Salted Almond Butter Chocolate Balls

According to Rory, I can bake a treat like a mofo, but when it comes to cooking dinner, not so much. So I’ll just stick with dessert, right?! So last night I made these ridiculously easy almond butter balls… And today I ate four of them for lunch lol Oops! They’re insane. Seriously, SO good and SO simple!! Plus I don’t even feel guilty because it’s literally just some soy-free chocolate, almond butter, almond flour, vanilla and sea salt. When dessert is this healthy I’m totally cool with it ending up as meals 😉 The recipe is from Buzzfeed (thank you!!!), I…

I Got A New Camera!!

  I finally got a new camera!!!! I’ve been using an old Canon Rebel for the past year or so to shoot for the magazine, but I really wanted to try DSLR video and my old faithful just couldn’t keep up. So about the new camera, we sprung for a Canon 80D with the video creators kit. Literally the first pic I took was amazing and I was in love!! I love super bright, borderline washed out pics and the 80D makes them beautifully! Most professional photogs would probably cringe at my settings, though 😉 I’m SO excited to see how…

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Who doesn’t love a hot cup o’ hot cocoa on a cool Fall night?! The problem is, traditional concoctions are loaded with sugar and made with dairy. If you’re watching your figure and/or cutting out dairy, you need an alternative. THIS is your alternative. Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 Tbsp baking cocoa 1 packet stevia dash of cinnamon Steps: Boil or steam almond milk Add cocoa powder and stevia packet Sprinkle with cinnamon Enjoy!

Best. Brownies. Ever.

    No really. I’ve made this recipe dozens of times for non-paleo family and friends and have yet to receive one even slightly negative comment. They’re also a delightfully unexpected lactation treat; I have more than enough milk whenever I eat them (which is often, for this very reason). I’ll bake a batch once a week and store them in a ziplock so I always have a delish and healthy chocolate treat ready when my sweet tooth kicks in (which, again, happens often). I even took a batch to the hospital when my baby was born because I knew…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

So… tonight is the much anticipated Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer (!!!). To honor the event properly, my SiL and I decided to host a viewing party complete with organic red wine and Paleo cupcakes. Planning, shopping, and baking started early this morning and has pretty much taken me all day. (EVERYTHING takes 100x longer when you have a four month old.) For anyone else, though, this recipe is super simple and quick and the finished product is amaaaaazing!! I tweaked the paleo vanilla cupcake recipe from The Wannabe Chef (used coconut sugar vs cane) and topped them with Elana’s…

Fruit On A Low Carb Diet!?

For the first two years Rory and I were together I didn’t eat a single piece of fruit. Whaaaaaat!?? I was low carb, duh. Ok I lied, I did have some fruit: there was no shortage of tomatoes, avocados or coconut in my kitchen, but when it comes to the sweet stuff, goose egg. For two years. Looking back now I want to slap 2009 and 2010 Jenny. That’s two Jersey strawberry seasons forfeited. I cringe at the thought. This is my rationale: when you’re suuuuper low carb for a long time, one piece of mouth-watering melon can set off a…

So It Turns Out Breastfeeding Is HARD

…Really hard. Who knew something so basic and natural could be so freaking challenging!? I’m pretty sure if I ate like crap I would have quit by now, but since I put so much effort into eating right I want all that liquid gold injected directly into my baby in every round at the tata bar. I took the “no other option” approach from day -280. Women have been doing it for thousands of years and so will I. Period. That said, I’ve certainly encountered my fair share of lactation woes. In no specific horrible-ness ranking… meet my woes: 1. I’m the…