Paleo Sweet Potato Pancakes

As a kid I remember sitting at the kitchen counter while Grandmama cooked crepes for us. This was a special occasion, but one I cherished. Though I was never one to obsess over sweet things, this breakfast was special because the thin crepe made this usual cakey dish quite elegant. I remember serving the crepe with sliced apple, a combination she recommended, wrapping it up and eating like a burrito with the occasional dip in […]

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Blueberry Hemp Veggie Smoothie

Sometimes Sunday’s call for regrouping, recharging, and renewing your body with a veggie-packed smoothie. And this smoothie was just perfect. Not too sweet, as all smoothies to me are these days, and not too thick or thin. I combined lots of spinach with other veggies I had lying around with some nutrient dense fruit and rich proteins for a delectable blend of goodness. You Will Need 1 cup packed fresh spinach 1/4 cup frozen wild […]

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A Breakfast Salad with Fresh Herbs

Fresh spring greens from the market. The first sightings of local cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Herbs like basil, dill, cilantro, and parsley are plentiful this time of year. You know it’s time to welcome summer when all of these veggies are very ripe and plentifully available. What is it about raw vegetables that is so right in the summertime? The growth and greenery this time of year has me craving raw foods. They cool us […]

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Warm Blueberry Compote

Oh the blueberry! I must say my favorite fruit is blueberries. I remember as a young child traveling to an island of blueberries; where one could eat as many as they possibly desired-truly a dream come true as a kid. It’s a vague yet lovely memory that I keep with me every time I indulge in this beautiful fruit. When in-season and fresh, they are delightful atop yogurt or any breakfast bowl. On the other […]

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Turmeric Buckwheat Granola

I love buckwheat because it is not a grain. Despite the name buck “wheat”, it is not related to wheat at all, but is actually considered a seed. When cooked however, this seed acts very much like a grain, so it’s perfect if you are avoiding grains but want that feel. For this granola recipe we will be using raw buckwheat which is greenish in color. Sometimes you will see roasted buckwheat sold, also known […]

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Paleo Banana Pancakes

Paleo to me simply means whole foods. I overheard someone say to label desserts paleo is silly because they would not have had access to these ingredients in the paleolithic time period. Calling brownies, cookies, or pancakes “paleo” is inappropriate because no caveman is making cookies. Those alive during this time ate meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fats and fruit. They ate what they could scavenge and hunt for, that’s it. And that is where the […]

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Creamy Millet Porridge

Growing up, I was never too crazy about oatmeal and porridge. Perhaps because it was always made quite bland and ended up being weirdly thick and slimy. Only recently has my love for breakfast propelled me to experiment with all different kinds of recipes. This millet porridge is a wonderful option, not only because it has a rich and creamy consistency, but because it is made of an ancient grain that holds a host of […]

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Warm Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl with Sliced Pear, Yogurt, and Granola

¬†You know when you get so excited about a recipe, you feel like jumping for joy (or is that just me)? Like when you plan your breakfast out the night before with every single detail you can almost already taste it? This is one of those recipes I am SO excited about sharing. Squash is very much in season and I’m enjoying it in all forms with my breakfast. This bowl, however, seems to be […]

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Anti-inflammatory Matcha Chia Pudding

Inflammation in the body can show up in so many different ways, and for many different reasons. Let’s face it, we are all mildly inflamed, unless we eat an immaculate diet. Anyone who drinks coffee, alcohol, or juice/soda high in sugar, or eats high-sugar fruit, gluten, grains, anything fried, poor quality dairy, or meats in excess will probably have some form of inflammation in their body because all those foods are inflammatory. The more the […]

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Blueberry Overnight Oats with Yogurt and Almond Butter

I recently went shopping at my local market only to find these gorgeous blueberries that were local AND organic. There was not even a question in my mind before I grabbed two and headed to the checkout. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries are the seasonal fruits where I live these days, and I’m loving every last bite. Used for on top yogurt, in smoothies, or just snacking throughout the day, I seem to be eating […]

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