Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash

Two weeks ago I shared a simple recipe for 3-ingredient crockpot pulled pork. Today, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite ways to enjoy this! This Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash goes together quickly enough (once the pork has been cooked) that it makes for a great work/school […]

Vanilla with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Mustache Cake (dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo)

More often than not, when your birthday falls close to a holiday, any holiday, chances are that your party theme will fall in line with that holiday. My October baby often has some sort of Halloween or ghoulish aspect to her party (and her treats). My Thanksgiving baby (as in, she was born on Thanksgiving […]

3-ingredient Crockpot Pulled Pork

One of the most difficult things to do when feeding a large family a nutrient-dense diet is to maintain and keep a tight budget. There are many tricks that I use to do this; we source from local farms as often as possible; often through local Farmer’s Markets but also by going to their farms, […]

Banana Pecan Bread

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!)

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

  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

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 […]

Salted Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

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)

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)

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 essential oils of: cinnamon, […]