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Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Salty-sweet and crunchy maple rosemary roasted nuts are the perfect snack or appetizer for entertaining guests. These warmly-spiced nuts are great as an edible holiday gift!

Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts - refined sugar-free, vegan, paleo, and healthy! |

You guys know me well enough to know I have a difficult time writing posts about roasted nuts without making some sort of innuendo in the poorest of taste, so I’m going to skip the intro and get straight down to business before you unfollow me for life.

These maple rosemary roasted nuts are just what you need for entertaining during the holidays. They have that irresistibly sweet-salty-crunchy trifecta, and they’re just so easy to make!

Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts - refined sugar-free, vegan, paleo, and healthy! |

Rosemary and cinnamon give the nuts this burst of flavor that keeps you wanting more. You can make these in bulk in advance (they keep for up to 2 weeks in a sealed jar!), and they’re quite the little crowd pleasers!

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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake (No-Bake & Vegan!)

Creamy paleo pumpkin cheesecake made without flour, dairy, or refined sugar. This marvelous holiday dessert recipe tastes even better than the real deal!

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | #glutenfree #grainfree


Name your favorite holiday dessert. Annnnnd GO!

I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Alright, okay, I’ll divulge…Pumpkin cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts for not just the holidays but all of fall and winter. I have a long-standing history of making it multiple times during the cold months.

This paleo pumpkin cheesecake essentially combines my No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake  with my Paleo Pumpkin Pie for that timeless creamy sweet cinnamony tangy treat.

Both the pie crust and the filling are prepared using a food processor or blender, and there’s no oven space necessary – a huge win when you’re preparing a big feast and oven real estate is in short supply.

Plus, you can make this recipe far in advance (up to 7 days) and store it in the freezer until your holiday gathering. Just note the cheesecake will take a few hours to thaw, so be sure to work thaw time into your planning process.

The pumpkin filling is made using soaked raw cashews (just like a vegan cheesecake), pureed pumpkin, coconut milk, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, fresh ginger, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Blending all these ingredients together results in a silky-smooth, thick and creamy filling that tastes just like Thanksgiving should.

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | #glutenfree #grainfree

While I love using raw nuts (pecans and walnuts are my favorite) and dates for the crust, you can go with your favorite gluten-free or grain-free pie crust. I’m super into the nutty texture of the crust and think it lends amazing flavor to the pie.

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Vegan Broccoli “Cheddar” Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These broccoli cheddar stuffed sweet potatoes include a simple dairy-free vegan “cheese” sauce for a nutritious vegan side dish (or meal!). This clean and simple recipe is perfect for those who follow a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or whole food diet. This post is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Check out more delicious healthy recipes, snag …

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Vegan “Cheese” Sauce

Creamy dairy-free vegan cheese sauce made with only 4 basic ingredients. This nutritious mock cheese sauce is perfect for using on pasta, vegetables, risotto, baked potatoes, and more!

Vegan "Cheese" Sauce made with 4 basic whole food ingredients. This easy recipe makes creamy, delicious vegan-friendly sauce that tastes cheesy! | #paleo #dairyfree

I did a thing.

I made us dairy-free cheese sauce. What in the world are we going to do with a dairy-free vegan cheese sauce, you ask?

What aren’t we going to do with dairy-free cheese sauce is my response.

My vision for making this recipe was to provide an asset for those times you’re craving macaroni and cheese, but want to keep it reasonably healthful, and/or a delicious sauce for pairing with steamed or roasted vegetables. Ever get a hankering for a broccoli-cheddar situation? This is the sauce to make that happen.

In essence, this sauce is perfect for those who love rich and creamy flavors but follow either a dairy-free, vegan, or paleo diet (or simply those who like to limit their dairy intake and prefer sticking with plant-based whole foods).


  • Dairy-Free, vegan, paleo, plant-based, whole food
  • Quick, easy, and straight-forward to prepare
  • Small boost of plant-based protein
  • Rich and creamy while being healthful
  • Mouth-wateringly delicious and versatile
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Pineapple Green Protein Smoothie

Fresh, tropical pineapple green protein smoothie packed with plant-based protein and delicious Flavor. Made banana-free with steamed cauliflower, pineapple, mango, orange juice, cashews, and hemp powder, this amazing smoothie recipe is a fabulous way to start the day. How has your protein smoothie game these days? Lately, I’ve been all about a good tropical smoothie …

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Crunchy Quinoa Cabbage Broccoli Spinach Salad

Nutrient packed detox spinach salad with quinoa, broccoli, cabbage, cashews, bacon, chopped roast turkey, dried cranberries, and orange-ginger dressing. This super flavorful entree salad recipe is sure to satisfy! I just about titled this post “All the Salads Salad,” because (spoiler alert) it is comprised of four different salads. I know, crazy, right? four salads …

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Roasted Beet and Herbed Vegan Ricotta Crostini

Looking for a healthy appetizer option? This roasted beet crostini includes a homemade herbed vegan “ricotta” cheese for a dairy-free, nutritious appetizer. A balsamic reduction and honey drizzle makes for the perfect bite. Can we just discuss the fact that roasted beets are basically candy? Okay, maybe not for beet naysayers, but for me, a …

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Paleo Sour Cream & Onion Dip (or queso)

Creamy, zesty sour cream & onion dip made dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. This luscious dip (or dairy-free queso) is perfect for sharing with friends and family on game day!   Every once in awhile, I make confessions about the foods I miss from way back before I started eating a restricted diet. Fudgesicles, Dulce de …

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Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Paleo)

Vegan strawberry cheesecake made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, raw, and paleo friendly. This no-bake dessert recipe requires nothing but whole food ingredients.   Every once in a while, I’ll make a recipe that straight-up bedazzles me to the point of complete surprise. This vegan strawberry cheesecake is definitely one of those! Typically, when I crave …

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