Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

What You'll Need: 
1 cup nut butter (unsalted)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 whole eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
5-8 drops of monk fruit extract or your favorite sweetener

Preheat your oven to 350F, and line a muffin tin with paper cups. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well until a batter is formed.Using a 1/4 cup, distribute the batter evenly among the 12 baking cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F, until the centers are firm. Allow cooling before enjoying! 

Low Sugar Apple Cider

I love fall! The cool crisp air, the leaves and my favorite… the food! This simple and delicious recipe will not only keep you feeling cozy, but will make your home smell incredible. I recommend making this before having guests over.

What You'll Need: 
5 Large Apples 
3 Cinnamon Sticks 
1 Teaspoon Cloves OR Clove Powder 
1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

Step 1: 
Quarter the apples and remove the cores. Place the quarter apples in a pot with 3 cups water. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg in the pot and fill with water.

Step 2: 
Bring to a boil like you would with potatoes and then turn it down to a simmer. Let simmer for at least 1 hour. It'll make your home smell incredible!

Step 3: 
Allow cooling. Strain cooled fluid removing all solids into an airtight sterile container. For extra sweetness, you can add a tablespoon of raw honey. Serve warm with a cinnamon stick.

Grain-Free Pizza Crust

I love this guilt-free pizza made with baked veggie toppings and a sprinkle of fresh local greens!

1/2 cup of blanched almond flour
3/4 cup of arrowroot starch
6 tbsp of flax meal
1 tsp of Italian herb blend ( basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme)
A pinch of pink sea salt
1 fresh clove of minced garlic
1 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of onion powder
1 egg
1/3 cup of water

An assortment of your favorite veggies. I chose, mushrooms, homemade tomato sauce and mixed greens.


1 .Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Next line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Mix almond flour, arrowroot starch, flax meal, spices and seasonings into a large bowl.

3. In a separate container, mix egg, water, apple cider vinegar and olive oil until combined. Then pour the mixture into the bowl with the mixed dry ingredients. Stir until dough forms. You might need a pinch more arrowroot starch if its too wet or more water if it’s too dry.

4. Sprinkle extra arrowroot flour on the parchment paper lined baking sheet to prevent sticking. Form the dough into a circle or if you go the non - traditional route you can make a hear like me! I made mine into roughly 10 inches.

5. Bake for 12 minutes. Then add your toppings and bake again for another 10 minutes or a little extra depending on the toppings and how crispy you like your pizza!


Cute Sweet Potato Muffins

There’s nothing better than starting my morning with a warm cup of coffee and fresh baked muffins! Oh and did I mention that these muffins are sugar and grain-free!

Make It:
1 cup raw cashew butter
1/2 cup of fresh pureed sweet potatoes
2 whole eggs
1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon ceylon cinnamon
5-8 drops of monk fruit extract ( I like Lakanto)

Preheat your oven to 350F, and line a muffin tin with paper cups. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well until a batter is formed. Using a 1/4 cup, distribute the batter evenly among the 12 baking cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F, until the centers are firm. Allow cooling before enjoying! 

Cute Grain-Free Bread

Cute Grain-Free Bread

This yummy grain-free bread is rich in fiber, protein and beautiful fats.I love filling my home with the smell of fresh baked bread! I enjoy mine with melted ghee and cinnamon or as an avocado toast with watermelon radishes and sprouts!

Make It 
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 dates (optional) 
1/4 cup golden flaxseed meal
1/4 teaspoon pink sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
5 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon 
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor and pulse the ingredients together.
2. Add in eggs, oil and dates, vinegar and pulse.
3. Pour batter into a greased non-stick loaf pan.
4. Bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes.
5. Cool, slice and serve!

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Cute Protein Bites


Energy Bites
2 tablespoons of raw unsweetened cacao powder
1 1/2 cup coconut shreds
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 scoop of Primal Kitchen Collagen Protein Powder
2 TBSP unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup + 1 TBSP coconut oil, melted first then measured
3/4 cup coconut butter, melted first then measured

Add all of your ingredients to a food processor. Melt your coconut butter and coconut oil. To melt, leave it in the sun for a few hours or place on top of a warm oven. Process ingredients in a food processor for 1 minute. You may need to stop every now and then to scrape down ingredients. Roll into small balls and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and allow 5 minutes to soften before eating! 

Homemade Strawberry Cashew Mylk

3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
3-4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking cashews
A few drops of monk fruit extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
4 organic ripe strawberries 


Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak for at least one hour up to overnight, then drain and rinse. Combine soaked cashews and filtered water in a blender and mix. 

Use 3 cups of water to 3/4 cup cashews. Add water in small batches till the texture seems right to you. Blend on low, then slowly raise the speed to high for 1-2 minutes till the milk is completely smooth and no chunks of nuts remain. Add monk fruit sweetener, vanilla and strawberries. Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer, tea towel, cheesecloth or nut bag into a storage container. A nut bag will work best for keeping your milk smooth and chunk-free. I usually strain the milk into a quart mason jar, which works perfectly with the 3 cup to 3/4 cup ratio of water to cashews.

If using a mesh strainer, you will need to move around the solids a bit to let all the milk drip through.  Gently stir and move the solids around to make room for the liquid to come through. Similarly, if using a nut bag, you will need to gently squeeze the bag till all of the milk seeps through. Store in a glass jar for up to 5 days and enjoy! 

Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are not only very Instagram-able, but they also are easy to make and won’t spike your blood sugar the same way as traditional pancakes.They are made with almond flour — a great substitute for baking flour because almonds are a wonderful source of healthy fat, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and of course protein — and coconut flour, which is rich in fiber, healthy fats and protein. Plus, it’s low in sugar and digestible carbohydrates.

1 cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
3 large eggs
2 large bananas
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup almond milk, unsweetened
¾ tsp cinnamon

1. Heat oven to 200 degrees (for keeping the cooked pancakes warm until serving time). 

2. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high speed. Stop and stir a few times in between. 

3. Heat pan on medium-low and grease it with melted grass-fed butter or ghee. 

4. *Pour ¼ cup batter into heart-shaped mold. Cook three minutes, until edges look dry. Remove heart-shaped cookie cutter/mold and flip to cook other side for two minutes until pancake is golden brown. 

5. Serve with desired toppings, such as berries and melted nut butter with cinnamon. 

*Pro tip: Coat the bottom edges and inside of the heart-shape cookie cutter with oil or cooking spray. Lay it in your pan and pour the batter inside.

Strawberry Salsa with Grain Free Siete Chips!

With Cinco De Mayo around the corner there is no need to miss out on the festivities or stray from clean eating. TO celebrate, I've made a Strawberry Salsa with fresh herbs along side my favorite grain- free chips. If you haven't tried Siete Chips then you are missing out. These chips are incredibly delicious and are made with cassava flour, chia seeds, avocado oil, coconut flour and salt! 

Make It

10 strawberries diced into small pieces
1/3 medium red or white maui onion, finely minced
1 handful of basil , well rinsed and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced and seeds removed
1 juiced lime
fresh cracked black pepper
pink sea salt 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Taste the salsa and adjust any of the ingredients to your liking. Chill until ready to serve. I recommend making this no more than 1 hour before serving to keep the strawberries looking juicy and plump! 


Cute Collagen Beauty Tea

 Hibiscus is known as "the botox plant" for it's magical abilities to pump and hydrate the skin, giving you a youthful, healthy glow. I love making hibiscus iced tea with collagen powder to make a skin boosting and nourishing beauty tea that goes beyond any store bought iced tea. It is so simple to make and has a plethora of beauty befits! 

2 Hibiscus tea bags or servings of lose leaf tea leaves
3 cups of boiled water
1 large mason jar
lavender sprigs
fresh mint sprigs
1 tablespoon of collagen powder

Boil water and once ready pour into a large glass mason jar or pitcher. Add 2 servings of hibiscus tea leaves to a strainer or you can use tea bags. Steep tea for 10 minutes and cover the top of the jar to keep the essential oils in the jar. Allow to cool. Then add ice and garnish with fresh herbs. I love lavender sprigs and fresh mint. 

Eat Cute on The Hallmark Channel: Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites

Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites -  Watch My Segment

Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites - Watch My Segment

Hallmark's Home and Family is hands down my favorite show to appear on. Mark Steins and Debbie Matenopoulos are so welcoming that it truly feels like I've been invited into someone's home... and that I'm part of their family! For this incredibly fun segment, we make Raw Coconut Cookies and Energy Bites. And the best part is... they are tasty chocolate treats packed with healthy fats and protein. These are perfect for those late night sugar cravings, and you can indulge without the worries of refined sugar, dairy, or gluten! 

Coconut Cookies

1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
3 tablespoons of ghee
3 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao powder
A few drops of monk fruit extract
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup of chopped pecans and walnuts

In a medium pot add coconut milk, ghee, monk fruit extract, cacao and vanilla and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat. Add coconut flakes and nuts and stir until coated with chocolate. On a sheet of parchment paper lined baking sheet, scoop large spoonfuls onto the sheet. Let cool for 30 minutes. Place in freezer and enjoy when you need something sweet!

Energy Bites 

3 medjool Dates
1 cup of shredded coconut flakes unsweetened
4 tablespoons of coconut butter
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw cashews  
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/4 cup of almond milk or ( hemp, cashew) 
1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of cinnamon

In a food processor mix all the ingredients until dough begins to form. Put coconut on the palm of your hand. Then roll dough into balls. When hands are slightly damp they are easier to roll. Place bites into a container and freeze. When ready to eat remove from freezer for 5-7 minutes until soft and chewy! 

Paleo Protein Chocolate Muffins

Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free Morning Muffins! 
On chilly mornings there is nothing better than a warm chocolate guilt free muffin so keep you feeling cozy. These muffins are so simple to make and are yummy AF!

3 large ripe bananas
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of almond or walnut butter
1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender combine ingredients. Blend till smooth. Fill each muffin tin with mixture. ( don’t forget to grease the pan. I made that mistake too many times! I use butter or coconut oil) bake for 25-30 minutes. Let the muffins cool before removing from pan. Eat and enjoy!

Hormone Healthy Hot Coco

Warm Hormone Healthy Hot Chocolate

1 can of organic full fat coconut milk unsweetened
2 tablespoons of unsweetened raw cacao powder
3 drops of ashwagandha
2 cinnamon sticks
1 scoop of chocolate collagen powder
2 teaspoons of Maca

Heat the coconut milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan over medium until hot. Stir in raw cacao, herbs, and collagen powder. Stir until melted. To make extra creamy, pour into a blender and mix on low till creamy!