Paleo Spanish Fig Bread (Pan de Higo)

It’s the time of year where there seems to be a party or event every weekend. While I love seeing people I don’t see as often as I should, I find myself indulging in non-Paleo snacks more often than I should. This year, I’ve tried a new tactic! I bring Paleo-friendly appetizers to every gathering and this Paleo Spanish Fig Bread is always a hit for my paleo and non-paleo friends!

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Paleo Coconut Caramel Brownies

I don’t usually bake. I’ve always been good at it, but it just never seems quite as fun. To me, baking is the flip-side of cooking: cooking is all organized chaos and anything goes, while baking is rule-heavy and chemistry reliant. So when the words “I’ll bake you something!” came out of my mouth as a bribe to get my supervisor at work to help me, I got a little scared when I realized I’d have to do something I hadn’t done in years — and this time, do it Paleo.

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Paleo Roasted Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are to fall as asparagus is to spring. And yes, you know a true foodie when their season’s are marked by the changes in produce not the changes in weather. And I know, Brussels Sprouts aren’t root vegetables, but the name of this recipe was so catchy I couldn’t help myself! Forgive me. This Paleo Roasted Root Vegetables recipe is not your typical roasted root vegetable recipe. Yes, there are herbs and rustic knife cuts. But, this method of seasoning makes it so every vegetable is slightly different and totally jazzes up what is typically a one note dish.

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Grandma’s Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)

I am not a breakfast fan, but I am a brunch fan. There is something to be said about a relaxing Sunday with a nice Bloody Mary (or Maria if you are me). The classic garlicky and spicy pickled green beans is the quintessential stirring stick of a bloody Mary. And best of all, to achieve this classic dilly bean, you just need is some basic canning equipment and patience.

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Simple Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’m a weirdo and love Brussels Sprouts.  It’s funny because I don’t actually recall ever having them when I was younger.  So maybe that is why I never learned to hate them at a young age (though I never did have a “I hate veggies” stage).  I will admit I’ve had brussels sprouts that were made… not so tasty.  But it doesn’t have to be this way!  It’s so easy to make yummy tasting brussels sprouts!  For example, this super easy oven roasted brussels sprouts!

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Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

The other day, I had the hugest breakfast ever – I’m talking a giant ham and cheese omelet, some bacon, and avocado… 2 hours before lunch time.  So when lunch time rolled around, I was like, okay.  Let’s get real.  You probably shouldn’t eat a crap load of food like you usually do for lunch.  So I took a peek at the fridge, and found tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados!  Just FYI, these are some of my favorite things.  Instantly, I am drooling thinking about a yummy Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad.

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Mini Paleo Chocolate Cake (with Ramekins)

Whether it’s for a Birthday, Valentine’s day, Christmas, or some solo-I-need-a-chocolate-cake-in-my-mouth event… it’s always good to have a good chocolate cake recipe laying around!  Yes, normal sized cakes are pretty awesome, but maybe you don’t have two good sized cake pans, want to switch it up, or… just want your cake to look damn cute!  Well, you’re in luck!  If you have Ramekins laying around… you can make this adorable and decadent Mini Paleo Chocolate Cake!

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Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

So, zucchini noodles are zoodles.  Does that mean sweet potato noodles are spoodles? Whatever they are called, sweet potatoes have the perfect texture for a Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad. Tahini and coconut aminos pair together perfectly to give this salad the creamy umami that makes a good thai noodle salad.  The sweet heartiness of the sweet potato, crunch of the carrot and creamy dressing is the perfect salad for a spring party or picnic!

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