Current category: 'Treats.'

Danger! Red alert! Most of the treats in this section are sugar-, grain-, and dairy-free, so you may indulge with abandon. Fresh fruit with chilled coconut milk will make you forget all about baked goodies. But some of these recipes are filthy, dirty indulgences. You've been warned. Enjoy!

Paleo (AIP-Friendly) Maple Shortbread

And just like that — BAM! — it’s the Christmas season. Time to shake off the turkey hangover, put away the pumpkin, and start thinking about holiday cookies. Or maybe that’s just me. But in case that’s you, too, I’ve got a treat for you: a stupid-simple, very delicious cookie recipe from the ebook Christmas Dessert Freedom by Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit. If you’ve... read more

Grain-Free Apple Cake

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but there are four kinds of cake I cannot resist: 1. white wedding cake with white buttercream frosting 2. my dad’s Christmas fruit cake 3. my Sitti’s chocolate cake 4. dense, chewy, cinnamon-y apple cake My favorite apple cake of all time is this retro recipe from 1973 called Teddie’s Apple Cake. The description of the cake from The Times is... read more

Peach Almond Crisp

My day is not peachy. In fact, my day is going downright terribly just now. The only response is to share a recipe with you in the hopes it will make your day a little sweeter. This recipe for Peach Almond Crisp is from my cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat, and it was the winner of the Paleo Magazine award for Best Treat Recipe in 2012. Plus, it’s super yummy. Enjoy! Peach... read more

Review & Recipe: Nutcase Crunch

  Sometimes I really miss cereal and milk. That seems like a strange thing to crave to me. I mean, pizza, baked brie, burritos — these things make sense. But a bowl of cereal? Who craves cereal?! I do, apparently. Sometimes I long for that crunchy, sweet, creamy combo that only a bowl of something crisp, swimming in cool milky goodness, can provide. And that’s where Nutcase Crunch can come... read more

Happy (Paleo) Pi Day!

It’s 3/14, a.k.a., Pi Day, a.k.a, an excuse to eat pie. But we’re not eating any pie. Oh, no! We’re eating paleo-approved, protein-packed pie. Or should I say π? Here are three recipes that will cure your craving for pie and won’t leave you feeling remorseful tomorrow, in a pie-induced hangover, filled with gluten regret. Instead, you’ll feel powerful, positive, proficient,... read more

Savory Paleo Granola

You know what says “New Year’s Eve”? Chex Mix! You know what I’m not eating on New Year’s Eve? Chex Mix! Need something spicy, crispy, crunchy, flavorful, and totally snackable for a special occasion or, ya know, a random Wednesday? Let me introduce you to Serundeng Katjang, or what I like to call Savory Granola. Traditionally, serundeng katjang is an Indonesian condiment made... read more

Red, White & Blue In A Bowl

In honor of our nation declaring its independence from England, I hereby declare my independence from sharing dessert. As a nearly lifelong dieter, I’ve spent most of my adult life skipping dessert or requesting “just an extra spoon” from the waitress, so I could steal bites from someone else’s plate. No more! It’s such a lovely, tasty relief to eat paleo food and enjoy... read more

Valentine’s Day Mousse

We don’t usually celebrate Valentines’ Day in our house, at least not in the traditional, heart-shaped box of candy way. Honestly, I’d much rather have a lovely grass-fed leg of lamb or a bag of pork rinds made from a free-foraging pig. Call me a hopeless romantic! But am a softie for pink and red and hearts, and in spite of myself, I fell for a recipe I found on FOOD52 last week. I... read more

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

This is the second of a handful of Thanksgiving recipes I’m posting this week. If you missed the others, check out Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake with Maple-Vanilla Frosting and Velvety Butternut Squash. My mom has been making Cranberry Waldorf Salad on Thanksgiving day for as long as I can remember. We think the recipe was a hand-me-down from her much-adored sister (and my favorite aunt) – my... read more

Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake With Maple-Vanilla Frosting

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I’m delighted that dinner on November 24 is just 27 meals away! We’re keeping it low key this year: It’s just Dave, Smudge, and I digging into a smallish feast of roast duck (with a stuffing made of pork and apples), my paleo cranberry waldorf salad, green beans with bacon, velvety butternut squash (a new Well Fed recipe!), and this pumpkin... read more

Spicy Almond Butter

It’s hormone-poisoning week once again, so my appetite and my hormones are all over the place. Inspired by another food blogger’s experiment with savory almond butter, I got to wondering… what would happen if I made almond butter seasoned with the spices from my favorite spiced nut recipe? The answer: Danger, Will Robinson! Its salty-sweet nuttiness means it’s the answer to the... read more

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