Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

With a unique color and rich nutty flavor, black sesame ice cream delivers the perfect balance of sweet to savory. Sponsored by Simply Organic. For step by step instructions visit:

Berry Beer Pancakes Recipe

Want to elevate your pancakes game? Just add beer. A local berry American wild ale delivers a light and fluffy pancake with a gentle tart flavor. Get the full recipe on

Asian Vegetable Noodles

Go beyond zucchini! There’s a whole world of delicious vegetables that you can turn into noodles. Try this combo! Earthy beets and spicy turnips are paired with an Asian-inspired dressing that’s tangy, nutty, and salty. Get the recipe + more:

Farm Fresh Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Check out this salad we made during a farm visit, featuring vegetables, fruit, and edible flowers tossed in a simple dijon vinaigrette. Good eating can be this simple when it’s fresh.

Grain-Free Paleo-Friendly Pizza

Satisfy those pizza cravings. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional pizza, try this grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly pizza crust. It’s not low-calorie, but it’s delicious clean eats.

Paleo-friendly Belgian Waffles

Paleo-Friendly Belgian Waffles

These paleo-friendly protein-packed waffles have no added sugar. Topped with fresh berries and whipped coconut cream they are sure to satisfy your waffle cravings.

No So Chunky Monkey Smoothie

While I will still indulge in moderately portioned sweet treats, I also like to find ways to make them a little bit healthier. That’s where this Not-So-Chunky Monkey Smoothie comes in.

How To Make A Colorful Mason Jar Salad & Two Easy Dressings

Why a salad in a mason jar? It keeps your lettuce crisp and makes for a delicious, make-ahead, portable lunch. Choose from a classic garlicky vinaigrette or go with a creamy non-dairy green goddess. Either way, salad just got fun and tasty.

Mini Egg Muffins, Three Ways!

Breakfast is as easy as grab-n-go with these mini egg muffins. Just mix and pop into the oven. You can even make them the night before and give a quick reheat in the morning.

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Made with only peanut butter, banana, protein powder, and vanilla, these healthy cookies taste so good you’d never know they are actually nutritious.

Guilt-Free Protein Pancakes

These dairy-free, paleo-friendly pancakes are the perfect fuel to start your day, any day of the week.

Italian Pot Roast That Practically Cooks Itself

The evenings are getting darker earlier and the nights are getting a touch chillier. That makes it time to dust off my kitchen’s best friend for the chilly months ahead – the slow cooker.

Crunchy Kale Chips

Kale chips give you the goodness of greens with a solid crunch that’s sure to satisfy your cravings for a traditional potato chip.

Leftovers Reinvented: Chicken + Broccoli Stir Fry

Reinvent leftover chicken into a Chinese American take-out favorite: Chicken + Broccoli.

Quick Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This smoothie is the perfect way to get in an extra dose of fruits and veggies. All you’ll taste is fruit but you get the healthy bonus of some greens. Blend one up in no time for breakfast, lunch or as a snack.

Simple Citrus Grilled Chicken

Chicken. It’s one of the most versatile ingredients and always a crowd-pleaser even for picky eaters. We give new life to this lean protein by firing up the grill and marinating it with some fresh oranges.

No Cook, Low Carb Zucchini Noodles

This really is a no-cook recipe and you won’t even miss the pasta. Zucchini transforms into noodles, that you can even twirl, and sun-dried tomato pesto gives you all the big flavor you need.

Paleo Rosemary Cauliflower Pilaf

This is an easy, quick, no-starch recipe – Rosemary Cauliflower Pilaf. Cauliflower is so much more than just that crunchy white stuff on a typical vegetable platter.

Even More Videos

Before Local Food Rocks, I got my start with the foodie blog life with a web series called The Natural Princess. The videos cover recipes, nutrition, and local farms. Yeah, it’s pretty darn old but still fun and the recipes hold up. You can check it out over on The Natural Princess Youtube Channel.

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