Paleo English Butter Toffee

Photo of my Paleo English Butter Toffee

It seems like everyone has a dietary restriction these days, which can make bringing hostess gifts tricky. Bring a bottle of wine, and you’ll arrive to find the family is doing a cleanse. A box of brownies yields the discovery that Dad is gluten-free. And let’s not even get started on dairy or nuts! That’s […]

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Hotel San Cristobal: A Destination Worth The Detour

The entry lobby at Hotel San Cristobal

I’ll never forget the first time I visited Hotel San Cristobal. I was hosting girlfriends at our home in San Jose del Cabo and we decided to make a day trip to Todos Santos. On the way there, our rental car broke down, stranding us at a random ATV place in the middle of the […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal

IMG: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal

I don’t often eat dessert, so when I do, it had better be damn delicious and contain only the best ingredients. My Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet With Almond Meal checks both categories thanks to nutrient-rich almond meal and grass-fed brown butter ghee.  My husband, Scott, has a short attention span when it comes […]

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Why You Need To Make Homemade Ghee

Homemade ghee and brown butter ghee, side by side

While ghee it’s one of my favorite cooking fats, its high cost can be tough to swallow. That motivated me to start making homemade ghee. I tried two different methods and when I botched one, I came upon one of my happiest cooking accidents: brown butter ghee. This is the story of my journey into […]

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Save Money On Healthy Food: Clean Eating For Less

  I love creating wholesome, beautiful food to share on Instagram, but most people are looking to save money on healthy food, not take pretty pictures. And not only do I have a Whole Foods budget, but I get products for free. The average person doesn’t have those luxuries. My goal is to inspire others […]

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Paleo Coconut Coffee Cake

If you’ve been bookmarking my recipes (which I hope you have) but haven’t had the time to make one yet, then drop everything, preheat your oven to 350, and make this Paleo Coconut Coffee Cake! It’s rich. It’s toasty. It demands to be eaten with a fork and a hot beverage. And it’s probably the best […]

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What Is Sous Vide?

“What’s that noise? Is there water running somewhere?” My husband and I were sitting in the living room reading after dinner last night when he suddenly sat upright on the couch. “It’s the sous vide,” I told him, not looking up from the latest issue of Bon Appetit.  “The sous what?”  “You know, the thing […]

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Beet Orange Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Growing up, my mom made everything from scratch: layered birthday cakes, traditional French bouche de Noel, strawberry shortcakes in summer. Literally everything. I only remember seeing a box of mix cross our countertop once and that was during my sixth birthday party when each kid baked and decorated our own slice of “cake.” I don’t […]

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Deviled Easter Eggs

When I realized that this year’s Easter brunch was pot luck, my first thought was “Oh shit.” This was a crazy week for me, and I had no idea how I was going to pull together something special enough for Easter, but that still traveled well and felt like brunch. After a quick brainstorm, I […]

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Gluten-Free Bread Pudding

Bread pudding takes me back to snowy Sunday nights when school was sure to be cancelled in the morning and the roads had been too bad for my mom to go to the grocery store. She would empty the freezer of end-pieces and whip up some bread pudding, which we’d enjoy with ice cream after […]

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