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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!

Maple-Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons

Here’s a little treat I whipped up one afternoon when Dave’s Cartoon School buddies were coming over for dinner and tabletop games. I’ve been feeding the students as often as I can and trying to lure them into the paleo club by showing them how tasty meat, vegetables, and quality fat can be. But even a stick-in-the-mud like me likes to indulge in a treat once in a while. These are... read more

Berry, Berry Independent

In honor of our nation declaring its independence from England, I hereby declare my independence from Austin, Texas. The moving van is literally taking our stuff from our house in Austin on the Fourth of July. How fun is that?! This recipe is from my cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. The sweet surprise on the spoon with this dessert is the luxuriousness of whipped coconut milk.... read more

Spiced-Nut Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream

Although I’m a curmudgeon when it comes to hot weather, I’m not against all things summer. I like splashing in the pool. I love cooking on the grill and eating at a picnic table. And I like ice cream. Do you like ice cream? That wasn’t really a question. Of course you like ice cream. Which means you’ll probably like this Spiced-Nut Coconut Ice Cream: creamy, smooth, rich,... read more

Grain-Free Green-Ola

The other day, my friend Jen — who is one of those people with good taste, a quick laugh, and the neat trick of making being cool seem effortless — was raving about this stuff called Greenola. It’s a commercially-produced, grain-free granola with bits of kale included in the salty-sweet nuggets. She let me try a bite, and I agreed: it was delicious! But it was also pretty pricey for a very small... read more

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

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