Easy Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This delicious Chocolate Strawberry Cake (grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, fruit sweetened) can be as simple or as decadent as you choose!

I know. I know! But trust me when I say that this is a cake that you can throw together on short notice. A cake that goes with coffee, and friends coming over, children and dogs underfoot. It might be breakfast. It is fruit-sweetened, nut-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, sure. It’s not the healthiest thing you can make, it’s a cake. But a cake that understands. Quick and casual, with a tender crumb but enough structural integrity to eat slices with your hands. But... if desired, this cake can be the ride or die, balls-to-the-wall, dank n' sassy witch of your dreams.  I bake it in a little round pan and can't resist peeking at it while it rises in the oven, domed and fragrant. I drizzle some quartered strawberries in honey and vanilla, then when the cake has cooled a bit in its ...

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Platejoy Review: Paleo Meal-Kit Delivery Service

PlateJoy Review | GrokGrub.com

Is this you? You have a difficult time deciding what to cook for yourself/your family every week. You visit the market or grocery store, but wander through the aisles purchasing a collection of ingredients that may or may not fit together. You throw away whatever you didn’t use a week later and start again. HEAD’s UP if so! A new custom meal-kit delivery service called PlateJoy aims to change that, by helping users create a meal plan and having healthy ingredients + recipes delivered straight to your door/inbox. When I first heard of PlateJoy, I didn't know that it's not so much a meal delivery service as it's just designed to make planning and eating healthy meals easier. If you're thinking it sounds a lot like Plated or Blue Apron, both of which ship fresh ...

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Make-Ahead Pre-Workout Snack: Protein Pops

Make-Ahead Pre-Workout Protein Pops (grain free, dairy free, fruit-sweetened) | GrokGrub.com

"What's a great pre-workout snack?" is a question I am asked frequently. While I love my 2-Ingredient Coconut Banana Cookies as a very easy, portable and tasty pre-workout option, this summer I came up with another snack that has quickly become an indispensable part of my pre-workout routine: fruit-sweetened, gluten-free, electrolyte-loaded, protein-rich, super awesome pre-workout pops. I have begun stockpiling these, because when I accidentally ran out of them—and was forced to be patient while the next batch froze—my stormy mood could definitely be classified as hangry (this pre-workout snack solution is that convenient, delicious, and satisfying). I may even eat these when I'm not planning to workout, just because they're amazing... shhhh! A note about the "pre-workout nutrition ...

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Tropical Turmeric Smoothie + Temple Turmeric Review & Giveaway

This Tropical Turmeric Smoothie is loaded with nutrients and healthy fats for a delicious, filling, healthy breakfast! | GrokGrub.com

Paleo puns aside... unless you have been living in a cave, you've heard of the health benefits of turmeric. Turmeric (a flavorful, medicinal root that gives Indian curries their warm yellow color) has been associated with anti-inflammation and cancer-fighting effects, and luckily I think it's delicious in all kind of foods. I even have a turmeric scone recipe that is one of my favorites! So it's no surprise that I fell in love with Temple Turmeric and their powerful, turmeric-packed beverages. I have been drinking Temple Turmeric's elixirs for years (you may have know them previously as TumericAlive) and usually enjoy them on the rocks as a deliciously different way to get a beneficial dose of turmeric. Temple Turmeric began in 2008 when founder Daniel Sullivan visited Hawaii and ...

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Paleo Pot Pie for Two (grain free, dairy free, low carb) | GrokGrub.com

Paleo Pot Pie for Two

I called out that this is paleo pot pie in the title, but that’s not to say that these sweet babies are just “good enough for paleo”. It’s my goal to publish recipes on Grok Grub that are… good. Objectively. Of course, the definition varies person to person, and there’s no getting around the fact that my taste-buds…

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Mini Quiche: tiny, healthy, portable snack or breakfast option (dairy free, gluten free, paleo) | GrokGrub.com

Mini Quiche

 Yes, I’m adding my own version to the many, many (crustless) mini quiche recipes already out there because the concept works so well, yet begs for adaptation and substitution.  I love playing with mini quiche variations (I also have a mushroom onion mini quiche recipe) and in this version I used bell peppers and spinach in this instance, but…

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