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Candied Pecans

Maple glazed pecans in a blue dish

I was able to make it to Costco this past weekend.  I haven’t been since before Christmas (October to be completely truthful), and my full cart and bill proved my poor Costco attendance.   I don’t buy everything at Costco, but the one thing I love to stock up on while I am there are almonds and pecans.

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Baking, Candy, Desserts, In a Pinch, Paleo


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Grain-free Granola

Grain-Free Granola in a mason jar

I haven’t been that successful in my eating habits the past few weeks. I have been indulging in chocolate (it just seems to be everywhere in the office), burgers (a lot of burgers) and where there are burgers there are also fries, onion rings, bread and beer. So, yesterday I dedicated a good portion of the day to the kitchen, where I created some Paleo friendly snacks.

In looking at the official definition of granola, I am wondering if this dish can even be called granola, since it doesn’t consist of rolled oats, but I promise you, once you taste it, you won’t miss them. When you see all the nuts, seeds and coconut, rolled oats will be the furthest thing from your mind.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Breakfast, Desserts, Paleo


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Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Milk

Strained Almond Milk

We go through a lot of almond milk. I use it in all of my baking. I drink it in my flavoured coffee. We use it to make turmeric tea. But the one thing I don’t do is drink it on its own. I find that the store bought almond milk has a bit of a chalky taste, so I use it in place of milk, but don’t drink it like milk. I had read that you could make your own almond milk, so I wanted to give it a try.

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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Breakfast, Drinks, Paleo


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Back-to-Basics Butternut Squash Soup

I have previously posted a butternut squash soup recipe, but I recently made a different version, and I thought I would share it with you.

While I was flipping through the Make it Paleo cookbook that Jamie had received, I was surprised by the simplicity of their recipe for butternut squash soup. It called for only butternut squash and onions, along with some spices. When I make soup, I generally put any and all vegetables I can find into it, so I was curious to find out how this basic recipe would taste. I made it my mission to find out.

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Entrée, In a Pinch, Paleo, Side Dishes, Soup, Vegetables


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Caramel Almond Cookies

I was in the grocery store and I discovered that Kraft made their caramels in an add-in size!  I have used their traditional square caramels in the past to make Easy Salted Chocoate Caramels, but now a whole other world of possibilities had opened up for me; I could add caramels to cookies!

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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts


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Raw Coconut Cherry Ball Pops

I know it was only a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball recipe, but I came up with another creation this weekend, and I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!

My friend, Kerri, and I were talking about how great raw cookies are and that she had shared the link to the cookie ball post with some of her friends. The feedback was that we might be in the middle of a bliss ball revolution! (bliss ball being a raw cookie ball)  I heard their battle cry and was determined to come up with a new bliss ball creation 🙂

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

It is difficult to satisfy your craving for baked goods in the summer-time. I have a hard time turning on the oven to whip up a batch of cookies, when the temperature inside the apartment is close to 30°C.

But, I have found the perfect solution for this dilemma – Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls!

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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Bliss Balls, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts


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