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My Favorite Paleo Things of 2015

It’s almost time to turn the page on another year! 2015 was a great year to “be paleo” – in large part because the definition of what that means is evolving with the times and no longer focuses on a strict list of yes and no foods and many more people are using it to […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Beef Stew with Turnips and Carrots (Instant Pot, Paleo, AIP)

This is the most wonderful time of year… but it is also emotionally fraught. For as much as I have to be grateful for, there is something about the impending holiday season that also makes me sad at times. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy for all the wonderful things in my life, but […]

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Recipes Treats

Cranberry Molasses Spice Cookies (Paleo)

My favorite cookies for wintertime┬áhave always been molasses spice cookies but it’s taken me a while to come up with a paleo version that is also nut free and has the same texture and taste I remember. I had been playing around with this recipe for some time when my friend Stacy (Paleo Gone Sassy) […]

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Book Reviews My Thoughts

My Favorite Cookbooks for the Paleo Lifestyle 2015 – GIVEAWAY!

The days of the “paleo diet” being all about quick weight loss are long over and this collection of my favorite paleo cookbooks for 2015 reflect that! Today, people all over the world have discovered that eating more nutrient┬ádense real foods while limiting the amount of inflammatory and processed foods makes them healthier, helps them […]

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Book Reviews My Thoughts Recipes Side Dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cinnamon – from The Healing Kitchen

This recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and cinnamon from the new book The Healing Kitchen is guaranteed to change your view of the seasonal vegetable┬áthat everyone seems to either love or hate. I’m one of the members of the former camp, but this way of preparing of them takes them from good to […]

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Crohn's Disease My Thoughts Personal

IBD Awareness Week: Celebrating 20 Years of Living with Crohn’s Disease

The first week in December is IBD Awareness Week and this year I am celebrating the fact that I have lived with Crohn’s disease for 20 years now. Yes, you read that correctly. I am CELEBRATING. Usually disease awareness campaigns are all about making people who don’t know anything about the illness aware of how […]