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No Bake Cranberry Cheesecake (Grain Free)

When I think of Thanksgiving cranberries are always a part of the food celebration.  As I kid, I remember opening the can of gelled cranberry sauce.  When I think about it now, it’s kinda a gross, but I loved the taste of it.  Making cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries is so easy and it tastes… 

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No Bake Cranberry Cheesecake (Grain Free)

No Bake Cranberry Cheesecakes (Grain Free)

When I think of Thanksgiving cranberries are always a part of the food celebration.  As I kid, I remember opening the can of gelled cranberry sauce.  When I think about it now, it’s kinda a gross, but I loved the taste of it.  Making cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries is so easy and it tastes… 

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Grain Free Ginger Snap Cookies

Ginger Snap Cookies (Grain Free)

It’s nice to have a few different options for holiday desserts.  Some people like the traditional pies that are usually served during the holidays, but some people (like me) love cookies.  Cookies make a great addition to the holiday table, especially with the seasonal flavors like ginger and cinnamon.  And the good news is that… 

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Paleo and Low Carb Thanksgiving Desserts

20 Thanksgiving Desserts (Paleo and/or Low Carb)

A big part of Thanksgiving dinner is the dessert.  Before I changed my diet the only foods I liked during Thanksgiving dinner were the turkey and the dessert.  The traditional Thanksgiving sides never really appealed to me.  Of course now I love real food sides like these so that makes a great addition, but dessert… 

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Carrier and Essential Oils by Skin Type and DIY Facial Moisturizer

One of the biggest differences I’ve notice with using essential oils is with my DIY facial moisturizer (recipe below). My skin was so dry and red when I started using essential oils oils and I wanted to be able to make my own moisturizer.  I started with coconut oil as the carrier oil, but eventually… 

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Paleo and Low Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes (Low Carb and Grain Free)

As Thanksgiving approaches we start to put together our meal plans.  For some of you it will be a little different this year because you decided to make a change to your diet and you want to continue with a delicious healthy meal on your Thanksgiving table.  What you might not realize is that there… 

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Paleo Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash (Paleo and Low Carb)

Earlier this year I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Hungary.  During my time there I got to experience several festivals and the food culture.  The food stands were filled with lots of different types of meat preparations.  Soup was a big part of the food experience…particularly Goulash.  When I was a child my Mom used… 

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Paleo Chocoalte Custard and low carb

Chocolate Custard (Paleo or Low Carb)

After making the Crème Caramel from the Mediterranean Paleo Cooking cookbook I was inspired to make some more custard this time with chocolate.  Yum! I find it’s so easy to make custard and it’s delicious.  The good news is that the Chocolate Custard only has 5 ingredients!  I love dessert recipes that aren’t overly complicated or have… 

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Paleo Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs (Paleo and Low Carb)

As you may know, I’m currently working on getting rid of SIBO.  Having SIBO effects digestion which in turn can effect nutrient absorption, weight loss/gain, etc.  Needless to say it’s not fun and I’m really glad I found a Naturopath to help me get back on track.  I’ve had to adjust my diet because foods… 

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Paleo Creme Caramel Dessert

Crème Caramel and a Review of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking

My friend Caitlin Weeks, from Grass Fed Girl, has been working for years to bring her vision to life.  Countless hours of recipe testing, photography, editing, etc. has led to the wonderful book, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.  Caitlin, a Nutrition Consultant, teamed up with her husband Nabil, who is a chef to create delicious, paleo versions… 

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DIY Essential Oil Holiday Air Freshener

Holiday Air Freshener

Since I’m trying to ditch the toxic personal care and cleaning products and switch to more natural alternatives that means that I’ve gotten rid of my toxic air fresheners.  Did you know air fresheners are full of toxic chemicals?  Yikes! I want to limit my exposure to those chemicals as much as possible.  The good news… 

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Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cake (Paleo and Low Carb)

I’m trying to be prepared and get a head start on planning.  So I wanted to put together some ideas for tasty paleo desserts for the holidays.  One of my favorite “food groups”  is chocolate. Ok so it’s not a food group, but a little dark chocolate isn’t so bad around the holidays.  I love… 

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Paleo Celery Root Mash | Holistically Engineered

Mashed Celery Root (Paleo, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, SCD)

Good ole celeriac, aka celery root.  It’s the ugly duckling of the vegetable world.  Its weird looking exterior makes people pass right by it in the grocery store.  A lot of people have no clue how to prepare a celery root.  Luckily, a few years ago I decided to try celery root for the first… 

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