Holidays

Rustic Pear Galette {grain-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar, paleo}

Rustic Pear Galette

A galette is a term used in French cuisine and is basically a freeform pie that is made on a flat surface and not in an actual pie plate.

Cinnamon Maple Meringues {by Our Paleo Life}

Cinnamon Maple Meringue Cookies

Meringue cookies are one of those “fancy” cookies that is often overlooked because it seems too complicated. This is probably due to the fact that it has it’s roots in French, Italian, and Swiss baking and that alone is enough to intimidate a novice baker. But meringue is actually very simple and straightforward to make with impressive results.

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles {dairy-free, nut-free} by Our Paleo Life

Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Typically, truffles are made with dairy, utilizing heavy cream to make the thick ganache filling. But for those of us with dairy-intolerances or that just follow the paleo diet for overall health, this can be a problem. To keep these dairy-free, we use full-fat coconut milk, which ensures that we’re dairy-free but still get all that creamy deliciousness in our ganache.

Now you can have your pie and eat it too. The all-American, classic apple pie is now grain-, dairy, and refined sugar-free. All the taste of your grandmother's recipe, none of the allergens. #paleo

Paleo Apple Pie {grain-free; dairy-free}

There are certain staples that are expected to be on every American holiday table, and apple pie is overwhelmingly at the top of that list. Whether it’s in it’s classic form, or served as a crumble, dutch-style, or a slab pie, sweet and cinnamon-y apples baked into a flaky crust is traditionally preferred over pumpkin and pecan pies.

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

A roundup of some of the best holiday recipes for Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving brings friends and family together like no other holiday. A celebration of love and… food! And because food is at the center of the gathering, use these tried and true recipes to make sure everything is perfect. This Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup links to several […]

Cherry Buttercream Frosting by Our Paleo Life

Cherry Buttercream Frosting

Have you ever had plans to do something, then something else happens that sidetracks you and it takes you a while to get back to it? Yeah, me too. Like this recipe. I’m actually embarrassed to say I started on it back in July 2014. Is 18 months too long of a sidetrack? Maybe it […]

Apple Cider Caramels {dair-free, no corn syrup} by Our Paleo Life

Apple Cider Caramels {dairy-free}

Many, many, many Christmases ago (okay, maybe it was only 8-ish years, but it feels like way more), I decided it would be fun to whip up about 8-10 different holiday treats for about a dozen different families. I went all out, for real. I got these adorable little candy-striped boxes, and holiday bags and […]

Grain-Free Chocolate Mud Cake by Our Paleo Life

Grain-Free Chocolate Mud Cake {with Otto’s Cassava Flour}

This cake. I had planned on making this cake in celebration of my (gulp) 35th birthday (which is a week from tomorrow). But I couldn’t wait until my actual birthday to share this with you. I had to post it immediately. But let me just tell you, all the moms/grandmas/aunts/sisters/girls/women in your life would probably love you forever if you made them this cake for their birthday. Just saying…

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream by Our Paleo Life

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream {dairy-free}

I’ve been craving a really great frosting for a couple months now. My old go-to (pre-paleo) was the usual: powdered sugar, butter, cream. You know, classic buttercream. I had mastered it. Enter paleo, and not a single one of those ingredients is on the “ok” list. So I was back to square one. In my […]

Slowcooker Sweet Potatoes {by Our Paleo Life}

Slowcooker Sweet Potatoes

Oh man, this past week has made me extremely aware (more than usual, somehow) that food prep is so incredibly important on a Whole30. I mean, I always knew this, I practice it often, but something about this past week has just hammered it home. Now that the holidays are over, traveling has come to […]

Pomegranate-Ginger Sticky Wings {by Merit + Fork}

Pomegranate-Ginger Sticky Wings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays have ended and the new year is upon us. Time for 25% of us to make promising, hopeful resolutions while the remaining 75% of us make hopeless failures of those resolutions. Although I’m one of the 75%, I really do wish I had more willpower […]

Dairy-Free Rice Pudding by Our Paleo Life

Dairy-Free Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a family tradition for us, and we can’t just not eat it because it’s loaded with dairy. So I altered my mother-in-law’s recipe handed down through the generations to make it dairy-free, yet still staying true to the flavor and texture that we all know and love. And now you can love it too.

Jalapeno Poppers by The Primal Desire

Jalapeño Poppers {by The Primal Desire}

Well, where has the time gone? We are in the heat of December (or the chill? You know what I mean…), and the holidays are fast approaching. Christmas concerts, holiday parties, cheer and merriment. And of course FOOD! Food is love and as you spend time with friends and family the urge to overindulge surrounds us.

Dairy-Free Eggnog by Our Paleo Life

Dairy-Free Eggnog

Eggnog is a holiday season staple for most people, but for those of us with sensitivities to dairy, it’s not. There are plenty of dairy-free options in most grocery stores, but they are filled with thickeners like carrageenan which have other negative effects on the body. Why do that to yourself when making it it home is so easy and tastes better than anything store-bought?

Maple-Sage Pork Loin by Merit + Fork for Our Paleo Life

Maple-Sage Glazed Pork Loin {by Merit + Fork}

Am I alive? I might be… I might also be dead and this could be heaven. Because… pork. PORK. Pork all de time. Not just plain old pork, either… maple-sage glazed pork. Only in the last 6 months have I realized how much I love this lean, swiney loin, mostly because of how EASY it […]

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