Fresh Tomato Sauce. No Peeling Req’d! Part 2

Have you avoided making tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes because it seems like too much work? I have. Peeling actually seems pretty easy, actually. It sounds like it might even be fun! You just place the tomatoes in boiling water briefly and then icy cold water, and supposedly they start peeling on their own. No […]

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Fresh Tomato Sauce. No Peeling Required! YUM. Part 1

I’m doing a happy dance today! After an extremely difficult 5 months, which led up to a devastating loss in my family last month, it took an amazing recipe to finally help me refocus and get back on track. Isn’t it fitting that food be what helps me put things into perspective? Some people head […]

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Which 4 Letter Word Describes your Hot Dog?

© iStockPhoto/DustyPixel What’s summer without burgers and hot dogs on the barbecue?!! When I was a child, we used to have watermelon seed spitting contests. That’s when there were still seeds in the watermelon. Whatever happened to those seeds, anyway? Do you notice how there are always a couple in every watermelon still? Nature always […]

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“Cheesy” Paleo Meatloaf

Happy almost Father’s Day! I’ve been playing around with this recipe for a while now. I never thought I would enjoy Paleo meatloaf without grain based bread crumbs, but I was wrong! When you start thinking outside the box of traditional cooking ingredients, it really is amazing what you can create. Living with dietary restrictions […]

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The girl in the powder puff chair.

“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.” -Hal David It needs a lot more love, doesn’t it? We all know that, but how we each choose to spread the love is different, isn’t it? When I was a child, I used to do so by sitting back and observing. I was the baby […]

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Simple Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

There are two things I miss most, being on a gluten free, dairy free diet. Surprisingly, neither of them involve gluten or wheat! I used to love pizza, but the part of it that I miss most is the melted mozzarella! Yum. What I miss more than mozzarella, though, is cheddar cheese. And the other […]

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Paleo Chocolate Fudge, Dairy & Refined Sugar Free!

Since we have a coconut/cacao theme going this month, I thought I’d add another related recipe, just in time for Mother’s Day. If your mother can’t consume milk products, and/or is looking for a healthier version of fudge, here it is. I have to confess that I never really was a fan of fudge. I […]

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Homemade, Dairy Free Coconut Milk

Hi there! This post is for anyone who is looking for a healthier, food allergen free alternative to conventional milk. Nut based milks are a common replacement, but consuming too many nuts can spell really bad news for your gut, and many are highly allergenic. Limiting yourself to eating a handful a day of raw […]

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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding, Anyone?

Finally, a new recipe! Sorry for the delay. There’s been a lot distracting me lately. More on that below. The good news is that this recipe is chock full of healthy fats, which your body really needs. It’s refined sugar free, and is also free of the top 8 food allergens! The bad news is […]

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Trying to get back to regular blog postings!

Happy almost spring!!!! Here in the Northeastern USA, we are all anxiously awaiting a warmer, sunnier time of year. It’s just around the corner. Woo hoo! I haven’t written many blog posts since December, and there’s a reason for that, other than the chill that’s been in the air. Let me explain. For the handful […]

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