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 […]

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 […]

Sugar-Free Avocado Fudgesicles

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I believe the best way to sabotage something like an elimination diet, especially one that you must be on for health reasons, is to forbid yourself the ability to enjoy a treat every now and then. Especially when you are 9. The process of eliminating Candida has not only brought my daughter and I to a […]

Coconut Butter Cacao Nib Bars (Candida-Fighting, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Whole30, ACD, GFCF and more!)

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When I started this website, I set out to show the world that no matter how challenging the food restriction, there is a way to still enjoy what you have to eat. Heck, I don’t want you to enjoy your food; I want you to love your food! My second youngest daughter, at just 9 […]

Candida Friendly Cucumber Salsa

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My long-time readers have seen me, and thereby this website, through a number of new eating adventures…new diagnosis and many trial and errors. As you know, I have celiac. Two of my 5 children show signs of gluten-intolerance but have not tested positive for celiac. Still, maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle has benefited them greatly. Even […]

Orange Cranberry Almond Power Bars

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If you have never enjoyed Elana Pantry’s Cherry Vanilla Power Bars, you are missing out. These Power Bars have just enough protein to tide you over and just enough sweet fruit to give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. Elana’s bars got me through my first long-term out of […]

Rainbow Salad

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One day, my husband looked at me lovingly and said those five little words many of us never expect to hear: “Honey, I miss your salad.” Yes, my salad. I guess it had been a few weeks since I had made one of my nutrient-packed salads and my husband had a craving. Now if only […]

ICM July Winning Recipe: Berry Almond Crunch by Heather, the Gluten-Free Cat and Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

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I can’t believe we haven’t had an Ingredient Challenge Monday since July, but with the Healthy Lunchbox Series overlapping the 2nd Monday in both August and September, missing those months just couldn’t be helped! That being said, with Bountiful Baskets offering blueberries in bulk this summer, I enjoyed the extra time to review and re-review […]

Healthy Lunchbox 2012: Janet from The Taste Space-Steam, Bake, Boil, Shake

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Janet from The Taste Space- Steam, Bake, Boil, Shake  is a regular contributor to my monthly challenge, otherwise known as Ingredient Challenge Monday and since I try every recipe entered into the challenge, I am very familiar with how delicious her recipes are. Imagine my excitement when Janet volunteered to join in on this year’s […]

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