Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet 6

Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet

The best dessert I’ve ever had in my entire life was blessed with a scoop of Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet on top of it. I’ll never forget it as long as I live. There used to be this little Italian bistro in Downtown San Jose, CA called Stratta Grill and Bar. They had the BEST food […] Read more…

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies 1

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want simple homemade chocolate chip cookies. I get it. Mix a few ingredients together in a bowl, plop them on a cookie sheet, bake, then eat. Well my friend, these are the cookies for you. In my cookbook I actually have two chocolate chip cookie recipes. One is this Simple Chocolate Chip […] Read more…

Blueberry Tart 1

Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

It’s not really blueberry season yet, but sometimes you just can’t wait. I used to hate blueberries before I started eating better, and now they are my favorite. I love the really tart ones. They’re the best. I like to eat them like M&M’s, and just shove a big handful in my face…mmmm M&M’s. The […] Read more…

Limoncello Ice Cream 1

Limoncello Ice Cream

So it’s early February and it’s like 400 degrees in San Diego. Okay, more like 80 degrees but still. It’s supposed to be 86 on Monday. Where did winter go?! We had maybe 3 weeks of sub 70 degree temperatures. Normally I wouldn’t be too bothered by this, but I’ve recently taken up snowboarding! Sun […] Read more…

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Brownie Heart Cookies

I just love Valentine’s Day. Mainly because it’s a holiday centered around chocolate and you know how I feel about chocolate. Anytime there is a day where someone wants to just give me chocolate because they love me, well sign me up sweetheart. Speaking of sweetheart, how cute are the hearts and sprinkles on these […] Read more…

Deviled Eggs 3

Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

It’s Super Bowl time! This is me not caring. At all. What I do care about though is all the food that you get to eat while pretending to watch the game! One of my favorite things to eat at Super Bowl parties are deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs, Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs. […] Read more…

Lemon Meringue 6

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

In my pre-paleo life I was always a fan of Secret Menu Items. Probably because I’m nosy and I love gossip. So if a fast food chain has secrets, I need to know them. Like In-N-Out has a full on secret menu with crazy stuff on it like 4×4’s, a Neapolitan shake, and Animal Style […] Read more…

Cauliflower Mash 3

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

Dirty confession time! I know you love dirty confession time, it’s like a tabloid, only the juicy gossip isn’t Britney Spears surviving 2007, it’s me surviving Paleo cooking! Before making this recipe I had never tried the whole mashed cauliflower nonsense. I was like “That is NOT going to taste like mashed potatoes so go […] Read more…

Almond Joy Cookies

The Best Paleo Recipes of 2015

Happy New Year! It’s 2016! How crazy is that? 2015 flew by. It’s bitter-sweet. Last year during this time I was in the full swing of working on my cookbook and all I wanted was for 2015 to be over. I knew my whole year was going to be swallowed by the cookbook…finishing it, promoting […] Read more…

Snickerdoodles 1

Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

These are best referred to as SnickerDROOLdles, no need to hit spell-check here people, you read that right. Paleo Browned Butter SnickerDROOLdles because they are drool worthy! You guys it’s another non-chocolate recipe, who loves you?! Me. That’s who. That’s right. Not only is this recipe not chocolate, it’s not chocolate and it’s still SUPER […] Read more…

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes 2

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

I’m sorry, did you guys see the straws in these Paleo Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes?! Too cute right. I love stuff that’s too cute, it’s my favorite. So welcome to the second Ghosts of Holiday Flavors Past post! Last week we welcomed Gingerbread and now it’s Peppermint time! I love peppermint time. It’s just one of […] Read more…

Reese's Cheesecake 3

“Reese’s” Cheesecake with Fauxreo Crust

My favorite candy of all time is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Favorite as in if it were the zombie apocalypse, I would be like Woody Harrelson and his Twinkies in Zombieland, searching everywhere for just one Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Mmm . . . Reese’s. Anyway, believe it or not, Reese’s aren’t Paleo. Not even […] Read more…

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake 2

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Okay so you know how I said Chocolate Soufflé was my favorite dessert ever, you know, if I were asked at gun point and made to tell? Well I lied. Again. I know, I’m such a liar. Don’t hate me though because I’m about to share my actual favorite dessert of all time with you, […] Read more…

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

So I know there are like 5,328 recipes out there for Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, and I’m sure you guys are like, “Okay, we get it already…”, but before you are so quick to dismiss, this is the best one. Trust me. I tested it until it was absolute perfection. I mean the only better version […] Read more…

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake 3

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Are you sick of pumpkin yet? I know, me neither! I’m trying to find more ways to stuff my face with pumpkin while I still can. Honestly I’m actually really excited for eggnog too. And Christmas music! When is it socially acceptable to start playing Christmas music? Hmm…let’s think about it for a minute and […] Read more…

Caramel Walnut Brownie Cookies 1

Caramel Walnut Brownie Cookies

I’m sharing another, yes another recipe from my new book Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind: Over 150 Paleo-Inspired Recipes for Every Craving with you! Man are you lucky. Pretty much the luckiest. Ever. This is another one of my favorite cookie recipes from the book. Mainly because they are like freaking brownies but they’re […] Read more…

Cookie Dough Fudge 1

Cookie Dough Fudge

Guess who’s back, back again, Vanessa’s back, tell a friend, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back? It’s me bitches. I’m back. Sorry you aren’t bitches. I just like saying that. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I’m back to blogging! I’m sorry to have left you for so […] Read more…

Rocky Road Cupcakes 4

Rocky Road Cupcakes

Okay so I normally don’t say this (yes I do) but, these cupcakes are the best thing I’ve ever made. Ever. I may have said that last week about the Paleo Twix Bar Tarts, which at the time was true, but then…these happened. I was super craving Rocky Road ice cream this week. It used […] Read more…

Chocolate Dream Cheesecake 9

Chocolate Dream Cheesecake

Birthdays are an excuse to dive head first into all of your favorite guilty pleasures. I don’t know about you but most of my guilty pleasures involve chocolate. What? Yours don’t? Usually on my birthday I eat a lot of chocolate and a lot of dessert. In fact on my birthday I like to just […] Read more…

Hazelnut Butter Sandwich Cookies 1

Extra! Extra! Read All About it!

So you may have noticed that there is no recipe accompanying these delicious looking Hazelnut Butter Cookie Sandwiches. You’re probably thinking what the H.E.double hockey sticks, what’s going on? Well there is a reason for this, I promise. And that reason is: Oh my gosh did you finish watching Season 2 of Orange is the […] Read more…

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