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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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curried coconut leek soup {paleo + vegan option}

Hey guys! Back again with September’s guest blog post for Bitte, a small batch and artisan children’s online store that offers clothing and toys that are unique and built to last. Run by mother and daughter duo, Maia McDonald Smith and Sara McDonald, their store and blog embody many similar values as Nyssa’s Kitchen, and I’m thrilled to be connecting with their audience. I’m also incredibly excited for you to explore their beautiful and sustainable goods – their shop is always the first place I look for gifts for little ones, and I think you’ll see why when you check them out!

Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for curried coconut leek soup.. Continue reading for the first part of the post, and then click the link below to get the full recipe on their blog!


Have you felt it? I happened to notice it last week here in the PNW. It was right around the time that we got our first rain in months – all those rain dances finally paying off, finally quelling some of the raging fires that have taken over the end of our summer. With the rain the sun suddenly seemed to be setting earlier, there was that distinct crisp chill in the morning air that is best paired with a warm cup of coffee, I began the quest to find the perfect pair of slippers, and I made my first batch of soup. Curried coconut leek soup to be exact. Autumn has arrived my friends, and while it’s always a little sad to say goodbye to the sweet sunny days of summer, this season always ushers in such a feeling of comfort and familiarity. 

And there’s nothing better to maximize comfort than with a cozy bowl of nourishing soup. 

Curried coconut leek soup! A simple, warming soup for the colder months. Made with leeks, turmeric, curry and coconut milk. Paleo and vegan option.

This one that I’m sharing with you today is pretty simple. As many great soups are. Because while it ultimately provides warm comfort, another great virtue of a pot of soup is the ease of which it can be prepared. This is one of those soups that came together rather organically because of an oh-my-gosh what am I ever going to do with 5 leeks before they go bad moment. Finding a delicious destiny for vegetables that would otherwise be compost bound is quite an awesome feeling. 

Curried coconut leek soup! A simple, warming soup for the colder months. Made with leeks, turmeric, curry and coconut milk. Paleo and vegan option. Curried coconut leek soup! A simple, warming soup for the colder months. Made with leeks, turmeric, curry and coconut milk. Paleo and vegan option.

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