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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...
Vanilla Protein Chia Pudding

Vanilla Protein Chia Pudding

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...
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...
Paleo Sweetened Condensed Milk

Paleo Sweetened Condensed Milk

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...
My 7 Skin Care Secrets

My 7 Skin Care Secrets

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...
14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Health Nut

14 Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Health Nut

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,...
Massaged Kale and Roasted Squash Winter Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Massaged Kale and Roasted Squash Winter Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

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...
NO SANDWICHES PLZ! 19 Non-Sandwich Paleo Lunch Recipes

NO SANDWICHES PLZ! 19 Non-Sandwich Paleo Lunch Recipes

I have a feeling a lot of you feel like I do around this time of year: in need of a good strategy to...
45 Paleo Christmas Cookies for Santa

45 Christmas Paleo Cookies for Santa

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...
39 Paleo Brunch Recipes for Christmas

39 Paleo Brunch Recipes for Christmas

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'...
How To: Make Granola Jars for Christmas

How To: Make Granola Jars for Christmas + Swanson Vitamins Giveaway

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...
Pumpkin Pie Paleo Soft Bars

Pumpkin Pie Paleo Soft Bars

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...
No-Corn Paleo Cornbread

No-Corn Paleo Cornbread

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...
No-Bean Spicy Chicken Paleo Chili

No-Bean Spicy Chicken Paleo Chili

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...
79 Killer Crepe & Tortilla Paleo Recipes

79 Killer Crepe & Tortilla Paleo Recipes

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...
Sweet Raspberry Paleo Muffins

Sweet Raspberry Paleo Muffins

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,...
135 Paleo Recipes for Kids

135 Paleo Recipes for Kids

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...
Paleo Plantain Waffles

Paleo Plantain Waffles

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...
Creamy Paleo Waldorf Salad

Creamy Paleo Waldorf Salad

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.
Oven Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts

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...
Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad

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...
Energy Boosting Paleo Granola

Energy Boosting Paleo Granola

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...
Blackened Chicken with Avocado and Cucumber Salsa

Blackened Chicken with Avocado and Cucumber Salsa

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...
Avocado and Cucumber Salsa

Avocado and Cucumber Salsa

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...
Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

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...
73 Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

73 Paleo Pumpkin Recipes

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...
99 Fudgey Paleo Brownie Recipes

99 Fudgy Paleo Brownie Recipes

Let me start by saying that I have never craved chocolate so much my life as I did while doing research for this Paleo...
Strawberry Poppy Seed Paleo Bread

Strawberry Poppy Seed Paleo Bread

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...
Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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...
Fudgiest Paleo Brownies

Fudgiest Paleo Brownies

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...
57 Recipes for Bacon Lovers

57 Recipes for Bacon Lovers

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...
53 Paleo Breakfasts That Aren't Eggs

53 Paleo Breakfasts That Aren’t Eggs

I love eggs. They are a great source of protein, they're very nourishing, versatile and straight up delicious. However, sometimes, they are the last thing...
Paleo Cool Nectarine Smoothie Recipe

Paleo Cool Nectarine Smoothie Recipe

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...
Dirty Chai Paleo Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar and Whipped Cream

Dirty Chai Paleo Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Whipped Cream

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...
Blackened Tilapia with Paleo Cole Slaw

Blackened Tilapia with Paleo Cole Slaw

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...
6 Exercises For Building Dream Shoulders

6 Exercises For Building Dream Shoulders

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...
29 Paleo Treats You Can Literally Have for Breakfast

29 Paleo Treats You Can Literally Have for Breakfast

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...
Paleo Açaí Boost Smoothie Recipe

Paleo Açaí Boost Smoothie Recipe

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),...
Paleo Blueberry Goodness Smoothie Recipe

Paleo Blueberry Goodness Smoothie Recipe

How about a smoothie treat? One that is delicious, refreshing and nutritious! This Paleo Blueberry Goodness Smoothie recipe is a total winner; it can help you re-energize...
43 Paleo Recipes that Prove Kale Doesn't Suck

43 Paleo Recipes that Prove Kale Doesn’t Suck

There is something about warm weather that makes me want to eat nothing but salads. I crave a light, refreshing, tasty salad more than I crave dark...
3 paleo recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

3 Paleo Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch

Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful mothers out there! You guys fill our lives with love, kindness, gentleness, wiseness and generosity. I...
Paleo Chicken Skewers Recipe

Paleo Chicken Skewers Recipe

Don't you just love quality Summertime (or Springtime) BBQ? I know I do! I am a sucker for all things grilled. I mean, seriously, don't these Paleo...
Wake up to watermelon paleo smoothie recipe

Wake Up to Watermelon Smoothie

This Wake Up to Watermelon Smoothie is one of the one hundred and fifty recipes I have in my Paleo Smoothies cookbook! I am sharing it...
73 Paleo Bread Recipes You'll Love

73 Paleo Bread Recipes You’ll Love

Paleo breads are easily the most delicious, scrumptious, and satisfying of treats. They are made with nature's best ingredients, which are nutrient dense and are...
Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador

Devastating Earthquake in Ecuador

As many as you know, I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. At the age of eighteen, I moved to Boise, Idaho to...
6-stretches-to-unlock-your-tight-hips

6 Stretches To Unlock Your Tight Hips

Tight hips can be a major bummer when you are trying to be active or live a healthy lifestyle.  They are downright debilitating!  Go...

15 Minute Buns Blast Workout

Since summer is just around the corner, I wanted to share with you guys a glute workout that is perfect for home, hotel room,...
7 Paleo Recipes with a Latin Twist e-Book

7 Paleo Recipes with a Latin Twist e-Book!

I have a super cool announcement today. Are you ready for it? Okay. Here it goes... I came out with my very first Paleo Diet recipes e-Book....
Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Who doesn't crave salads during the Spring and Summer months? I know I do! I love how refreshing and light they feel, how delicious they can...
Amazing Paleo Diet Infographic

Is that Paleo? A Quick Paleo Diet Guide (Infographic)

I've prepared a quick paleo diet guide for your enjoyment! First off, I don't like to consider Paleo an actual "diet",  I see it as...
arm sculpting workout

10-Minute Workout to Sculpt Your Arms

Spring is already here and summer is on the way and so I wanted to give you all a quick 10-Minute workout to help...
Paleo Diet Protein Waffle with Strawberry Topping Recipe

Paleo Diet Protein Waffle with Strawberry Topping Recipe

I am a sucker for a good waffle. Especially for the kind that make me feel good, that are healthy, that are nutritious, and...
Paleo Diet Tuna Salad Recipe

5 Minute Paleo Diet Tuna Salad Recipe

I love easy. Easy is good. Especially when it has to do with cooking. And for the love of easy, I have a treat for you...
Paleo Diet Sea Bass in Coconut Sauce Recipe

Paleo Diet Sea Bass in Coconut Sauce Recipe

I have THE fish recipe for you. It's colorful and flavorful...one of my favorite fish recipes to date! This Paleo Diet Sea Bass in Coconut Sauce...
Paleo Diet Halibut Ceviche Recipe

Paleo Diet Halibut Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche is a very traditional appetizer in Latin America. One more commonly enjoyed on the coast. However, it can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time. In Ecuador, we...
9 Fun Paleo Diet Recipes for Easter

9 Fun Paleo Diet Recipes for Easter

I thought that sharing 9 Fun Paleo Diet Recipes for Easter with you guys would be really nice. Especially since Easter Sunday is upon us! I have carefully selected...
Paleo Dark Chocolate Mint Mocha Recipe

Paleo Dark Chocolate Mint Mocha Recipe

This Paleo Dark Chocolate Mint Mocha recipe is my new favorite drink. It's the kind of drink that provides comfort and satisfies the soul....

3 Paleo Diet Snack Recipes You’ll Love

Paleo Diet Snack Recipes, YUM! Sometimes we need a delicious snack, and we need it right away. All too often, we reach for unhealthy items in our pantries or forget about...
Gluten Free Breakfast Bars Recipe

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars Recipe

This Gluten Free Breakfast Bar Recipe is amazingly delicious! It is not 100% Paleo as it calls for gluten free oats, so if you are...
Balsamic Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This past weekend was magical. My brother-in-law married his best friend and sweetheart this Saturday, and it was definitely a wedding to remember. There...
Lavender Raw Cheesecake

Lavender Raw Cheesecake

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen pictures that showcase Nikki's Coconut Butters products. I am seriously obsessed with her coconut butters. Truly,...
Egg White and Sweet Potato Omelette

Egg White and Sweet Potato Omelette

My husband returned home from his brother's bachelor party last night, and he was craving a healthy, tasty, homemade meal that had a good...
Deconstructed Cheesecake Bites

Deconstructed Cheesecake Bites

Let's talk about these Deconstructed Cheesecake Bites for a second. I am in love with them. They are so darn cute. They're the perfect size for those days...
Sweet Vanilla Hemp Protein Waffles

Sweet Vanilla Hemp Protein Waffles

Yesterday was a fun day! Not only did I get to create and eat these delicious Sweet Vanilla Hemp Protein Waffles (topped with lots of strawberries, coconut...
Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

I’m going to let you in on a little health secret of mine...my morning routine! When I tell you what I do, you may think...
Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

This is no regular carrot cake recipe. This is a super special carrot cake recipe for two reasons: one, it has CHEESECAKE layers (whaaaaa?),...
Paleo Tips for Beginners

Paleo Tips for Beginners

A few weeks ago I was asked by the cavemandietblog.com to share my number one tip on how to get started on the Paleo Diet....
Nikki's Coconut Butter

Nikki’s Coconut Butter

I got something very exciting in the mail last week. A package full of Paleo goodies! It was a set of four amazingly delicious Nikki's...
Coffee Nut Protein Muffins

Coffee Nut Protein Muffins

I have an AMAZING healthy treat for you today! They are the right size, they're sweet, they're moist, they're satisfying and they're straight up delicious! These Coffee...
Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bars

These Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bars are such a treat! I made these for my honey on Valentine's Day, and he absolutely adored them. The plan was...
Sweet Tater Smoothie

Sweet Tater Smoothie

This Sweet Tater Smoothie is one of the many smoothie recipes I have in my Paleo Smoothies cookbook! (Do you own a copy yet?...
Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Thai Lettuce Wraps. They're such a cute and fun way to eat your protein and your veggies! I absolutely love how much flavor is packed...
Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I thought I'd share one of my favorite easy recipes with you today. My Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast! I love how this recipe...
Coconut Dream Bars

Coconut Dream Bars

These Coconut Dream Bars are delicious. Honestly, they are probably one of my favorite Paleo (and vegan) desserts ever. What I love about these little Coconut Dream Bars...
Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars

Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars

Say hello to my Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars! Boy, are these good. I created this beautiful recipe because first, I was needing a mid-afternoon snack that I could look...
Paleo Waffle BLT

Paleo Waffle BLT

How does a Paleo Waffle BLT for lunch sound? I think it sounds incredible. This delicious "sandwich" is packed with flavor. The bacon, the avocado, the...
9 Valentine's Day Paleo Recipes

9 Valentine’s Day Paleo Recipes

Today I have 9 Valentine's Day Paleo recipes for you! Nine gorgeous, delicious, decadent and satisfying recipes that you and your honey can enjoy on...
Pumpkin Pie Spice Paleo Waffles

Pumpkin Pie Spice Paleo Waffles

These Pumpkin Pie Spice Paleo Waffles will rock your world. I love waffles, and I have tried my share of waffle recipes...so don't take...
3 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

3 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Today I have 3 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes for you guys. Not one, but THREE. What I love about these cute chia pudding jars is...
Chocolate Banana Paleo Crepe

Chocolate Banana Paleo Crepe

Crepes are a great way to enjoy the moment and indulge. Especially on a day like national love day: Valentine's Day! You can make these yummy...
Mixed Berry Jam

Mixed Berry Jam

I've been using this Mixed Berry Jam recipe almost every day this last week, spreading it on top of Paleo waffles, breads and banana NiceCreams (or as I...
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and enjoyed your Super Bowl parties and all of the goodies that were served! This year I kept my Super...
7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes

7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes

With the Super Bowl coming up TOMORROW, food prepping starts today! I am so excited for the game and I cannot wait to start making...
Fluffy Protein Powder Waffles

Fluffy Protein Powder Waffles

I'm taking a small break from Super Bowl Sunday recipes today, because I want to share one of my current favorite snacks with you. This particular snack...
7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes

Classic Meatballs with Gravy

Who doesn't love a classic meatball? I crave them at least once a month. Not sure if it's because they're so saucy, so comforting, so packed...
Beef and Sweet Potato Crockpot Chili

Beef and Sweet Potato Crockpot Chili

You'll find this Beef and Sweet Potato Crockpot Chili recipe super easy to make and super easy to eat! I think my husband and I...
Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a condiment you want to keep in your refrigerator at all times. Reason being: it is so versatile and stupid delicious!...
7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes

Peppered Steak Skewers

With the Super Bowl coming up in just a few days, I've decided to share some tasty finger foods with you this week. Food is...
Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour is a very traditional drink in Peru, a neighboring country of the country where I grew up (Ecuador!) The story behind it is...
Paleo Protein Brownies

Paleo Protein Brownies

I have been following a muscle building training program for the last month or so, and apart from heavy lifting, a big part of what will...
Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo

Creating New Paleo Recipes Through Bingo

It's very easy to cook these days, especially with all the tutorials that people can find on the Internet! All you need are ingredients and a...
7 Super Bowl Paleo Recipes

Paleo Nachos

I made you a colorful and large plate of Paleo Nachos today! Isn't it pretty? It's got everything you'd want in a regular nachos...
How To: Make Paleo Crepes

How To: Make Paleo Crepes

Paleo Crepes...say whaaaaaat?! Yes, they are possible. And yes, they are amazing! I've been a crepe lover for as long as I can remember. In Ecuador, crepes were very...
Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf

I haven't made meatloaf in a loooong time -- in fact, I don't think I've had a bite of meatloaf in at least a 2 years....
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted butternut squash soup, warm blankets, a cozy fireplace, a romantic comedy...doesn't this combination sound amazing? It would certainly make for the perfect weekend date at home, that's for...
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice baked? What does that mean? Is it a lot of work? Does it take hours to do? These might be some of the questions that pop into your...
Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Coconut oil is a beautiful thing. It is so good for you, so versatile. You can use it for so many things, like making scrambled...
Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters

Cashew Clusters have become one of my husband’s favorite treats. I keep them in the freezer for him, and slowly, but surely, I see...
Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds

Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds

These Mexican Sweet Potato Rounds are something special. I usually eat all of the recipes I make for my blog right after I photograph them,...
Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This Winter Chicken Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is one of my go-to salads in wintertime. It is filling and extremely delicious! Salads are a...