Chipotle Maple Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Chipotle Maple Brussels Sprouts by Ashley of

I LOVE brussels sprouts. That is something that 10-year-old me never thought I’d say.. I can 100 percent understand why Brussels sprouts have a bad rep. If you don’t prepare them properly, they’re like soggy little cabbages that smell bad. BUT when you make them right (i.e. roast them in the oven OR deep fry… [read more]

2-ingredient Banana Fudge

This 2-ingredient Banana Fudge is paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, AND sugar-free! It's also a great way to use up ripe bananas! Recipe by Ashley of

After reading the title of this post, you’re probably thinking that I’m some sort of wizard. And, you’re absolutely right. HP and I went to school together, you know, at Hogwarts. Unfortunately my wizardry didn’t extend beyond the walls of the kitchen, which is why you didn’t read about me in any of the books… I mean, it’s not like… [read more]

Holiday Apple Wreaths

Holiday Apple Wreaths! Decorate apples with these toppings for a healthy holiday snack or dessert! Read the post to learn how to make this a fun event!! Recipe by Ashley of

hiiii, holidays! I can practically see you now. ‘Tis the season! Who doesn’t love this time of year? I think I’ve already watched like 1000 Christmas movies (how I have the time, I don’t know…) I am definitely at 100 percent on the holiday spirit scale. So to get you all in the holiday groove, I’m… [read more]

Skillet Garam Masala Apple Crisp

Garam Masala Apple Crisp in a Skillet by Ashley of

Look at my sneaky little humble crumble! Why is it sneaky? Because even though it looks like an ordinary apple crisp… it’s actually special. Like, very special. And not just because it’s made and served in an adorable cast iron skillet… This apple crisp is special because it’s made with a unique blend of somewhat unexpected spices. I’m… [read more]

Spicy Rosemary Sausage and Potato Breakfast Hash

Spicy Rosemary Sausage and Potato Breakfast Hash by Ashley of

Let me share a little tip with you… when you’re in need of a breakfast hash recipe, do not type out the word “hash” in your search engine. Why? Because you will end up with a list of results that’s completely different than what you were intending. (Yes, I’m 100 percent speaking from experience). I especially don’t recommend it… [read more]

Gluten-free Banana Malpua (Cardamom Spiced Banana Pancake)

These are gluten-free cardamom spiced banana pancakes - also known as "Banana Malpua" - an Indian dessert. They're light and soft in the middle with crispy edges. Recipe by Ashley of

If it looks like a pancake, smells like a pancake and tastes like a pancake, then it probably is a pancake malpua. Say whaat? Yep, you heard me right. I said Malpua. Pronounced: maal-poo-ahh. So what the heck is that? It’s a sweet Indian pancake! I really thought about calling this a “cardamom spiced banana pancake” BUT I love… [read more]

Simple Beef Stew

Easy Paleo Beef Stew by Ashley of

Every stew has a secret. Mine… has a few. {yes, I am 100 percent trying to make my stew sound mysterious. is it working?} So what are my secrets to making a thick flourless stew? First, let me ask you this… why the heck would stew need flour in it? You guys. The secret to thickening up stew…… [read more]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple Cider Glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Crumbles and Apple Cider Glaze by Ashley of

helllloo, November. You beautiful month, you. I didn’t expect to see you so soon, but there you were. Here you are. And I’m ready for you. Truth be told, I’ve been waiting for you. I’ve been dreaming of Thanksgiving sides. I’ve been secretly watching Christmas movies. I’ve been singing holiday songs in my head (not… [read more]

Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups

Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups made with a creamy spiced pumpkin sunbutter filling (dairy-free and paleo) by Ashley of

There are candies EVERYWHERE you look. It’s almost Halloween and grocery stores are acting like candy pushers. I mean, seriously – do we need an entire aisle dedicated to the stuff? Now, if this candy were healthy… maybe I’d have less of an issue 😉 But unfortunately, all of the shelves are filled with cruddy little… [read more]

Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash

Spicy Ground Beef and Butternut Squash - a delicious and warming weeknight meal by Ashley of

Want to hear the most exciting thing that happened to me this weekend? Finding pre-cut organic butternut squash while doing my grocery shopping. It was so exciting, that I instagrammed it. Is that totally pathetic? Or would you be just as excited as me? I think I’m at this awkward age/stage in life where I have… [read more]