Pumpkin Bread I Don’t Hate Myself for Gorging On

Whenever I bake a new treat I have the hardest time not devouring the entire thing myself (that’s not an exaggeration). If I love it, I’ll just keep eating it until it’s gone. As you can imagine, that’s not going to help me lose this baby weight any time soon. My advice:

“If you’re going to pig out, make it on something you won’t regret tomorrow.”

Since going Paleo back in 2012 I’ve learned I can borderline gorge myself on cookies, cakes and pies and not gain weight or fall into a carb craving cycle like I did in my “regular” brownie days.

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…

How To Paleo-ize Your Favorite Recipes

One of the biggest obstacles I hear for going Paleo is missing favorite recipes. Well, miss no more! Here’s a quick list of ingredient swaps to Paleo-ize almost any recipe! Instead of this >> use this WHITE FLOUR (1 cup) WHEAT FLOUR (in non-rising foods) >> COCONUT FLOUR (1/4-1/3 cup) or ALMOND FLOUR SUGAR >> MAPLE SYRUP or HONEY BROWN SUGAR >> PUREED DATES or DATE SUGAR SHORTENING >> PALM SHORTENING COW’S MILK >>  ALMOND or COCONUT MILK BREAD CRUMBS >> GROUND FLAX SOY SAUCE >> COCONUT AMINOS PASTA >> ZUCCHINI or SPAGHETTI SQUASH RICE >> CAULIFLOWER “RICE” VEGETABLE OIL >> OLIVE, COCONUT or AVOCADO OIL PEANUT BUTTER >> ALMOND…