Paleo Protein Cups

Paleo Protein Cups


​Gluten Free - Grain Free - Paleo - Egg Free

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who keeps a fork in her purse. Strange, I know, but let's not be too judgmental here. I keep it in my purse for two reasons; one, the wonderful world of synchronized swimming requires tapping choreography to counts and music, hence the fork, which proves as a useful count keeper. (How else will they hear it underwater!) Two, I keep it handy since I'm always hungry and on the go. 

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Paleo Chocolate Easter Eggs

Paleo Easter Eggs


Paleo - Vegan - Dairy Free - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Egg Free

Although my love of chocolate never seems to fade, but come Easter time all alarm bells go off and I seriously need blinders when I am grocery shopping. Although I can't stomach a Cadbury creme egg or Reese's egg anymore, I definitely felt the need to make a healthier version for myself! 

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Pear Apple Cranberry Crisp

Pear Apple Cranberry Crisp


Paleo - Grain Free - Gluten Free

It's officially December. This has many different meanings for many different people, but for me, it means great company and even greater food. My oven is now on practically on at all hours of the day as I crank out cookie after cookie and all other types of sweet treats. Once in a while I do take the time to cook main courses too, although those images and recipes never quite make it to the final copy of these pages.

We had a few friends over for dinner the other night for a "just because" kind of get together. Since we have pescatarian friends the spread was an array of veggies, salmon and of course, grass fed beef. To finish, I had an assortment of cookies that have been churned out of my kitchen in the past few days along with a fresh and delicious crisp. All in all, it was a nice quiet evening.

I love crisps so much no matter what time of the year it happens to be. To me they are a great way to feature seasonal and local fruit and play up their flavours with a little spice. Since we're reaching the tail end of pear season in Vancouver, I decided to use some beautiful pears and pull out one of the dozens of bags of cranberries I have frozen away. (Imagine two garbage bags full of fresh cranberries, then picture how that would look in Ziploc bags stuffed into two different deep freezes.) I added an apple for texture and moisture and because I found a nice one at the market. Toss all of that with a little melted butter, cinnamon, coconut sugar, homemade vanilla and some freshly grated nutmeg and you have a fall/winter crisp. I topped it with a mix of shredded coconut, almond flour, slivered almonds and butter to make a crisp yet tender crust, almost like a cookie. 

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