Flower Pot Dessert {Paleo “dirt” chocolate pudding}

Flower Pot Paleo Chocolate Pudding

My sweet P goes to an awesome preschool with a strong play-based learning environment. The kids get lots of free play inside and out, lots of creative projects to strengthen the right side of the brain, and learn how to get along with others. There are special areas they rotate through several times a morning, including… [read more]

Amazing, Delicious, Gluten-Free Lactation Cookies

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When I was pumping, I did everything known to man to increase my supply because I was gifted with the life experience of having to exclusively pump for my daughter in order to breastfeed her. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the M+BL breastfeeding archives to learn about my daughter, Penelope, and… [read more]

Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Baking Cookbook NOW IN PRINT & Bonus Flat Bread Recipe

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Good news!  My Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Baking Cookbook is now available in print!  Click here to buy it for $19.99! I was so happy to get my little hands on a print copy, because I am still in awe of the layout and design and photo quality of this book.  I have come so far since last year… [read more]

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Gluten-Free Grain-Free Baking: My New Cookbook!

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I am SO excited about this cookbook! People will tell you baking is hard – and grain-free or gluten-free is even harder. I’m here to tell you exactly the opposite. It’s easy. You can buy it right here for $9.99:   I’m known for doing things the hard way, trial and error and teaching myself… [read more]

How To: Homemade Valentine’s Day S’Mores

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My friend Katie, aka Wellness Mama, has a great recipe on her website for healthy marshmellows. I have been wanting to try to make them oh, for like 3 months, ever since my friend Lauren told me about her homemade marshmellows (which are not healthy, so I went searching for a heathier alternative). I had intended to… [read more]

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Pumpkin Smoothie

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I love all things pumpkin: pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie. Do you see the problem? All my pumpkin involves a baked good full of sugar. My friend posted a picture of a pumpkin smoothie and I knew I needed to try my hand at one. I pinned a bunch of pumpkin smoothie recipes… [read more]

Healthy Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Fatty desserts can be really amazing if you do them right. As I pointed out in the original post, you don’t want to combine your fat with carbs, so it’s imperative that you find a recipe that is almost exclusively fat, or combined with just protein. A bit of sweetener is fine, but try to… [read more]

Grain Free Chocolate Almond-Coconut Cookies

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These cookies are husband-approved.  My husband is the biggest sugar addict I have ever met.  He has something sweet for breakfast as soon as he wakes up, followed by something else sweet for a mid-morning snack. Then a candy bar or ice cream after lunch.  Then another sweet after dinner.  It’s insane.  He is 6… [read more]

Winter Squash Recipes


At our house, fall means the beginning of winter squash season: butternut, acorn, pumpkin… I love it all! And winter squash is incredibly versatile since it can be prepared to be sweet or savory. There is so much more out there than just the traditional pumpkin pie. So, if you’re wondering what to do with… [read more]

Grain Free, Banana Almond Muffins

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Banana bread was one of the very first things I learned how to bake.   So that should tell you how easy it is to make this banana bread! This recipe has been adapted over the years as I got healthier and healthier.  I used to use a full cup of white sugar! When I… [read more]

Take Them A Meal


TakeThemAMeal.com is one of those genius inventions that you wish you had known about sooner because it is a such a huge time-saver. If you haven’t heard yet, TakeThemAMeal.com is a way you can systemically organize meal drop offs for a person in need. Whether it is because of a birth or death in the family or any… [read more]

Chocolate Covered Almond Bark

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Oh, just looking at this picture makes me want to eat more.  Good memories these chocolate covered almonds and I have together.   So after reading the book Cure Tooth Decay, I have been working hard to reduce my grain intake even more.  It’s been a long slow road for me, first step years ago… [read more]

Grain Free, Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have been doing a few grain free baking experiments lately.  The older Penelope gets, the more sugar seems to pop up everywhere.   Her memory of those times I have given her a cookie at a party or special time are strong, so she asks for cookies a lot.  I don’t want to deprive… [read more]

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Easy Blackberry Jam


Earlier this summer, when I went blueberry picking with Penelope and a friend of mine and her kids, I also picked up some blackberries. In years past, we have eaten blackberries fresh and made pies, but this year I wanted to try making jam. I have made blueberry jam before with pectin but wanted to… [read more]

July 4th Food Ideas


Big thanks to Hair On Earth for my bouncy curls, I have not worn my hair like that since I was a little girl and it was so fun!  And to the make up pros at Kanvas Beauty,  I was nervous about the bright, bright red lipstick but I trusted them and they were right, it looked great… [read more]

Sweet Fruit & Veggie Popsicles

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I made some simple blueberry-kale popsicles for Penelope’s end-of-the-school-year party earlier this month.  They such were a hit with most of the kids that I was glad I made such a big batch. I have found that forming popsicles in an ice cube tray is the perfect size for toddlers. If I give Penelope a… [read more]