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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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spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado {paleo}

It’s the week of Cinco de Mayo which means… TACOS at our house (I bet I’m not the only one 😉!) More specifically we’ve been enjoying these spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado. So satisfying and so loaded with delicious flavor!

Spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos and avocado are super bold and umami packed paleo friendly tacos that are super versatile and easy to make!

Beyond it being Cinco de Mayo, it also happens to be the week of my sweetie’s birthday, and his love of Mexican food and the fact that it falls around Cinco de Mayo usually means mexican themed eats for his party.

So this last weekend while we celebrated there were tacos and a chopped salad with cilantro chipotle ranch. We drank lots of these margaritas from last week’s post, devoured a giant bowl of guacamole and dove head first into some mega spicy aguachile – a dish that I discovered on my recent trip to Mexico. It’s basically a super spicy, cilantro loaded shrimp ceviche. When I tried it for the first time I almost did a backflip! It was so good I’m seriously considering sharing my recipe for it with you here soon.

But I’m totally getting ahead of myself. Back to these spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos with avocado!

Spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos and avocado are super bold and umami packed paleo friendly tacos that are super versatile and easy to make! Spicy thai marinated skirt steak tacos and avocado are super bold and umami packed paleo friendly tacos that are super versatile and easy to make!

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best ever paleo curried pork meatballs {grain free + dairy free}

When I made these best ever paleo curried pork meatballs last week, I had no idea I was gonna fall this hard.
Best ever paleo curried pork meatballs! The most delicious grain free meatballs I've ever had. Perfectly spiced, sturdy yet tender, and paired with an incredibly flavorful curry sauce with red peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and ginger.

Best ever paleo curried pork meatballs! The most delicious grain free meatballs I've ever had. Perfectly spiced, sturdy yet tender, and paired with an incredibly flavorful curry sauce with red peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and ginger. Talk about food-crush! These babies are pretty near perfect. Just the right amount of spice and flavor that’s nicely mellowed out with a healthy dose of full fat coconut milk. They’re tender yet sturdy enough that they hold up to the curry sauce, and packed with flavorful ingredients like fresh cilantro, garam masala spice, onion and ginger.

It’s enough to make me want to jump up and down and tell you just how much I love ’em. Which is, I guess, kinda what I’m doing 🙂

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