20181007 070554 0001121643689 - Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Paleo Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Decadent. Dark. Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake recipe coming up for you! Did I forget to mention healthy? This dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake is full to the brim with an assortment of nuts and a mix of some frozen and fresh raspberries. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, almost paleo, dairy-free, and does not contain any added refined sugars. Because fruit is also known as nature’s candy, the sweetness of this cheesecake is derived from the fruit and maple syrup rather than added sugars.

It all starts with a chocolate crust for this dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake

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20181001 125834 0001635365464 - Warm Sunbutter & Raspberry Jelly Sandwich On Bob's Red Mill Bread

Warm Sunbutter & Raspberry Jelly Sandwich On Bob’s Red Mill Bread

Bob’s Red Mill Wonderful Gluten-Free bread mix once again over here in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen. This time I was craving a peanut butter & jelly sandwich so I ventured into the kitchen to make my own loaf of bread. I also had some jars of Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Spread that I needed to try out and a jar of Herkner Farms Champagne Raspberry Preserves that I picked up at Devries & Company 1887. I had all of my ingredients and all I kept thinking about was how this would be the greatest wannabe peanut butter & … Read the rest


20181003 075112 0001815475071 - Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes & A Discount Inside

Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Pork Chops With Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes & A Discount Inside

Here we go again with Primal Kitchen. I am surely obsessed with using these marinades for my meals. I used the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette once again last night but this time I marinated some pork chops. The Honey Mustard, to me, is one of the most versatile in the line of Primal Kitchen, alongside the Balsamic Vinaigrette.  We also had some thick cut slices of honey bacon from Dearborn Brand to wrap our brussels sprouts up with. And as requested by my daughter, we had to have some more air-fryer red fingerling potatoes, which are her favorite side … Read the rest


20180930 113829173639740 - Surround Yourself With Squash & Gourds- Tried It Out Tuesday (Dumpling & Buttercup Squash)

Surround Yourself With Squash & Gourds- Tried It Out Tuesday (Dumpling & Buttercup Squash)

Have you ever gone on a squash adventure? No? Neither have I until this past weekend when I went to Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in St. Clair Shores, MI looking for something interesting to try this week for Tried It Out Tuesday. We ended up taking home four different types of squash. In this post I will be discussing the dumpling squash and the buttercup squash that we tried.

I have written about this place before and I love going here on a fun little foodie adventure when I have a small wad of cash to blow. Some girls spend … Read the rest


20180930 073715 0001118193774 - Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake - Paleo & Vegan - Gluten-Free Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake – Paleo & Vegan – Gluten-Free Recipe

Ahhhh fall! It is definitely feeling like fall over here in Michigan and I have the perfect Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake recipe to make your heart and soul happy. Attention all pumpkin spice lovers… you will love the no-bake, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan Pumpkin Spice cheesecake that I created. I honestly do love and prefer this over your average pumpkin pie.

This cheesecake is chockful of healthy ingredients and does not contain any added sugars. In this recipe, you will be using quite a few almonds and cashews. Believe it or not, this method works to make a dairy-free cheesecake. … Read the rest


20180927 165516 00016387880 - Italian Drunken Noodles – Pappardelle Pasta Recipe W/ Ground Italian Sausage & Peppers

Italian Drunken Noodles – Pappardelle Pasta Recipe W/ Ground Italian Sausage & Peppers

Ever have the Thai version of drunken noodle? I have and it is hands down one of my all-time favorite Thai dishes. If you love that version of drunken noodle then I am confident that you will love this Italian Drunken Noodles dish! Italian drunken noodle is a family fave and for good reason~ it is a unique dish with an exciting flavor profile thanks to the white wine and fresh basil. It combines delicious pappardelle egg noodle pasta with ground Italian sausage and three colors of thinly sliced bell peppers. And oh yes, you gotta have that white wine … Read the rest


20180928 095650 00012131110162 - Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Chicken With Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Air-Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Chicken With Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Air-Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

Every single time I use Primal Kitchen in my meals I am never disappointed. That was the case last night when I used the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette & Marinade on my grilled chicken breast.  When people think about healthy eating they often think foods are bland and boring. They do not have to be that way. I have changed my eating habits a little over a year ago. My family is on this clean eating adventure with me and they are a-okay with most of it. We are probably the number one fan honey mustard marinade from Primal Kitchen.

Primal

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20180927 080745 00011927604863 - Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe - Slow-Cooker- Gluten-Free

Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe – Slow-Cooker- Gluten-Free

Heads up, everyone! It is officially autumn so do you know what that means?? It is soup season! It is also a great time for my slow-cooker to get a workout. I love to prep my soup in the late morning and let it simmer on low until dinner time. This Paleo Vegetable Beef Soup recipe will have your slow-cooker full to the brim with meat and veggies. This recipe will produce a generous amount of soup and this soup eats like a hearty meal. You can also serve this as a side dish or appetizer but we love to

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20180929 063928 0001592546105 - Paleo Bison Chili With Tri-Color Peppers (Gluten-Free) Recipe

Paleo Bison Chili With Tri-Color Peppers (Gluten-Free) Recipe

I have only had bison once in my life and it was a stew that I created. My little family of 3 was so pleased with it so I decided that this week I would purchase a package of organic ground bison from Kroger and create a chili with it. I also wanted this chili to be paleo so there are no beans in this chili and it is gluten-free as well.

One of the highlights is that it does have three colors of bell peppers in it: red, orange, and yellow. I love a chili that is chockful of … Read the rest


photo 1537792524276621672278 3021209781 1537792759673 - Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup - Gluten-Free

Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Gluten-Free

I really enjoy making a nice Sunday dinner for my family. Last night’s Sunday dinner turned out to be an exquisite one. Everything from start to finish was spectacular. For starting out I actually made a bowl of paleo butternut squash soup to go with our meal. I never make a soup to go with dinner. I just always make soups that you eat as an entire meal. For the main course, I had some grass-fed beef strip steaks marinated in Primal Kitchen’s Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade. For a side dish, I wrapped Applegate Sunday Bacon around some rainbow carrots … Read the rest


20180920 062606888256477 - Dig Into Marley Spoon! Weekly Gourmet Meal Kit Subscription Box - Review & Discount - $30 OFF Your First Box

Dig Into Marley Spoon! Weekly Gourmet Meal Kit Subscription Box – Review & Discount – $30 OFF Your First Box

show?id=m21Yqj7RA1A&bids=585900 - Dig Into Marley Spoon! Weekly Gourmet Meal Kit Subscription Box - Review & Discount - $30 OFF Your First BoxI just recently had the pleasure of trying out Martha Stewart’s gourmet meal kit subscription box. I was so blown away by the quality of the ingredients and the easy to follow recipes so I want to share my experience with you! So here is my my Marley Spoon review. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality and content of this meal kit delivery service.

How does Marley Spoon work?

Each week Marley Spoon has several different meals that you can select from. They have a huge archive of recipes… over 18,000!  Each week there are … Read the rest


Balsamic Raspberry & Chocolate Balsamic Fudge Ripple Nice Cream

Let’s Celebrate 100 Posts With Paleo Balsamic Raspberry & Chocolate Balsamic Fudge Ripple Nice Cream

Wow, gals and guys! Can you believe that in the past 4 1/2 months I have been blogging here at Give It A Whirl Girl and this is a milestone post? 100 posts have been drafted and published as of today! I figured the best way to celebrate my hard work was with a bowl of Balsamic Raspberry & Chocolate Balsamic Fudge Ripple Nice Cream! No champagne bubbles flowing here, just some paleo and (almost vegan… I did use raw honey) nice-cream for my daughter and I to share.

Blogging has just been a fantastic journey and experience for me. … Read the rest


Paleo Root Vegetable Pot Roast With Rutabaga Mash and Turnips

Root Vegetable Beef Pot Roast W/ Parsnips, Turnips, Carrots & Rutabaga Mash On The Side (Paleo & Gluten-Free) – Tried It Out Tuesday

Look! Look! What do we have here? These are just some of the ingredients in this Root Vegetable Pot Roast that I created. It is also paleo friendly if you are following a primal diet. For this week’s edition of Tried It Out Tuesday we have a double-whammy of rutabaga and turnips! Never tried rutabaga EVER in my life. I did try turnips once but I’m still going to throw this in for this week’s post. I get so much pleasure and joy from giving new foods a try. It is really what I live for. I love the … Read the rest


Matcha & Chocolate Vegan Cheesecake

Paleo Matcha & Chocolate Cheesecake – RECIPE – Gluten-Free

Let it be known that making these cheesecakes are one of my favorite things to do in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. These desserts are rich, flavorful, and actually quite nutritious. They are a much better alternative to regular cheesecake. The basic ingredients in these are fruit (medjool dates) and a variety of different nuts (mostly cashews). I am not going to lie, sometimes I even sneak in a slice for a filling breakfast. This matcha chocolate cheesecake dessert is unique in its flavor. If you are a fan of matcha (green tea) this recipe for a matcha … Read the rest