Vanessa Barajas

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

I’m sorry, did you see this? It’s freakin’ New England Clam Chowder. CLAM CHOWDER! Gah! When ever I say the words “Clam Chowder”, two things happen: 1. I have to immediately quote Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and say, “Password?”, “New England Clam Chowder”, “Is that the red or the white?”, “Damn I can never remember […] Read more…

Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot Cake Bars

How drool-worthy do these Carrot Cake Bars look?! I want to shove them in my face! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because it’s from my friend Lexi’s brand new book, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life! For those of you who don’t know Lexi, she’s awesome. […] Read more…

Butterbeer Cupcakes

Butterbeer Cupcakes

Accio Cupcakes! Look at these Butterbeer Cupcakes! The Harry Potter geek in me is freaking out! I haven’t had this much fun making, styling, and photographing a recipe probably ever. I recently went to Universal Studios Hollywood to check out the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I was like a kid in a candy […] Read more…

Roasted Strawberry Popsicles

Roasted Strawberry Popsicles

I want to eat one of these Roasted Strawberry Pops right this second. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you because it’s from my dear friend Cassy’s new book, Fed & Fit: A 28 Day Food & Fitness Plan to Jump-Start Your Life with Over 175 Squeaky-Clean Paleo Recipes. This book is incredible. […] Read more…

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Watermelon Arugula Salad

Okay so let’s just start with the elephant in the room. I made a salad for you this week instead of something covered in chocolate or layered with ice cream. I’m sure you are wondering what the H.E. double hockey sticks is going on here? I assure you that I would be wondering the same […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but I just did a guest post on PaleOMG, so read it maybe? That’s right, I made these here Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for you. Yep, your eyes doth not deceive. And I didn’t even eat the whole batch, are you super proud of […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Cups

Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups

Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur, the whole club was looking at her…yeah that’s how these Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups are, they are like that good. I also have that song stuck in my head because my boyfriend Brad has been obsessed with Pitch Perfect 2. Like obsessed. It’s both hilarious and annoying […] Read more…

S'mores

S’mores Jars

I love S’mores. Like love love S’mores. And I really like food in jars, it’s cute, so I feel like it’s S’mores Jars for the win. In my cookbook I have like 27 S’mores recipes. Okay so that’s a bold faced lie, but seriously I think there’s like five, S’mores Pie, S’mores Bars, S’more Donuts, […] Read more…

Donuts

Brownie Crumb Donuts

If I had a dollar for every cat hair I had to edit out of these Brownie Crumb Donut pictures, I’d be a millionaire. I made these donuts for my cookbook, but I’m sharing them with you because it’s National Donut Day! Or do you spell it Doughnut? I feel like that’s fancier. Like when […] Read more…

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 Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

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…

Paleo Blueberry Lemon Tartlets

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…

Paleo Limoncello Ice Cream

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…

Brownie Heart Cookies

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…

Paleo Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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…

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

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…

Paleo Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

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…

Paleo Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

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…

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