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Paleo Italian Noodle Soup

In the last year or two my Dad had been trying to eat better and lose some weight.  I had asked him several times to try going gluten/grain free for 30 days to see what effect it would have on his psoriasis.  He eventually got on board and started to notice his skin was clearing… 

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Paleo Italian Noodle Soup

Italian Noodle Soup (Paleo and Gluten Free)

In the last year or two my Dad had been trying to eat better and lose some weight.  I had asked him several times to try going gluten/grain free for 30 days to see what effect it would have on his psoriasis.  He eventually got on board and started to notice his skin was clearing… 

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Coconut Cinnamon Cereal

Coconut Cinnamon Cereal from Paleo Eats Cookbook

My friend Kelly created her amazing cookbook, Paleo Eats to help share delicious recipes with those that are trying to make the transition to a grain free, real food diet.  Kelly’s creativity in the kitchen shines through as she creates Paleo friendly versions of Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Southern Fried Chicken, Lamb Gyro Burgers, Cherry Toaster… 

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How to Use Essential Oils Topically

I’ve been using Young Living essential oils for awhile now.  When I first started I took it slow and tried one oil at a time so I could learn how to use each oil properly and to see how my body responded to the oil.  In a previous post, I talked about how to diffuse… 

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Caramel Nut Butter Bars

Caramel Nut Butter Bars (Paleo and Low Carb Options)

My recipe for No Bake Almond Butter Bars are very popular so naturally I had to take them to the next level by adding a layer of homemade caramel.  Sooooo good! The caramel I made is a Paleo version using coconut sugar.  I love to use coconut sugar because I don’t feel the blood sugar spikes like… 

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Immersion Blender Giveaway

Immersion Blender Giveaway

When I went grain free and started focusing on eating more veggies (which is part of our 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge), I had to get creative with preparing veggies and meals.  I love to use my immersion blender!  It makes quick work out of making mashed veggies and blending soaps.  To celebrate the group’s success with finishing the 30-Day… 

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Paleo Pesto Burgers

Pesto Burgers (Paleo, Low Carb, and Low FODMAP)

I have lettuce wrapped burgers pretty often since they make such an easy dinner.  And although I’m a creature of habit and could eat the same thing for dinner over and over again, I do eventually get bored with the same ole thing.  Pesto is usually reserved for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash, but the other… 

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Oil Pulling Shapes

Sunday we start the February Oil Pulling Challenge so I wanted to have some easy ways to incorporate oil pulling into the morning routine.  Normally I make up a mixture of coconut oil and essential oils in a mason jar and just take a spoonful of the mixture every morning to use for oil pulling.  Well,… 

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Mashed Rutabaga

Mashed Rutabaga (Paleo and Low FODMAP)

I have used this time during our 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge to experiment with different veggies.  Because of SIBO, I’ve had to adjust my diet to eliminate vegetables that are high in FODMAPs.  The normal veggies I love were causing me to have digestive distress particularly in the form of bloating.  I have been branching… 

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What is Oil Pulling

What is Oil Pulling? And The Oil Pulling Challenge

It’s been about a year and half since I first started oil pulling.  Admittedly I was skeptical at first, but my teeth were in such bad shape that I was willing to try anything.  Once I started oil pulling I noticed less sensitivity and my teeth were naturally whiter.  Now I love it and oil… 

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Paleo Roasted Spiced Radishes

Roasted Spiced Radishes (Paleo and Low Carb)

When I first changed my diet I started by lowering my carbs and one of the best substitutes for potatoes was  radishes.  At first I wasn’t going to try it because most of my experience with radishes was in raw form in salads.  Yuck!  I definitely wasn’t a fan of raw radishes, but I decided to… 

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Spiral Slicer Giveaway

Clean Eating Challenge Giveaway: Spiral Slicer

When going grain free (which is part of our 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge), pasta is one thing a lot of people miss.  The good news is that you can easily turn veggies into grain free pasta noodles.  So delicious!  My favorite tool for making veggies noodles is to you use a Spiral Slicer.  It makes… 

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How To Diffuse Essential Oils + Essential Oil Combos to Diffuse

For most of the last four years my focus and goals have been on changing my diet.  Over the last year or two I have been realizing that sometimes diet isn’t enough and for me that has been the case.  Early last year I dove right into learning about essential oils as part of my journey to natural… 

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