Downtown Ventura Farmers Market Update



Just an update that I will NOT be at the Downtown Ventura Farmers Market on the following dates. Otherwise, I am there every Saturday morning from 8:30am-12pm. The market is on the corner of Santa Clara and Palm in Downtown Ventura. Mahalo and see you there!

Saturday Feb 18, 2017


ChoCoco Is Back!



Aloha MeeNuts!

Pumpkin Spice Power is officially sold out for the season and ChoCoco Nut Power is officially back in stock! This amazing blend of almond, coconut, cacao and chestnut is sure to get you thru those chocolate cravings during your Whole30! With no added sugars, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Whole30 Approved, it’s a dark chocolate lover’s dream come true! Order here while supplies last! Mahalo and enjoy!

Shaka Love, Mee :)

Holiday Gift Sets are back!


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Give the gift of MeeNut this holiday season! Holiday Gift Sets are back for a limited time only so get em while they last!

This onolicious paleo gift set is Whole30 Approved and Non-GMO Project Verified and comes in two sizes:

1. RX: 8oz RX jar each of a Quadruple Nut Power, Pumpkin Spice Power, and Pure Almond Power

2. Firebreather: 16oz Firebreather jar each of a Quadruple Nut Power, Pumpkin Spice Power, and Pure Almond Power

Each jar is handcrafted fresh as always and comes with the option of a sweet gift box.


ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 5 PM PT THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 2016 FOR GUARANTEED SHIPPING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. Any orders placed after that will not be guaranteed to arrive before December 25, 2016.

If you do not ADD THE FREE GIFT BOX OPTION to your cart it will be boxed as a regular order, NO EXCEPTIONS, so please do not forget to do this if you want it to look all nice and fancy. This free gift box is only available bundled with the purchase of a gift set, not sold separately.

Supplies are limited so get ’em before these sell out!

Bundles and Gift Sets cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or special offers.

Mahalo and enjoy!

-Mee :)


Please note:

MeeNut Butter is housed in heavy glass jars that require extra TLC for shipping and handling.

Oil separation is natural and may occur. Product may harden/settle en route.

Coconut cream/oil will solidify at & below room temperature (about 70-75 degrees F) so depending on where it is being shipped the nut butter may harden and/or settle en route. If this is the case or if you have it refrigerated, you can easily warm it up by letting thaw out at room temperature or by keeping about 3/4 of the jar in a bowl of hot water for about 15-30 minutes (sadly this will ruin your label but oh well ☺). You may have to switch out the water a couple times if the butter is extremely cold and hardened. I don’t own or use a microwave but if you do, a few seconds in there will work too. Once warmed up, stir and enjoy! ☺

Bundles and Gift Sets cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or special offers.

Honor & Conquer Podcast



Photo (c) 2016 Isabel Lawrence Photographers

Stoked & truly honored to be a guest on the Honor & Conquer Podcast  ( my very first so check it out! I was nervous and, like, left out so many details, like all the wonderful humans who, like, helped me along the way!!! I’ll be sure to fill in those gaps next time but hopefully for now y’all enjoy getting a tiny glimpse into my kooky life before Mee Eat Paleo and beyond!

Be sure to check out all the podcasts by Honor & Conquer. Dion is such a great dude and host and his podcasts are always informative and entertaining. Y’all can thank me later! :)

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Ventana Monthly – Feature



Photo (C) 2016 Rudy Loupias

Guys! They wrote a thing about me! In a magazine!

When I left my corporate job at the end of 2011, and began this crazy journey with Mee Eat Paleo on Jan 1, 2012, I had no idea what God had in store for me … .

My amazing brother and sister in law bought me a $2500 commercial grinder and next thing I knew, I was in over my head in MeeNut Butter.

Four year and countless sleepless nights later, I honestly still don’t really know what I’m doing haha! But I can look back and take comfort and joy in knowing I took a chance, and the Lord provided. I can also smile at the future because I know He will continue to provide for me. God. Is. Sovereign.

I want to encourage all you dreamers out there to keep on dreaming and work your butts off for what you believe in. There really is no substitute for hard work and hard work always pays off. Not always in the form of a big paycheck (which would be nice lol) but, it always pays off.

“I never really intended to be running a nut butter company!” Really! I still can’t believe it! And yet, here I am!

Thanks so much to my girl, Emily Savage, for the amazing writeup, The Ventana for the feature, and Rudy Loupias and Michelle Ramirez for the beautiful pics! Honored and humbled! And to all my family, friends, and loyal customers, love and aloha!

Mahalo and see you at the Downtown Ventura Farmers Market on Saturday!!

For the full article check out:


Photo (C) 2016 Rudy Loupias. (For more info on The Young and Brave Foundation check out


ChoCoco Nut Power is Finally Here!


** Mahalo for your patience while we update all the labels for ChoCoco Nut Power! I recently noticed a mistake in the ingredients list – it is supposed to read Raw Organic CACAO Powder, not cocoa! Cocoa is cacao that’s been roasted at high temperatures and has a reduced enzyme content and nutritional value than raw cacao. They are not the same and I apologize for the oversight! It may take a little time to transition to the corrected labels but please know that the butter has nothing but the best stuff, as always! Please use code cacao at checkout for 10% off any flavor of meenut butter as a token of my appreciation for all your support and patience! Code is good thru nxt Wed 2/24! Mahalo, enjoy and love you all! – See more at: **

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Say aloha to the new MeeNut on the block! ChoCoco Nut Power will begin shipping right around Jan 1, just in time for the New Year, but you can get your pre-orders in now!

Like all the other flavors, this one is also Paleo, Whole30 Approved, Non-GMO Project Verified, with NO added sugars and is handmade freshy fresh! With a hint of roasted chestnut, this is the perfect treat for the dark chocolate lover in you!

Trying to balance the bitterness of cacao is a very delicate art. I’m not gonna lie – it was really tricky getting this chocolate recipe right without adding any sugars like honey, maple or stevia, and I’ve had countless recipes tossed out the window. I almost gave up altogether. So glad I stuck with it. I’m committed to providing the cleanest and best tasting nut butters, hands down. I hope you all love ChoCoco Nut Power as much as I do!

I’m headed home for the holidays so this will probably be my last post for 2015. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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Ingredients: California Almonds, Organic Coconut, Organic Chestnut, Raw Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Beans; Contains: Tree Nuts; May Contain: Pieces of nut shells and/or nut shell fragments

Refrigerate for quality.

Please note:

MeeNut Butter is housed in heavy glass jars that require extra TLC for shipping and handling.

Oil separation is natural and may occur. Product may harden/settle en route.

Coconut cream/oil will solidify at & below room temperature (about 70-75 degrees F) so depending on where it is being shipped the nut butter may harden and/or settle en route. If this is the case or if you have it refrigerated, you can easily warm it up by letting thaw out at room temperature or by keeping about 3/4 of the jar in a bowl of hot water for about 15-30 minutes (sadly this will ruin your label but oh well ☺). You may have to switch out the water a couple times if the butter is extremely cold and hardened. I don’t own or use a microwave but if you do, a few seconds in there will work too. Once warmed up, stir and enjoy! ☺

RECIPE: Salted Maple & Cinnamon Coconut Chips


Aloha MeeNuts! Here’s another quick and delicious recipe idea for the holidays. I wanted to make something that tasted like holiday kettle corn, but not corn … so I decided to use organic coconut chips instead. Makes a great snack on its own or as a crunchy topping! Happy Holidays and Enjoy!

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Recipe: Salted Maple & Cinnamon Coconut Chips

Prep Time: 5 min
Bake Time: 30 min
Servings: 6

12 oz Tropical Traditions raw organic coconut chips
¼ cup organic maple syrup
⅜ tsp sea salt
1 ½ tsp organic ginger powder
¾ tsp Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie Spice

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the maple syrup, sea salt, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice.
3. Add the coconut chips and coat thoroughly.
4. Line a full sheet pan (or two half sheets) with parchment paper and spread a thin layer of the coconut mixture evenly on the pan.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, cool completely and serve. Enjoy!
6. Be sure to store these in an airtight container or they will get stale! They should stay crunchy for at least a week if stored properly.

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RECIPE: MeeNut Butter Pumpkin Persimmon Pudding


*Remember to get in your holiday orders by end of day today 12/14 for guaranteed delivery by the 25th!*

I absolutely love persimmons, both hachiya and fuyu! It’s one of the things I truly look forward to this time of year! They remind me of my childhood in Korea.

I’ve always wanted to do a recipe with them so I hope you enjoy this quick and simple pudding recipe! I used a super ripe hachiya because of I felt the texture would work better for a pudding. Enjoy!


Recipe: MeeNut Butter Pumpkin Persimmon Pudding
Serves: 2

¼ cup Paleo Pumpkin Spice MeeNut Butter
¼ cup full fat coconut milk
2-3 pitted soaked medjool dates (to taste)
¼ cup pumpkin puree
3 oz super ripe peeled hachiya persimmon
2 oz gala apple peeled & cored
½ tsp Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie Spice

1. Remove pits from dates, place in a mason jar, fully cover with water, close lid, and soak overnight.
2. In a Vitamix blender, add coconut milk, dates, persimmon, apple, and pumpkin pie spice and blend until smooth.
3. Add the Pumpkin Spice MeeNut Butter and blend until smooth.
4. Add the pumpkin puree and continue to blend. Mixture will be thick and you will need the masher tool to blend well. If it is too thick for your taste, you may add more coconut milk or even some of the liquid from the soaked dates to your mix.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours. Garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes and serve chilled. Enjoy!

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*I do NOT receive any monetary compensation or perks from any of my recommended products. I just personally like and get the best results from them.

RECIPE: MeeNut Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies


Aloha! Apologies, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Developing recipes is not something I always have time for but I’ve finally made something yummy worth sharing. MeeNut Butter Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies! So simple and delicious – no mixers/blenders or eggs needed. The perfect pumpkin-y treat to enjoy through the holiay season. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!



PREP TIME: 5 min
YIELD: 8 cookies

4 oz Paleo MeeNut Butter Pumpkin Spice Power
2 tbsp raw organic honey (*Trader Joe’s)
1 oz organic pumpkin puree
½ tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)

⅛ tsp sea salt (optional)
½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (*Primal Palate)
¼ tsp baking soda

2 tbsp dark chocolate chips (*Enjoy Life) – optional

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. Combine all wet ingredients and mix well with a spoon
3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine thoroughly with a spoon
5. Add chocolate chips if desired.
6. Using a mini scooper, scoop the cookie dough onto parchment paper lined tray 2 inches apart
7. Bake at 325 degrees F for 9 minutes
8. Remove from oven and chill immediately
9. Once fully chilled, serve immediately and enjoy! (These don’t keep well overnight so make sure you serve these immediately or keep in the freezer!)



*I do NOT receive any compensation or perks of any sort from mentioning these brands – I personally like them and get the best results when I use these specific products.



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WHOO HOO GIFT SETS ARE BACK Y’ALL! Give the gift of MeeNut this holiday season!

This onolicious paleo gift set is Whole30 Approved and Non-GMO Project Verified and comes in two sizes:

1. RX: 8oz RX jar each of a Quadruple Nut Power, Pumpkin Spice Power, and Pure Almond Power

2. Firebreather: 16oz Firebreather jar each of a Quadruple Nut Power, Pumpkin Spice Power, and Pure Almond Power

Each jar is handcrafted fresh as always and comes with the option of a sweet gift box. Order yours now! :)


ALL HOLIDAY ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 5 PM PT MONDAY DECEMBER 14, 2015 FOR GUARANTEED SHIPPING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. Any orders after that will not be guaranteed to arrive before December 25, 2015.

If you do not add the free GIFT BOX OPTION to your cart it will be boxed as a regular order, no exceptions, so please do not forget to do this.

Supplies are limited so get ’em before these sell out!

Bundles and Gift Sets cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or special offers.

Mahalo and enjoy! :)


Please note:

MeeNut Butter is housed in heavy glass jars that require extra TLC for shipping and handling.

Oil separation is natural and may occur. Product may harden/settle en route.

Coconut cream/oil will solidify at & below room temperature (about 70-75 degrees F) so depending on where it is being shipped the nut butter may harden and/or settle en route. If this is the case or if you have it refrigerated, you can easily warm it up by letting thaw out at room temperature or by keeping about 3/4 of the jar in a bowl of hot water for about 15-30 minutes (sadly this will ruin your label but oh well ☺). You may have to switch out the water a couple times if the butter is extremely cold and hardened. I don’t own or use a microwave but if you do, a few seconds in there will work too. Once warmed up, stir and enjoy! ☺

Bundles and Gift Sets cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or special offers.



NGP Verified Seal

It’s official! So stoked to announce all Paleo MeeNut Butters are Non-GMO Project Verified! I am in the process of updating all labels – mahalo for your patience during this transition!

100% paleo, Whole30 Approved, no added sugars ever, oh so delicious, and now Non-GMO Project Verified! Yewww! Workin hard to bring you the very best!

Shaka Love,

Mee :)

Paleo MeeNut Butter Phat Elvis Sammich


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PB&J is pretty much one of my favorite combos of all time. Let me repeat. OF ALL TIME. However, peanuts being a legume, and legumes being one of the primary causes of inflammation in the gut, i.e. not paleo, were given up and actually one of the main reasons I started making my own nut butters back in 2011.

This is a recipe that’s been in my mind since then but I haven’t really had a chance to put it all together until now. So I present to you now my take on a MeeNut Butter Phat Elvis.


3 oz whole organic strawberries
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 slices of thick cut bacon. thick cut. always.
garlic powder to taste (optional)
cayenne to taste (optional)

2 slices of paleo or gluten-free bread of choice
1 tsp Tropical Traditions Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

½ ripe banana sliced into circles
2 tbsp Paleo MeeNut Butter
cinnamon to taste (optional)

1. In a mini saucepan reduce the strawberries (cleaned and de-stemmed) and balsamic vinegar on very low heat. Stir occasionally until balsamic begins to thicken and caramelize and strawberries get soft and remove from heat. I used frozen strawberries that I had washed, prepped and frozen ahead of time and they turned out great.
2. Slice the bacon in half and fry it up in a skillet. Remove from pan when crispy and sprinkle with garlic powder and cayenne to taste (optional).
3. While strawberries and bacon are cooking, slice your banana into circles.
4. Melt some coconut oil in a pan on very low heat and toast both slices of bread, outside down first – you want the side of the bread that will be presented to have a nice crusty brown. When that side is done, flip over to toast the inside without adding extra oil.
5. Remove toast from pan and while it’s still hot, spread the MeeNut Butter on one side. It will get all warm and gooey and hopefully dribble down the sides a little bit.
6. Add the banana slices, then the bacon.
7. Slice sandwich in half and plate with the strawberries.
8. Drizzle some extra balsamic glaze and sprinkle some cinnamon & extra cayenne (optional) on top.
9. Enjoy!

Seriously guys, this was SO delicious! Here’s how it actually went down!

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Paleo Dark Chocolate MeeNut Butter Cups


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It’s been really hot here lately so I haven’t been in the baking mood. This was the perfect post-dinner bite for a hot summer don’t-wana-bake kind of nite! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! Don’t forget to post and tag Mee Eat Paleo #meenutbutter on social media when you try out any of these recipes!


Ingredients for the chocolate:
1 cup Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp Coconut Manna
Cinnamon to taste (optional)
Cayenne to taste (optional)

Paleo MeeNut Butter
Organic banana
Organic sweet potato (oven-baked and cooled)
Organic strawberries (washed, de-stemmed, patted dried)

Shredded organic coconut
Fine coffee grinds
Freeze dried fruit
Sea salt
Anything else you want!

1. Over low heat in a double boiler melt the chocolate with the coconut manna. Stir frequently until smooth. Add a pinch of cinnamon and/or cayenne (both optional to taste). Let cool to room temperature.
2. Line a mini cupcake tray with baking cups.
3. Pour a bottom layer of chocolate in each cup.
4. Chill in freezer for a few minutes until hardened.
5. If you want a plain chocolate MeeNut Butter cup, skip this step. Slice desired filling into thin circles, preferably the same circumference (so the layers will be visible from the sides) of the muffin tray and line on top of the bottom layer of chocolate.
6. Add a layer of Paleo MeeNut Butter (make sure to use enough to fill to the edges so you can see this layer from the sides as well).
7. Add a top layer of chocolate.
8. For variety, sprinkle some with shredded coconut, some with sea salt, some with fine coffee grinds, and leave some plain. If you want to get really fancy, you can top the banana filled cup with a freeze dried banana and the strawberry filled one with a freeze dried strawberry. Get creative!
9. Chill in freezer for 5-10 minutes until fully hardened.
10. Leave in the paper liners or remove paper and serve nicely plated. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Makes approx 12 mini cups

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Paleo MeeNut Butter Brownies and Ice Cream


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Sadly my Jeep is still in the shop today so to cheer myself up I made Civilized Caveman’s Almond Butter Brownies with MeeNut Butter. I had to make some tweaks because I was out of honey and blueberries. Thankfully they still turned out great! Because I didn’t have those two ingredients, I halved everything else except for the eggs. Because I did not add any extra sweeteners, the Ginger Blueberry Coconut ice cream was the perfect complement to the brownie.

The following recipe is adapted/simplified from Civilized Caveman’s original:

RECIPE: MEENUT BUTTER BROWNIES (remember these are UNSWEETENED! If you want them sweet, be sure to add ¼ – ½ cup of honey!)
  • 1 Cup (8oz) of MeeNut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (I added this ingredient to the recipe)
  • 1/2 very ripe banana
  1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F
  2. In a Vitamix, blend your MeeNut Butter, eggs, vanilla and banana
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder and blend
  4. Grease an 8″ baking dish with coconut oil and bake for 20 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  5. Enjoy!

1 cup (8oz) full fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 chunk of peeled ginger root (can sub 1 tsp ginger powder if fresh ginger is not available)

1. In a Vitamix, blend coconut milk, half the blueberries, and ginger until smooth.
2. Add mixture to an instant ice cream maker (I used my Cuisinart one which I love) and churn until thickened. Add the rest of the frozen blueberries directly into the ice cream machine while it’s churning so you get some nice blueberry chunks in the final product. Continue to churn until you reach your desired consistency.
3. Scoop onto warm brownie and enjoy a la mode! If you want a harder ice cream, chill in the freezer until desired consistency then enjoy!

P.S. I made these again a week later with no missing ingredients this time and they came out perfect! I topped them with banana slices, coconut, and cinnamon. Perfection!!!

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4th of July Paleo MeeNut Butter Trifle Recipe


Aloha! Looking for a last minute dessert idea for the 4th? Here’s my take on a paleo “trifle”. I adapted Against All Grain’s Almond Flour Zucchini Bread recipe and used MeeNut Butter instead of almond flour for my cake base and these came out so bomb! I made them into muffins and they taste great on their own if you ever wanted to make these again!


Recipe: Paleo MeeNut Butter Protein Zucchini Muffins:

8oz Paleo MeeNut Butter
5oz organic gala apples – peeled, cored, cubed (instead of banana)
5oz organic zucchini (cubed)
½ cup raw organic honey
1 tbsp vanilla (optional)
3 organic eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
⅛ tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
*1 scoop Julian Bakery egg white protein
*The mixture was a little too wet so I added one scoop of the egg white protein and these came out perfectly!

Mix all wet ingredients in a Vitamix blender until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Pour into muffin tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 min. Cool and enjoy! Yields about 16-18 muffins.

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For the cream:

Whip up some coconut whipped cream (I used Natural Value’s full fat organic coconut milk – no preservatives, no additives, no BPA) for the cream layer. I don’t like adding any sweeteners to this but if you wanted to, you could probably add a little stevia or maple to the whipped cream.

For the berries:

I used blueberries and strawberries. Wash and pat dry. For the strawberries, remove stems and slice into thin triangles. Squeeze and coat with some organic lemon juice. If you have time, cover and let them sit overnight in the fridge.

Assembling the trifle:

I assembled these in individual mason jars and they came out really pretty. Remove cupcake liner from zucchini muffins and cut into quarters. Layer the bottom with the cake. Add a layer of the coconut whipped cream. Add a layer of the strawberries. Add a layer of the blueberries. Continue on until you run out of room. I sprinkled these with a finishing touch of shredded coconut on top instead of more whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Remember to post and tag pics of me on social media if you ever make any of these recipes! Mahalo and enjoy!

CrossFit California Regionals Fri May 22 – Sun May 24, 2015


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Pictured above: #tbt to my first official MeeNut event … This May 22-24 I’ll be a vendor at CrossFit Calfornia Regionals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!! Please come find me and say aloha, sample some paleo yumminess and take some home! So grateful for the continued love and support!!

When this pic was taken, I still had a full time corporate job and I was making the MeeNut Butter at home one jar at a time in a Vitamix blender. The motor would burn out every five minutes. Needless to say it took a long time to make. I managed to make a couple hundred jars in time for the event and we sold out before the first day was even over!

Much has changed since this day. I have since quit that job and have been working on my humble little business full time since 2012. The Vitamix has been replaced with an actual commercial grinder to speed things along a little bit and I now operate out of a commercial kitchen. However, every single jar is still handcrafted fresh, start to finish!

California Regionals is my first larger-scale event and I am anxious but stoked at the same time! My business has been growing at a muuuch slower simmer than the vast majority out there, but I wanted to remain small and purposeful in the early years to build a reputation of excellence in quality and service. I firmly believe I have achieved this goal to the best of my ability. Your loyalty over these years proves it!

I couldn’t have made it to this point without the help and outpouring of love of amazing family and friends. So grateful for all of you! Words do not do justice.

It would mean the world to me to have your support at Regionals! Please stop by and say aloha, sample some quadruple nut power and bring some home! I plan to make more than a couple hundred jars to bring with me this time. :)




meenut butter cupcakesI tried incorporating some Paleo MeeNut Butter treats for the first time this weekend for a fitness expo at CrossFit Long Beach. These were a hit so they may very well become a yummy staple at my booths from now on!!! 😀


1 cup (8 oz) Paleo Almond MeeNut Butter for cupcakes (2 cups or 16 oz for brownies)
2 organic eggs
½ cup raw organic honey
1 medium organic apple (approx. 5 – 5.25 oz peeled and cored)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
1 tbsp raw organic cacao nibs (optional)

1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cayenne (optional)

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Peel and core your apple and cut into 1 inch chunks (I used an organic gala apple)
  3. Add to a Vitamix blender: eggs, honey, vanilla, apples, cacao nibs, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, cayenne and blend on high for about 15 seconds until smooth
  4. Add 1 cup of Paleo Almond MeeNut Butter (2 cups for brownies) and blend for about 30 seconds until smooth. If adding 2 cups of MeeNut Butter for brownies, you will need to use your masher tool as mixture will be thick and hard to blend.
  5. Pour liquid mixture into mixing bowl
  6. Slowly fold in cocoa powder and mix thoroughly with a spatula until fully incorporated
  7. Line muffin pan with paper baking cups, fill 3/4 , and bake for approx. 20 minutes in a convection oven on low for cupcakes (18-20 for brownies). May need to add about 10 min for a still oven.
  8. Remove from muffin pan immediately to cool on a cooling rack
  9. Once cooled you may top with a frosting, ganache, or chocolate drizzle of choice. When I served these, I was in a hurry so I just melted some enjoy life dark chocolate and dressed with a cute dollop in the center for the cupcakes and a nice drizzle for the brownies, on top of a bed of organic coconut chips.
  10. Enjoy! 😀

RECIPE: MeeNut Butter Bacon Wrapped Dates


Aloha, if you’re craving something deliciously sweet and salty here’s a quick and easy recipe for MeeNut Butter Bacon Wrapped Dates! For the record, MeeNut Butter + Bacon = Bliss. Enjoy!

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Simply halve and pit some dates of your choice (I used medjool). Fill with Paleo MeeNut Butter. (I used the whole date but I would probably only use half next time as these were a little too sweet for my liking.) Cut bacon in half and wrap the meenut butter filled date. Secure with toothpicks. Line on a tray with some parchment paper. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until desired crisp. Or you can bake at about 375 for about 30 minutes and flip halfway thru. Enjoy! So simple, quick, and derrricious!






So excited and proud to announce that Paleo MeeNut Butter is officially Whole30® Approved!!! Yewwwww!!!! Check out @whole30 on social media for a chance to win a jar of quadruple nut power and take advantage of discount code whole30 at checkout on my website thru this Friday 6/20!

It’s always been my goal from the start to stand firm in my commitment to quality so it means so much to be recognized by such an amazing company like Whole9! If you’re new to paleo and hungry for solid information on food and nutrition please check out their websites and maybe even consider trying a Whole30 yourself! 😀

Some things that make Paleo MeeNut Butter unique is definitely the unique blend of nuts and seeds, the fact that every jar is handmade and handcrafted start to finish (by me, Mee!), but also the fact that I try my best to source the best ingredients possible.

Did you know that all almonds in the US are required to be pasteurized? So “raw” is not actually raw, rather they are exposed to either chemical or steam pasteurization. Funny, I can purchase truly raw almonds from Spain (!!) but even so, I would not legally be able to use these almonds in my products sold to the general public. Long story. Ridiculous.

However, I make sure that the almonds I use are NEVER exposed to chemicals (Propylene oxide) and grown on a local family farm in Kerman, CA. Yes, details like this and using organic ingredients put my product at a higher price point than desired but I refuse to create anything that I myself would not put in my own body. I don’t know about you but I generally refuse to consume propylene oxide on a regular lol.

I’ll cut my rant short today but I exhort all of you to be more mindful of not only ingredients but also the quality of ingredients in the food you eat. Minus the occasional cheat meal of course, haha!! #donuts lol 😀

Anyway, I hope this milestone will earn more of your trust in the Mee Eat Paleo brand! Mahalo to Whole30®  for welcoming me to their family and mahalo to all of you for your continued love and support! Shaka love!



First of all to all you beautiful and amazing mommas out there, Happy Mothers Day! Last day to use discount code momma on Paleo MeeNut Butter and apparel at checkout! You can order here. 😀


When life gives you lemons make lemon sparkling apple cider drinks! So delicious and good for you and perfect for celebrating mothers day! There are a million ways to do this but i like to keep it simple.

lemon sparkling apple cider drink


1/2-1 tsp raw organic honey (to taste)
1-2 tbsp organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar
2.5 cups sparkling water of choice
Add lemon juice to taste (I used 2 wedges)

I like to make mine in old kombucha bottles and throw in the fridge to chill for a bit. Plus it mixes all the honey in nicely while it sits in there. Tastes great on ice too! Enjoy! Really happy about my dwarf meyer lemon tree! It loved my homemade compost!!! 😀







INGREDIENTS: 100% Roasted California Almonds


Refrigerate for quality.

Taste the rich, nutty difference of pure California almonds roasted and ground fresh by yours truly! So much better than your average almond butter! See for yourself! :)



meenut napoleonDelicious photo courtesy of Michelle Ramirez Photography © 2014


As promised, here is another onolicious recipe by the one and only Michelle Ramirez, home cook extraordinaire and the photog magician behind Michelle Ramirez Photography. Last month we posted her sweet plantain dish. This month we are posting her savory plantain dish. Give it a try and let me know how much you loved it! :)


(Paleo/Primal) MeeNut Butter Plantain Napolean (with *Goat Cheese) 
(Serves 2)
2 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil (I use Tropical Traditions Organic Gold Label)
1 green plantain (cut in half horizontal once, cut long twice so you have 6 thin slices)
1 spoonful raw organic honey (optional or to taste)
1 tsp chopped organic cilantro
Dash of cayenne pepper
Sprinkles of Pink Himalayan Salt
*organic goat cheese crumbles (optional) 


Heat coconut oil until pan is really hot, then add plantain slices. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until it has a golden brown crust. Place on a paper towel to drain oil. Set aside. 
Take a spoonful (optional or to taste) of the raw honey and spread on a small plate, add 1 plantain on top of the honey. Spread Paleo MeeNut Butter, sprinkle goat cheese (optional) then add another layer of plantain. Repeat until you reach the 3rd layer.
After the 3rd layer is finished, sprinkle some cayenne pepper, pink himalayan salt, and cilantro. Enjoy!!


Trust me, Michelle, we will!!! :)




My friend Michelle Ramirez, photographer and home chef extraordinaire, created this amazing recipe for Paleo MeeNut Butter & Jelly Plantains! I made her pinky swear (ok not really … I just bribed her with some MeeNut Butter lol) that she would share a recipe with us each month. We shall hope that between traveling, photo shoots, editing, and being a full-time mommy, she will not let our tummies down! 😀 Check out her beautiful work at Facebook: Michelle Ramirez Photography; Instagram: @boxiefoto
Stoked for an upcoming photo shoot with her for Mee Eat Paleo later this month!!!


So without further ado, here’s our delicious recipe for February!


meenutbutter jelly plantain

Photo: Michelle Ramirez Photography © 2014

3 TBSP organic virgin coconut oil (I like to use Tropical Traditions Gold Label)
1 large plantain
1/2 cup fresh organic blueberries
1/2 cup filtered water
1 TBSP raw coconut palm sugar
1 TBSP toasted organic coconut chips or shredded coconut (I also get these from Tropical Traditions)
1 TSP ground cinnamon
1 TSP raw organic honey (optional)
Heat coconut oil in a pan untill melted. Slice plantain in half in 2 ways to create 4 pieces. Add to pan. Cook plantains on each side on medium heat until golden brown. In another pan add blueberries, coconut palm sugar and filtered water and cook on medium low until it is reduced into a syrup (stir occasionally to prevent burning). Spoon Paleo MeeNut Butter onto the bottom of a plate.  Add cooked plantains. Drizzle with blueberry syrup. Top with toasted coconut chips and cinnamon. Add raw organic honey if you want more sweetness. Enjoy! :)

RETAIL LOCATIONS Page Finally Updated!


Aloha all!

Due to the high demand of inquiries regarding CrossFit affiliates & health food stores carrying Paleo MeeNut Butter, I’ve finally updated the Retail Locations page to reflect all current locations that [sometimes] keep it in stock. I advise calling ahead before making a trip.

If you would like to be added or removed from this list, if any of the links are outdated or incorrect, or if you have any questions regarding my ambassador program, please Contact Mee. Mahalo!

P.S. I apologize for being so M.I.A. lately but y’all have been keeping me pretty busy in the kitchen … I love and thank you all for the tremendous support! I am also in the process of trying to relocate & expand so I thank you in advance for your patience! :)

P.P.S. I hope all you CrossFitters are having a blast with the Open! I sure am! Do your best, stay safe, and have fun!



K.M.  Short for Korean Mom. K.M.s are infamous for their D.W.I.T. [Do Whatever It Takes] approach to child-rearing in order to churn out elite GPAs, classical music prodigies, doctors, lawyers, olympic athletes, and more from their offspring. An interesting, and oftentimes scary breed of mom … but a momma nonetheless … and I love mine :)

Learning to play classical piano at the ripe old age of four

Growing up, there were many moments when I resolved in my sinful little heart that this was NOT the case. These melodramas usually ended with slamming doors and high-pitched yelling from both parties. Definitely not my proudest moments ….

However, with this recent business venture, I’ve come to realize that despite these growing pains, my K.M. was instrumental in shaping who I am today and I owe much of my success to her oftentimes irrational yet loving ways. Here are 5 basic lessons I’ve learned [among hundreds of thousands] that were directly and indirectly taught via my momma’s discipline stick and example.


I was never cut out to be a doctor or nurse but my parents and teachers sure did try to convert me

1. Never visit anyone empty-handed. As a child I remember my parents always toting a box of fruit or ricecakes whenever we were invited anywhere. I never thought much about it until as an adult I caught myself subconsciously following suit. I see now that it’s a simple expression of respect and consideration for others regardless of roles [who invited who] and social status [who’s who], even if it’s a mere box of fuji apples or asian pears. This is how I want to run my business, showing respect and concern to my customers and hopefully one day my employees. I want to consider others before myself, and I ask all of you to help keep me in check. I don’t exist without all of you!

2. Chew your food. Thoroughly. Or “kok-kok sheep-uh-muh-guh” in Korean. I still get reprimanded for this! We’re always in a rush to do this and go there so the last thing on our minds is making sure we chew our bacon thoroughly before swallowing, right? Tons of studies show the health benefits of chewing food, but what’s more important is that during the act of chewing, you actually get to taste, savor, and enjoy the very thing that will provide nourishment and strength to your body. My life is a hurricane at the moment and my “to do” list has a mind of it’s own, but I keep reminding myself to “kok-kok sheep-uh-muh-guh” this process and remember that the joy is in the journey!

3. Turn off the lights when you leave a room. [I actually just got up to turn off the light in my kitchen haha!] From washing and re-using Bounty paper towels [they really were quite durable!] to turning off the water while brushing your teeth [which I hope all of you do!], my momma would literally shadow me from room to room shutting out lights quicker than you could yell “no rep!” We didn’t have much in terms of material wealth so conservation was the name of the game. As annoying as it was playing light wars with my mom, this was one way she really drilled in the importance of stretching a dollar and making the most of what you have. This mindset has helped me build Mee Eat Paleo to where it is today and will help me in my long adventure ahead.

Love ♥

4. It’s not what you do that matters but how you do it and mediocrity is not an option. My parents came to America with no formal higher education, their sole motivation being the hope of providing a better life for my brother and me. I’ve watched my momma work at an A&W fast food joint, cashier at Shop Rite, sell Cutco knives, attempt insurance sales, nanny … gosh, you name it! And now she owns and operates a small business. All vastly different but the common thread in all of it was her dedication to hard work through thick and thin. Momma worked her butt off no matter what the task. I adopted my workhorse mentality from her example and I’ll bet I can attribute my success with CrossFit to that as well. Starting your own business is no “walk in the park, Kazansky,” but I hope that I can work even half as hard as my mom did and still does and strive to provide you all with the most excellent products possible.

5. Always say “Thank you.” Repeatedly. While bowing. OK, I suppose the bowing doesn’t necessarily apply here in the U.S. but I’ve definitely learned not to be stingy in the gratitude department. I am nothing without God’s provision and the amazing support of my family, friends, and loyal fans. So although it’s already been expressed innumerably, I’ll tell you yet again, THANK YOU ALL so much from the bottom of my little paleo heart! Your support means so much to me and I am grateful beyond words! And to my dearest momma, thank you so much for everything. I hope to make you proud! I love you!

Today marks my last day at “work” and thus begins the first day of the rest of my life. I didn’t want to wait until “later” to take a stab at chasing my dreams because “later” is a luxury that isn’t guaranteed to everyone. Should I fail, I will rejoice knowing that I gave it a go and did the best I could. Should I succeed, I will rejoice knowing that it was all by God’s provision and sovereignty in my life and I want to ultimately do all things unto the glory of my Maker. So … here goes it!

Happy New Year everyone! :)