Best Ever Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Image of chocolate chunk cookies

A few weeks ago, I told you how I loved David’s Cookies as a little girl. Well, that walk down memory lane spawned an intense craving for melty, gooey, chocolate-chunky deliciousness…minus the gluten and refined flour. After a ton of recipe testing, my Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies were born. About Date Sugar I’ve already […]

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Five Confusing Food Labels, Explained

Cow-confusing food labels, explained

Grocery shopping can be tough, even when you’re label-savvy. If it seems like confusing food labels are everywhere, it’s because they are! For every well-meaning certification, there are several similar labels and logos we have to sort through. At best, they draw our attention to differences between products. At worst, they trick us into buying […]

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Five Tips For Cooking With Young Kids

Cooking with young kids - child mixes wet ingredients

Cooking with young kids is an activity everyone is almost guaranteed to enjoy. Not only does it make them feel big and grown-up, but the finished product can also be used to bribe them into behaving properly. (Moms, I know you feel me on that one!) After three years of motherhood, I’ve amassed tons of activities […]

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Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almond Flour

Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than a homemade cookie loaded with all the goods? A gluten-free cookie with crispy edges and a chewy center…loaded with all the goods. Which is just what my Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almond Flour happen to be. With all the goodness and none of the grit we often associate with almond flour, these […]

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5 Reasons Why Pegan Is The New Keto

Pegan Diet - rainbow carrots

Move over Paleo, Whole 30, and Keto, there’s a new “healthiest diet ever” in town: The Pegan Diet. I should start by explaining that I don’t believe in diets. Here’s why: diets do not equal lifestyle changes, nor do they give us the tools to make healthier choices. So once we finish them, we tend […]

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City Guide: Downtown LA

Visit DTLA - Rooftop pool at Freehand LA

I worked in Downtown Los Angeles in 2004, back when it was basically Skid Row West. I remember staring out at the Art Deco facades and literally watching them crumble. This could be so beautiful! I thought. Nobody wanted to visit DTLA back then and truthfully, I was so skeeved out by it that I […]

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Bomb Pops: Homemade Red, White, And Blue Popsicles

Bomb Pops: Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Of all my summer memories from childhood, one stands out above all others: the barefoot dash across the dew-slicked front lawn to catch the Good Humor ice cream truck. It usually came just as we were finishing dinner, so I had to be quick if I wanted to flag down the ice cream man as […]

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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 Flour

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 Flour checks both categories thanks to nutrient-rich almond flour and grass-fed brown butter ghee.  My husband, Scott, has a short attention span when it comes […]

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