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Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

This is my FIRST time making “nice” cream. Nice cream is just a term for vegan ice cream. The creaminess of the bananas and coconut milk really pulls the whole recipe together. I added a touch of color, extra sweet, and antioxidants by adding some […]

Food (and mood) Booster!

Food (and mood) Booster!

Hey guys. As a future health practitioner, I wanted to talk about a really important topic that deserves attention. Does eating whole foods {meaning free of refined sugars, artificial ingredients, and chemicals and rich in greens, legumes, and organic meats} really improve our mood? Coming […]

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe: 

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of sea salt

3 tbsp of cocoa powder

2 eggs

1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil)

2 heaping tbsp of creamy unsalted cashew butter

1/3 cup of organic maple syrup

1/2 cup of Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start by mixing together the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt). In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients ( eggs, cashew butter, palm shortening, and syrup).  Mix both sets of ingredients together  ( and fold in chocolate chips) and pour into a greased cast iron skillet.

Bake for 20min- I would say let it cool but its soo good while it is warm right out of the oven!

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you […]

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins Recipe: 1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of baking soda 2 tbsp of flax meal 1-2 scoop of Nutiva Chocolate Hemp Protein powder 1/3 cup of coconut oil 4 pitted dates 2 eggs 1/2 cup […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe:

1 1/2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of salt

1/3 cup of flax meal

3 ripe bananas (mashed)

2 tbsp of vanilla

1/3 cup of coconut oil (soft or melted)

2 eggs

 

Preparation: 

Start by combining the fry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, powder, salt, flax). In a separate  bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, vanilla, coconut oil, and eggs. Combine both mixtures together and bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes. You want this banana bread to stay moist, so checking it at the 35min mark by sticking a toothpick or knife and seeing if it comes out clean, is when you will know it is done! 🙂

 

No-Bake Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites

No-Bake Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites

Date and Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe   about 5-6 pitted dates 3/4 cup of oats 1/4 cup of coconut flour 1/2 cup of coconut oil 1/4 cup of flax meal 2 tbsp of sunflower seed butter Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse […]

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of baking soda 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1/4 tsp of salt 1/3 cup of cashew butter (unsalted, raw) 1/2 tsp of vanilla 1 egg 1 tbsp of coconut oil […]

Gluten-Free Lavender Cookies

Gluten-Free Lavender Cookies

Took some time off from blogging and recipe sharing to reflect, practice self-care, and spend time with family. We don’t realize the more our minds stay on automatic pilot, the quicker we can burn out. My goal here is to help people heal but how can I do that if I don’t take the time out to heal myself? Its a constant upkeep but one that results in necessary growth, change, and most importantly, peace.

As mentioned on my Instagram and Facebook, I want to bring together a series of recipes that can “help” our moods. And by help I mean baking and cooking with all whole ingredients and low-glycemic sugars. This will lessen cortisol and blood sugar spikes and drops which can help you stay energized and less groggy throughout the day.

These lavender cookies were one of the first ideas that popped in my head. I love lavender and use it as an oil, body wash, clothing wash, you name it! It really is a great calming scent. A few years back I bought a lavender cupcake and thought ” man this sh*t even tastes good too!” ha. So this is an easy and fun recipe and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do.

Be Well,

Allie

 

Recipe for Gluten-Free Lavender Cookies: 

  • 1 3/4 cup of All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour ( I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1-2tbsp of ground lavender stems ( can pick them out in the spice rack at Whole Foods!)
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Start to mix the dry ingredients ( flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt). Ina  separate bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, sugar, oil, and lavender. Mix dry and wet ingredients together and scoop into balls onto your baking sheet. Bake for 15min.

 

Paleo Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Paleo Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

This is a such a simple recipe that I whipped up! What a great way to add some veggies in your day. Zucchini tends to have a high water content so 2 zucchinis will do. They actually make the muffins taste super soft and moist. […]


My Diary

The Beauty Of Letting Go

The Beauty Of Letting Go

I have always been a control freak.  Who isn’t?  There is a sense of comfort and control when we well, CONTROL things! However, this passed year and a half have taught me that having control over every little situation is not realistic and will actually slowly lead you to suffering.

Our minds are really funny sometimes. They like to play tricks on us and make us feel like something bad is happening, therefore fear should be approaching, and we either freak out or we try and control the moment by suppressing our feelings (whether that be with alcohol., drugs, shopping, etc). What really needs to happen is for your mind and body to experience the fear and take it all in- and then let go. Have those thoughts and fears just leave like a passing cloud. Because in the end, that’s really all they are right? Just thoughts. They aren’t who you are. None of the nonsense that we think about is ever who we are.

It’s funny because I’ve realized that when I actually don’t have any stresses or controlling thoughts of how I feel or how I’m suppose to feel; I feel uncomfortable. Our minds are so used to a certain way of thinking that once it stops, it feels weird. Well, I say embrace the weirdness! This means you’re on your way to happiness – without the control you thought you needed to get to that point.

If you are struggling to enjoy life’s precious moments because you are too busy in your head, here are some tips that might help you get out of yourself:

  1.  It’s not always about you. Focusing on yourself too much actually makes you miss out on the people and experiences that are going on around you. Try volunteering or doing something that will help others and you will see that it makes you feel a lot better because your focus was shifted.
  2. Practice meditation. This can be in any form. TM, Mindfulness, whatever works for you. But you should have about 10 minutes of deep breathing in a quiet room to just recharge and relax.
  3.  Exercise. You don’t have to join cross fit to feel better. I’m talking about 20 min a day of cardio, or a long walk, or jump rope, jumping jacks; something to get your heart racing for a bit. You will end up feeling better throughout the day. Trust me.
  4. Get rid of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar from your diet.
  5. Be kind to yourself, your body, and your mind. Take care of yourself. Make a cup of tea and relax, dance around to your favorite song, sing out loud around the house, laugh, smile, and practice gratitude.

I hope this post makes you see things in a different perspective. Remember, life isn’t as bad as you think it is. Let go of the control and begin to live your life.

Be well,

Allie

 

 


Life is Sweet

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

This is my FIRST time making “nice” cream. Nice cream is just a term for vegan ice cream. The creaminess of the bananas and coconut milk really pulls the whole recipe together. I added a touch of color, extra sweet, and antioxidants by adding some […]

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cups of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of sea salt 3 tbsp of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil) 2 heaping tbsp […]

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you […]

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins

Paleo Protein Muffins Recipe: 1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of baking soda 2 tbsp of flax meal 1-2 scoop of Nutiva Chocolate Hemp Protein powder 1/3 cup of coconut oil 4 pitted dates 2 eggs 1/2 cup […]

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet {Gluten-free, Dairy-free}

Cookie Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 tsp of baking soda 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1/4 tsp of salt 1/3 cup of cashew butter (unsalted, raw) 1/2 tsp of vanilla 1 egg 1 tbsp of coconut oil […]