Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup |

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Maple Syrup—a mouthful, I know, but still a bright and summery spin on a classic breakfast!

I adore breakfast foods, but typically my mouth starts watering for more savory fare like omelettes, hashes, and skillets. Still, every once in a while I get a hankering for pancakes or waffles. This time, it came along with the idea for a lemon + blueberry waffle pairing. The rest is history.


Chai-Spiced Cold Brew Latte |

Chai-Spiced Cold Brew Latte

The weather’s finally warming up! This chai-spiced cold brew latte is just the thing to celebrate.

When winter quietly softens into spring, my coffee habits change. My standard morning hot coffee (hot coffee is necessary in North Dakota winters because we need something to thaw our frozen veins) shifts to robust, smooth cold brew coffee.


Homemade Cashew Milk |

Homemade Cashew Milk

Homemade Cashew Milk is a go-to in my kitchen lately. I finally decided to take some pictures and show you how I make mine!

I’ll be honest. More often than not, I’d rather buy non-dairy milk from the store rather than make it myself. With no preservatives or stabilizers, homemade nut milks typically don’t last long in the fridge.

So why am I sharing a recipe for cashew milk? Well, even though there are more and more non-dairy milk options in store, it’s hard for me to find pre-packaged nut milks without a bunch of additives in Fargo, ND. That’s not always a deal-breaker for me, and I still buy some brands despite the additives.

But that brings me to my next point: store-bought nut milks are expensive. Just like ghee and nut or seed butters…you’re paying for convenience. Sometimes I’m more than willing to pay for that convenience, but the man spouse and I are currently saving for a down payment on a house and in my eyes, each bit of cost saving (however small it seems) helps in the end.


Paleo Plantain Gnocchi with Savory Short Ribs |

Plantain Gnocchi with Savory Short Ribs

Plantain Gnocchi with Savory Short Ribs takes a bit of attention, but the results are well worth the work.

Life can take so many interesting twists, can’t it? In one of my recent recipes, I wrote that I had planned to post a recipe a week for the whole year, but that plan crumpled. Fast forward to this week, and I’ve hardly taken any time to work on recipes or this blog. Multiple amazing opportunities have presented themselves, and I’d be foolish to put them off.

That’s starting with the positive. On the not-so-great side of things, my oldest cat Loki has been sick…very sick. He seems to be on the up and up, but we’re still not sure if he’ll be with us much longer.

Frankly, it’s a perfect time for some comfort food. Where else to turn but pillowy plantain dumplings and meaty, saucy short ribs?


Flourless Plantain Skillet Brownie |

Flourless Plantain Skillet Brownie

It’s my birthday! Bring this Flourless Plantain Skillet Brownie my way and let’s celebrate. I crafted this decadent fudgy brownie just for my birthday. It’s paleo, uses a handful of ingredients, and features plantains and chocolate (two of my loves)!

On top of that, it’s vegan, nut free, sugar free, and fuss free. This is truly one of the easiest recipes in all of internet-land.

I use a super small skillet for this recipe, so it’s perfect for two people. Especially if one of those two people doesn’t like desserts of any kind and is happy to let the other person dig in and eat the whole skillet (thanks, Tjay)!