Category Archives: Appetizer

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo cauliflower nacho cheese only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nut free and dairy free so anyone can enjoy it! 

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Well, the June gloom of Southern California is officially over! It’s hot and sunny over here, and I absolutely love it. I made it to the beach this past weekend, enjoyed some sunbathing, went on long walks around the neighborhood, and made this cauliflower nacho cheese sauce. It was glorious.

It’s been a very, very long time since I had cheese, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cravings for it. Because CHEESE, guys. It’s just wonderful. Most dairy substitutes are made with nuts, but my digestion isn’t great when I eat a ton of nuts at a time. So when I recently saw that many bloggers were using frozen cauliflower in smoothies to make it creamy, I thought it would be a great idea to make this nacho cheese sauce with it. And it really delivers on the velvety texture!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Sure, you can dip just about anything in this cauliflower nacho cheese, but I highly recommend you enjoy it with Siete Foods Tortilla Chips. They are just so darn crispy and delicious, and I’ve become a serious addict (especially the lime flavor!). If you don’t want to use it as a dip, you can even use it as sauce or dressing. I put it over some roasted potatoes the other day, and ermagah, the combination was amazing!

If you can’t eat the real stuff like me, and you want some cheese in your life, you gotta make this recipe. It’s healthy, nutritious, and allergen-free!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of frozen raw riced cauliflower
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Optional: ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Use as dip, sauce, or dressing! This nacho cheese is great heated or chilled. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Cauliflower Nacho Cheese (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Pickle Deviled Eggs

Healthy and filling pickle deviled eggs are the perfect snack or appetizer that’s paleo and Whole30-friendly!

Paleo Pickle Deviled Eggs

How was your Memorial Day, friends? Ours was so relaxing. We actually had zero plans so we ended up hanging out at home, working on some home projects, and finished up 13 Reasons Why. That show is preeeeetty intense, and deals with some serious issues faced by high school teens. If you’ve watched it like everyone and their uncle has, then you know what I mean. It’s a good one though. I highly recommend it!

Also, I did a LOT of cooking. Our grill was fired up almost every night, which inspired me to put together ideas for some delicious summer recipes. One of them being… these pickle deviled eggs!

Paleo Pickle Deviled Eggs

This recipe was created by combining the 2 snacks I love having around at all times: pickles and deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are just so creamy and satisfying, that adding tangy and sour pickles to them is just the perfect flavor combo! I’ve been munching on these everyday and I just can’t get enough.

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If you are planning a summer barbecue or gathering, I bet your guests will gobble up these pickle deviled eggs. It’s also a great recipe to make if you are doing the Whole30 or the RESTART sugar detox, especially when those cravings hit. All the healthy fats in these low carb pickle deviled eggs can help hold you over until the next meal while satisfying your hunger. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!

Paleo Pickle Deviled Eggs

Pickle Deviled Eggs
 
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  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp pickle juice
  • 2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup chopped pickle
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.
  3. Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.
  4. Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Peel the eggs under cold running water.*
  6. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
  7. Take out the yolks and place in a bowl.
  8. Add paleo mayonnaise, pickle juice, dill, mustard, chopped pickle, salt and pepper, and mash with a fork until fully combined and creamy.
  9. Fill the egg whites with the mixture evenly.
  10. Optional: Garnish with more sliced pickles and dill, and sprinkle with paprika before serving.
  11. Refrigerate up to 4 days.
Notes
*There are many ways to cook hard-boiled eggs, but I found that this method makes the best, easy-to-peel egg without the shell sticking to the whites. If you prefer another method, you can cook it in any way that works best for you!

Pickle Deviled Eggs (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free)

The Best Guacamole Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I’m not kidding. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

Okay… I know that it’s a bold statement to say that a recipe is “THE BEST EVER,” but this really is the best, I promise! Not to toot my own horn, but hey, there’s a reason why I’m in charge of making guacamole for any gathering with family and friends. I’ve been making and perfecting guacamole for years now, so I don’t even measure anything anymore, but I did just to share this amazing recipe with you all!

To me, the perfect guacamole is something that’s simple, with no crazy ingredients. There are various versions out there with unique add-ins that I have seen and tried. However, I always go back to this simple and classic recipe that tastes pretty dang close to the guacamoles that I have tried in Mexico.

The Best Guacamole Ever

I’m actually quite excited that it’s less than a week since I came back home from Mexico after our wedding there, and it’s going to Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! I seriously loooooove Mexican food and I’ll take any excuse to consume it as often as I can. And no Mexican dish is complete without some delicious guacamole.

So if you want to be loved on by your friends and family tomorrow (or any day), whip up a batch of this guacamole, and they won’t stop raving about it. And if you need some delicious paleo chips to go along with it, I highly recommend Siete Foods tortilla chips. They are grain free, crispy thin, and so delicious! They make three flavors that are all amazing: Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho.

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Need more Mexican dish inspirations for Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of my favorite recipes from the archives:

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Mexican Stuffed Delicata Squash

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Shakshuka

Paleo Horchata

Hope you enjoy this colorful and fun holiday!

The Best Guacamole Ever

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The Best Guacamole Ever
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large or 3 small hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cumin (Omit for AIP)
  • Optional: ¼ tsp cayenne (Omit for AIP)
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Peel and seed the avocados, and scoop out the pulp into a large bowl.
  2. Pour lime juice over the avocados.
  3. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using), and mash together with a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and cilantro (if using), and stir together.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving, so the flavors can meld together.

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The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)