Raspberry Gin Cocktail

My new favorite cocktail is this light and refreshing Raspberry Gin Cocktail. We’re making our own simple syrup (and I promise, it’s super simple to prepare), made with no refined sugars for a delicious and guilt-free cocktail. Plus, it’s festive for Valentine’s Day! 

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

We’ve also spruced up the ice cubes by adding raspberries into them! So cute, so festive.

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day or are looking for the perfect drink to make before heading out to dinner, this light and flavorful cocktail is for you! 

We’re heading out to for a little dinner date tonight, and starting off with one or two of these beauties.

Raspberry Gin Cocktail

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Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

We are a few days away from Valentine’s Day, my friends! We are about to get festive with this Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream, a light and DELICIOUS dessert that you’ll love without feeling any sort of guilt. P.S. The whipped cream is dairy-free, and seriously delightful.

Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

Roasted citrus is the greatest. Ever.

Have you ever roasted it? I am newly obsessed. It tastes like candy! I roast it like this (below) for prettiness, but I prefer to segment the fruit to really devour this treat.

Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

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I love this dessert because it’s delicious enough to serve for a fun dinner party, and casual and easy enough for a quick treat at home.

Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

 How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

Roasted Citrus with Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min

Ingredients

  • 4 citrus fruits: Cara Cara oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit, etc., segmented

For the Salted Vanilla Whipped Cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Slice off the top and bottom
  3. Using even downward strokes, slice the skin away from the flesh and discard
  4. Remove any remaining white pith
  5. Cut between the membranes to segment the orange
  6. Line on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes
  7. While roasting, combine whipped cream ingredients in your stand mixer and whip until mixed and thick, taste and adjust as desired
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can slice the fruit however you'd like, segmenting is my favorite way for this dessert.
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    Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Heart Toppers

    T-O-M-O-R-R-O-W! I’m not just giddy about waking up to it being Valentine’s Day, I’m also giddy that I get to eat these and not care! I mean, if I eat the whole batch I’ll likely care, but it’s Valentine’s Day and I’ll eat chocolate if I want to- know what I’m saying?

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    Chocolate Cupcakes that are moist and perfectly sweetened.

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting that is rich and decadent.

    Chocolate Heart Toppers that are the perfect festive addition to your cupcakes!

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Heart Toppers

    Perfect chocolate cupcakes topped with decadent chocolate buttercream with festive heart toppers. The perfect treat for your valentine!

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream and Heart Toppers

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    What’s on your Valentine’s Day agenda/menu?

     

    Coffee-Rubbed NY Strip Steak with Berry Sauce & Parsnip Mash

    Dinner is absolutely perfect with Coffee-Rubbed NY Steak and creamy parsnip mash.

    P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

    The steak is flavorful and cooked to perfection while the berry sauce gives it that extra touch of deliciousness. Creamy parsnip mash subs those mashed potatoes but tastes just like the real thing. Buttery and creamy! The best combination, ever, and perfect for your Valentine’s Day dinner at home (or any night of the week, for that matter).

    Coffee-Rubbed NY Strip Steak with Berry Sauce & Parsnip Mash

    Coffee-Rubbed NY Strip Steak with Berry Sauce & Parsnip Mash

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    Coffee-Rubbed NY Strip Steak with Berry Sauce & Parsnip MashAre you staying in or going out this Valentine’s Day? What is your favorite side dish to go with steak?

    The BEST Paleo Chocolate Truffles

    It’s here! The week of Valentine’s Day and let me start by saying, or if you’ve been here a while you already know, I love any good excuse to celebrate something! Whether something small or on a bigger scale, I just love a good party or celebration. Valentine’s Day is clearly my favorite. Even when I was single. I mean… a day of love and chocolate? Who cares if Hallmark made it, I’m in! Along with my new hobby of DIY homemade cards.

    Paleo Chocolate Truffles rolled in cocoa powder

    The BEST Paleo Chocolate Truffles

    In preparation for Saturday, all of my friends and family are getting truffle gift bags, because there are just THAT good. I like rolling them in cocoa powder, but unsweetened coconut is delicious as well. Roll them sprinkles for an even more festive treat for those who aren’t super clean eaters!

    The BEST Paleo Chocolate Truffles

    One or two truffles are the perfect way to satisfy that chocolate craving. Rich, chocolatey perfection!

    Valentine’s Day Recipes:

    The BEST Paleo Chocolate Truffles

    How to make chocolate truffles

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     What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day Dessert?

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts [VIDEO]

    When I hosted a brunch with these Paleo Chocolate Donuts on the table, this first comment made was “are they fried?” No, no my friends. These are clean, healthy, and baked… oh, and beyond delicious. Just little chocolate cake in the form of donuts. What’s better than that?

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

    Bake, dip in glaze and devour!

    Paleo Chocolate Donuts

     

    Chocolate Paleo Donuts

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 8

    Ingredients

      Dry Ingredients

      • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
      • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
      • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
      • Pinch of salt

      Wet Ingredients

      Chocolate Glaze

      Strawberry Glaze

      Directions

      1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees °F. Grease a donut pan and set aside.

      2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

      3. Pour batter into greased donut pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.When donuts are done, let cool on a baking rack.

      4. In two small mixing bowls, mix the chocolate and strawberry glaze ingredients seperatly and set aside until the donuts have cooled.

      5. Once cooled, drizzle glaze over donuts and devour!

      Recipe Notes

      • This recipe was updated on January 26th, 2017.
      • You can place the donuts in the refrigerator to help cool faster while you make the chocolate and/or strawberry glaze.
      • *Calories: 143
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