In Search of the Perfect Coconut Macaroon

A couple of months ago, we were in Des Plaines, IL with some time on our hands and found a great little bakery/coffee/tea shop called B’s Sweet Bites.  A bakery is not usually a hot spot for us paleoites, but they had some incredible coconut macaroons made with honey instead of sugar.  We enjoyed them […]

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Despite my recent declaration that I don’t make paleo treats very often, here I am again this weekend making something slightly decadent for my family.  My excuse this time?  The kids are home from college on Fall Break. Nothing says fall like pumpkin and these muffins don’t disappoint. I did a little internet surfing for […]

“Paleo” Cupcakes

As Paleo has gone more mainstream, tons of “paleo” baked goods and dessert recipes and cook books have proliferated the internet.  Just like their mainstream counterparts, eating lots of sweets and desserts is unlikely to improve your health, especially reaching weight loss goals.  And we all know too much sugar is not a good thing, […]

Peppermint Bark

My son and I have made peppermint bark the last few years and it’s become a holiday tradition.  It’s so easy and delicious, much better than store bought peppermint bark and without additives or chemicals. Package some in a holiday tin as a gift for friends and family or as a hostess gift. We use […]

Weekend Brunch

We had some non-paleo friends over for a late brunch today and I put together this easy, make ahead menu of some of our favorite dishes.  It’s such delicious food, no one even notices it’s also healthy!  With everything ready ahead of time you can simply relax and enjoy time with your guests.  Click the […]

Bread – Missing the Staff of Life?

One of the more frequent comments people make to me when they start the Paleo diet is that they miss bread.  Lots of people I know who are avoiding gluten are fans of Udi’s Gluten Free bread products but I would suggest these are not a great alternative.  Not to slam Udi products in particular, […]

Easy Paleo Treat – Chocolate Coconut Peppermint Squares

I found this recipe online a while ago, but unfortunately can’t remember where to give credit!  I’ve modified it slightly and make it whenever we are craving something sweet or want to take a simple dessert somewhere.  Dark chocolate, coconut, peppermint and honey are a very healthy combination to satisfy your sweet tooth! Chocolate Coconut […]