Freezer-Friendly, Truly Healthy, Trail Mix Recipe

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When I started substitute teaching at my daughter’s preschool this year, snack time became serious business. In the past, while working at home I could just go into the kitchen and grab whatever I wanted. Often it was a small second helping of whatever I had eaten for breakfast or lunch, or another balanced protein-packed… [read more]

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

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Who’s getting pumped for Thanksgiving this year?  I used to dread it, because it was just another reminder of what a big failure I was in the kitchen.  But after my daughter, Penelope, was born I made it my mission to teach myself how to cook so that I could make food for her.  I… [read more]

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]

3 Ways to Flavor Egg Salad

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On my second day of featuring fatty recipes, I figured egg salad would be perfect. It’s relatively cheap and very versatile. The key to delicious and healthy egg salad is first using good quality, pastured eggs. Secondly, you need to use homemade mayo, which not only guarantees you will be getting a high quality fat,… [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]