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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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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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Mexican Rice (Grain-Free, Paleo)

March 25, 2014

I’m excited the message about real, unprocessed foods is slowly reaching the mainstream. Last week, the New York Times announced that a “large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.”.  This latest study only affirms this study from […]

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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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White Bean Chicken Chili (Grain-Free)

March 13, 2014

One fun benefit of blogging and writing is the new cookbooks publishing houses often send me. Some I give away to friends, but some are so good I curl up in bed and read every word. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook arrived unexpectedly in the mail a few weeks ago. I read the title and spent at least 2 minutes trying to figure out what B.T.C […]

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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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Classy Chicken Salad with Dates and Macadamia Nuts, Back to Butter & a Giveaway

March 4, 2014

Aside from my mom, Molly is my very favorite cook. Her recipes are nourishing and full of flavor. Molly and I met several years ago through our blogs. We started writing one another and then after a few months we decided to be brave and meet one another in person at the farmer’s market. The […]

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Egg Foo Young and Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans Book Review

February 24, 2014

I enjoy Michelle’s witty humor and how she makes eating a Paleo diet so easy and fun. Her new book Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is a must-read for anyone looking into a Paleo or grain-free diet. Her easy-to-follow recipes don’t require hard-to-find ingredients and she finds a way to include humor on every […]

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