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Health Update and an Easy Little Snack

Boy, am I excited by the news I have to share with you today! I haven’t shared any health news for a while because honestly, I wasn’t sure how I was doing. From Christmas Eve through the end of January, everything was touch and go. Most days saw me wake up feeling fairly well and just a little tired, but after just breakfast and cleanup, I felt like I needed a nap, and I was flat-out exhausted by lunch. B
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Kids in the Kitchen: Safety Tips

I’m get excited about a lot that goes on in the kitchen, but nothing trumps my passion for getting children involved in food prep. Children are endlessly curious and are natural learners, and they are more likely to try new foods if they have a hand in the cooking process; however, this curiosity tend to scare parents away from having their kids in the kitchen due to fear of extra messes, injuries, and ruined r
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My Favorite Things: February 25, 2015

Hey guys! How has your week been? We had a busy weekend and I’ve been trying to take it easy as I’m still feeling fatigued, but I have been working on some fun new stuff for you guys that I’m excited to share with you soon! In the meantime, here’s what’s caught my eye on the interwebs this month. 1. I’m kind of ok with this, because any time I’ve eaten at Chipotle, I pretty m
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Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Recipes

If you’re new to AIP (or even if you’ve been at it for quite a while), you might be worried that you have to resign yourself to eating a small rotation of the same few tired foods for the rest of your life and reduce yourself to eating grain-free, nut-free breads and pasta that do little more than remind you that you can’t eat the real thing without throwing yourself into a terrible flare up. It can
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Expert Kitchen Tips

If you’re the type who likes to make the most of your ingredients, streamline your time in the kitchen, cook more efficiently, read on. Today, we’re looking at expert kitchen tips that can help make our lives in the kitchen more successful and enjoyable.   To avoid strings on your bananas, peel them the way monkeys do: instead of peeling them from the stem end, pinch them at the bottom to open them,
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My Favorite Wednesdays: February 11, 2015

Hey guys! I hope you’re having a good week. I’ve had a very busy stretch over the last week, so I’m hoping to tuck in with a cup of tea and a warm blanket by this afternoon and take a break for a day or two. In the meantime, here’s a list of things to help distract you through your day. 1. I love love LOVE this article from NatGeo on paleolithic diets (main takeaway: It’s not all about t
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My Favorite Wednesdays: January 28, 2015

Hey guys! How is your week going? Today’ post is a good one to read on a snowy day with a mug of something warm and no plans to go anywhere. Here’s a list of articles and items that have caught my attention so far this month. Enjoy! 1. To bake with the kiddos: this citrus yogurt cake and this cherry clafoutis with chestnut flour. 2. I love pretty much everything about this. 3. The Julia Child of Weed. Int
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How to Cook with Green Plantains

With so many people choosing grain and dairy free diets (for pressing health reasons or otherwise), there has been an explosion of effort to come up with grain and dairy-free recipes for bread and other baked goods. There’s no nice way to say this, but guys, you can throw all the xantham gum, palm shortening, psyllium seed husk, and tapioca starch you want at your mixing bowl, but you will not get the same stru
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Reintroduction of Foods on an Elmination Diet, Weeks 3-6 (Health Update and Recipe Links) | reintroduction of foods on an elimination diet

I haven’t said much over the last few weeks about what foods I’ve reintroduced into my diet, so let me bring you all up to speed on how things have been going. The lead-up to Christmas and New Years left me dragging and feeling pretty rough all around by the time the actual holiday week arrived. I felt the worst I’ve felt since we left Virginia, but it didn’t get nearly as bad as it has in the
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