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Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Picture it: snow falling outside, fire burning, you sitting down on a comfortable chair wrapped up in a blanket drinking healthy hot chocolate.

Mmmm... Delicious!

While I don't happen to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, I still very much enjoy sipping on a nice cup of hot chocolate in the winter.  Something about hot drinks are so comforting and relaxing -- that warm sensation you get with each sip (or even simply holding your mug) makes you feel at peace.

Healing All Purpose AIP Spice Mix [paleo, AIP]

Healing All Purpose AIP Spice Mix [paleo, AIP]

A few months ago, I went on a strict AIP diet to see if it would help heal my gut. This meant I had to remove all nightshades... this includes most types of pepper as well as seeds  pretty much ruling out all spice mixes you would make or buy.

Well that sure makes life easy!…

Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Mmmm... chocolate (or for me, right now: mmm... chocolate carob chips!)  Is this how you react too?  I have always been a chocolate lover.  My parents (more specifically, my mom) kinda raised me this way.  Growing up, I can guess that I had chocolate in one form or another every single day.  And I still love it!  You'd think I'd get bored of it, right?  Well... not the case.

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

I'm going to say right off bat that I'm completely okay with white potatoes... As long as that glucose is being used in the body and not just being packed away into fat cells.  That being said, there are times when I do not need the extra simple sugars from white potatoes and green plantains would be more beneficial for me.

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon [paleo, gluten-free]

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon [paleo, gluten-free]

I looked high and low for a recipe I thought my husband would enjoy that wasn't a mock Chinese dish (which is more his style…).  I also was hoping to find a recipe that would force me to use my cast iron pan that's been locked up in a cabinet for some time now.  So I found this sweet potato skillet and decided to give it a go!

Best Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream [paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free]

Best Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream [paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free]

Have you ever had a craving for one of the worst desserts you could imagine?  Yeah, I'm right there with you.  I'm a huge sucker for some creamy ice cream... I grew up eating it practically every single night!  But it's hard to find a good, easy dessert recipe that won't make you feel terrible.  Or that you're just eating junk.  Or one that satisfies your cravings.  So I'm here to share with you today a simple paleo vanilla ice cream recipe that will not only satisfy your ice cream cravings, but will also give you some added nutrients!  Can't beat that, now can you?

Crock Pot Paleo Spaghetti with Pork Meat Sauce [paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free]

Crock Pot Paleo Spaghetti with Pork Meat Sauce [paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free]

Are you like me and just LOVE a good bowl of spaghetti?  Oh. M. Gee.  I could seriously eat it every day (as long as there's a hunk of meat in it)...!  But because I don't love consuming processed noodles (occasionally I'll use rice noddles in a jiffy), I almost always make it with a good ole nutritious spaghetti squash - the paleo spaghetti way!  No, it may not taste the same (though you seriously get used to it fast...!) or have the same texture as noodles BUT it is so much healthier for ya and you'll soon fall in love with your new guilt-free pasta (: I don't know if I've told you before, but I'm seriously no cook...  I don't love cooking, and I like cleaning the used dishes even less.  So this is another "prep it and forget it" recipe to make life easier.  One of my go-to recipes. 

Chicken Lime Healthy Taco Salad [paleo, gluten-free]

Chicken Lime Healthy Taco Salad [paleo, gluten-free]

New recipe!  Simple, delicious, and packed with protein.  A true healthy taco salad – none of those fried shells or chips in this recipe (: But it’s so good you won’t need any!  With just a hint of lime, this recipe adds a little fiesta flare to your day.