I’m a San Diego Native who loves food with an insane passion. I’ve been known to drink almond milk straight from the carton and expensive wine out of plastic red cups. My favorite meal is, has, and always will be dessert.

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      “I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate”
      - Julia Child (and me)
    *Part of a healthy lifestyle is enjoying life. To me enjoying life involves the occasional splurge or two. This blog is meant to be a resource for Paleo-ish sweets and treats. I do not endorse eating sweets on a daily basis, Paleo or not, but rather on occasion. You know your body better than I do, so it’s up to you to decide if eating Paleo treats is a weekly, monthly, or yearly thing. My recipes are meant as a go to if you are having a dessert crisis (yes, needing chocolate is considered a crisis) or event that requires you to make something that everyone can eat and enjoy, that doesn’t require you to eat ingredients you’d rather not i.e gluten, soy, dairy, legumes, etc., due to allergies, intolerances, or personal choice. It’s also for my friends who are sick of me posting pictures of my Paleo food creations on my Facebook page. Get a blog! they said. Better than get a life I suppose.

43 responses to “About

  1. Ohh I SO want to be blog buddies with you! You’re like the cool kid on the playground who has all the better recipes… I’m pretty sure I’m about to go spend all my money on baking ingredients so I can try every single one of your recipes! Can’t wait to see what other great recipes you post :)

  2. Hi – I just found your site through paleOMG and when I saw that you’re in SD and new to blogging, too, I had to say hi! I just started a blog myself, and although it’s not Paleo specific, I’ll definitely be trying some of your recipes and probably writing about my adventures in the kitchen! I can’t wait to try the Vanilla Chai Pancakes, it’s like you jumped in my head and combined a bunch of my favorite things! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  3. What an awesome blog! Going without dessert is the hardest part of a paleo challenge….I am looking forward to trying your recipes.

  4. Just found your blog and I love it! I just recently (well since January) started eating paleo and it’s amazing how much better I feel! Look forward to reading more from you!

  5. I just found you from the San Diego Paleo page on Facebook… I can’t wait to try the red velvet cakes! Yummmm…… It is nice to meet a fellow San Diegan Paleoite!

  6. CEWADM (Bit of a mouthful but I love the sentiment!) – thought it was high time I let you know how much I’m loving your blog AND salivating over all the recipes! :-) I have yet to actually make one of your marvellous creations BUT consider me a fan! :-)

  7. Nice blog Vanessa! I created a blog for similar reason: to keep my so called ‘annoying’ food-loving side away from my friends! :) I’ll be interested in Paleo recipes.

  8. Thank you for offering up your “bloginess card” to me today, and telling me a little about your food/photo passions… I have just started to dive into your blogs and the treats look like they’ll be a lot of fun to replicate… and your photography is gorgeous, definitely a talented pairing! :-) My blog is not food-related, but hopefully a bit smirky, in case you’re interested in trading blog-n-forth :-)

    • Eduard! Great meeting you and chatting with you today! Thanks for taking such an active interest in my blog! I am currently reading yours and listening to your lovely “Carol of the Bells” arrangement, which is spectacular by the way. Like I said this morning I hope to have many treats to bring in for you guys, even though they will be “healthy”. :) I can’t eat them all myself! Okay I can but I shouldn’t! ;)

  9. Hi Vanessa! I just came across your blog and love the recipes. I, too, just recently started blogging. I’m originally from southern CA! My parents live in Temecula, it’s nice to find bloggers from that area. I miss CA. I would love to be a blogger buddy. I, too, do paleo and I love the results. :)

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  12. I loooove poking through your blog! Pictures are amazing and desserts look so delectable! I just want to face dive into the screen :o :D

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  14. I came across your blog while readying a 21DSD recipe on Julie Bauer’s website (PaleOMG). I have been off the paleo wagon for about a year and it has been miserable. But I decided to make the change permanent this time and to keep myself motivated, I began blogging to post progress and maybe recipes. It’s nothing fancy and I just started this week, but I would love to be blog buddies with you for your insight and constructive (or deconstructive) criticisms. :-) Thanks and keep up the great work!

  15. Hi! I found your blog through Civilized Caveman…he linked the Reese’s Cheesecake. And I have gone through just about your whole blog and can’t wait to try some of these treats. We went Paleo in 2012 and did great for several months and then fell off the wagon. We dabbled occasionally in 2013 and currently finishing up the 21 Day Sugar Detox. We hope to get back to Paleo or something close to it. I have a blog I just started back up…nothing fancy–life, kids, weightloss, food, whatever. Here it is in case you’d like to check it out…I will have more and better posts in the future! http://thelo5.blogspot.com/

  16. Found your blog through a friend on facebook and am excited to start baking (like as soon as I finish typing this). I’ve never done Paleo… I’m currently doing carb cycling (which I thought I hated at first but I might actually love it now… ) and I attempt to be as unprocessed as possible too. I blog about my adventures in the kitchen as well. :) Looking forward to exploring your blog.

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