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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) and Giveaway

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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Raspberry Crumble Bars (Grain-Free, Paleo)

March 18, 2014

Today I’m happy to give you a recipe from Kelly who writes the blog, The Nourishing Home. Kelly is a sweet lady with a passion for family and helping others learn how to lead a healthy life. She recently went grain-free and has been sharing her ideas and new recipes on her site. The raspberry bars […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Grain-Free, Paleo Adaptation Included)

March 10, 2014

Whether it’s a spoonful of peanut butter with a few chocolate chips or chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting – chocolate and peanut butter always combine wonderfully.  If you have a peanut allergy, you can substitute with almond butter or sunflower butter. If you prefer to avoid dairy, I have an adaptation for you too […]

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The Perfect Fudgy Brownie (Grain-Free, Paleo, Gluten Free)

February 6, 2014

Sometimes you want a crumbly, cake-like bar and sometimes you crave a dense, fudgy brownie. If I’m going to eat some chocolate, I want the flavor to knock me between the eyes. Do you know what I mean? For over a year, I played with different brownie recipes, hoping to find “the one.” Mission accomplished. No […]

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How Much Does Real Food Really Cost?

January 2, 2014

I often hear people complain about the “expense” of eating unprocessed food. If we really take a closer look and compare prices, though, unprocessed foods provide far better value: Does that make you think twice about the cost of processed foods? Not so “cheap” when you break it down, right? A few weeks ago, my […]

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