Healthy Deviled Eggs

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Did you know that fat is good for you?  I know, it’s really hard to wrap your mind around the idea when, for a generation, we have been told that low-fat is the way to be healthy and lose weight.  But they just had it plain ass-backwards. You need lots of fat. Fat helps your brain,… [read more]

Roasted Vegetables are Amazeballs


Not so long ago, I didn’t know how to cook. Not a single thing. I could make bad scrambled eggs, burnt bacon, and burnt toast. That was it. I lived off cold cut sandwiches, cereal, chips, frozen dinners, and any and all junk food. And oh how my body and mind paid the price. It’s… [read more]

Healthy Snacks To Go!

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If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know I’m always looking for ways to keep my sugar addiction in check. Here’s one way: Last month I made some homemade Lara Bars.   In the afternoon I always realize I am hungry as I am running out the door to go somewhere.  It was so easy and very… [read more]

Healthy Homemade French Onion Dip

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I have a very deep love affair with chips and dip.  To me it is the ultimate comfort/relaxation food.  Not exactly a healthy habit by any means, but I have always had stronger cravings for salty/crunchy rather than something sweet.  My relationship to chips and dips has evolved dramatically over the years. Frito Lay French… [read more]

Delicious, Crunchy, Tasty Grain Free Crackers

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  Chips and crackers are my weakness. I like to have crackers when I eat salads or soups because it’s hard for me to eat  those plain because of the texture. I have yet to find store-bought chips or crackers that I don’t feel guilty about eating. I make a big batch of these crackers… [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]

It’s Never Too Early for Fried Green Tomatoes

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I know it might be a little early for a Fried Green Tomatoes recipe, especially since for most of us this warm winter turned into a long, extended winter and tomatoes got in the ground a lot later this year. But if you are in Florida like me, green tomatoes are already coming! This recipe… [read more]

Artichoke Dip

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I learned this recipe years ago at a Mule Day party.  If you know what Mule Day is, you get a special prize. Long before I even started cooking, or had the courage to get into the kitchen in try things, I would always ask people how they made stuff.  I collected recipes for fun, even… [read more]

Grain-Free Copy-Cat Chick Fila Chicken Nuggets

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I have a love-hate relationship with Chick-Fil-A- and I want to stay away as much as I can muster. But I came across this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to try it out. I had no idea the secret ingredient to Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets was being marinated in dill juice!  I have an amazing, grain free chicken nuggets… [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!

Gluten-Free Grain-Free Baking: a healthy baking cookbook for mamas who don't know how to bake!

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]

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]