paleo italian shepherds pie with bolognese sauce and whipped parsnips {paleo}

During the colder months, nothing feels quite as encouraging as a bubbling, hearty casserole. In this week’s edition of comfort food devotion I bring you just that – paleo italian shepherds pie with bolognese sauce and whipped parsnips!

So good, you guys.

Paleo italian shepherds pie with bolognese sauce and whipped parsnips! A delicious and easy casserole packed full of veggies and delicious flavors - perfect for a healthy cold weather dinner!

Can you tell that besides being obsessed with comfort food lately I’m also kinda head over heels for parsnips? I hope you guys like ’em too!

If not, you could choose your own adventure by topping this bad boy off with the more traditional option of potatoes (I did actually sneak a few potatoes into my recipe, too), sweet potatoes, or even cauliflower mash for a tasty low carb option!

I’m always about that “make it your own” thing.

Paleo italian shepherds pie with bolognese sauce and whipped parsnips! A delicious and easy casserole packed full of veggies and delicious flavors - perfect for a healthy cold weather dinner!

I’ve made a giant pan of this casserole twice in the past month. The first time I just jotted down ingredients without really taking great notes on cooking times // methods. But the 2nd time I knew I had to do a little bit better because I just HAD to share it with you!

The best things in life are shared, right?

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how to make cashew cream {paleo + vegan}

Guys! I’m going to teach you how to make cashew cream!!!

I have been using this stuff a lot in my recipes on NK lately, so I thought I would create a quick little post about the method so it’s in one easy place for you to reference back to.

 How to make cashew cream sauce! The easiest, tastiest dairy free substitute with endless flavor possibilites and applications!

 

It really is super simple and fast to make, and the texture is the closest thing I have found to mimicing actual cream // dairy in a recipe!

Velvety smooth perfection.

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blood orange and cardamom pistachio no bake greek yogurt cheesecake {gluten free}

Happy day of love, babes!! Let’s celebrate with some blood orange and cardamom pistachio no bake greek yogurt cheesecake!

Whew, that’s a mouthful! But I promise it’s worth it 😉

Blood orange and cardamom pistachio no bake greek yogurt cheesecake! A delightful + healthy gluten free dessert that will satisfy your cheesecake loving sweet tooth. Made with greek yogurt, coconut, blood oranges, vanilla, a date-sweetened pistachio crust and topped with fresh citrus and cardamom candied pistachios.Blood orange and cardamom pistachio no bake greek yogurt cheesecake! A delightful + healthy gluten free dessert that will satisfy your cheesecake loving sweet tooth. Made with greek yogurt, coconut, blood oranges, vanilla, a date-sweetened pistachio crust and topped with fresh citrus and cardamom candied pistachios.

 

We’re not super into celebrating Valentine’s day around here, but we do always exchange cards and make sure we carve out some time to do something special together, and that usually involves some delicious food.

I had been playing around with some ideas for what I wanted to make this year, and my original idea for these flavor components were some naturally sweetened mini pavlovas with coconut whipped cream (before I gave up sugar, pavlova was my alllll time fave dessert! —-> This recipe <—- you guys. If you’ve ever been to a party at my house I know you’ve had it), but they turned out pretty sub par (recipe fails = real life!).

So with a bowl full of every kind of cute citrus I could find at the grocery store sitting on my counter and some cardamom candied pistachios just chilling in a jar I went back to the drawing board. And this cheesecake turned out to be everything I could ever want in a Valentine’s day (or eeehmm any day for that matter) dessert.

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