About Vanessa Barajas

Vanessa Barajas is the creator of the popular paleo food blog Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind. She’s also the author of a cookbook by the same name, Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind. She started the Paleo diet in 2012 and never looked back. She’s been known to drink almond milk straight from the carton and expensive wine out of plastic cups, and her favorite meal is, has, and always will be dessert. Barajas lives in San Diego, CA. @vanessabarajas

A loaf of gluten-free pumpkin bread lying on a table with 3 slices, with a butter knife and flowers in the background.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Our testers universally loved this quick bread that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. And no one will ever know the difference. Swear.

Several paleo snickerdoodles scattered on a table, one with a bite out of it.

Paleo Snickerdoodles

Thanks to this gluten-free, paleo-friendly godsend of a recipe, everyone can have their snickerdoodles and eat them, too.

A tin cup on its side with homemade maple sugar spilling out

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty. And paleo-friendly.