pumpkin bars (grain-free + dairy-free)

Now that fall has finally hit who's up for something pumpkin?! By the by, I can't tell you how many times I've typed "pumkpin" instead of "pumpkin" here!  Someone's really excited about the turning of the weather.  It just seems to signal the beginning of the holidays! Speaking of which, Hubster and I were at [...]

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Easy Chicken Provencial from Gabriela’s New E-Book

Provincial Chicken with Minty Tomato Salad

Chicken.  Provincial? Lest the term "provincial" strike doubt into your heart as to the validity of the aforesaid's tastiness or heaven forbid your mind is reminded of Belle singing, "there must be more than this provincial life" (but come on, Beauty and the Beast is classic), I'm here to not only silence the doubters but [...]

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She didn’t fall off the face of the earth – She Got Married! post image

No blog activity since March??  What's happened to her? She got married! That's right I did! I married my true love, Austin, at the end of June on top of a mountain!  Whaat?  This calls for the lowdown!  So let's start at the only place to start. The Beginning. Note: I generally keep info of [...]

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Iced Chai Latte – digestive and weight loss tonic post image

Chai tea has always been a favorite of mine. I started drinking chai lattes from Panera in high school (it was the place to hang out after class) where it was my drink of choice.  I just thought it was so classy and just crazy tasty. So when I figured out my dairy sensitivity I [...]

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Chocolate “Crack” (dairy-free & gluten-free)

Chocolate “Crack” (dairy-free & gluten-free) post image

Chocolate is my favorite. I know, I know.  I'm a girl.  And all girls love chocolate. I'm well aware that the word - predictable - is applying to me here (perish THAT thought), but for chocolate? I'm willing to make some sacrifices. However, I do have standards.  Like 85% cacao and higher.  Maybe 75% or [...]

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Power Breakfasts: What to eat when you’re tired of being tired post image

Sometimes the hardest things to change after determining to  "eat right" are those elements couched in your morning routine. We can draw a lot of comfort out of food in general, especially when we're staring down the face of a demanding day.  The sweet, artificial breakfast "foods" of this world can be hard to resist [...]

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Almond Pastry Detox Smoothie (banana-free)

Almond Pastry Detox Smoothie (banana-free) post image

This seems to be the universal cry of everyone's heart after the holidays. A great way to support your body as it's working through all the festive food you ate but now regret (no - don't regret!) is to do a daily green smoothie for a time.  And this smoothie? Well... this smoothie has a [...]

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Pumpkin Pie | gluten-free dairy-free

Pumpkin Pie | gluten-free dairy-free post image

This pie is the perfect solution to the whole “what to bring to share to the party” dilemma that you can enjoy and that others will too!  In fact they'll be totally fooled by it’s gluten-free, dairy-free status. Ahh.  Finally. We all can have our pie and eat it too. Check out the video for [...]

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Thanksgiving Leftover Wraps (Gluten-free)

Thanksgiving Leftover Wraps (Gluten-free) post image

This year I prepared all gluten-free dishes for Thanksgiving.  I was hopeful that I wouldn't miss any of the "traditional" junk that can be a temptation during the holiday.  To my great joy I didn't and everything was delicious. Now, I have a fear of running out of food so I doubled up on everything [...]

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Strategies that Restore When You’re Burned Out On Life (Plus, Healthy Honey N’ Oat Spice Cookies) post image

Intense seasons of growth visit us all. Whether you feel stretched in your personal or professional life, all seasons of growth, while exciting, can be exhausting and come with an element of danger. Danger you ask? Yes, young master, danger. As we add plate after plate spinning into the air, the natural expectation is for [...]

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