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Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa Recipe

It's been a while since I've posted an Instant Pot recipe. I still use my multi-use appliance multiple times each week - it's such a time saver!  Since I know it has a learning curve to it, I wanted to show just how easy it is to make a one-pot meal in it. This...

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins (Paleo)

Up until recently, I wasn't able to tolerate nuts of any sort. After having a vegetarian diet for five years, nuts were a staple part of my diet for the simple fact that they are so high in protein. And then I discovered that I had an intolerance to nuts and they were...

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

The Best Hearty Fall Salad Recipe

There's something that I love about a yummy big salad, especially in autumn. So many fall foods are starch-heavy, and I can feel my body asking for an abundance of vegetables. With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, I wanted to create a wholesome hearty fall...

How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Did you guys know that Rice Krispie treats are not gluten free? I was shocked when I found out, and like to make sure that anyone who follows a gluten free diet knows this, too. The malt flavoring in the Rice Krispie cereal has gluten in it, making it not safe for...

The Best Gluten Free Bread Recipes

The Best Gluten Free Bread Recipes

One of the biggest misconceptions about eating gluten free is that you can no longer enjoy bread. I removed gluten from my diet 6 years ago and two of my four kids can't tolerate it, either. I was bound and determined that my eldest daughter, who is a true carb lover,...

Apple Cider Chicken Stew with Parsnips

Apple Cider Chicken Stew with Parsnips

My husband has been on a kick where he tries to eat fewer carbs. He also has to have meat with every meal, which makes it interesting because I don't eat red meat or pork and minimize any other meat that I do it. Anyhow, I recently made this new dish, Apple Cider...

Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour

Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour

How to make Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour My, how my pumpkin bread recipe has changed over the years. I used to use a hefty dose (like 1 1/2 cups) of sugar and regular white flour in my pumpkin bread; I'd add in cranberries for a colorful touch. Fast forward...

3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo + Egg Free)

3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo + Egg Free)

  Each week I make and meal prep a few items to have on hand for simple and healthy items to grab when we are hungry. My kids need healthy snacks after school, and sometimes I need a quick pre- or post-workout healthy snack. I have recently stopped eating sugar, so I...

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies (Gluten Free)

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies (Gluten Free)

Oh how I love fall. The colors, the smells, the crispness in the air. And then there’s pumpkin. Somehow I feel like just about anything tastes better with pumpkin, right? Well maybe not just everything. But there’s something so fabulously fall about the fruit - yes,...

Paleo Moist Pumpkin Scones + a Maple Drizzle (Grain Free)

Paleo Moist Pumpkin Scones + a Maple Drizzle (Grain Free)

Starbucks pumpkin scones are a seasonal hit for so many, but (fortunately or unfortunately) they are not for me. I can't tolerate grains and am currently following a Paleo-ish diet ... so what's a girl to do? If you're craving a healthy pumpkin scone, yet one that's...

Nut-free “Peanut” Butter Sauce (Paleo, Dairy free, Nut free)

Nut-free “Peanut” Butter Sauce (Paleo, Dairy free, Nut free)

I've discovered a new meal prep trick: making sauces that you can use in a number of ways. Over the weekend, I'll spend some time with my high speed blender making sauces, like pesto, this green tahini sauce, and a new recipe: nut-free "peanut" butter sauce. I, along...

Healthy Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF, DF, Paleo)

Healthy Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF, DF, Paleo)

I love baking. There's something so therapeutic about it, and I love having baked good on hand afterwards for me and my family. When I went grain free almost two years ago, I thought baked things were a thing of the past. Lucky for me, I was wrong! With a little...

Make Ahead Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Make Ahead Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Life is busy no matter what time of year it is, so I'm always on the hunt for healthy make ahead breakfast ideas. I recently started making chocolate quinoa porridge and quickly realized that this was something that I could have on hand for those busy mornings I...

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies (Vegan, Nut-free, Grain-free)

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies (Vegan, Nut-free, Grain-free)

Are you following a Paleo, Grain-Free or Vegan diet but you still appreciate a really good cookie? Then you've come to the right place! I used to think that having a bunch of food sensitivities would limit what I was able to have - not true! I've got a new recipe for...

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Paleo)

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Paleo)

Zucchini doesn't fall on my list of favorite vegetables if I'm being honest. In fact, I don't care for it much at all. But my opinion changed after making these Paleo Zucchini Fries, so much that I can't wait to make them again. Using an air fryer makes the job even...

Paleo Berry Cobbler (Vegan + Nut-free)

Paleo Berry Cobbler (Vegan + Nut-free)

Fresh berries are one of the only fruits that I get excited about. Of course there are many said health benefits of berries, including being anti-inflammatory as well as aiding in skin health. But the truth is, I just enjoy their taste and the fact that they are low...

Easy Green Tahini Sauce

Easy Green Tahini Sauce

My new obsession is meal prepping sauces, and along with that, using herbs. One of this week's creations is this easy green tahini sauce which incorporates cilantro (LOVE), parsley, tahini and a few other ingredients for a spicy tahini sauce that is deliciously...

Easy Recipes For Kids: Yogurt Parfait

Easy Recipes For Kids: Yogurt Parfait

I'm a big fan of cooking with kids. I self-taught myself to cook in my teenage years, and it has brought me such joy over the years that I wanted my children to learn the life skill at an early age. With that said, I'd love  to help you cook with your kids by...

Easy Tahini Ice Cream

Easy Tahini Ice Cream

Creamy, homemade tahini ice cream is a delicious, nutritious tahini dessert that combines banana "nice" cream with tahini, dairy free milk, vanilla and maple syrup. It's both gluten free and grain free, and is also both a vegetarian dessert as well as a paleo dessert....

Vegetarian Fritters: A Split Pea Recipe

Vegetarian Fritters: A Split Pea Recipe

I'm always on the hunt for quick and easy recipes, and since I try to eat plant-based as often as I can, this is another factor that I look for. Today's recipe is a vegan split pea recipe that comes together rather easily. The key is remembering to soak your yellow...

A Burger Without Egg or Breadcrumbs (or the other top allergens)

A Burger Without Egg or Breadcrumbs (or the other top allergens)

With Food Allergy Awareness Week upon us, I wanted to personally bring attention to the topic and include some basic information on what food allergies are, how food allergies differ from food intolerances, and my personal experiences with the latter. I've partnered...

One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables

One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables

Who else loves sheet pan chicken recipes?! They make life so easy with cooking everything on the same pan. And this recipe for one pan honey mustard chicken and vegetables gets all the foods you want for a delicious, nutritious and easy clean-up meal. It's paleo,...

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