Perfect Paleo Treats & Clean Eats.

UPDATE: New found interest – Paleo baking.

You can stuff your face with a cookie or cake and not feel so bad about life. I love this already. Sorry Betty Crocker, but BYE.

For all of you wondering – “Eating Paleo is a belief that for optimal health, modern humans should go back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods that are more healthful than harmful to our bodies.”

I’m not going to lie, the first time I even contemplated this way of baking I was completely turned off due to the unfamiliar (and somewhat expensive) ingredients. Like really, what is Ghee anyways? Most people probably don’t know it exists – market research was 100% necessary before I proceeded.
**For any of my Simon friends, you all know by Market Research I mean google.

Once I got past this mental roadblock and decided to give it a shot, I realized that I simply cannot turn back. It actually makes me sick to think that my previous Banana Bread recipe used 1 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar (So unhealthy) – the Paleo recipe uses 0 added sugar and still tastes delish!

Some fab friends at the gym (Melissia and Niki) have provided me with fantastic treats to try and have shared their recipes – for this I am grateful. It’s a lot more fun to bake and trade with friends – it’s a fast way to try various recipes and get a feel for what’s good and what’s not based on others experiences.

Not a marketing plug here but I do have to mention that Trader Joes is the JAM for prime ingredients needed to make these treats! Significantly cheaper then Wegmans. So if you feel inspired, take a trip to Monroe Ave and get shopping.

I have posted our shared Pinterest Board below where we only post recipes that we believe are worth sharing! – It’s basically our digital RAC recipe book. Welcome to 2016. Feel free to follow, try some recipes and give us feedback. We always welcome free food. If anything it’s a challenge to try something different, and benefit your health! Who knows, you might end up loving it.

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NYCWFF

TWITTER FOR THE WIN! I would like to thank Mashable for hooking me up with 2 tickets to the NYCWFF. For anyone who knows me, winning things on social media is my thing, but this was a once in a lifetime experience. The food was unbelievable. Fancy as hell.

Check out my photos from an amazing experience in NYC for the New York City Wine and Food Festival! Chefs Ori Menashe & Genevive Gergis of LA’s Bestia Restaurant! All for a good cause to benefit No Kid Hungry!

Article:
http://nycwff.org/e/beauty_and_the_beast_hosted_by_ori_menashe_and_genevieve_gergis-131

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Brownie Cupcakes!

Brownie Cupcakes!

Brownie Cupcakes!

At one point you could find my recipe on The Chew website! This pic (along with my Kit Kat Cake) also won me 2 tickets to the NY Wine and Food Festival in October 2014.

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How to make: Cook brownie mix (or make your own) then simply bake them like cupcakes. I made homemade peanut butter frosting (basically PB and confectionery sugar) and sliced a Resse’s cup into 4 pieces and placed 1 piece per brownie cupcake!

Cookie Monster Cake!

Cooke Monster Cake!

I made this cake about 2 years ago, but figured I would post anyways.
It is a double layer cake, and tie dye blue and white on the inside! It was a lot easier to make then I thought it would be! If you go to Pinterest or Google and type in “Cookie Monster Cake” you will find ways on how to do it.

Kit Kat Cake!

Kit Kat Cake!

So I found this idea on Pinterest and decided I would try it out. Honestly it was super easy, delish & looks gorg! I made the frosting myself using Magnolia’s Bakery recipe & simply bought a chocolate cake mix and fresh strawberry’s. The cake is also double layer, and there are strawberry’s and frosting in the middle!

Here is an example & steps of how to properly make one! http://kirbiecravings.com/2013/04/kit-kat-cake.html