Category Archives: snacks

paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip {vegan + paleo}

It’s Friday!! Which means it’s time to kick off those old work shoes, put that bottle of rosé on ice (or two), invite some friends over, and whip up a batch of this vegan and paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip for dipping ALL THE THINGS! 😍

Paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip with fresh veggies for dipping is the perfect whole food + dairy free swap for a southern classic!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in the camp of “delicious dips are life”.

In case you want to know the exact order of where my love for delicious dips falls, it goes something like this:

  1. My family and friends
  2. My cat
  3. Delicious dips

Yep. That list looks about right 😉

I’m not sure where the idea to make a pimiento cashew cheese dip came from (cuz really?! Pimiento cheese?! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve thought about that). But I think it started with a container of glistening spicy cherry peppers calling out to me at our natural foods store. Sometimes one single ingredient can be such an inspiration!

And as all the sunshine starts to inch closer and more friend and family gatherings fill our calendars, why not dream up some nutrient dense snacks that we can feel good about sharing with the one’s we love the most?

Paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip with fresh veggies for dipping is the perfect whole food + dairy free swap for a southern classic!

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roasted strawberries with mint and airy yogurt cream {gluten free + refined sugar free}

Wooohoo Tuesday! While not normally the most exciting day of the week, we’re gonna embrace the hell out of it today with some roasted strawberries with mint and airy yogurt cream that’s gluten free and refined sugar free bc WE CAN AND IT”S DELICIOUS!

Roasted strawberries with mint and airy yogurt cream - A delightfully sweet and simple spring indulgence that's refined sugar free made with balsamic roasted strawberries, torn fresh mint, and an airy probiotic rich yogurt cream.

IMHO every weekday deserves a healthy indulgence like this.

Have you guys every played around with roasting strawberries? Like all fruits (and veggies), when roasted, the sugars in them start to caramelize, creating a more intensified flavor without adding any extra ingredients. The magic of cooking techniques is REAL, YO!

Roasted strawberries with mint and airy yogurt cream - A delightfully sweet and simple spring indulgence that's refined sugar free made with balsamic roasted strawberries, torn fresh mint, and an airy probiotic rich yogurt cream.

Which ended up being the perfect cooking techinique for this recipe because I bought some strawberries from the store that LOOKED amazing but really just tasted like winter strawberries in the PNW. I should have known better. I guess the Spring (and really summer) produce idealist in me took over my thought process! But that didn’t stop my determination to make something truly delicious out of them anyways, and satisfy that craving that I had for that ripe juicy strawberry flavor.

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superfood and berry yogurt parfait

I’m totally ready to embrace the fall vibes that are setting in these days, but first, some superfood yogurt parfaits to celebrate the last of the sunny season’s beautiful berries.

superfood and berry yogurt parfaits start with a rich and creamy base of greek yogurt, and are topped with layers of fresh juicy berries, antioxidant rich cacao nibs, and heart healthy hemp seeds | www.nyssaskitchen.com superfood and berry yogurt parfaits start with a rich and creamy base of greek yogurt, and are topped with layers of fresh juicy berries, antioxidant rich cacao nibs, and heart healthy hemp seeds | www.nyssaskitchen.com

in truth, this post was supposed to go up a week ago, BEFORE summer officially came to an end, but then you know, mercury in retrograde came along and my images were all posting blurry. so fun trying to figure that one out. thank goodness for the awesome community over at Food Blogger Pro who helped me sort everything out! community makes life’s challenges so much easier to manage.

but since these are so easy to make and such a perfect, healthy breakfast or snack, AND the farmer’s markets are still selling blueberries and raspberries by the flat, I’m gonna share this super easy recipe with you anyways.

let’s just say making these superfood and berry yogurt parfaits is like giving one last big hug to the epic-ness that was this summer.

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