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Cookbook Limited-Time Bonus Offer!

September 23, 2014

My new cookbook, The Grain-Free Family Table, will release in less than two months and I have a fantastic bonus to offer everyone who pre-orders! Here’s a quick run-down of what’s in the new cookbook: 125 recipes are Grain-Free 125 recipes are Gluten-Free 125 recipes have a Paleo/Dairy-Free adaptation

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The Grain-Free Family Table Cookbook – Coming Soon!

August 25, 2014

I’ve waited for a very long time to tell you some exciting news! My new cookbook, The Grain-Free Family Table, is now available for preorder and will release on November 18th! When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) in 2008, I chose a grain-free, nutrient-dense diet to help my body heal. Over […]

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Frozen Yogurt and a Discussion on Feeling Stressed About Food

July 31, 2014

Over the years, I’ve discovered how great an impact food has on my health. I’ve made huge changes in my diet to help me heal from disease, but sometimes I struggle with being too strict. For years I avoided all grains. I never cheated – ever. I didn’t realize how unusual that was until I […]

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Vanilla Pudding Pops with Homemade Magic Shell

July 28, 2014

Summer on the Gulf Coast means we eat lots of cold foods, especially popsicles. When you make popsicles with nutrient-dense ingredients, they’re a filling treat for any time of day. Sometimes my girls eat them for breakfast! These creamy, nutrient-rich vanilla pudding pops provide a quick and easy favorite for

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Strawberry Meringue Cake (Grain-Free)

July 1, 2014

Of all the desserts I’ve ever eaten, this is my absolute favorite. I found the recipe in Nigella Lawson’s book, Forever Summer, many years ago and made it one evening on a whim. I had invited a dear friend and her children over for dinner. Her husband had deployed to an overseas location that day. […]

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Chocolate Berry Tart (Paleo, Grain-Free)

June 4, 2014

A berry and cream tart is one of my easy-to-prepare summer dessert staples. The fresh berries make it quite the show-stopper! I used a chocolate crust highlighted by a wonderful combination of sweet, chocolate and just a bit salty. Add some fluffy, sweet filling and top it with beautiful berries and you’ve got yourself one […]

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Chocolate Swirl Paleo Banana Bread (Grain-Free)

May 29, 2014

A couple of years ago I met George via our blogs and was inspired by his drive to eat nutrient-dense foods even while deployed as a Marine. His first cookbook – The Paleo Kitchen – written with Juli Bauer from OMG Paleo, will be released next month. Today I’m giving you a sneak peek and a […]

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Chocolate Pudding Pie (Grain-Free, Paleo)

May 19, 2014

When I was a kid, each Sunday after church my family would hop into the station wagon and make our way to Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas for lunch. I loved that place. The people were friendly and I could pick whatever I wanted from the cafeteria line (a dream for any kid!). Each week […]

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The Perfect Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo too!)

May 9, 2014

Nut-free, Grain-free and Dairy-free? What’s left? I promise, even without those ingredients, this is a fabulous cookie! Many of you have expressed a desire for a nut-free, grain-free chocolate chip cookie so I’m so excited to share this recipe with you. I used a combination of coconut flour (coconut

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