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Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cake (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Oct 15th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

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…

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

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

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…

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Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Last week we had a few days of cooler weather to usher in the Fall season.  To celebrate, I wanted to savor the flavors of Fall with some cranberry…

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5 Ingredient Grain Free Desserts

5 Ingredient Grain Free Desserts

Posted on Oct 6th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I'm happy to announce my new eCookbook, 5 Ingredient Grain Free Desserts! If you're anything like me you may be a reformed dessert-oholic and even…

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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies #lowcarb #paleo friendly

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Oct 1st, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Hazelnuts have been gaining popularity over the last few years, but it's one nut that I honestly never really used much. I guess I was always a…

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Chocolate Orange Magic Shell

Chocolate Orange Magic Shell (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

After what feels like weeks of rain, yesterday was actually a sunny day, but it was HOT.  Ok maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but I had gotten used…

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Paleo Cauliflower and Leek Mash

Cauliflower and Leek Mash + The Paleo Foodie Cookbook

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Cauliflower mash is one of my favorite side dishes.  It's so easy to make so I end up making it all the time.  I was started to get board with my…

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Paleo Dijon Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Dijon Rosemary Chicken Thighs (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

This past weekend I made this Dijon Rosemary Chicken Thighs and I loved them so much.  The flavor was incredible!  Chicken has always been my…

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Frozen Hot Chocolate (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I'm so ready for cooler weather and flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, and hot chocolate.  There's just no way for me to enjoy hot chocolate right now.…

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Watermelon & Cream Popsicles (Paleo and Dairy Free)

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

The other week my CSA came with a deliciously ripe Watermelon.  I don't usually eat very much fruit, except for the occasional berry, but the…

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Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Compound Butter

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I've been keeping my meals super simple because it's summertime and the delicious vegetables and pastured meat this time of year are just so good on…

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Paleo Cucumber Pasta Salad

Cucumber “Pasta” Salad (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Aug 1st, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

Happy August!  As August is upon us there is usually a big push to get back on track with health goals as we approach the holiday season.  I know…

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Mojito & Cream Popsicles (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

When I made lime curd for the Raspberry and Lime Parfaits I knew it would make a great popsicle.  Popsicles come in handy during these warm summer…

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Paleo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Grain Free Ice Cream Sandwiches (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

You all know I've been obsessed with ice cream this summer.  It's been such a great relief from the heat and it's easy to make your own ice cream.…

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Raspberry & Lime Parfaits (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 18th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

Raspberries are in season right now in South Carolina so when the raspberries showed up in my CSA I wanted to make an easy summer dessert that was…

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Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Waffles (Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 16th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I wanted to make an easy breakfast recipe using the fresh summer berries from my CSA so I decided to switch out the Pumpkin in my Pumpkin Waffles…

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Glazed Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Zucchini is starting to show up in my CSA each week and although it's one of my favorite vegetables I wanted to use it in a sweet recipe.  As you…

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Paleo Cantaloupe Custard

Posted on Jul 9th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Last week I picked up my usual bag of veggies and as I was driving home I could smell the sweet scent of cantaloupe.  In addition to my veggies, I…

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Low Carb Orange & Cream Ice Cream

Orange & Cream Ice Cream (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jul 7th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

So you've probably notice I've been into essential oils lately.  I was chatting with the Holistically Engineered Essential Oils Facebook community…

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Red, White, and Blue Parfaits (Low Carb and Paleo Fourth of July Dessert)

Posted on Jun 30th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Every year I like to celebrate Fourth of July with a fun red, white, and blue dessert.  This year I wanted to keep it simple and I wanted it to be…

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Strawberry Lemon Sherbet (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

When I posted my latest giveaway the other day, you probably thought "Lemon Essential Oil and an Ice Cream Maker...that's on odd combination!"…

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Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I love making my own salad dressings.  Ever since I stopped eating store bought mayonnaise because it's full of canola oil and/or soybean oil and I…

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Almond Joy Ice Cream Bites (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

It's official...we totally skipped Spring here in South Carolina.  I went out of town for a week and when I got back it was in the upper 90's F with…

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How To Use a Whole Coconut

How To Use a Whole Coconut + $100 Gift Card to MightyNest Giveaway

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I'll admit it, the thought of handling a whole coconut is a little daunting.  Where do you start?  The good news is that it's actually pretty easy…

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Green Fries (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jun 11th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

This past weekend, my family and I were in Connecticut visiting with some of our other family.  It was so nice to get to visit with everyone…

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Easy Homemade Ketchup (Paleo, Whole30, No Sweetener Added)

Posted on May 30th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Summertime usually means lots of burgers on the grill.  When you are eating a bun-less burger it's important to have lots of flavoring and usually…

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BLT Gazpacho Soup (Paleo and Dairy Free)

Posted on May 28th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

As the weather warms up, I end up turning on my oven less and less.  Usually I like to have some fresh, no cook meals like salads, but cold soup…

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Coconut Cream and Strawberry Gelatin (Paleo and Dairy Free)

Posted on May 12th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Wow, it's been awhile since I've posted on the blog.  I've definitely needed a bit of a break to relax and spend time with friends and family.  To…

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Cinnamon “Rice” Breakfast Pudding

Posted on May 1st, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I've talked a lot about how I don't eat eggs for breakfast and it's not because I don't think eggs are a superfood with lots of nutritional value.…

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Dairy Free Coconut Pudding

Posted on Apr 28th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I love making gelatin desserts!  It's so easy to throw together an easy dessert while getting all of the wonderful gut healing benefits of gelatin.…

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Grain Free Chicken Pot Pies

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

After making a super easy creamy cauliflower sauce I ended up having some leftovers and I knew it would be perfect in a casserole type dish without…

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Creamy Zucchini Noodles with Bacon (Dairy Free)

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

So lately I've had an obsession with mashed cauliflower since it's such an easy side dish.  I usually steam some frozen organic cauliflower (or…

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Grain Free Buckeye Cookies

Posted on Apr 16th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Wow, this week is flying by for me.  I just got back on Sunday from Paleo f(x) in Austin, TX  (there is a post coming on that soon) and this…

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Bacon and Spinach Egg Waffle–Breakfast on the Go!

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I personally don't eat eggs for breakfast, but I get lots of requests from blog followers for easy low carb and paleo breakfast options.  When I ran…

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Paleo Almond Butter Eggs

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

One of my favorite things to eat during Easter season used to be peanut butter eggs.  Seriously when I would see them on store selves I would stock…

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Paleo Greek Chicken

Paleo Greek Chicken

Posted on Apr 4th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I have to admit that I'm so ready for warm weather and the bright flavors of Springtime food.  I was so excited to see asparagus and strawberries in…

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Grain Free Almond Joy Cookies

Grain Free Almond Joy Cookies

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

Do you remember back a couple of weeks ago when I posted my recipe for Grain Free German Chocolate Cake Cookies?  No? Well if not you should…

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Grain Free Salted Caramel Mug Cake

Grain Free Salted Caramel Mug Cakes

Posted on Mar 28th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

I'm obsessed with desserts in a mug lately.  Everything from Muffins in a Minute to cookies.  Seriously, have you tried my Grain Free Chocolate…

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How To Make Coconut Flour | holisticallyengineered.com #grainfree #paleo #lowcarb

How to Make Coconut Flour

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make coconut flour?  The other day I showed you how easy it is to make homemade coconut milk (check it out here…

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How To Make Coconut Milk

How To Make Coconut Milk

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Today we are learning how to make coconut milk.  Canned coconut milk is definitely convenient, but unfortunately canned coconut milk often contains…

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Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Posted on Mar 14th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I don't often eat bananas because they are pretty starchy and my desk job doesn't really make me need to replenish my glycogen stores...i.e. I'm not…

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Grain Free German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Grain Free German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Back in a day I used to make a lot of cakes.  Baking was one of my favorite things to do and I even got into cake decorating.  These days I prefer…

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Grain Free Thin Mint Mini Cupcakes

Grain Free Thin Mint Mini Cupcakes

Posted on Mar 5th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

This time of year is the season of Girl Scout cookies and probably over indulging in those cookies.  It's so easy to overeat them.  The good news…

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Paleo Chocolate Soufflé…a Guest Post from Gutsy by Nature

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I'm currently doing a sugar detox so making desserts for the blog just isn't in the cards for me right now, but I wanted to make sure you had a…

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How To Make Brussels Sprout Chips

How to Make Brussels Sprout Chips

Posted on Jan 31st, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I was so excited when I received a dehydrator for Christmas.  I couldn't wait to dive in and start using it!  I ended up having brussels sprouts in…

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20 Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts

20 Egg and Grain Free Breakfast Recipes

Posted on Jan 27th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Yes, an egg-free breakfast is possible. If you're cutting out eggs because you're allergic/have a sensitivity or if you are just tired of eggs for…

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Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Onion Gravy

Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Onion Gravy

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

One of my favorite things to do for dinner on a Sunday is to throw something in the slow cooker while I work on getting ready for the start of the…

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Mashed Cauliflower

Make Ahead Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower

Posted on Jan 17th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

One of my favorite side dishes is Mashed Cauliflower.  It makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes...you won't even miss them!  Mashed…

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Make Ahead Freezer Meatballs

Posted on Jan 10th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

The 30-Day Squeaky Clean Eating Challenge started on Monday so to prepare last weekend I made some make ahead meals so after a long day of work I…

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25+ Clean Eating Recipes and Resources

Posted on Jan 6th, 2014 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

The new year brings the desire to go back to clean eating.  Often times that is accomplished with a reduction of carbs, a Whole30, or 21 Day…

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Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Making meringue cookies only requires a handful of ingredients and they're really easy to make.  The great thing about meringue cookies is that they…

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Lemon Meringue Cookies

Posted on Dec 16th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 16 Comments

For the holidays I wanted to make some meringue cookies, but plain meringue cookies seemed a little boring.  I also wanted to have a try for those…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Chocolate Pudding

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 9 Comments

Today I am sharing with you an easy Chocolate Pudding recipe.  It only has four ingredients and just takes about 10 minutes to cook. Plus the…

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Toasted Coconut Muddy Buddies aka Puppy Chow

Toasted Coconut Muddy Buddies

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 4 Comments

One of my all time favorite desserts around the holidays is Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow.  If you're not familiar with Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow it's…

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Pumpkin Spice Muffin in a Minute

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 8 Comments

I like to make quick desserts, especially those that only have a couple of servings so I don't go overboard.  Since the holidays are upon us I have…

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7 Ways to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

Thanksgiving is a holiday were food is a major part of the festivities.  People usually go all out for Thanksgiving, which means lots of delicious…

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Paleo Pumpkin Waffles

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 2 Comments

After awhile, every time I would make waffles in my previous waffle iron it would never bake evenly and would end up as a mushy mess.  So for months…

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Pecan Pie Frozen Yogurt (Dairy Free)

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

After making Dairy Free Yogurt, I was so excited to be eating yogurt again that I had to make lots of other recipes that featured it.  I overheard…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Paleo Dairy Free Yogurt

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 4 Comments

This is my new favorite breakfast at the moment.  I am in the process of healing my gut and part of that includes getting in lots of good…

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Paleo Green Bean Casserole

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

For most people the holidays wouldn't be complete without Green Bean Casserole.  I have say that I never really liked Green Bean Casserole, but ever…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Magic Shell

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

When I made my Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream I thought that the creamy pumpkin would pair well with some dark chocolate.  I thought back to the old days…

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Almond Butter Balls

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 2 Comments

One of my favorite recipes is No Bake Almond Butter Bars.  This time I wanted to go closer to the original recipe that uses graham cracker crumbs…

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Grain Free Graham Crackers and Crumbs

Grain Free Graham Crackers and Graham Cracker Crumbs

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 6 Comments

I used to eat graham crackers all the time.  I'd either slather them with peanut butter (hey I didn't even know almond butter existed) or dip them…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Slow Cooker Ghee (aka Clarified Butter)

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 4 Comments

I've had a dairy sensitivity for years and even though changing my diet has helped improve my symptoms I still like to limit my dairy.  With ghee,…

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Cajun Seasoning

Posted on Oct 30th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 2 Comments

I love to make my own homemade seasoning mixes.  I store them in airtight containers and use them whenever I want to add a little spice to my…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Cereal

Posted on Oct 25th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 3 Comments

This week I have a special treat for you.....Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Cereal.  It's an easy, five ingredient coconut dish that you can enjoy with…

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Broccoli and “Rice” Casserole

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 1 Comment

I'm always trying to come up with different side dishes to go along with dinner.  One of my favorite things to do is to take a regular dish that's…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Cauliflower Rice

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

One of my favorite low carb and grain free substitutes to use is cauliflower in place of rice. It's very easy to whip up a batch of cauliflower rice…

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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash a Guest Post by The Rising Spoon

Posted on Oct 16th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

Over the next few months I will be busy working on my next eCookbook, which is scheduled to be out in December 2013.  While I'm focused on the new…

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Pumpkin Pancakes a Guest Post by Clean Eats in the Zoo

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

Over the next few months I will be busy working on my next eCookbook, which is scheduled to be out in December 2013.  While I'm focused on the new…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Pumpkin Soup

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

This week's recipe is my attempt to dive into pumpkin season, without going in the typical dessert arena.  This Pumpkin Soup is easy to make and…

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Bacon and Tomato Quiche a Guest Post by Beauty and the Foodie

Posted on Oct 9th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

Over the next few months I will be busy working on my next eCookbook, which is scheduled to be out in December 2013.  While I'm focused on the new…

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Sweet Potato Bread a Guest Post from Rethink Simple

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 10 Comments

Over the next few months I will be busy working on my next eCookbook, which is scheduled to be out in December 2013.  While I'm focused on the new…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 1 Comment

Today I am sharing a easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas.  These are great served in lettuce wraps or over roasted mushrooms.  Feel free to…

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

I've talked before about how store bought seasoning packets usually have added MSG, preservatives and SUGAR, which is totally unnecessary.  Check…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 8 Comments

Today I'm sharing with you how to make Zucchini Noodles (or any kind of vegetable noodle).  It isn't a recipe per say, but it's a very valuable…

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Mixed Berry Smoothie

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013 - By LowCarbOneDay - 0 Comments

I often get asked about what I put in my smoothies and today I'm going to share my favorite smoothie recipe with you.  I use frozen mixed berries…

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Five Ingredient Fridays: Southwest Ranch Chicken

Posted on Sep 20th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

Today's recipe combines taco seasoning and ranch seasoning to create a zesty slow cooker chicken. I like cooking cooking whole chickens in the slow…

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Five Ingredient Friday: Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

The Five Ingredient Friday recipe this week is an easy Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles (aka Zucchini Noodles).  I used my Spiral Slicer to make the…

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Toasted Coconut Butter Cups

Posted on Sep 12th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

Coconut butter is one of my favorite things and I love to eat it by the spoonful.  Ever since I made Coconut Chips, I have been obsessed with…

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Savory Zucchini Bread

Posted on Sep 10th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

Today's post is a guest post over at Empowered Sustenance.  Because my diet doesn't include grains I often get asked if I miss regular bread.  For…

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Five Ingredient Fridays: Taco and “Rice” Bake

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

Let's face it...we're all busy.  Making good decisions in regards to our diets can often be clouded by the fact that our time is limited.  Starting…

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Onion Dip

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you are able to enjoy some time off and relax a little bit.  After I made some Slow Cooker Onions I wanted to come up with…

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Frozen Coconut Lemonade

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Over the weekend we had glimmers of Fall like whether here that made me ready to break out the pumpkin recipes.  Unfortunately that feeling quickly…

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Slow Cooker Onions

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 10 Comments

To be honest I have never really liked onions.  Sure I'd eat them if they were chopped up really fine and thrown in a dish, but I never really made…

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Salad in a Jar with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Posted on Aug 21st, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

Between working full time and putting up recipes on the blog/Facebook life is definitely busy.  I'm always looking for ways to prepare meals ahead…

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Smoky Citrus Pulled Pork

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

One of our favorite meals to make is pulled pork in the slow cooker.  It's so easy to throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and come…

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Strawberry Lime Granita

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Today I wanted to share a delicious summer treat that doesn't require an ice cream maker.  A Granita is similar to sorbet, except you scrape the…

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Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Summer is a great time for firing up the grill, so I wanted to bring you a delicious recipe to enjoy.  I'm a big fan of chicken teriyaki, but store…

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Blueberry Cobbler Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 10th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Today's recipe is a guest post for the Paleo Parents. I am a big fan of their blog and love learn about their little Paleo family. Summertime…

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Aug 9th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

So apparently this week I am into portable ice cream treats.  Did you see the Strawberry Ice Cream Pie ?  These Ice Cream Sandwiches are the…

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Buffalo Wing “Hummus”

Posted on Aug 7th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

It's always great to have different dips around for all of the summer BBQs.  Instead of serving the dips with chips, sliced veggies or even homemade…

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Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

It's always great to have a quick and easy ice cream recipe.  This one goes back to the basics and combines coconut milk and vanilla extract with a…

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Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

Posted on Aug 5th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

It's so easy to make Strawberry Ice Cream with just a few cans of coconut milk and frozen strawberries.  I posted this recipe last year when I first…

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Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

The other week I went to pick up my weekly CSA vegetables, when they handed me a watermelon and said "Congrats it's your lucky day...a free…

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Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Filling (Low Carb and Paleo Friendly)

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 19 Comments

Who doesn't love a good chocolate cupcake?  Since tomorrow is my birthday I wanted to make a very special paleo chocolate cupcake to celebrate.…

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Chocolate and Bacon Candies (Low Carb and Paleo Friendly)

Posted on Jul 26th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I recently polled the Living Low Carb...One Day at a Time Facebook fans and asked "What's better than bacon?"  There were a ton of responses, but…

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Frozen Almond Butter Mousse

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I love my ice cream maker....seriously it's always running in the summer, but sometimes I forget to put the extra ice cream bowl in the freezer the…

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Onion and Bacon Jam

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

Onions have been a big part of my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box so far this year.  At first I was a little disappointed because I hardly…

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Hormone Balancing Strawberry Tulsi Gelatin Bites

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

After coming back from the low carb cruise, I suffered from severe adrenal fatigue most likely caused by many months of stress, lack of sleep, and…

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Battle Bacon: What’s the Best Way to Cook Bacon?

Posted on Jul 8th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 32 Comments

One thing is for sure, people following a low carb or Paleo diet LOVE bacon.  I recently found a great source of fresh pastured bacon from a local…

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Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes (Low Carb)

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

As soon as I saw the the green tomatoes in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box, I just knew I needed to make fried green tomatoes.  I have…

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Paleo Blueberry Barbeque Sauce

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Blueberries are in season here in South Carolina so I've been making a lot of recipes with the blueberries from my CSA (Community Supported…

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Blueberry Coffee Cake (Primal and Paleo Friendly)

Posted on Jun 26th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 15 Comments

It's blueberry season here in South Carolina and I was excited to see blueberries in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box this week.  I was…

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Homemade Basil Marinara Sauce

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

When I first saw that basil was in my CSA box this week my first thought was pesto.  I had just made Arugula Pesto and still had some leftover so I…

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Almond Butter Coconut Cookies (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 15 Comments

It's always nice to have an easy cookie recipe.  One of my go-to cookie recipes to make is Chocolate Dipped Almond Butter Cookies. One request I get…

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What I Made with My CSA Veggies: Week 2

Posted on Jun 17th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Last week was Week 2 of participating in a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA.  A CSA allows a group of people to buy a share of the farms…

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Flourless Paleo Brownies with a Special Ingredient (Low Carb)

Posted on Jun 14th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 12 Comments

So lately my recipes have been centered around my CSA veggie box each week, which means lots of savory dishes to share with you guys.  Last week I…

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Arugula Pesto and Why You Should Eat More Arugula

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Last week in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box I had a mysterious bag of lettuce.  I wasn't exactly sure what it was so I grabbed a leaf…

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Turnip Cauliflower Mash and the Health Benefits of Turnips

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I was just thinking the other week how I hadn't had turnips in awhile and that I should pick some up at the Farmer's Market.  Luckily for me, my CSA…

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Guest Post: Ambrosia Jello Mold (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on May 10th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

While I am away on the Low Carb Cruise I have reached out to some of my favorite low carb or Paleo bloggers to share some delicious recipes with…

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Taco Pizzas (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on May 1st, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

Pizza was always a staple for weekend meals at my house, but when I went low carb I had to get creative with ways to still enjoy pizza.  Roasted…

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Chicken Fajita Rolls (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Cinco de Mayo is almost here and usually that means lots of parties with Mexican dishes filled with carbs and grains.  Luckily for us, now that we…

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Homemade Taco Sauce (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Apr 24th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

You've already seen how easy it is to make Homemade Taco Seasoning that is low carb and paleo, but have you ever looked at the ingredients of store…

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Chicken with Mustard Caper Sauce and Paleo Pen Pals

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

As you can see from the ingredients listed above, store bought taco seasoning contains ingredients that are far from real food and add unnecessary…

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Chocolate Muffins in a Minute (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 28 Comments

Throughout the years I've been low carbing I've never really been a fan of Muffins in a Minute (MIMs).  The low carb MIMs I have tried in the past…

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Pistachio and Herb Tapenade Pork Chops (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

Pork Chops make an appearance on our dinner table quite often so I like to try different things to add some variety to our plates.  Tapenade is…

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

I'm definitely a fan of wrapping things in bacon!  As you can tell from my Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs and my Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash…

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Basil and Garlic Drop Biscuits (Low Carb and Dairy Free)

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 16 Comments

Every once in awhile I like to have a biscuit with dinner and I love to whip up these drop biscuits.  They are so easy to throw together and you can…

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Primal Life Kit Sale (Low Carb & Paleo eBooks and Product Discounts)

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

When I first started my low carb journey I had two rules 1) NEVER starve myself and 2) Eat good food!  I wasn't going to live off lettuce and dry…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I've always thought these little veggies were called Brussel Sprouts. Little did I know they are actually called Brussels Sprouts, which makes sense…

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10,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 7 Comments

Who's ready for a GIVEAWAY??? In honor of the Living Low Carb...One Day at a Time Facebook Page reaching over 10,000 fans I wanted to share some…

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Paleo Pen Pals and Java Rubbed Pork Chops with Garlic Mustard Sauce

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Posted on Mar 20th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

This time of year I always enjoy trying out new seafood dishes. I haave been hearing a lot about Cioppino, which is a fish stew that originated in…

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Asian Style “Noodles” (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Mar 18th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

It's always good to have a variety of ways to prepare vegetables so that you do not get stuck in a rut.  I have really enjoyed spaghetti squash this…

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Corned Beef Hash (Low Carb)

Posted on Mar 13th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner you will probably have some leftover corned beef to use up.  This Corned Beef Hash uses radishes as a…

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Mint “Cheesecake” Brownies (Low Carb and Dairy Free)

Posted on Mar 11th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Once of my favorite combinations is brownie and cheesecake.  Since I'm dairy free I've had to get creative with the cheesecake portion of my…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Mar 6th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I'm part Irish, so growing up my mom made two things every year for St. Patrick's Day: Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Soda Bread.  As a kid I…

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Paleo Pen Pals and Paella (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Feb 25th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Awaken: 30+ Egg Free and Grain Free Breakfasts Ebook

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

I can't believe it's finally here!  I have been working hard for months developing/testing recipes, taking photos, and editing the book and it's…

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Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 15 Comments

Today's recipe is Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet, which is perfect for breakfast.  You may know that I don't eat eggs for breakfast and I have…

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Tuscan Chicken Soup (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

  It's really hard to believe, but we actually had snow flurries in South Carolina.  I'm not used to the cold weather especially since most of…

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Lamb Burgers (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

  Back when I was doing my Whole30, I decided to try lamb for the first time.  I had read that ground lamb was good for beginners that aren't…

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Chocolate Almond Butter Pie (Low Carb and Dairy Free)

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 9 Comments

  Now that my Whole30 is over, I decided to indulge a little and make some treats for Valentine's Day.  Today I'm sharing my Chocolate Almond…

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#Whole30 Taco and “Rice” Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo and Low Carb)

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

My Whole30 is over, but I wanted to share the meal I had on the last day....Taco and "Rice" Stuffed Acorn Squash.  I absolutely loved the slightly…

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Days 29-30 and #Whole30 Lemon Pepper Chicken

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I'm done! I completed the Whole30! I just realized that I made a lot of recipes with lemon during this Whole30.  That might mean that I am deficient…

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Days 26-28 and #Whole30 Lemon Dill Salmon in Parchment

Posted on Feb 4th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Almost there!  Two days away from completing the Whole30. I know it's really bad, but I can't help but flip through this ebook: Indulge: 70 Grain…

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Days 24-25 and #Whole30 Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

Well, there are 5 days left of my Whole30.  Overall, this time around has been pretty easy for me so far.  I've had fun creating delicious food and…

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Days 22-23 and #Whole30 Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs

Posted on Jan 30th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 12 Comments

My team won't be playing in the Super Bowl :( but don't worry Peyton will be there next year. When the Super Bowl rolls around I will be two days…

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Paleo Pen Pals and #Whole30 Cajun Mushroom Encrusted Rainbow Trout

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Days 15-16 and #Whole30 Pesto "Noodles" (#LowCarb and #Paleo)

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

I really wanted some pesto so I decided to throw it on my second favorite noodle substitute...spaghetti squash (second behind zucchini noodles). …

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Days 12-14 and #Whole30 Lemon and Mushroom Chicken

Posted on Jan 21st, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

This recipe for Whole30 Lemon and Mushroom Chicken uses my new(ish) kitchen accessory..my Dutch oven.  I love throwing meats and veggies in the…

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Days 10 & 11 and #Whole30 Pork Stir Fry (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 18th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

One of my favorite things to do when I'm on a Whole30 is to try new things.  I try and pick up a new veggie or some other ingredient that I haven't…

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Days 8 & 9 and #Whole30 Beef and "Rice" Stuffed Zucchini (#LowCarb and #Paleo)

Posted on Jan 16th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

I am loving this Whole30 thing! I've been feeling great and even losing some of the belly bloat I've had the last few months.  Now I need to work on…

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Days 6 & 7 and #Whole30 Slow Cooker Herb Chicken (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 7 Comments

I'm finally back in the swing of things after my work trip.  It's nice to be home and in my own kitchen.  After being away, I was in desperate need…

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Days 4 & 5 and #Whole30 Apple Cider Vinegar Pork Chops

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I'm still hanging in there!  I was able to make it to the grocery store by my hotel and I picked up half an organic, rotisserie chicken that was…

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Wellness Bundle (#Paleo and #LowCarb Friendly)

Posted on Jan 9th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

In the past 2 months, Todd Dosenberry (also known as Primal Toad) emailed more than a few dozen well-known bloggers to see if they wanted to be part…

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Days 2 & 3 and #Whole30 Cottage Pie (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 9th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

Days 2 and 3 have gone well.  I was really nervous about traveling while on the Whole30.  I had to travel the last time I did a Whole30, but I had…

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Day 1 and #Whole30 Braised Chicken and Mushrooms (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Time to start another Whole30! I cut out sweeteners after Christmas and I have pretty much been eating Whole30 approved meals, but I haven't noticed…

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My #Whole30 and My Favorite Whole30 Recipes (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

The last half of 2012 was s struggle with a roller coaster of weight gain and loss.  A reached a point where even though I was still following a low…

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Fried "Rice" (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2013 - By Karen Sorenson - 14 Comments

I've really been in the mood for Fried Rice lately, but since Chinese take-out is off limits I needed to use my favorite rice substitute. …

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Top Ten Recipes from 2012

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

As I mentioned on the Living Low Carb...One Day at a Time Facebook page, I had my One Year Blogiversary on Friday.  To celebrate this milestone and…

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Dec 28th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over I'm starting to prepare for New Years Eve.  I wanted some easy party foods that would be great…

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Paleo Pen Pals and Crab Cakes (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Dec 24th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Dec 21st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 18 Comments

I decided to continue the bacon wrapped theme by making Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs.  These were so delicious and easy to make.  All you have to…

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Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash Bites (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

I've been posting a lot of recipes for sweets lately so I decided to make a great low carb appetizer.  My favorite vegetable this winter has been…

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Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Mash (Low Carb and Paleo)

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Since mashed potatoes are not an option during the holiday season I'm always looking for substitutes.  This year I tried butternut squash for the…

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and Make it Paleo Review

Posted on Dec 7th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I recently received a copy of The Food Lovers Make It Paleo by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason of The Food Lovers Primal Palate.  For those that are…

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Low Carb Butternut Squash "Risotto" a Guest Post for Food Renegade (Paleo)

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

Today's recipe is a guest post for Kristen over at the Food Renegade.I'm always looking for ways to get more veggies on the dinner table.  One of my…

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December Low Carb Weight Loss Challenge

Posted on Nov 30th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

To help everyone stay accountable during the holiday season we are doing another Low Carb Weight Loss Challenge.  This time around we will have a…

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Paleo Roasted Carrot and Mushroom Soup a Guest Post for Homemade Mommy

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

During the cold weather months there's nothing better than coming in from the cold and having a big bowl of soup.  It warms you up and comforts you…

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Low Carb Salmon Picatta (Gluten Free and Paleo)

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

After all of the delicious food and excitement over the holidays I wanted an easy meal I could throw together. When I think quick and easy I always…

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Paleo Pen Pals and Cinnamon Swirl Bread (Gluten Free and Low Carb Adaptable)

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

This month I participated in Paleo Pen Pals.  I had participated in a foodie pen pal group before, but I was looking for something a little more low…

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Low Carb Thanksgiving: Garlic Green Beans (Paleo and Gluten Free)

Posted on Nov 21st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I wanted to round out my Low Carb Thanksgiving with one of my favorite vegetables....Green Beans.  I love Garlic, so naturally I had to dress up…

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Low Carb Thanksgiving: Stuffing (Gluten Free and Paleo)

Posted on Nov 19th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I haven't had Stuffing (or Dressing) in a long time. The last few years I've been trying to pretend like green beans or mushrooms would make me…

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The Great Coconut Aminos Mystery Solved (Low Carb, Gluten Free, Paleo)

Posted on Nov 9th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Coconut Aminos? You may have noticed that I have been using coconut aminos in many of my recipes lately.  Several people have asked me about…

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Low Carb Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey and Pan Gravy (Gluten Free and Paleo)

Posted on Nov 7th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

My family always spends Thanksgiving at my parents' house every year.  My parents, brothers, fiancé, aunts, uncles, and cousins that live in the…

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Comforting Low Carb Dijon Chicken “Noodle” Soup (Gluten Free and Paleo)

Posted on Nov 5th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

The temperature is starting to drop and that usually means sickness is around the corner.  My fiancé wasn't feeling well this week so I decided to…

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10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

By now you have probably seen coconut oil used in a lot of low carb and paleo recipes, but did you know there are several other ways to use coconut…

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Low Carb Roasted Garlic, Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted on Oct 29th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

I have really been enjoying roasted garlic lately.   I love the taste of garlic and when it's roasted it adds creaminess to dishes (like my Roasted…

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Low Carb Pot Roast with Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

I was excited to pick up my shinny new Dutch oven.  I've been wanting one for a long time, but I wasn't willing to spend the money on it. Well,…

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Grain Free Cooking Classes

Posted on Oct 24th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

So you made the switch to a low carb diet. You cut out pasta and bread, but maybe you are still having digestive problems or joint pain.  If you…

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Low Carb “Potato” Soup with Turkey (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

The weather here in South Carolina keeps playing tricks on me. One day it's a crisp, cool, fall day and the next is is back in the 80's. Although I…

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Low Carb Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 6 Comments

Raise your hand if you love meatballs?  Raise your hand if you love Chicken Teriyaki? I see you over there raising your hand!  Well, guess what I…

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Low Carb “Apple” Crisp (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted on Oct 17th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 14 Comments

Yum, "Apple" Crisp. Can't you just smell the holidays? It's hard to believe we are over halfway through October and the holidays will be right around…

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Salmon with Dill Mustard Sauce (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Oct 15th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

Weeknights are usually hectic around here.  I simply don't have the time to spend my busy nights stuck in the kitchen.  I'm always looking for fast…

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Nightshade Free BBQ Sauce and Cocktail Franks (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

So I have to admit, my favorite thing to bring to a party was Cocktail Franks in BBQ sauce.  It was so easy to throw everything in a slow cooker and…

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Dijon Pork Stuffed Zucchini (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 7 Comments

Even though the peak of zucchini season is over I still enjoy zucchini a few times during the week.  It's my go-to low carb vegetable because it is…

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Game Day Hot Dog Chili (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Oct 5th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

One thing I absolutely love about Fall is football season.  My love for football started back in high school when I was part of the color guard…

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Italian Wedding Soup (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

Fall is officially upon us so that means soup season is here!  Yes, I know it is still ridiculously hot in South Carolina, but when I have the AC on…

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Coconut Lime Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

Growing up my family always called me the "Chicken Queen."  Every time someone would ask me what I wanted to eat I would always say chicken.  So…

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Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breast (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 21st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I always like coming up with different ways to eat chicken breast.  Chicken is one of my favorite foods and even though I try to add some variety to…

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Bacon Meatballs (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 19th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 9 Comments

I was trying to think of some ideas to serve at parties during football season.  I ran across Against All Grain's post about party ideas and I…

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Chicken Piccata (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

Last week was a pretty stressful week for me because I was shopping around for a new car.  After work each evening I would head to the car…

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Strawberry Ice Cream (Low Carb, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 14th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

Last week I posted my version of Low Carb Moose Tracks Ice Cream.  Well even though I'm late to the ice cream party, I couldn't stop there!  I had…

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Ground Beef Skillet (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I had a long day at work so I wanted an easy one pan dish that didn't require much effort.  I ending up throwing a bunch of veggies with some ground…

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Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 10 Comments

I've been looking for different cuts of meat to try and the short ribs looked great so I decided to pick up a few pounds.  I am sure glad I did! The…

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Whole30-Day 30 and Italian Beef “Sandwiches”

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I have now completed Day 30 of Whole30.  I love the way that I feel after completing the program.  A few people were curious about my experience on…

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Whole30-Day 29 and Pork Burgers

Posted on Aug 30th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

I have now completed Day 29 of Whole30. I am almost finished with the 30 days of the Whole30 Program, but I am far from finished.  There are several…

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Whole30-Day 28 and Meatloaf

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I have now completed Day 28 of Whole30.  It was so great to be back in my kitchen after traveling and going out to eat.  I was glad to home and to…

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Whole30-Day 23 and “Breaded” Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I have now completed Day 23 of Whole30.  While on this Whole30 Program, I have been pleasantly surprised with how well spices create a breading like…

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Whole30-Day 22 and Turnip Fries

Posted on Aug 26th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I have now completed Day 22 of Whole30. I will be traveling again for work this week and so I did not cook a make ahead breakfast for the week.  The…

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Whole30-Day 21 Dijon Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I have now completed Day 21 of Whole30.  It was so great to be back in my kitchen after traveling and going out to eat.  I was glad to home, but I…

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Whole30-Day 17 and Pumpkin Chili with Roasted Turnip Fries

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I have now completed Day 17 of Whole30.  For some reason I have really felt like making chili and stews lately.  Yes, I realize it is extremely hot…

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Whole30-Day 16 Dijon Pork Tenderloin and Mashed Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic

Posted on Aug 21st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

I have now completed Day 16 of Whole30.  Since I will be traveling this week and away from my beloved kitchen I decided to make a "fancy" meal for…

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Whole30-Day 15 Prosciutto Wrapped Cucumber and Slow Cooker “Apples”

Posted on Aug 20th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I have now completed Day 15 of Whole30. Things are still going well and I love how I feel on this Whole30 Plan.  I am a little nervous because I…

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Whole30-Day 14 and Ranch Fries

Posted on Aug 17th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 8 Comments

I have now completed Day 14 of Whole30.  The water I was retaining seems to be going away so it must have been something I ate.  I'm still trying…

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Whole30-Day 13 and Ranch Chicken Skewers

Posted on Aug 16th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

I have now completed Day 13 of Whole30.  I am retaining some weight today and I'm not exactly sure what it is from.  It could be the shrimp or it…

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Whole30-Day 12 and Pesto Shrimp

Posted on Aug 15th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I have now completed Day 12 of Whole30.  I had a dream that I made cookies using almond flour and almond butter.  In my dream, I woke up all…

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Whole30-Day 11 and Spiced Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 14th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 3 Comments

I have now completed Day 11 of Whole30.  I was slightly hungrier today and it seems like I cannot seem to go more than 5 hours without eating.  I…

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Whole30-Days 9 and 10 and Rosemary and Thyme Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 13th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I have completed Days 9 and 10 of the Whole30.  Overall I'm still feeling really great.  My hunger is in control though sometimes I'm still afraid…

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Whole30-Day 8 and Spinach and Mushroom Chicken Roulade

Posted on Aug 10th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I have now completed Day 8 of Whole30. When I woke up this morning I wasn't very hungry.  I eventually made myself some breakfast, but I could only…

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Whole30-Day 7 and Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Posted on Aug 9th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

I have now completed Day 7 of Whole30.  I tried cutting back on snacks today and it feels like I should be snacking especially when I'm sitting at…

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Whole30-Day 6 and Italian Chicken

Posted on Aug 8th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 5 Comments

I have now completed Day 6 of Whole30.  Starting last night I cut out nightshades (except for the small amount that is in my Breakfast Sausage.  I…

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Whole30-Day 5 and Garlic Peppercorn Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 2 Comments

I have now completed Day 5 of Whole30.  Last time I mentioned starting to notice some itchiness and redness on my arms occasionally.  It Starts…

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Whole30-Day 4 and Blackened Pork Chops

Posted on Aug 6th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

I have now completed Day 4 of Whole30.  I am starting to notice some itchiness and redness on my arms after I eat.  I'm not 100% sure what is…

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Whole30-Day 3 and Spiced Tilapia

Posted on Aug 5th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 4 Comments

I have now completed Day 3 of Whole30.  I'm stilling feeling a bit hungry after dinner/before bedtime, but other than that my hunger issues have…

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Whole30-Day 2 and Sliders with Mushrooms

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 0 Comments

I'm now on Day 2 of Whole30.  My cravings for sweets are still in control the only hunger issues I've had are at night between dinner and bedtime. …

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Whole30-Day 1 and Roasted Chicken Thighs

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 10 Comments

If you missed it yesterday, I started doing the Whole30 Program in an effort to get my hunger and cravings under control.  Things are going well so…

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Whole30-Day 0 and Homemade Sausage

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 9 Comments

The official Whole30 Program starts today and I've seen so many people make the commitment to participate.  I decided to do the Whole30 after…

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Grilled Ranch Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Posted on Jul 30th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 11 Comments

My latest cooking adventure was Low Carb Grilled Ranch Chicken.  I have been on a search for a replacement for my beloved ranch seasoning and…

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Low Carb Kale Chips

Posted on Jan 9th, 2012 - By Karen Sorenson - 1 Comment

While watching TV I saw a recipe for Kale Chips. I've never had kale, but I saw how crispy they got in the oven and I thought they would make a good…

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