summer

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.

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.

Infused Superfood Ice Cubes + Guayaki Yerba Mate

Infused Superfood Ice Cubes + Guayaki Yerba Mate

Each of these refreshing summer yerba mate drinks will help your body in many ways by packing superfoods into ice cubes. By making a bunch of superfood ice cubes and mate in advance, you’ll be able to quickly make and enjoy an uplifting drink at anytime. What’s more, there’s little to no sugar or calories in these drinks. These superfood cubes + chilled yerba mate concoctions are perfect for parties and hot summer days. ¡Salud!

Herb Spiced Lamb Pitas

Herb Spiced Lamb Pitas

This recipe screams summer and is perfect for a BBQ because it's EASY and all your amigos will want the recipe, I promise. At first I was confused why this recipe didn't tell you how to cook the lamb, then I figure out that you put the raw lamb mixture in the pita and what happens is the lamb cooks inside the pita, the fat will melt into the bread, creating a crunchy, vibrantly flavored meat sando that’s unlike anything you’ve ever had before, I stuffed these ones with a herbed yogurt sauce, thinly sliced red onions and heirloom tomatoes.