Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup with Thyme. This soup and easy and so good. It's Paleo and Whole30 as well!

Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup There’s nothing like a hot bowl of hearty soup on a cool evening! This one is loaded with veggies and is one of my favorites. It’s a spin on one my Mother-in-Law makes (it is both Paleo and Whole30 friendly!). The recipe is written for a double batch so you can freeze […]

Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (50 Easy Weeknight Meals Blog Hop!)

Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Thom Kha Kai) | bydawnnicole.com

Happy Monday friends! I’m kicking off the week with a fun blog hop to share 50 Easy Week Night Meals from some of your favorite bloggers! (Special thanks to Sarah at Becoming Martha for putting this blog hop together). You can get my recipe below and then visit all the other links at the bottom […]

15-Minute S’mores Bark

15-Minute S'mores Bark | bydawnnicole.com

 15-Minute S’mores Bark If you’ve read my bio anywhere on social media, you know that there are two things I like to have every single day. Coffee and dark chocolate. I’ve been loving these things called Bark THINS and they’re fair trade and overall a good snack choice but still have an ingredient or two […]

Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Clean-Eating Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie-no added sugar!

One of my favorite parts about Fall approaching is pumpkin everything! This Vanilla-Bean Pumpkin Pie Smoothie will not only satisfy a pumpkin craving, it’s also free of any added sugar thanks to the use of a ripe banana and medjool dates. We love medjool dates around here. I have to fight to keep my 2 ½ […]

100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Release & Veggie Corn Chowder Recipe

100 Days of Real Food cookbook

As many of you know, one of my passions is healthy living. It’s an ever-evolving journey but I truly believe it starts with something simple: eating real food. It’s been life-changing for us and that is why I am so proud to be a hand-selected Cookbook Amabassador for 100 Days of Real Food blogger Lisa Leake’s first […]

Baked Honey-Butter Peaches with Vanilla-Bean Coconut Cream {Clean-Eating Dessert}

Baked Honey-Butter Peaches with Vanilla-Bean Coconut Cream {Clean-Eating Dessert!}

We’ve been getting so many peaches in our weekly product delivery (via Green Bean Delivery), I needed to get creative to eat them all up! They have been so sweet and juicy, we have mostly just been eating them whole but warm, baked peachy desserts are one of my favorite summer treats, so I came up […]

DIY Wine & Cheese Party (with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable!)

DIY Wine & Cheese Party with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable

  It doesn’t get much classier than a wine and cheese party and the best part about hosting one is that it requires little to no cooking so you can spend time enjoying your company instead of being in the kitchen. Whether it’s for a small dinner party, an at-home date night, or a girls night […]

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Carnitas with Pineapple Guacamole (Paleo, Whole30)

Sometimes, the best meals come out of throwing together things I have on hand. This was one of the those meals where my hubby said, “You’re sharing this on the blog, right?” He’s the ultimate taste tester around here and he loved this meal (much more than all the zoodles I’ve been replacing our pasta […]

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

Blueberry Lemon Chia Jam

This jam is so easy and has no icky ingredients! We love it in my Oatmeal Toasted Coconut and Almond Blueberry Bars or yogurt parfaits and my kids love this on PB&Js or cream cheese and jam sandwiches. Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries ⅓ cup raw local honey ¼ cup chia seeds (I used Bob’s Red Mill) […]

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Quinoa Taco Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

I love a good cold salad in the summer! Sometimes, it’s really nice to break away from the traditional lettuce type salad too. (Confession: Lettuce that’s evenly slightly wilted really grosses me out so I don’t eat nearly as much salad as I probably should.) This Quinoa Taco Salad makes such an easy side to […]

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