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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes ~ Gluten free, Dairy free

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes ~ Gluten free, Dairy free

Light and fluffy amazing classic buttermilk pancakes! Pour on the maple syrup guys, just go for it! Perfectly fluffy and light, I based this recipe off of Alton Browns Semi ~ Instant pancakes and i think my gluten free version turned out amazing!  In this […]

Pear Pecan Cardamon Muffins ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian 

Pear Pecan Cardamon Muffins ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian 

Well I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks because we went on a trip to Las Vegas, we stayed at the Wynn hotel which was absolutely beautiful and the buffet was amazing! If you are following me on Instagram you can see all my […]

Easy Smoked Salmon ~ Paleo, GF, DF

Easy Smoked Salmon ~ Paleo, GF, DF

Hot Smoking post #2! Smoking meats like I described in my last post (Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon) is a long standing tradition started by our ancestors smoking meats over the fire and curing them with seawater. These days though it is much faster and […]

Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Home Cured Peach Smoked Bacon ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Garde Manger class was one of my favorite classes in culinary school and the one I was most excited to attend. The term garde manger was originally the name given to the cold storage area in the kitchen, where the preserved foods were kept, such […]

Coconut Caramel Meringues ~ paleo, primal, gluten free, dairy free

Coconut Caramel Meringues ~ paleo, primal, gluten free, dairy free

This Whimsical Cookie is so simple and cloud~like, with a chewy center and crunchy outer shell. These simple treats might not be as popular as other cookies but there smooth melt~in~your~mouth consistency and subtle sweetness makes them one of my favorites! The Meringue is an […]

Eating Out GF,DF, and Paleo locally in Grand junction Colorado

Eating Out GF,DF, and Paleo locally in Grand junction Colorado

In this post I will be going super local and listing restaurants that I have been to locally in my area that are safe to eat at, or have options for other locals or travelers with food allergies, or who eat paleo. I will be […]

Smoked Duck Cassoulet ~ GF, DF, Primal,

Smoked Duck Cassoulet ~ GF, DF, Primal,

I have always like smoked meats and duck breast became a favorite of mine when I made them in culinary school I also have quite the fondness for french food. So a couple of days ago when it was a blustery spring day and still […]

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Filet and Apple Spinach Salad ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Filet and Apple Spinach Salad ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Pork tenderloin is the most tender cut of pig and it is a very versatile cut, in this recipe I sliced my tenderloin into medallions to use in my salads. I have to confess that I don’t normally eat pork unless it’s bacon, but when […]

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts ~ Paleo, GF, DF,

Oven roasted Brussel sprouts is one of my favorite things in life! and if you don’t like brussel sprouts your probably cooking them wrong!   Brussel sprouts AH the pore brussel sprout… They have been seen for so many years as the bitter soggy vegetable from […]

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No bake!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No bake!

This chocolate, salted Coconut Caramel Tart is some gooey caramel Magic! A chocolaty sweet pecan and almond crust, gooey salted caramel center and a bittersweet dark chocolate ganache, all garnished with salted crystals. Chocolaty, rich and sweet, I fell in love with it from the […]