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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!!! {Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free}

  The other night I got a text from Lance's teacher saying she was bringing cupcakes to school the next day and asked if I could send him a gluten free treat. It was right before grocery day so I had no pre-made treats to send, was out of a lot of my baking staples, and did not feel like driving 20 minutes to town to buy something- UGH! I remembered a super-simple cookie … Read More...

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Paleo Shepherd’s Pie + The Truth About Cancer

  Shepherds pie is a classic comfort food that just can’t be beat. Whenever my son finds out I’m making shepherd’s pie for dinner, he gestures and yells “YYEESSSS” very excitedly! But he’s not the only one who likes it, the rest of of us love it too – we just don’t yell about it […]

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Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Is Now Pure Haven Essentials!

  Many of you already know, but as of last month Ava Anderson Non-Toxic officially became Pure Haven Essentials! The Anderson Family has decided to step down from daily operations and the management team, who collectively have over 150 years of business experience, has taken over. The new company produces 100% of the products in-house […]

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Spring Has Sprung! + Baby Carrots are soaked in WHAT!?!

Before we get into the spring recipes, I have tell you what a friend recently told me what baby carrots are soaked in – it blew my mind! So what’s the secret ingredient in the above carrot recipe? CHLORINE! Yes, baby carrots are soaked in chlorine, you read that right!! Wanting to know more I […]

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FREE Paleo Bundle – Over $1000 In Value!!!

*I’m not affiliated with Paleo Dork I came across this awesome FREE bundle and I didn’t want anyone to miss out – it’s a FREE Paleo Bundle worth over $1000 – WOW!!! The bundle includes: 62 Free E-books 26 weeks of meal plans and 5+ hours of video Some of the categories include: Premium Videos […]

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BBQ Stuffed Baked Potatos {Slow Cooker, Gluten Free & Paleo}

This has become one of our new favorite recipes. I’m even planning on making this one evening for our group that’s going snow skiing in a few weeks. It is so easy to just throw all of the ingredients in a crock pot in the morning and when it’s time to eat you have pork […]

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Simple, Classic Chili {Paleo & Whole30}

    This is my mom’s classic chili recipe that I’ve eaten since I was a little girl and now that I’m grown with a family of my own, it’s the recipe I make for them too. It’s easy, filling, and comforting when its cold outside.  I hope it becomes a staple in your family like […]

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Top 25 Recipes Of 2015

It’s always fun to look back and see what everyone’s favorite recipes were this past year. While most of the ones on the list were expected, there are a few that surprised me! If you’ve had a chance to try any of them please leave a comment, I’d love to hear your feedback! Here are […]

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Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe {Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free}

    It’s hard to find a good BBQ sauce that doesn’t have ‘high fructose corn syrup’ as one of it’s main ingredients. And even if you can find a BBQ sauce that you like without high fructose corn syrup, it usually has cornstarch and refined sugars or is crazy expensive. I know no one […]

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Ava Anderson – Discounts, Free Products, And Free Shipping!

  From now through Monday I’m offering big saving with my new favorite company Ava Anderson Non-Toxic! I’ve tried lots of natural products that have left me underwhelmed, but Ava Anderson products actually work! Plus, they are completely non-toxic and affordable. I love their BB Cream, foundation, mascara, their dream cream is simply amazing, and […]

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Easy Homemade Mayonnaise {Paleo, Whole30, Dairy Free}

  I never thought I would make homemade mayonnaise when I can just buy a jar at the store. After all, it’s dairy free and cheap. But let me tell you, after discovering just how easy it is to make my own homemade mayonnaise, how much better it tastes, and how many junk ingredients are […]

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Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Make-Up, Skin Care, Body Care, And More!

  UPDATE- Ava Anderson Non-Toxic is now PURE HAVEN ESSENTIALS!!!! They currently do not have as many products as before because they are moving all products in-house, so if it was made else-where it will not be available until they can produce it themselves.  I started using natural cleaners and essential oils several years ago […]

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16 Favorite Fall Treats {Paleo}

I haven’t done hardly any baking over the summer, but fall is in the air and I’m getting the itch to have the oven fill my house with the warm spices of fall! If you want some ideas of what to make, here are some of my favorites:   Pumpkin Muffins With “Cream Cheese” Frosting – […]

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How To Perfectly Cook A Spaghetti Squash Without Losing A Finger!

  I love spaghetti squash! It’s a very tasty, versatile grain free alternative to noodles. But cutting it is hard and time consuming, plus I don’t think taking a large, sharp knife to a round rock hard spaghetti squash is a very good idea – I almost sliced off my finger! I decided there must […]

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Gluten Free Recipe Fix Carnival: Back-To-School and Fall Recipes

  Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything but things have been crazy! We moved 2 weeks ago, I started working 2 days a week, and Lance started having seizures again We were really excited because we thought we had successfully weaned him off of his medicine but then […]