The Ultimate Side Dish

  I love potatoes. And brussels sprouts. I really love pretty much all foods. This side dish combines starch and veggies to make what I like to call The Ultimate Side Dish.  This will go with anything and is even better with chopped bacon mixed in. Use a food processor to do your chopping for you and save on time. Easy- **** Fast- **** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 3-4 red potatoes, chopped 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves,…

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Kombucha: The Healthy Alternative to Soda

Kombucha is all the rage right now. It’s popping up in stores all over and being praised by the real food community. So, what is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea, loaded with probiotics. The process of making kombucha starts with tea, sugar, and a SCOBY (a colony of bacteria that are able to reproduce). The mixture is then kept in a dark place at room temperature and ferments for a couple weeks. After the first fermentation it is optional…

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Important Words on Food Labels

Reading and understanding food labels can be tricky. Food companies do this on purpose. They want you to be confused so you will buy their product thinking it is good for your health, even if it really isn’t. It is important to educate yourself on all the different words that can be found on food labels so you can make a proper informed decision while food shopping. Always read the label carefully and look out for hidden ingredients. This is…

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Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread muffins! Seasonal flavors make me excited to eat and I am big fan of muffins. Youfreshnaturals coco-nut butters are so delicious, I had to make their seasonal Dark Chocolate Gingerbread be a part of my recipe. Make these muffins and enjoy the holiday season even more (if that’s possible)! These muffins are not very sweet, so if you like them sweeter add some more maple syrup.   Easy- ***** Fast- **** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 1 cup Dark Chocolate…

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Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are here and it’s time to start getting gifts for the people in your life. Need some help coming up with a great gift idea for the paleo foodie in your life? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of what I think are great, non-food and food, gift ideas for the paleo foodie in your life.   Non-Food Gifts: 1. Yoga Mat – Yoga is great for your health,…

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Roasted Chive & Onion Cauliflower

I truly love the flavor of the onion family. I recently bought dried chives and dried minced onions. I wanted to roast the cauliflower differently than I normally do, so I thought it would be perfect to use my new spices. This is very easy to make and a great versatile side dish. It tastes amazing and if you’re serving to non-paleo guests it would be great with some grass-fed cheese and bacon mixed in.   Easy- ***** Fast- ****…

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Eggnog Gingerbread Brownies

I love the holiday season! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love indulging in all the seasonal flavored treats like gingerbread and eggnog. In this recipe, I’ve combined my two favorites: gingerbread and eggnog together to make brownies. I always used to go to Starbucks and get gingerbread lattes, so I’m definitely going to create a healthier version of that too. I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping as well. I can’t wait to get a tree, wrap all the…

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Shredded Chicken with Red Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

If I’m being totally honest here, I got the idea to add butter to my sauce from watching the Showtime show Episodes with Matt LeBlanc. His character makes his red sauce with butter, and I thought that probably tastes amazing and since grass-fed butter is great for your health, I gave it a try. This recipe is extremely easy to make and requires virtually no skill. Most of my recipes are easy like that because I am not a natural-born…

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Pumpkin Spice Brownies

Who doesn’t like brownies? Everyone does. Even people who claim to not like brownies will still eat them (I used to be one of those people). I wanted to get in another pumpkin recipe before it changes to gingerbread & eggnog season, so I thought to combine pumpkin and brownies. If you look around the stores during fall, you can see pumpkin flavor in just about everything, but most of those items are made artificially. This pumpkin spice brownies recipe…

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Mustard Herb Beef

So, it’s getting really cold outside now, which I hate. I can’t deal with the winter. I would really love to move to the west coast, like San Diego, California. That would be awesome. Anyway, when the weather gets colder I tend to make a lot more crockpot meals. Before I was paleo, I used to go out to Japanese hibatchi restaurants and get beef with the mustard dipping sauce. Since then, I like to eat mustard with beef. I…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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