My Halloween Candy Plan

Yesterday a fellow mom reached out to ask how I deal with Halloween candy in my house since I’m a known anti-candy fanatic. Here’s what she asked and here are my answers: Do you let your kids eat the Halloween candy? Yep. It’s once a year so I don’t stress too much about it. I do try to slow them down, though, particularly when they first get home from trick-or-treating because we’re inching close to bedtime and I don’t want sugar interfering with their sleep (because it will). Once 5PM hits, they’re done for the day; we’ll have dinner (which…

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 we’d need…

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…

69 Paleo Chocolate Treats

When it comes to favorite holidays, it’s a toss up between Christmas and Valentine’s Day for me. While Christmas is all about the tunes and family and giving and eggnog (which I LOVE), Valentine’s Day is chock full o’ chocolate, pink and sex. Seriously, could anything be better?! If you’re planning to make a special treat for your lover this February 14th, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of 69 (yes, that number was intentional) decadent chocolate recipes from around the Paleo food-making web. Happy Valentine’s Day! Devilish Angel Food Mini Cakes via Beauty and the Foodie Mexican Chocolate Pots…