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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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Why You Shouldn’t Eat Raw Kale and the Perfect Green Smoothie Recipe

May 5, 2014

Kale contains many beneficial nutrients, but it’s not good idea to eat these hearty leafy greens raw. Kale is a goitrogenic vegetable and when eaten raw in small quantities, this vegetable can inhibit the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland. If it’s eaten in excess, these chemicals can inhibit the incorporation of iodine into thyroid hormone. […]

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Orange Chicken Recipe (Paleo, Grain-Free)

May 1, 2014

Orange chicken is a favorite in our house. Crispy, fried chicken with a sweet orange glaze is pretty hard to pass up! It’s great served over cauliflower fried rice or if you can tolerate grains, you can serve it over properly prepared brown rice. My kids love the addition of broccoli in stir-fry, but can also add […]

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Pad Thai (Grain-Free, Paleo, Gluten Free)

April 29, 2014

Pad Thai is a classic take-out favorite and is quite easily made at home. You’ll need to do a bit of chopping and mixing, but once you prep all the ingredients, it only takes 15 minutes to cook on the stove. My very favorite recipe for Pad Thai comes from Cook’s Illustrated. I adapted their […]

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Salmon Baked in Cream with Sweet Bay, Thyme and Dill; & The Nourished Kitchen

April 21, 2014

It makes me so happy seeing all the real food cookbooks reaching the mainstream market lately. Jenny’s new cookbook The Nourished Kitchen practically bursts at the seams with nutrient-dense recipes. Here’s a sampling of the recipes you’ll find: Yogurt and Cheddar Cheese Soufflé with Chives, Roasted Pumpkin with Spiced Sorghum Syrup, Sweet Molasses Baked Beans […]

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Mango Lassi Smoothie

April 11, 2014

Frozen mango makes for a luxurious, creamy smoothie and a nice way to start the day. I always put a couple of organic, pastured egg yolks and a bit of grass-fed gelatin in my smoothies for extra omega-3, Vitamin A, and protein. And don’t worry, the yolks make the smoothie even more creamy – you […]

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Quick Shrimp Scampi with Squash Noodles (Grain-Free, Paleo, Gluten Free)

April 3, 2014

Shrimp scampi in 20 minutes? Yes, please! Fresh shrimp, lemon, parsley, garlic and vegetable “noodles” make for a quick and vibrant spring meal. Recreating your favorite pasta dish with squash or zucchini “noodles” is super easy. You either need a vegetable slicer or a julienne peeler to create “noodles” from the squash or zucchini. In […]

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10 Things I Tell Anyone Who Wants to Detox

March 31, 2014

We’ve all seen a lot of buzz lately discussing whether we need to detox, if our bodies can do all the detox without help and if there are actually any benefits. Detox was an integral part of my overcoming Hashimoto’s disease so I believe it’s an incredibly important tool. I’m

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Bowl (Grain-Free, Paleo)

March 27, 2014

This recipe for crock pot chicken fajitas combines the ease of the slow cooker with vibrant, fresh flavors. The chicken marinates overnight then goes into the slow cooker with the vegetables in the morning. Marinating the meat the night before is an easy way to give slow cooker dishes loads of extra flavor. Don’t forget […]

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