AIP Basil Pesto (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

There are few things more delectable than a rich, savory, creamy sauce like pesto. That is, unless you are allergic to some of the most vital ingredients normally found in this simple sauce. While my family often enjoys my Vegan Pesto with Kale, recently a friend asked me if I had ever attempted to make […]

What We Eat: Mexican Coleslaw with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

There is just something about the combination of cilantro and lime that makes me happy. My cilantro-lime ranch vegetable dip is made and enjoyed weekly in our home. I love the combination of cilantro and lime in cauliflower rice, on my paleo tacos and more… So when I had several heads of cabbage needing to […]

Confessions of a busy mom (and one really great dairy-free buttercream frosting recipe)

  I have a confession. Something that has sat on my shoulders for some time. No matter how much I want to, no matter how hard I try… I cannot always make things from scratch. I mean, I really want to be that mom that has her business, writes her blog (or two), is at […]

Nutbutter Bars (Paleo Friendly, Nut-Free Option Listed)

With Easter around the corner, my family is preparing for the biggest celebration yet. With that comes the desire to provide somewhat ‘normal’ treats without having to break the bank to provide safe treats for everyone and without having to unnecessarily risk harmful exposure to allergens. Recently, I came across a picture of some tantalizing […]

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

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 the immune-boosting essential oils […]

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

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. […]

Sugar-Free Avocado Fudgesicles

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 […]

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