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Cucumber Moscow Mule Mocktail (non-gmo sugar free soda + fresh vegetables )

  Lifestyle Changes and Social Graces When I first began my health journey I always imagined I would one day be “cured” and then I could go back to my old life. I imaged late nights, pizza, wine (too much wine). I day dreamed of bar hopping New York speakeasies and enjoying all the craft cocktails. I bidded my time until the day I could have my favorite ice cream and sugary treats again. I never, ever thought that I would be okay, neigh, FABULOUS without any of it. I…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies: Real Salt & Almond (Keto, Paleo, Sugar-free)

Always Striving For The Perfect Cookie I’m going to confess something to you all, I didn’t always know how to bake. My cooking and restaurant experience always led me to the savory side of the kitchen. I learned… well taught myself to bake when my son was about to turn one. Yup. Smash cakes were my baking in. A lot of Jack’s little friends had food intolerance’s and mostly still nourished off the boob… so store bought, gluten-full, sugary cake was a no go. Anyway long story short, I taught…

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Banana Date Bread

Sometimes I get that baking itch, and although I try not to keep to many treats in the house (even paleo treats) this banana bread is pretty darn healthy. I also practiced control had 2 slices with coffee for breakfast one day & have left the rest as snacks for my husband & son. Go me, insert pat on the back. This little loaf is dense, moist & lightly sweet with a spiced flavor. Perfect coffee bread. Banana Date Bread Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients10…

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Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Muffins (Paleo!)

I’ve been missing chocolate a lot lately. I think it’s because I’m feeling so much better & I know that chocolate isn’t a trigger food for me. What is? Sugar! Major trigger. I’m not a fan of using sugar substitutes… BUT in scarce moderation, sugar substitutes derived from plants, that don’t spike my insulin are OK. In this recipe I use Erythritol, used in large amounts it can have negative effects on digestion. Large amounts are not used in this recipe, and I do not consume erythritol everyday, so I…

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Super Breakfast Smoothie

I decided to start taking maca powder daily. “Maca has gained a reputation for helping balance hormones and reverse hypothyroidism. It is an endocrine adaption, meaning that it does not contain any hormones, but rather it contains the nutrients necessary to support normal hormone production. Maca has also been used as a way to increase fertility (and I can vouch for this personally!). It is naturally “high in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), sterols (6 found), up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and…

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ever since I had my homemade ice cream “Aha Moment” I’ve vowed to never by the sugar laden, dairy bomb that is store bought. I mean, you NEVER feel good after digging in to some Ben & Jerry’s. Yesterday, July 5th… I was kind of hung over… okay, very. But since my Whole30 I have the tolerance of a 90lb freshman. Which could be a good thing right. Anywho… I didn’t want to eat much, but what I did want to eat as all the comfort food. All of it….

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Sweet & Savory Pulled Pork

Serves 6 portions Sweet & Savory Pulled Pork30 minPrep Time 6 hrCook Time 6 hr, 30 Total Time Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients3lb pork shoulder6oz No tomato marinara (recipe by Urban Poser) or regular marinara if you can eat tomatoes!3 oz White Wine2 tbsp minced garlic1 tbsp minced ginger2 sprigs fresh basil1 very sweet, ripe pear (if you have a very rip pineapple, peach or nectarine you can use that too!)1 small sweet onion2 tbsp sea salt1 tbsp black pepper3 lbs pork shoulder, bone…

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Paleo Caesar Salad (Dressing!)

Oh the Caesar salad… the Big Mac of salads… I say that because a traditional Caesar salad boasts a very high calorie count & it’s not that nutritionally dense. That is definitely not the case with the paleoized rendition! It’s a fantastic entree salad and will fill up even my “meat & potatoes” husband. The salad was composed of locally grown baby lettuce, avocado & free range chicken breast, seasoned with Flavor God Garlic Lover’s, sea salt & pepper. The croutons were replaced with crispy roasted parsnips, I tossed in…

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