The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are absolutely irresistible and, I have on great authority, are the best chocolate cookies you will ever bake. What makes them so special? They are a killer combo of soft and chewy inside with crisp edges. They use chocolate chunks (not chips!) which are mission-critical for getting ooey gooey layers of chocolate inside….

5 Favorite Holiday Treats

Happy holidays, friends! Below is a roundup of some of my favorite treats for sharing with loved ones during the holidays. Most are actually suitable for gluten-free, vegan, and paleo diets — whaaat?! This wasn’t intentional, but there ya go. Making treats that will please your friends/fam and you don’t even have to worry about…

6 Healthy No-Bake Summertime Treats

Summer is in full swing and that means easy, no-bake treats are pretty much the only thing I want to think about these days. Here’s a roundup of some of my all-time favorite summertime treats that are healthy, no-bake, and naturally gluten-free, vegan, and/or paleo. Enjoy! – H PS – Apparently I really like blueberries,…

Cherry Almond Energy Bars (gf/vegan/paleo)

It’s been a while (like years) since I’ve posted an energy bar recipe but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been making them! Here’s a recipe for a batch made with just three simple ingredients: cherries, dates, and almonds. The cherries have such a nice tartness and pair well with almonds. The dates are kind of…

Lemon Tahini Buddha Bowl (gluten free/vegan)

If you’ve ever visited Asheville, North Carolina, you’ve probably eaten at or at least heard of Green Sage Cafe — it’s kind of a staple. It’s safe to say I absolutely LOVE the Buddha Bowl from Green Sage… I order it more often than I’d like to admit. Here’s my take on how you can…

Black Bean Hummus (gluten free/vegan)

All I have to say about black bean hummus is that it has been on heavy rotation at our house lately because we can’t. stop. eating. it. It’s simple, tastes awesome, is sooo much less expensive than store-bought black bean hummus, and is good for you! What’s not to love about all of that goodness? Oh,…

Healthy Broccoli Salad (gluten free/vegan)

I just devoured — and I am NOT exaggerating here — an absurd amount of this broccoli salad over my kitchen sink before writing this. I couldn’t help myself! Something about that creamy, crunchy salad just instantly transports me back to summers as a kid. It makes me think of the cookouts my dad and stepmom would…

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Energy Bites (gf/vegan/paleoish)

When I first made these energy bites, I wasn’t sure if the dark chocolate and cherry would pair well with the flavor of a nut butter… It does! And, I’ve made these with both peanut butter and almond butter so I can confirm that both of those taste awesome. They have a different taste, for obvious…

Easy Mini Nut Butter Cups (gf/vegan/paleo)

Trust me — you’re going to want to remember this recipe for super-easy, mini nut butter cups the next time you think of reaching for the Reese’s or Justin’s cups. Whip ’em up in minutes, chill them til firm, and voila! And, they are paleo, vegan, gluten-free so that means you can eat extra, right?…

Super Easy Fridge Pickles

Ok, so — making dill pickles in your fridge is a super-easy way to get tangy, crunchy pickles made fresh right at home. You can literally eat them within hours and they are AWESOME. Even better, fresh dill is crazy cheap at the farmer’s market during the summer. The recipe below makes a pretty big batch,…

Homemade Muesli (gf/veg)

What the heck is muesli? Well, it’s basically an un-baked version of granola. It’s a super common breakfast cereal in Europe and is starting to catch on here in the United States too. People love muesli because is a calorie-dense, protein-packed snack that will definitely fill you up and hold you over for a while….

No-Bake Coconut Macaroon Bites (gf/vegan/paleo)

I’m not going to rant about how you should eat such-and-such amount of coconut oil per day to prevent this-and-that. But, I will tell you that the stuff is awesome, is getting more and more affordable every day, AND you can make adorable little bite-sized coconut macaroons like these without ever firing up the oven….