Best Green Smoothie Recipe — Pineapple + Spinach (DF)

Best Green Smoothie | This is the Pineapple Spinach Smoothie recipe I make every morning. It provides an energy boost for a productive morning and I look forward to eating it every day! I know I gave you an orange mango smoothie recipe last week, but this is the best green smoothie recipe I’ve come up with and it’s the one Eric and I drink every morning, so I wanted to share it with you!

This weekend we were busy hosting brunch for my brother-in-law’s birthday and some of my recipes got real life taste-testing experience. We devoured my paleo Dutch Baby topped with strawberry chia seed jam, scrambled eggs, sweet potato breakfast potatoes and fruit. It was delicious and a wonderful time to gather with the family.

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Loaded Hash Browns (GF, DF)

This recipe for loaded hash browns has incredible flavor and texture. The hash browns are crispy and perfectly seasoned, the eggs are creamy and the bell peppers melt in your mouth. A delicious recipe for brunch, the recipe also has paleo and vegan options. [gluten free, dairy free] Man oh man oh man are these loaded hash browns good. My favorite thing about them is that without much thought, they turned out incredible! On a whim I just had the idea and ran with it.

The hash browns are crispy crunchy, the eggs are creamy and the bell peppers are cooked till they melt in your mouth. Plus, it’s perfectly seasoned and has just a hint of sweetness from the coconut oil. Drooling yet?

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam | Once you learn how to make this super-simple recipe, you'll never need to buy jam again!

I have always been very curious about learning how to make things from scratch. As a teenager, this was much to my mother’s chagrin. She wasn’t too fond of buying random ingredients for one recipe or another, but one time I convinced her to let me try making jam from scratch.

Don’t get me wrong—it tasted amazing. But it was SO labor intensive. I stood by the stove, stirring constantly, for what seemed. like. days. It called for pectin, and an insane amount of sugar. Needless to say I haven’t made that recipe again. Continue reading

Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds

This Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds recipe is perfect to make as a party snack! [gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan]

These. Almonds. Are. Bomb. The original recipe appeared in the October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and that month I made them for a party I was hosting. Everyone absolutely loved them! One guest even said he’d pay for nuts like these. Quite the compliment for a home cook!

Since they were such a hit, I decided to make them again when attending a 2015 New Year’s Eve party. Once again they were well-received, so even though I didn’t develop this recipe myself, I wanted to share how to find the recipe so you can make them too! Continue reading