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    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies (vegan + grain-free)

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Candies made with plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Plus they have extra protein in them!

    When the dark chocolate and peanut butter cravings strike, there is not way to ignore it.

    Even when you crave this pretty much every day like I do over here. This has been my go-to dessert combo since I was younger and my Mom would bribe me with Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups to behave. Or when I was at the movies and would down a large bag of Reese’s pieces (true story). The obsession is unreal.

    Today we are taking this combo up a notch by making them a bit more seasonal. We are making Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin CANDIES. Heck to the flipping yes.

    These homemade candies are made with all plant-based, grain-free and gluten-free ingredients. Not to mention here is no refined sugar involved and I even added some extra plant protein in them, which helps stabilize my blood sugar a bit when I eat a few of these. I love sneaking in plant-based proteins whenever I can to desserts and sweet snacks. I notice I feel much more full and satisfied after and when you find the right protein powder, it adds a delicious flavor.

    Today we are using ALOHA’s newly reformulated vanilla protein powder, I was able to try! You may remember from the recipe I shared on the blog a few days ago here. I love the current one so much but you guys are going to go crazy when the new one comes out too! ALOHA’s protein powders are organic, made with whole foods and has no stevia, soy or dairy. It has over 18g protein per serving and only 3g sugar too. The vanilla flavor actually tastes like cake and isn’t chalky either! Continue Reading

  • dessert / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / peanutbutter / pumpkin / raw / vegetarian

    Grain-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust

    Grain-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust for a delicious and easy no-bake homemade pie filled with delicious peanut buttery pumpkin flavors!

    Grain-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust for a delicious and easy no-bake homemade pie filled with delicious peanut buttery pumpkin flavors! Grain-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust for a delicious and easy no-bake homemade pie filled with delicious peanut buttery pumpkin flavors!

    I have been sharing recipes on the blog for almost four years now. Why has it taken me this long to make a homemade pie recipe?! I will forever be perplexed about this.

    Sure, we have Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and a handful of other cakes and such but as someone who loves pumpkin pie pretty much any time of the year, I’m speechless that I haven’t never made one for you guys.

    This Grain-free Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Cookie Crust is hands down one of the best pies I have ever eaten though. I don’t like to toot my own horn but after epically failing trying to make a “healthier” pumpkin pie a few times, when this one finally came out I was ecstatic.

    Not to mention it isn’t just a pumpkin pie but also has the creamy peanut butter texture and flavor combined with a cookie crust. Absolutely unreal. After you take your first bite, you will know exactly what I am talking about. The toasted pecan cookie crust topped with a creamy pumpkin peanut buttery filling that is just the right amount of sweetness. Plus there is no baking necessary for this pie. Just your food processor and a freezer to let it set a bit.

    The cookie crust is made out of Simple Mill’s Crunchy Toasted Pecan Cookies. We made a yummy crust with their soft-baked variety a few months ago, so I’m excited to have an option using their crunchy cookies now. Their pecan ones are perfect for a fall-ish pie since the pecan compliments the pumpkin flavor oh so well.

    You guys know my love affair and obsession with Simple Mills by now but incase this is your first time hearing about them, here’s the run down. Simple Mills makes a variety of grain-free and refined sugar-free baking mixes, ready-to-eat cookies and crackers. They use ingredients similar to what I bake with like almond flour, coconut sugar, tapioca flour, etc. AKA all real food that actually tastes good. Continue Reading

  • dairyfree / dinner / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / lowsugar / lunch / paleo / vegan / vegetarian

    Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels (grain-free + vegan-friendly)

    Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels made with grain-free ingredients for an easy and delicious vegan-friendly recipe!

    Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels made with grain-free ingredients for an easy and delicious vegan-friendly recipe!

    Raise your hand if you love falafel but kind of sorta can’t eat chickpeas all the time?

    Dats me! I’m not allergic or intolerant to chickpeas but whenever I eat them frequently, it definitely isn’t my stomach’s favorite. But that wasn’t easy for me to accept as a self-proclaimed falafel queen who wants to eat it daily.

    That’s where these Chickpea-less Sweet Potato Falafels come in handy. They’re grain-free, vegan and made with NO chickpeas yet still have that falafel-like consistency. They’re so crispy on the outside and filled with organic sweet potato, raw almonds, almond flour and spices on the inside.

    I also add in my favorite dijon mustard from Sir Kensington’s in this recipe. It adds the best flavor ever to the sweet potato falafels. I also use some of their other condiments to serve like the special sauce or their new avocado ranch!

    What I love about these falafels is that they are too easy to make. All you need to use is a food processor to make the batter then crisp them on a skillet and bake. They’re one of my go-to’s to food prep for the week since they stay well in the fridge and make for the best taco topping, addition in a grain bowl or anything you’re craving. Continue Reading

  • chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / glutenfree / grainfree / lowsugar / paleo / raw / snacks / vegan / vegetarian

    Healthier Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge Bars (vegan + grain-free)

    Healthier Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge Bars made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy no-bake dessert!

    Healthier Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge Bars made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy no-bake dessert!Healthier Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge Bars made with vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy no-bake dessert!

    Healthier Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge Bars, I love you so much.

    For reals though. These fudge bars are UNREAL. They are homemade no-bake chocolate chip cookie dough that does not have any beans or legumes in it I promise 😉

    These are made with simple ingredients like  nut butter, almond flour and creaminess and flavor from REBBL.

    My obsession with all things REBBL grows with each bottle if that is even possible. I not only am in love with their elixirs and protein beverages and the delicious flavors infused with adaptogens offered, but also the brand as a whole. Who REBBL is as a company, makes me so proud to be a consumer of theirs and to collaborate on them here on the blog.

    As many of you know, April is Earth Month and I want to take this as an opportunity to tell you some about why I love REBBL and their brand. They have such an amazing impact story and REBBL celebrates the idea of being Rooted in Purpose. They are celebrating this all month long with social media giveaways, different activations in the space and more. Continue Reading

  • breakfast / dairyfree / glutenfree / grainfree / lowsugar / paleo / vegan / vegetarian

    Pistachio Cacao Grain-free Granola (vegan + sugar-free) + Be Well Recap

    Pistachio Cacao Grain-free Granola that is vegan and sugar-free, perfect for a healthy and easy granola!

    Pistachio Cacao Grain-free Granola that is vegan and sugar-free and my thoughts on Be Well cleanse!Pistachio Cacao Grain-free Granola that is vegan and sugar-free, perfect for a healthy and easy granola!

    Hi friends! Checking in here to share that I am officially DONEZO with my Be Well cleanse. 14 days and many smoothies later, I have completed the elimination diet.

    In case you missed my Almond Coconut Fudge Bars post, I suggest reading that first to get an idea on what I am talking about. It was the first of my favorite recipes I made for this cleanse. Since you cannot have gluten, grains, dairy, soy or pretty much any sugar, it certainly put me to the test.

    14 days of no:

    • peanuts or peanut butter
    • alcohol
    • high sugar fruits (bananas, pineapple, etc.)
    • beans and legumes (if you’re vegetarian you may be able to still have this if you do it)
    • sugar (coconut sugar, dates, maple syrup, everything!)
    • rice, grains, nothing!
    • eggs (but i didn’t follow this)
    • red meat (but i didn’t follow this)
    • night shade veggies (tomatoes, peppers, etc.)

    .. And likely some other things I am missing but you get the point. You have 3 shakes and 2 full meals a day for 14 days.

    I am someone who craves sweet over savory. I’d rather eat a bag of chocolate cookies than pretzels. Most of the time I crave banana almond butter toast as opposed to an egg sandwich. So needless to say, these past 14 days were a bit of a shock for me. But to be honest, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.

    I am the type of personality who adjusts pretty easily to things after awhile. I do not favorite change or being taken out of my routines but once I am moving and grooving again, it’s totally fine. It took a couple days but I was in a “Be Well” routine before I knew it. It seems very intimating and overwhelming to do something like this and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I try to not be regimented with food so this was going against what I really preach to myself but I truly trust Dr. Lipman, and it is only 14 days! Continue Reading

  • baking / dairyfree / dessert / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / vegan / vegetarian

    Vegan Cashew Cream Cheesecakes (grain-free)

    Vegan Cashew Cream Cheesecakes that are gluten-free and grain-free for an easy healthy cheesecake!

    Vegan Cashew Cream Cheesecakes that are gluten-free and grain-free for an easy healthy cheesecake recipe!Vegan Cashew Cream Cheesecakes that are gluten-free and grain-free for an easy healthy cheesecake!

    I don’t think it is possible to love a dessert more than I love these Vegan Cashew Cream Cheesecakes.

    OH MY GOSH you guys! They are a dream. I have made a few different vegan cheesecakes here on the blog and each time I put a new spin on the recipe and fall in love all over again with these.

    I love that I can eat cheesecake that isn’t filled with cheese or even tofu for that matter. I notice that a lot of cheesecakes online that are vegan use tofu in place of the “cheese”. While that is a very good idea, I personally do not eat tofu (it bothers my stomach!). I love using soaked nuts in place of it.

    Cashews are by far my favorite right now to make cheesecakes out of and this Cashew Cream Cheesecake is on top of an easy date and almond crust (no butter!). The cheesecake filling is made up of only four ingredients. I use raw cashews, coconut milk (full fat), vanilla extract and Nutiva’s Coconut Oil with Butter Flavor to get that delicious butter-y flavor in the cakes.

    At first I was a bit apprehensive on this buttery coconut oil but now I am obsessed! It is not only amazing on top of popcorn or spread on toast, but it is a game changer to bake with. Plus you can even find it at Walmart! For anyone who has an intolerance to butter (I don’t but love using new products!) it adds that flavor you miss from real butter to the recipe.  Continue Reading