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Spring Has Sprung! + Baby Carrots are soaked in WHAT!?!

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Before we get into the spring recipes, I have tell you what a friend recently told me what baby carrots are soaked in – it blew my mind! So what’s the secret ingredient in the above carrot recipe? CHLORINE! Yes, baby carrots are soaked in chlorine, you read that right!! Wanting to know more I […]

Pesto {Vegan, Dairy Free, Paleo}

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  *This recipe is another oldie but goodie that I decided to re-post it since basil is growing out the ears this time of year   I always dream of having a big, beautiful garden every year but in reality, basil is one of the only things I have ever successfully grown. And one of […]

Paleo Lemon Bars

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Admittedly, when choosing a dessert I usually pick something that’s super rich & chocolate-y. However, lately I’ve been craving something a little lighter and more spring-like so I decided to try my hand at lemon bars! The filling was super easy but the crust on the other hand, well… that’s another story. I had some […]

Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa {Gluten And Dairy Free With Paleo Option}

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  Every summer I make fish tacos regularly. We love them because they are so fresh and are bursting with flavor and texture – they are a family favorite! But this week I decided to change things up and use shrimp instead of breaded and baked tilapia because my kids absolutely LOVE shrimp! And they […]

Ultimate Spring & Summer Recipe Roundup!!!

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Even though it hasn’t gotten really hot yet, I am LOVING the warmer weather and longer days! I’ve even started seeing fresh berries and summer produce on sale at Sprouts – YAY! So in the spirit of spring, I thought I would post a roundup of all of my favorite spring and summertime recipes, enjoy […]

Triple Berry Crisp {Paleo}

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For several years now I’ve been trying to come up with a Paleo dump cake, but it has never turned out. If you’re not familiar with dump cake, it’s awesome! It’s a layer of pie filling, topped with dry yellow cake mix, and then dotted with as much butter as you can fit on top. […]

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites {Paleo} + 25 Spring & Summer Recipes!

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  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE cookie dough! These bite-sized treats are super easy and will cure any cookie dough craving in a hurry! Not only do these taste indulgent and delicious, but you can sit down in front of the TV with this cookie dough without all the guilt because they […]

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake {Grain, Soy, Dairy, Refined Sugar Free}

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I LOVE cheesecake! And if you add chocolate to it, it pretty much can’t get any better! For this cheesecake, the chocolate pecan crust and the chocolate swirl topping is from The Detoxinista. I’ve newly discovered her site and I’m loving it! The chocolate swirl is such a simple method but it makes the cheesecake look […]

Angel Food Cake {Grain, Nut, & Refined Sugar Free}

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You just can’t go through summer without  a good ‘ol angel food cake with berries and cream! Especially since it’s my husbands favorite dessert – I pretty much have to make it Most of my recipes are grain free but not many of them are grain AND nut free! This was possible because I used […]

Fish Tacos {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

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 *For Paleo, replace the corn tortillas with my paleo flour tortillas. Everyone seems to have their own way of making fish tacos and my recipe is no exception. I very lightly season, bread, and bake the fish, season a creamy sauce with chipotle and lime juice, and then top it with my very favorite pineapple […]

Vegan Pina Colada Ice Cream

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Every summer my parents make homemade pina colada ice cream outside by the pool during family get-togethers and cookouts. Their recipe is absolutely THE BEST!!!! I realize I should be saying that about my recipe, but I have to admit that theirs takes the cake (or the ice cream???). But it’s no wonder that their […]

Lemon Meringue Pie

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I finally perfected my lemon meringue pie… now I can go all sorts of places! Not really. But the filling is a basic lemon curd recipe that can be used many different ways. Technically this is a lemon meringue tart because I used a tart pan and the filling is a lemon curd instead of […]

Simple Summer Spaghetti

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I’m so happy it’s summer! Not only does it mean taking the kids to swimming lessons, summer vacations, and sleeping late but it means I finally have basil in my garden! So now I can break out all of my fresh summer recipes that call for basil. For this recipe I not only used fresh basil […]