Banana Pecan Bread

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What do you do when the high for the day is a whopping 22 degrees, the roads are covered in ice and you have been told by the local authorities to just stay home? Why you bake, of course! As we were getting moving this morning, my husband saw me grabbing the three very ripe […]

Simple Frittata (mix and match!)

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As we prepare for our New Year, New You, Naturally cleanse, I am doing my best to get back in the habit of making high-protein, vegetable rich breakfasts. I find that my week flows a lot easier when I plan ahead, and I stick to my plan much more effectively when I make one or […]

A Purely Paleo Thanksgiving Menu and Tips for Hosting a Successful Thanksgiving Feast

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  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is simply two days away? At this point, many of you have done your menu planning and already have the wheels in motion for your fantastic feast. But many of you, like me, have found yourself swamped up until this very minute and haven’t really had the opportunity to […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2014: Bloggiversary and Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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I can scarcely believe it has been four years since I first began this blogging journey. And while my journey here has had a few ups and downs, so many of you have stuck by me no matter what. For that, I owe you more than you know. Thank you just isn’t enough. As it […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2014: Susan from Real Kids Eat Spinach

Susan from Real Kids Eat Spinach has been participating in the Healthy Lunchbox Series since it began, back in 2011. I am thrilled to be working with her once again. Susan is always filled with great advice and delicious recipes, and her Paleo Zucchini-Banana Bread looks to be no exception. Enjoy! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ My kids “get” it when […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2014: Janet from The Taste Space

Last year, Janet from The Taste Space shared with us a luscious Salad in a Jar. Her Topaz Dragon Ginger Dressing is one of my all-time favorite salad dressing solutions. As an opening recipe to this year’s Healthy Lunchbox series, this Quinoa Protein Bowl is an excellent choice for those who is meat-free or simply enjoys an […]

Salted Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

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Having spent a vast majority of my life split between Southern California and Texas, there is no doubt that my food is heavily influenced by the Mexican culture. When I was pregnant with my oldest biological son, I craved Mexican candy and chili spiced fruits most. These popsicles are a healthy throw back to those […]

Cilantro and Lime Ranch Vegetable Dip (Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan alternatives noted)

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This dip is a twist on my Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing. A little less coconut cream and a few drops of essential oil make a world of difference in flavor and texture. This mix goes together quickly and has fast become our favorite dipping sauce for veggies, topping for taco salads and more. To keep […]

Spiced Fruit Dip (Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free)

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Just a few days ago, I talked about how my family has honed in on one essential oil brand that we trust. With this, I promised to share some of my favorite oils and different ways that we use them.    This recipe is made with our protective blend. Filled with the immune-boosting essential oils […]

Dauntless Cake (aka: Super Rich, Warm Chocolate Cake) Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Nut-Free Option Listed

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If there is one thing someone could say about all seven people in my home…it is that we are all avid readers.  And book addicts. Maybe that is two things, but they all stem from one source. While my husband and I typically enjoy very different genres, our children always seem to take hold of […]

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