Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

Easy Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse | StrictlyDelicious.com

Do you have a superhero friend in your life? A friend who, just by living her (or his) every day life, they inspire you and love you and make you want to be a better person? A friend whose tenacity, strength, and inner beauty lift you up just a little (or a lot!) every time you’re around… 

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Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt

Spicy Chocolate-Covered Oranges with Smoked Salt | StrictlyDelicious.com

Ahhh this sweet snack is ALL THAT!!! (Oh boy; did I just show my age…??) These spicy chocolate-covered oranges sprinkled with smoked salt are the perfect blend of salty, sweet, crunchy, savory, spicy, and juicy! And don’t you worry if you aren’t a huge fan of spicy food. We’re stirring just a little bit of… 

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Easy Rum Raisin Fudge

Easy Rum Raisin Fudge | StrictlyDelicious.com

Fudge. The complicated, temperamental holiday candy that everyone loves to eat but hates to make! And even more complicated than fickle (but delicious) traditional chocolate fudge is its decadent cousin — vanilla fudge. But even though it might seem like it, I’m not trying to scare you off! I’m trying to tell you how exciting it… 

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Earl Grey “Kahlua”

Earl Grey "Kahlua" | This dark, rich, vanilla-scented liqueur brews earl grey tea instead of coffee for a divine, unique twist on homemade kahlua! via StrictlyDelicious.com

I’m just going to say the one thing that {quote} adults {unquote} are not supposed to say: I really don’t like coffee! I know I know; I’m (arguably) a grown-up with a college degree, monthly rent, and a car note. I work a 9-5 job every Monday through Friday. “Adults” like me are supposed to survive… 

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An Auto-Immune Paleo Thanksgiving

Roasted Roots & Fruits | StrictlyDelicious.com

As anyone who follows the paleo or auto-immune paleo diet knows, the holidays can be a tough time. Finding delicious holiday recipes made of whole foods that don’t use any dairy, gluten and grains, or nightshades this time of year can be a struggle, especially if you have family members who aren’t paleo or AIP…. 

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Skillet Apple Crisp {paleo, AIP}

AIP Skillet Apple Crisp | StrictlyDelicious.com

Dreamy sigh. Guys, I tell you, the life of a food blogger is hard. I had to make this apple crisp three times before I felt it was ready to show you. That means that, for the past week, I have been suffering through warm, cinnamon-y, decadent apple crisp every night. And, horror of all horrors, sometimes… 

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Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt & Rosemary Whipped Cream

Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt and Rosemary Whipped Cream | StrictlyDelicious.com

I think autumn in Richmond is my favorite time of year. (Sorry spring!) The days are brights and sunny with no clouds in the beautiful periwinkle-colored sky. The nights and mornings are chilly, perfect for pulling out my beloved fuzzy blankets, sweaters, scarves, and slipper socks. It’s the time to daydream about mulled cider, pumpkin chili,… 

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Carob Fudgesicles (paleo, AIP)

Carob Fudgesicles | A paleo and AIP frozen treat! via StrictlyDelicious.com

You know what? Sometimes life gets hard. I know you know that, but no one really talks about it. So I am. I don’t mean in an “I don’t know if I can do this anymore,” kind of way, but sometimes you get to the “I’m running away to a cave in the mountains for the next… 

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Blueberry Lemon Pie {AIP, paleo} + 1st Bloggaversary

AIP Blueberry Lemon Pie | StrictlyDelicious.com

I debated whether or not I should celebrate my blog’s anniversary or not. So much so that it took me a month to make the decision! My bloggaversary was actually May 25! As a type-A perfectionist, I recognize that, while I have so much to celebrate that’s happened in this past year, I end up focusing mostly… 

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AIP Pie Crust

AIP Pie Crust | A simple, four-ingredient flaky pie crust that's gluten, grain, dairy, and coconut-free, and is safe for the paleo diet and auto-immune protocol! via StrictlyDelicious.com

We all know that I think desserts are the key to a happy life. And while I’ve been able to create cake, fruit crumble, and even cookie recipe that are safe for me while on the auto-immune protocol, one of the things I’ve been missing terribly was an AIP pie crust. Cake gets boring after a… 

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