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paleo iced pumpkin spice latte {paleo + vegan}

It’s officially that time of year where most of us are thinking about pumpkin everything. I even have those incredibly cute little pumpkins of various shapes and colors tucked into all the little corners of our house. You know, in case anyone forgot is was October 😉 

And because I’m all about living in the moment – we’re drinking these paleo iced pumpkin spiced latte’s like there will never be another October again. 

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

Originally I stocked up on organic canned pumpkin to put together a bulletproof pumpkin spice latte recipe for you guys, but since it was a particularly sunny and lovely day here in Seattle when I got to recipe testing, I thought – why not throw an iced version out there, too? 

(don’t worry, that cozy bulletproof version is on the way, too!)

Because I know that a lot of you are pining for some cozy fall weather in the midst of an autumn heat wave (okay okay maybe I exaggerate, but warm enough where sweaters are not really an option) this paleo iced pumpkin spice latte is here to bridge that gap.

That’s right, I got your back.

Paleo pumpkin spice latte style 😋

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

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how to make green juice with a blender

For YEARS I thought that since I didn’t own a juicer (hellllo only-so-much-cabinet-space in my kitchen), the only vibrant and healthy green juices I would be enjoying were the $7 one’s from fancy AF juice bars. Which, I admit, I do totally love. But unfortunately, my budget does not.

And so I finally got to thinking..

Can you make a delicious green juice without a juicer? 

And the answer, obviously, is YES! Otherwise this would be a pretty pointless post, right? 

And I ain’t here to waste your time, no way. Not with delicious green juice on the horizon.

Delicious and vibrant green juice without a juicer is possible with this easy blender recipe!

How do you do it? With a blender! And it’s actually really easy. 

Can I get a hell yes for small kitchen victories + one more way to use your beloved vitamix! (or blendtec.. or ninja, or kitchenaid… don’t wanna leave anyone out 😉)

And believe it or not, it ends up being just a biiiit more economical than a daily run to the juice bar. 

Okay maybe a lot more economical.

I haven’t done the exact math, but based on a rough estimate: one batch of this recipe will run you about $7, which is about the same price juice bars charge for one juice 12-16 oz juice.

This recipe makes about 3-4 times that and is just as delicious.

BOO. YA.

Delicious and vibrant green juice without a juicer is possible with this easy blender recipe!

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A grain free review: Niche – a gluten free cafe & bakery

Hey guys! I’ve decided to give something new a try here on the blog. Amongst the grain free recipes that I share, I’m going to start sprinkling in some Seattle restaurant reviews of places that are grain free, allergen friendly, and paleo-aware. Can that be a verb? I think so. Gonna roll with it 🙂

I can’t promise that it will be the best, most articulate restaurant review that you’ve ever read, because really I have zero experience with this sort of thing. But I can promise you that I’ll give you my honest opinion, and that if you have any questions about my experience or what I know about a place, that I’ll answer the best I can.

*All of the opinions and photography of this restaurant are my own, and I have not received any compensation in exchange for this review.*


The first spot that I’m going to cover is a little cafe in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle called, Niche – A Gluten Free Cafe and Bakery. It was started about 2 years ago by a 20 year trained pastry chef, Toby Matasar, who found health through a gluten free / paleo diet, and left the traditional pastry kitchen to start her own quaint and sunny, 100% gluten free cafe.

Niche - a gluten free bakery and cafe in Seattle, WA! Get ready to be tempted by some seriously mouth-watering treats as you browse their main menu since the ordering counter is lined with whatever sweet treats are fresh baked for the day - you may even be able to watch them frosting some cupcakes or pulling cookies out of the oven, as their workspace is directly behind it. Their non-bakery items menu consist mostly of various types of sandwiches, bowls, salads, and WAFFLES and waffle-inis! Niche - a gluten free bakery and cafe in Seattle, WA! Get ready to be tempted by some seriously mouth-watering treats as you browse their main menu since the ordering counter is lined with whatever sweet treats are fresh baked for the day - you may even be able to watch them frosting some cupcakes or pulling cookies out of the oven, as their workspace is directly behind it. Their non-bakery items menu consist mostly of various types of sandwiches, bowls, salads, and WAFFLES and waffle-inis!

I went in one afternoon with a girlfriend to catch a midweek lunch and was not disappointed. The atmosphere is very relaxed and quaint – large windows line the front of the cafe, and it’s just the right size for right around 10 tables. We were able to walk right in and sit down. The menus line the wall near the entrance and you order at the counter.

Niche - a gluten free bakery and cafe in Seattle, WA! Get ready to be tempted by some seriously mouth-watering treats as you browse their main menu since the ordering counter is lined with whatever sweet treats are fresh baked for the day - you may even be able to watch them frosting some cupcakes or pulling cookies out of the oven, as their workspace is directly behind it. Their non-bakery items menu consist mostly of various types of sandwiches, bowls, salads, and WAFFLES and waffle-inis! Niche - a gluten free bakery and cafe in Seattle, WA! Get ready to be tempted by some seriously mouth-watering treats as you browse their main menu since the ordering counter is lined with whatever sweet treats are fresh baked for the day - you may even be able to watch them frosting some cupcakes or pulling cookies out of the oven, as their workspace is directly behind it. Their non-bakery items menu consist mostly of various types of sandwiches, bowls, salads, and WAFFLES and waffle-inis!

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