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There are many things in life that make me happy. My husband, my family, my girlfriends, hosting parties for friends, a good fiction book, a glass of wine after a long day of work, the beach, swimming in the ocean,...
Paleo Meringue

Paleo Meringue

Growing up in Ecuador, I was around a lot of desserts that were topped with fluffy and airy meringue. Wether they were made by my mom for one of her get togethers, or served at an event or function, or available at coffee...
With Summer right around the corner -- along with its awesome BBQs, pool parties, picnics and get togethers -- it is only appropriate we begin collecting recipes for some of our favorite Summer foods. And for me, one of those...
I know these are not 100% Paleo, so don’t get all Paleo police on me, right away – the thing is, I made these for my husband, and they are just TOO GOOD not to share. These Gluten Free...
Remember that last blog post where I shared my Paleo Whipped Buttercream recipe with you guys? Well, today I'm sharing the cute Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes I baked to lather that Paleo Whipped Buttercream recipe on. Ahhh, yes, SO GOOD. And aren't they just...
Who here is a sucker for dessert? THIS girl is. How obsessed am I? Mmmm, a lot. I spent all of my time last week baking. Pretty much baked Monday through Thursday, making about five to six different kinds of desserts, which...
10 Minute Fudge

10 Minute Fudge

You guys...happy Friday! The best day of the week is here, and with it, everyone's improved moods. Haha. It's true! Fridays are the best days of the week in my opinion, because you have the whole entire weekend ahead of you....
I am head over heels, SPRING IS HERE! Gosh, we've been waiting for you for a while, Spring. You've been the most sought after Spring in Boise since 1949, and we welcome you with open arms. I know everybody...
Vegan Power Bowl

Vegan Power Bowl

There is this really cute restaurant here in Boise called Wild Root Cafe. Every time I drive by it, it's super packed...no matter the time of day. It's definitely the place to be for brunch or lunch if you work or live in...
You guys. The weather is finally getting better in Boise, and I could not be happier! The sun is my life, and warm weather is what I live for. Gimmie sun and seventy plus degree weather, and I am...
Word has it that I'm the Paleo Smoothie kween. Hahaha no, but I did write the Paleo Smoothies cookbook, which contains one hundred and fifty smoothie recipes! (Talk about a flavor for everyone!) Apart from a bunch of smoothie recipes, my cookbook also...
My husband and I have been traveling a lot lately for his work, going to fun big cities where tech conferences are being held. Preston and his business partner founded a fitness-based Virtual Reality company, whose purpose is to change the...
If there is something a Latina loves, it's avocados. We put them on salads, we fill them up with yummy ingredients and serve them as appetizers, we mash them up and make yummy dips with them, we sprinkle them with sea...
Okay, you guys. I am SO STOKED for this blog post. I think I just discovered my new favorite product, and I've been dying to share it with you all! If you follow me on Istagram, and whether you saw my latest...
Tres Leches Dessert

Tres Leches Dessert

I have a mega treat for you today! I am SO STOKED to share this one with you, as it was my favorite dessert growing up in Ecuador. My mom would make a few of these for special occasions or...
I've been obsessed with these Vanilla Protein Chia Puddings lately, and I've been making them on repeat. They are the perfect snack to have whenever I need a quick pick-me-up or something on the go. I'll prepare enough mixture for a batch of eight chia...
Paleo Evaporated Milk

Paleo Evaporated Milk

Evaporated milk. Do you guys ever use it? I use it once in a blue moon to make desserts, but other than that, I am not one to use evaporated milk. I did a quick search to see what else...
I can't remember the last time I had a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk (or "leche condensada", as we call it in Ecuador). I think the last time I had a recipe with sweetened condensed milk was in Ecuador, on...
Aging. We can't avoid it, can we? It happens whether we like it or not, and for some reason, it seems to sneak in quicker than anticipated. When I was little, aging seemed so foreign to me, like, it would absolutely NEVER...
The international day of love is fast approaching, YAY! Do you guys know what you're going to do yet? There's always the typical options, like going out to dinner or to a movie, but those sound a little lame, don't they?...
These last few weeks, my husband and I have been trying a new routine. It was my husband's idea, as he has been hearing about this concept for a while and has been wanting to try it. It always works...
I have a feeling a lot of you feel like I do around this time of year: in need of a good strategy to stick with a challenging New Year resolution! Is this you? It always seems like such a great idea...
When I was a little girl and still believed in Santa, my parents, brother and I (my sister wasn't yet born in the years I believed in Santa) would make sure we placed a little plate with two to three...
Who else is SO EXCITED for Christmas Day?! It's one of the most magical days of the year, where we get to reflect on Jesus' birth, what He came to do on this earth, and how blessed we are by Him...
Christmas. I bet it’s on your mind. (Yup, on mine too!) Whether it be planning on where you'll spend it, who you'll spend it with, what you'll cook or bake for it, what church service you'll attend, or what presents you'll get for loved ones…the...
Being from Ecuador, Thanksgiving was not a holiday I grew up with. I went to an American school in Ecuador from K-12, and so I remember celebrating certain American holidays in school, by doing little holiday-related crafts and having fun holiday assemblies...
Paleo Cornbread? But corn is not allowed on the Paleo Diet, so how does that work? Well, ma friends, that's why I absolutely love baking substitutes and why I think there is a ton of power in learning how to be tricky in...
It's fall, and that means chili season has arrived. Yipee! Is there anything better than a hot, hearty bowl of savory goodness? Nope. Don't think there is! Lucky for me, my husband really loves soups, so he doesn't complain when I serve chili...
Once in a while I get a very strong craving for something carb-ey that can pack a flavorful punch. And, in my mind, nothing gets the job done like crepes or wraps (tortillas). I love these two options because not only...
We've had raspberries galore in our home these last few weeks, because Whole Foods has had raspberries on sale for a long time now, so naturally, I've been adding them to my shopping cart every single time I step foot...
Cooking for everyone in the family and pleasing them all with a meal is no easy feat. The grownups crave one thing, the kiddos crave another thing, and then there are food intolerances and allergies to take into consideration. And so, where do...
One of my favorite ingredients to use when baking breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles and cakes is one that doesn’t come to mind right away when thinking about baking, but is one that I personally love because I think it...
I have a thing for creamy foods. For example, I am a total sucker for yogurt (dairy-free ones, like: cashew, coconut, etc.), Paleo smoothies (obvs -- see why here!), thick curries, and creamy desserts (like cheesecake, fudge and brownies). I don't know exactly what it is about feeling that smooth creaminess in my mouth, but alls I know is that I loooooves it.
I've a been a fan of brussels sprouts for about ten years now. We didn't eat them in Ecuador growing up, so I tried them for the very first time on my first year of college during Thanksgiving in 2005....
My honey recently had a blood test done and his results came back showing higher than normal creatinine levels...again. His last few blood tests have shown higher creatinine levels, so things have not gotten better. Such a bummer, especially since he's been...
I've been craving granola like crazy lately. Wanting it for breakfast, in the afternoon as a snack, and even for dessert after dinner. I'm telling you, I've been needing granola bad. The issue is, Paleo granola is not easy to come by. So...
My husband and I have been having this Blackened Chicken with Avocado and Cucumber Salsa recipe on repeat. We absolutely love it. It's one of those dishes that's got it all; it's great tasting, nutritious, easy to make and very satisfying. I like...
One of my favorite condiments to add to any dish is a fresh, chunky, summer-inspired salsa. I use it to top grilled chicken, pan-fried fish, a juicy stake, or even a breakfast omelette; so much flavor can be added to an...
I just saw two of my really good friends from college this past Friday. We haven't seen each other for a little over two months and we needed to change that, so we planned a date night in a matter of...
It’s right at the end of summer when I start craving cozy fireplaces, chunky sweaters, cooler temperatures and ALL-THINGS-PUMPKIN. Yup. I am one of those people who shamelessly loves to make pumpkin everything during the fall months…breads, cookies, muffins, soups,...
Okay. This Strawberry Poppy Seed Paleo Bread is going to blow your socks off. Not kidding! I am adding it to my Top Five Favorite Paleo Treats list because that's how GOOD it is! #iminlove I have a set of must-haves when it comes...
What is it about summer that attracts us so much toward salads? Is it the constant need we get to feel refreshed when it's so hot outside? Is it because there is a ton of great produce available and it all looks...
The fudgiest of Paleo brownies have made their entrance to the world. Ta-daaaa! Little in life is better than this recipe. I seriously could have these brownies as the only treat I ever get to have for the rest of my life. That's...
I personally know a ton of people who really like bacon, a few people who are OBSESSED with bacon, and just a handful of people who don't like bacon (so strange, right?!) For all of us who do love bacon though, I...
Now that the days are nice and HOT I love, love, love being out and about (it was 98 degrees Fahrenheit in Boise yesterday...what!?). I especially like taking short trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, which are only about two minutes...
I have a dirty chai latte lover at home. And I love it! This man is a total sucker for crafted coffee beverages, those that are a bit sweet and a bit spicy (which, coincidentally, is his wife's personality description...
I am totally, fully, completely, one hundred percent, positively obsessed with fish. It is seriously all I want for lunch, dinner and, may I dare say, breakfast. Yup. That's right, I crave fish for breakfast these days. (What?) I have been having my...
Want to build great-looking shoulders? These 6 exercises can help you achieve your goal! Most of us don’t look forward to shoulder day; at least not as much as we do to training other muscle groups, like chest, for example....
I am BEYOND excited about this 29 Paleo Treat Recipes round-up! And you guys are in for a total "treat" today! (Get it, get it?) I have tried every single one of these recipes and I can attest to the fact that they...
I have another incredibly delicious Paleo-approved smoothie recipe for you guys today! This one is super trendy (because of one of it's sweet ingredients), it's colorful and it's packed with great nutrition. It is also one of the recipes found...