our Friendsgiving in October and Thanksgiving almost a week early, then decided to make the most epic chili EVER on actual Thanksgiving. 

I’m naturally resistant to change and used to get my feathers all in a tussle when plans changed, but 2020 taught me I must go with the flow…or drown.

So flow it is! I find embracing new traditions to be the best way we can heal from the past, keep moving forward and forming new meaningful memories to keep ourselves content.

All this to say, I had leftover Maple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce from my Friendsgiving celebration, and rather than let it go to waste, I put it to the best possible use: Dessert!

My Paleo Blueberry Crumb Bars  and Vegan Strawberry Crumb Bars were such a hit in the past that my mind instantly crumb bar-ed the sauce.

You guys…these are the easiest, most delicious little dew drops of joy you will ever encounter. If you already have cranberry sauce on hand, they require basically zero effort. 

If you don’t already have cranberry sauce on hand, no worries! I have included a recipe for cranberry filling, so you can still enjoy these treats. And they’re still ultra easy to make!

What makes this dessert recipe extremely easy is the fact that both the crust and the crumble topping are made with the same mixture. Mix once, use twice! 

AND the mixture couldn’t be any simpler to make: it’s a combination of almond flour, melted coconut oil and pure maple syrup. BAM! Geniusness!

Vegan Cranberry Crumb Bars - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and healthy

Let’s talk ingredients:

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How to Dry Brine Turkey + How to Make THE BEST Thanksgiving Turkey

This post includes a tutorial on how to dry brine a turkey for Thanksgiving as well as extra steps (injecting and rubbing with butter/ghee) to make THE BEST Thanksgiving turkey this world has to offer. This method is goof-proof, requires hardly any effort, zero basting, stuffing, or hovering and results in the most tender, juicy …

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Almond Flour Dinner Rolls

Paleo Almond Flour Dinner Rolls are grain-free, dairy-free, fluffy, with lovely texture. Psst! Serve them up with a drizzle of honey for an excellent accompaniment to any meal!

Almond Flour Dinner Rolls - paleo, dairy-free, low-carb roll recipe that is healthy and gluten-free

When I was a kid, a meal was not a meal without bread or rolls. In fact, when I was a kid, every meal was basically bread…or rolls.

Having eaten a whole food diet for over a decade now, it is very rare I crave bread at this point. But when I do, man oh man, IT IS ON.

These almond flour dinner rolls definitely get the job done. They have that comforting fluff, the irresistible crisp, and are even better with a slather of butter and honey. 

Almond Flour Dinner Rolls - yeast-free, grain-free, dairy-free, easy to make!

Plus, they are CRAZY easy to make! No yeast, no waiting for dough to prove, just mix it all up, bake, and you’re on your way to roll heaven.

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars with grain-free almond flour crust are sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthier dessert recipe. This easy pumpkin pie bars recipe is a cinch to make and are perfect if you don’t own a pie pan.

Looking for a low-carb option? No sweat! I have included a recipe for  low-carb paleo pumpkin pie bars in this post.

Pumpkin pie, or pumpkin bars? What say you?

Let’s face it – they’re basically identical save for the shape. Same great pumpkin taste, just wearing a different outfit.

If you MUST have a pie shape, check out my Paleo Pumpkin Pie, OR my Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake.

If, on the other hand, you don’t own a pie pan, or if you’re intimidated by pies, no sweat! You can still enjoy pumpkin pie in bar-form, and for some reason they seem much less complicated than baking an actual pie.

Grain-Free Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars - paleo, sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthier treat

The cinnamony maple pumpkin filling atop a shortbread-like grain-free pie crust is absolutely mouth-watering, and an amazing dessert to share.

Let’s get into the details!

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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash has an amazing soft yet crispy texture with warm maple-cinnamon flavors. This easy, healthy side dish recipe is perfect for sharing and can easily be made any night of the week!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is also known as that guaranteed way I will eat an entire delicata squash in one sitting each and every time.

What can I say? When it comes to vegetables that taste like candy, I just can’t resist.

Let’s back up. 

Have you tried delicata squash? 

Perhaps the most underrated of all the winter squash, delicata squash is very naturally sweet with a creamy texture and a bit of a pumpkin-meets-butternut squash essence to it. 

If I played favorites, delicata could quite possibly be my favorite squash!

When roasted with maple syrup and cinnamon, delicata squash is simply irresistible. Plus, it’s a great source of potassium and fiber, Vitamins B and C and beta-carotene. 

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a healthy side dish #paleo #glutenfree #holiday

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a colorful side dish with anti-inflammatory health benefits to give your immune system a little boost! Roasted cauliflower is one of those dishes I find to be a crowd-pleaser each and every time I make it.  In fact, I often double what I anticipate I’ll need, because people often end up …

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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.22.2020

This week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan (for the week of November 22, 2020) is full of easy-to-prepare, nourishing recipes! Be sure to print out the grocery list to make your shopping experience super easy.

Heyo!

How are we feeling?

This week is going to be an interesting one for all of us. It will mean a lot of changes for what I’m guessing is the majority of individuals, myself included. We’re all doing the best we can to stay connected, but with that comes some restrictions.

Wherever you are, I hope Thanksgiving week is as stress-free and fun as it possibly can be. Let’s make a casual agreement to make the best of it, and to form new traditions if need be.

Whatever your holiday season is shaping up to look like, remember we are all in this together. It’s best to celebrate our commonalities and give ourselves and each other some grace. 

If you’re like me, this week is going to look remarkably similar to most other weeks. If you’re in that boat and are keeping to your routine, we’ve got you – here’s your weekly meal plan to keep meal making easy and to keep that body of yours well-nourished!

On this week’s Vegetarian Meal Plan: Vegan Broccoli Tacos, Lentil Quinoa Meatballs, Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup, Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowls, and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches.

Much love to you and yours!

xo

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Keto Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie

Keto Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie is the easiest snickerdoodle you’ll ever make! Low-carb, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free, this easy single-serve dessert recipe is made with 5 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

The only thing better than a freshly-baked batch of snickerdoodle cookies is a freshly microwaved snickerdoodle mug cookie 😉

Joking aside, I do love my mug desserts, as they keep my intake of sweets under control. Rather than eating half that batch of snickerdoodles, I’m eating one…just one perfect one that happens to be sugar-free.

Simply stir up the ingredients for the cookie and nuke it in the ol’ microwave for an epic treat!

…And for those times you must bake a full batch, you can whip up my Keto Snickerdoodles recipe, or my Grain-Free Snickerdoodles for a paleo version.

Keto Snickerdoodle Mug Cookie - low-carb dessert recipe - a grain-free, dairy-free version of snickerdoodles...in a mug!

The best part about the snickerdoodle cookie is the very thing that makes a snickerdoodle a snickerdoodle: the cinnamon-sugar sprinkle on top.

All we do to mimic that sprinkle is stir up a tiny amount of sugar-free sweetener with an even tinier amount of ground cinnamon. This mixture gets sprinkled on top for an ooh la la experience that’ll keep you coming back for more.

A snickerdoodle a day keeps the…well…moving right along.

Single-Serve Snickerdoodle in a mug - keto, grain-free, low-carb, healthy recipe

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