Healthy Lunchbox 2014: Trish from Kinda Real Gluten Free Food

When Trish from Kinda Real Gluten Free Food  came to me with her post, she knew it was a little different than what we normally share here on the Healthy Lunchbox series. Even so, she covers a very vital topic of understanding the rules and regulations your schools must follow in regard to dealing with allergies […]

A few beginning of the school year thoughts…

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Sometimes it seems life just doesn’t want you to get ahead. My family has been overwhelmed with blessings. We really have. But just when everything seems like it is flowing well, inevitably something throws us for a loop. Last year, these ‘loops’ caused me to take an unexpected break. This year, simply because of the […]

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 […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

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As I explain in my “About” section, a large incentive for me to share recipes in this format is to give friends and family a single, easy to find reference where they can learn how to make foods which are safe for their family. In line with eliminating processed foods from my household, essential oils […]

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 […]

doTERRA OnGuard Fruit Dip (Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free)

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Just a few days ago, I revealed why dōTERRA is my oil of choice. With this, I promised to share some of my favorite oils and different ways that we use them.   Given that dōTERRA is offering a special where, until June 30, 2014, you can receive a free 15ml bottle of Breathe and […]

Why doTERRA is my oil of choice

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This is the beginning of what I believe will be a series of somewhat controversial posts. No, these will not be political in nature. And no, we will not be discussing religion of any sort. But before I start, I want to make note of something… I don’t do product endorsements. You see, I will […]

An overdue hello!

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Hi. Hello there. How are you? I know it has been a while and undoubtedly things have changed in your world. If you are reading this, hopefully it is because you are one of many who has still checked in with me regularly…even though it has been more than 5 months since my last blog. […]

Apple Pie Cookies (Grain-Free, Vegan Option Noted)

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The calendar tells us that autumn has arrived! The weather where you live may or may not agree with that. While we enjoyed temperatures down in the 70’s and 80’s last week (prefect West Texas autumn temperatures), this week we are back in the mid to high 90’s. Meh.  That’s West Texas craziness for you. […]

Sweet Potato Souffle (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, ACD)

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I love this time of the year! As summer draws to a close, fall produce intermingles with the last of the summer harvest. It is a great time to incorporate your favorite year-round vegetables in new and exciting ways. It is also the time that everyone seems to be gearing up for all things pumpkin. […]

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