Raw Paleo Strawberry Cheesecake

Raw Paleo Strawberry Cheesecake

Prep Time: 2 hours with soaking and freezing
Cook Time: it's RAW
Serves: 10

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Well, my stomach doesn't, way to much cream and sugar leaves me feeling … ya gross. I decided to use strawberries as the base since they came in my CSA box, but feel free to sub in your favorite fruit or keep it plain with just vanilla. Feel free to cook the crust if you do not want it chewy, but then it's not raw anymore :)

Summer Rhubarb Berry Galette (gluten free)

Summer Rhubarb Berry Galette (gluten free)

Prep Time: 1-hour min for dough
Cook Time: 35 min
Serves: 8 slices

As most of you know I would not call myself a"baker" by any means. I always try to make something healthier or add some crazy ingredient like an adaptogen reishi powder and end up ruining it. This summer galette was inspired from some seasonal rhubarb I received from a local farm and I thought it would be super fun to try out it out! I adapted this from Cannelle Vanille who has amazing recipes, basically so I would have less of a chance of screwing up. It actually turned out really good, tart but good. I am afraid of sugar since it leads to disease and inflammation, so I did my best to keep it low sugar, that where a scoop of ice cream helps.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Quesadillas with Hibiscus and Summer Squash

Goat Cheese Stuffed Quesadillas with Hibiscus and Summer Squash

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Who doesn't love a quesadilla? I mean it's a childhood staple, a 2-minute snack and to be honest, it used to be my favorite after drinking go to (times have changed now that I go to bed at 8:30 pm.) I created this fancy and delicious version after having leftover hibiscus flowers from some tea I had made, and me being a weirdo tasted the soaked flower and yummm!  The hibiscus adds texture and a slight tang, while the goat cheese leaves it creamy. I added summer squash because they are in season but feel free to add you own twist. Serve with my salsa or guacamole is always my fav.

Dairy Free Coffee Cacao Nib Sundae (vegan)

Dairy Free Coffee Cacao Nib Sundae (vegan)

Prep Time: 5 min
Serves: depend if you want to share...

I use New Barn because they care about quality ingredients which unfortunately nowadays is not the case with most companies. They make it with ingredients you would use at home, ones you can pronounce! I was a bit hesitant when trying this out even though I love New Barns almond milk which I have been using for a while now and recommending to my clients. This combo is super easy and is a great base for whatever fun topping you have on hand; hemp seeds, berries, nuts, a chocolate drizzle.  Hey, I don't say to eat desserts often but when you do, make sure they aren't going to hurt you and your gut, make it worth it and make it taste delicious.

Smoked Salmon Tostada // Gluten & Dairy Free

Smoked Salmon Tostada // Gluten & Dairy Free

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: none

Serves: 4

This recipe is crunchy, creamy and so dang simple. You could make it as an appetizer for a party and throw any veggies on top or have it for lunch as I often do. I know "frying" is thought of as bad for you, but when you control the frying environment and when you cook with a high heat oil, like coconut or avocado oil, you are not getting rancid or oxidized fats which are very inflammatory, which is common for most restaurants.

Raw Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles & Almond Butter Sauce

Raw Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles & Almond Butter Sauce

Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: none
Serves: 4

Pad thai is a favorite for many but do you know what is actually in it? Think inflammatory vegetable oils, oxidized peanuts, and some gluten-filled noodles. Sorry to burst your bubbles but that pad thai is usually not the healthiest thing on the menu! So this recipe was created to give that same creaminess but with a healthy twist of course. Perfect for a spring lunch with friends, or a hot summer day. It is gluten and dairy free and feel free to throw in all your favorite seasonal veggies. I love this recipe with grilled chicken or shrimp, but of course, it's up to you if you want added protein.

Superfood Seed Mix

Superfood Seed Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 minutes
Serves: about 1 cup

This superfood seed mixture was inspired by my recent travels to Australia where they would throw a bunch of nuts on salads. I would not say Australia is very progressive when it comes to food but we were lucky enough to visit some amazing farm to table restaurants that were very unique. I try to always take some inspo back from my travels and this nut mixture is just that. This mixture is great to add to your meal prep list and should be stored in the fridge with the rest of your nuts and seeds (yes if they are not in your fridge they should be so they do not become rancid). Throw them on your salad or use them as a snack, and feel free to add your own touch to them by using your favorite spices.

Italian Tapenade

Italian Tapenade

This recipe was created as a side dish, dip, spread, to go with my keto reboot plan because so many of you are asking me what I eat and how to eat high-fat. I love making a ton of recipes on the weekend and then using it during the week and this one is dang good. I like to put it in my coconut wraps, dip Mary's crackers in it, or add some to my quick high-fat salad lunch. Remeber that anchovies are a superfood and you can't even taste them! I swear!