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Creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding {paleo + vegan}

It is officially cherry season up here in the PNW, and I am in ripe, juicy, cherry heavennn. I apologize in advance if the next ten (maybe more?) recipes have cherries in them. I definitely foresee that as a legit possibility.

Starting out the cherry parade is this creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding!

Creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding is super easy to make, good for you and perfect for an on the go breakfast, snack or mindful indulgence!
 
And I can’t wait for you to try them.

It feels like cherry season came a little bit early this year. They usually hit the market the beginning of June, but tend to be a bit wishful in their state of ripeness and flavor until at least the end of the month, sometimes even the beginning of July.

Myself, being the ardent cherry lover that I am, bought up the first decent looking bag of cherries I found on the shelf about a week ago – half expecting them to be a little lackluster in their sweetness and bite, but not caring because – CHERRIES!


 
Surprisingly, I was charmed and delighted by their perfection! These cherries were the archetype of what a cherry should be. Juicy and sweet, with just the right amount mouthwatering of bite. Never mind the $15 price tag that accompanied them.

So worth it. (Don’t tell my husband).

After eating my fair share, sitting out in the sun on our deck (talk about spring perfection), I set about finding ways to savor them a little bit more – tucking them into various recipe ideas where I knew their scrumptiousness would shine!

This chia pudding was the first thing I landed on.

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everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon {gluten free + paleo option}

Are you guys ready for some delicious and easy grain free breakfast inspiration?! Meet these everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon!

Everything (but the) bagel sheet pan eggs with smoked salmon are a super easy and healthy way to set yourself up for weekday breakfast success! Also the best possible way to indulge in your love of everything bagels WITHOUT eating a bagel.
 
Also known as my favorite way to indulge in my love of everything bagels WITHOUT eating a bagel.

Because Nyssa + gluten = do not play well together.

But I do miss everything bagels! They were always my first pick at the bagel shop or alongside my brunch plate. And I know there’s a whole camp of us everything bagel loving friends out there!

I had been seeing various blogger friends and real life friends sprinkling Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel spice on ALL THE THINGS on instagram and I’m not sure whyyy it took me so long to get on that train but I’ll tell you – I’m never buying a ticket back.

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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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