Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix


A few years ago I asked my mom to buy me a dehydrator so I could make homemade beef jerky. Sadly the dehydrator sat on a shelf for too long before I began tackling the long process of dehydrating foods. But once I started using it I became a bit obsessed with it, specifically obsessed…

Simple Roasted Almonds


I have had this mega large package of raw almonds sitting on my kitchen table forever. Real time: 3 or 4 months. I don’t usually buy raw nuts because typically I like nuts roasted or dry roasted or oiled and salted. (Who’s with me on this?) But clearly I bought these in a rare moment…

Candied Almonds


In general, I have a hard time eating a small amount of nuts. Anyone with me on this one? And so I try not to do anything fancy with my nuts too often because, when I do, I find it even harder than normal to stop eating them. However, I had purchased a package of…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars


A couple months ago I bought a bag of puffed rice, I’m presuming because I likened it to brown rice cereal AKA (brown rice) rice krispies and intended to use it to make some sort of granola bar recipe. Tick-tock, tick-tock. Time passes and the bag of puffed rice sits on its perch in my…

Southwest Chicken Pizza Rolls {low -carb}


I used to be a bit judgmental about people who ate low-carb. I thought they were weird. Sad. Obsessive. Crazy. Crazy because who doesn’t want to stuff themselves full of carbs??? But now that I eat mostly low carb I get it. You lose weight when you turn to a low-carb lifestyle. Your stomach feels…

Fat Head Pepperoni Pizza


I have been wanting to try the recipe for Fathead Pizza for a long time. Basically since I realized you can lose weight eating a high fat diet. I mean who doesn’t want to be able to eat pizza while on a “diet”? While I messed up considerably on the crust by putting too much cream cheese…

Cheesy Garlic “Bread” Sticks {made w/almond flour}


I had an argument with my coworker the other day about low-carb pizza. He oftentimes eats the low-carb lifestyle but doesn’t believe you should bother trying to make pizza low-carb. He’s a pizza purist. I have been intrigued by the recipes and the pictures I’ve seen on the internet. Also I’m more along the lines…

Pumpkin Superfood Cookie Dough Bites


I love the fall. It’s my favorite time of year; it always has been. Here in Southern California you don’t necessarily know it’s fall by the weather, though this year has started out way more fall-like than it did last year (it was in the 80’s through Thanksgiving last year – this may not sound…

Superfood Nut Butter


I’ve been creating my own superfood-infused nut butter for a while now. I got the idea from Trader Joe’s. They sell a really yummy peanut butter with chia and flax seeds. So what I’ve been doing is mixing almond butter with natural peanut butter (ratio of 1:1) and adding hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flax…

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites


I was searching for a recipe for “red velvet oatmeal” when I came across a blog for Red Velvet Energy Bites at Namely Marly that got me intrigued. I’m a sucker for red velvet anything so I thought I would try to recreate the energy bites myself. I always like to source recipes and make…

Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers


I have to say that after creating my superfood-spiked morning oatmeal I have begun feeling inspired to create other meals using said superfoods. One of the biggest challenges I seem to face when trying to overhaul my normal diet (of hot chocolate, cookies and cake) is that I cannot seem to get enough fiber into…

Almond Flour Buttermilk Pancakes


I have always, always, always wanted to try almond flour pancakes but have been a bit scared to do so afraid they would be nothing like the buttermilk pancakes that my mom made on weekends when I was growing up. As is, I’m always a bit leery of gluten-free recipes because any that I’ve tried…

Spicy Roasted Almonds


The holidays always seem like a good time to roast some nuts. (Or is it just me?) When my dad my left my house to fly back home, he left me with a large package of raw almonds from Trader Joe’s. I like nuts of any kind and I especially like them when they’re roasted,…

Spicy-Honey Glazed Nuts


Updated July 2018 Here’s what I wrote about these nuts back in 2011. These didn’t go over all that well at work today – they got mixed reviews. But my dad and I love them! I think they’d make a great homemade gift if you’re into that sort of thing. Apparently I was a blogger…