Tikki Masala

my  friend was coming over for lunch and I didn’t have much time to fix something so I threw this in a pot and I was pleasently surprised by how delicious it was!! well I guess I used 2 pots to make some garlic rice- yum my favorite! A family that I ate with on my mission would make this garlic rice that I died over every time! They make it a lot in brazil…so I guess it’s not Indian to go with this dish but you can add garlic to about anything right? The recipe for this delicious garlic rice will be coming soon!!




1.5 tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 onion, chopped finely

1 can chickpeas (540 ml)

1 can diced tomatoes (540 ml)

1/8 tsp cayenne

1 tsp salt

1/2  tsp pepper

1 tsp corn starch

1 cup coconut milk

1 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp garam masala

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp ginger

2 tsp coriander

2 c spinach


  1. Add olive oil, garlic and onion to a pot and let it brown for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add spices, chickpeas, coconut milk, diced tomatoes to the pot.  Mix cornstartch with a little bit of water before adding to the pot so it mixes well.
  3. Let it cook for about 15 minutes. Simmer for about 10. Add spinach right before serving and mix together.
  4. Serve with rice.

*serves 4



Paleo Deep Dish Salted Carmel Chocolate Chip Blondies

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I missed baking clean treats while I was on my mission! It was too hard to carry around the ingredients, and expensive to try new fun recipes on a super tight budget…so one of the first things I wanted to do when I was home was bake something with my sister!

I was craving cookie dough…. my sister had eaten a lot of cookie dough in the last couple of days, so we compromised with this delicious deep dish!

Recipe from With Salt and Whit

Have fun and enjoy!



    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 1/3 cup almond butter
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup enjoy life chocolate chips (Dairy free)


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. in a blender, combine the coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup. blend until mixed well and smooth. pour into a 8 inch cast iron skillet (or glass baking dish if you do not have a cast iron skillet).
  3. in a small bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. add the coconut oil, maple, egg and vanilla extract. stir until just combined. fold in chocolate chips.
  4. add to the skillet, smoothing out on top of the caramel.
  5. place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the blondie is cooked through.

yields 8*



Broiled Grapefruit


I love being on vacation! It’s so nice to be able to wake up, make a delicious breakfast and actually sit down and eat it instead of rushing as I get ready for work! This morning I got to enjoy reading Little Women as I ate breakfast- the fact that this book from Anthropologie is so adorable made it even better!!



** Maple syrup & ground ginger & cinnamon optional


1. Prepare oven for broiling. Position oven rack on top.

2. Cut grapefruit(s) in half. Using a small serrated knife or grapefruit knife, loosen the grapefruit sections from the membrane. Place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet or shallow baking pan.

3. I like my grapefruit plain, but if you would like drizzle grapefruit halves with maple syrup. Dust with ground ginger (and/or cinnamon).

4. Place under broiler until slightly browned in spots, about 4 to 6 minutes. Keep an eye on during broiling to avoid burning.

5. Serve warm!

xo erin

Mash- tini

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CHEERS to the freakin weekend!! Why not celebrate with some mash-tini’s and get a little fancy huh? They are super easy to make too! Who doesn’t love a super easy meal. And how cute would these be at a party?!


2 med sweet potatoes

3 Tbsp almond milk

1/2 c plus a little more chicken drippings

1/2 c + 2 tbsp water

1.5 Tbsp corn starch (or arrowroot powder)

1 package of cooked bacon

3 sprigs of scallions

1/4 c cheddar cheese, grated


1. Pre- heat oven to 400 F

2. Scrub sweet potatoes and bake for 40- 45 minutes or until they are done

3. Line baking sheet with tin foil, lay out bacon and place in the oven when the potatoes have about 20 minutes left

4. While bacon and sweet potatoes are cooking pour chicken drippings and 1/2 c water into a small pot and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl whisk together 2 tbsp of warm water and corn starch till dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to the pot. Whisk frequently and reduce heat to low till it thickens into a gravy.

5. Remove sweet potatoes and bacon from the oven. Remove skin from sweet potato and place in a medium sized bowl. Brake bacon into pieces and place in a small bowl and set aside.

5. Add almond milk to potatoes and mix with a beater till smooth.

6. Shred your cheese and slice scallions into tiny pieces.

7. Add everything to martini glass and serve!

* you can add sour cream or any other toppings you would like! To make it paleo remove the cheese and use arrowroot starch.

xo erin

|| lemon smoothie ||

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I buy the huge tubs of plain organic yogurt and separate it into smaller containers and freeze them because I can’t eat that much fast enough. the frozen yogurt works perfect for smoothies!

🍋 chunk of frozen yogurt
🍋 1 c coconut almond milk
🍋 1 banana
🍋 1 tbsp chia seeds
🍋 drops of doTERRA lemon oil to taste

Lemon oil has so many amazing benefits! If you have any questions or would like to know more about doTERRA essential oils I would be more than happy to answer any of your questions! Leave a comment or email me – xo erin