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Vermont Cheesecake (Lactose, Grain, Gluten + Refined Sugar FREE)

My handsome husband turns 37 today! It’s odd how when you’re young, you think of late thirties- early forties as “older” but now that we’re here… we feel great. Actually, Justin feels and looks better now than he did when I first met him! It’s incredible what a healthy lifestyle can do. Yesterday I threw him a birthday party. Full spread. Grilled skirt steak, chimichurri, tostones, salad, pineapple, guac, salsa, corn chips, turmeric rice etc. For his cake… CHEESECAKE. The hubs doesn’t have a crazy sweet tooth, he’s not even…

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Strawberry Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Nut Free)

Summer time and the livin’s easy… These burgers are BURSTING with flavor! Perfect for cooking stove top or take it outside with your cast iron skillet and cook them up on the patio. Made with FRESH, simple ingredients like summer strawberries and fresh oregano these burgers are perfect any time of day. In a bun, over salad, crumbled into soup (in a box, with a fox, on a train, in the rain). Like Whoa These came about when I got a few stalks of oregano from my pals CSA. I…

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Roasted Strawberry-Rhubarb Salsa Chicken (Whole30, Keto, Paleo)

Rhubarb Season  Every year when rhubarb season rolls around my Instagram feed fills will all sorts of red confections. I must admit, I don’t get why it’s so popular to bake with. I mean, most recipes contain a few buckets of sugar to compensate for the naturally tart flavor of the rhubarb. Granted I also lack the cultural connection to baking with rhubarb, growing up first generation american in a city submerged in Latin culture… I never even heard of rhubarb until I moved to the west coast. I recall…

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Ahi Tuna, Mint & Strawberry Salad

I started my third Whole30 yesterday! I truly love Whole30’s. Although most of my meals are whole foods, I do have a weak spot for paleo-fied treats. I know some people can eat them all the time & feel their best. That’s not me. Whole30’s bring me back to being satisfied with simpler, cleaner meals. This Whole30 I’m focusing on nutrient density, I am using cronometer (thanks Eileen!) to track my nutrients, In 2 days, I’ve already noticed  that I’m not eating enough calcium & iron. Also, that I need…

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Double Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake for Jane Ruby ♥️ I made this cake for a very special little girl. I love this cake. I have made it for a lot of kids now, they love it to– with berries or peanut butter, it’s always a hit. I made Jane’s 1st birthday cake too. It was the beginning of my baking journey. Before then I was a “I just cook, I don’t bake”. It took a while to perfect some recipes, to produce healthy, decadent desserts- to work around food restrictions without restricting flavor…

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