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Recipes

Homemade yogurt melts

Homemade yogurt melts

Are you ready to have your mind blown? I created a recipe for those yogurt melts for babies–but they aren’t made with yogurt! I had a bag of baby yogurt melts once, and tried one. It was not good. It tasted fake, and I wasn’t […]

Easy baby pancakes

Easy baby pancakes

I am not a morning person. My husband, baby, and I are all night owls. And sleeping in is not really a reality with a baby (and 2 loud dogs). So anything I can do to save time in the morning and get a few […]

Breakfast sandwich

Breakfast sandwich

This grain free breakfast sandwich is super easy to make, and you can do it all in the microwave! If you have a toaster oven, you should definitely toast the bun! Otherwise, you can sear it in a pan to get it a little crispy. […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Being gluten free, I’ve had trouble finding things I can eat at Chinese restaurants. It seems like everything is coated in flour, or sauces are thickened with flour. As I began to research recipes to make my own, I found many contained lots of white […]

Sour cream and onion dip

Sour cream and onion dip

I had a friend that would make the most amazing chip dip to bring to parties. It was just a tub of sour cream and packet of dry french onion soup mix. It was so good, but now I realize it was also so bad! […]

Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette

The older I get, the more I realize that I really need more vegetables in my life. It’s gotten to the point that if I haven’t eaten any veggies during the day (oops), I actually crave something green before bed! And this coming from the […]

Copycat Frappuccino

Copycat Frappuccino

This weekend was HOT. We were headed out the door to go for a walk (aka play Pokemon Go), and I needed an energy boost. I had some leftover coffee from the morning that I had put into the fridge, but I was really craving […]

All  Purpose Fudge

All Purpose Fudge

The name says it all! Versatile, delicious, and just sweet enough. This fudge is amazing. Serious game changer. I don’t keep sweets on hand because it’s way too hard to not mindlessly snack or overdo it. But if I’m really craving something sweet, I whip […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad

Southwestern Chopped Salad

I have been getting the most awful heartburn lately. I don’t know if it’s unavoidable at 33 weeks pregnant, or if it means my baby girl will come out with lots of hair (fingers crossed!). Regardless, my eating habits really plummeted, especially with healthy things. […]

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

It astounds me how much sugar, preservatives, and needless junk gets put in granola bars these days. I hate how much you have to pay for one bar, and then they are so small they don’t even put a dent in your hunger. Because I […]

Dark chocolate peanut butter cups

Dark chocolate peanut butter cups

Chocolatey Peanut buttery And just a little sweet Gluten, dairy, and soy free, vegan, low in sugar These peanut butter cups are amazing, and because they only use healthy ingredients, you can enjoy them guilt free! No refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, or toxic preservatives.  They […]

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

I don’t know about you, but fall weather makes me crave crunchy, salty snacks. It’s really easy to choose potato chips, especially if they are kettle cooked. Yum…. But potato chips are also empty calories and are often fried in toxic oils. And that just […]

Pumpkin Spice is in the Air!

Pumpkin Spice is in the Air!

It’s October, the leaves are changing, and we had our first cold day of the year today. If it wasn’t already, it is now officially fall! With the start of another beautiful autumn, there are a few classics you can count on making an appearance […]

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

  I can’t remember the last time a recipe changed my life so significantly. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and was blown away at how amazing these brownies were! I was expecting them to be good, but in a fake dessert kind of way. […]

How to make your own coconut milk

How to make your own coconut milk

About a year ago, my husband starting experiencing awful intestinal inflammation. It took months of cutting out various foods, such as dairy and meat, and adding supplemental curcumen and fish oil, but we finally got it under control. My husband can now tolerate meat and dairy, […]

Love grilling, hate cancer

Love grilling, hate cancer

It seems like I can’t turn on the news, or even browse the internet, without being barraged by the newest theory of what is going to give me cancer. Granted, several of them are not rooted in science and have no research to back them […]

Crap Shakes

Crap Shakes

This was one of my very first attempts at making vegetables tolerable. It gets its name from how I loving refer to the “crap” I put into it (that’s how much I dislike spinach). The Magic Bullet works great for a single serving, and then […]