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Dairy-Free Kefir Parfaits

  So, I’ve been wanting to experiment with fermented foods for a long time. I eat fermented foods. I’ve just never made my own, until now. I bought a book on fermenting foods about two years ago and have been so distracted, so I never tried. Someone I know had more kefir grains than he was able to keep up with and offered some to me. I took that as a sign it was time to finally try fermenting foods.…

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Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie (Nut-Free)

Growing up, for every holiday my grandma would always make tons of food. She would make spanokopita from scratch (which the whole family would devour) and tons of desserts to bring over. One of my favorite desserts that she would make was Chocolate Pudding Pie. I always looked forward to it with her homemade whipped cream on top. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, we started buying spanokopita from Greek shops and there was no more of her homemade…

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Truffle Mashed Cauliflower

Truffles make everything better. Do yourself a favor, if you’re ever eating at Seasons 52, order the arugula truffle salad. You can thank me later. Truffle potatoes are another one of my favorites. While I do still eat potatoes, I love to make mashed cauliflower. It’s so delicious and lower in carbs. I make different variations of mashed cauliflower and usually just eyeball it and taste-test while I’m making it. I was asked about how I make my mashed cauliflower,…

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Grain-Free Cauli-“Rice” Balls

I haven’t eaten a rice ball in years. Even before paleo I only ate them on occasion because I would normally just get pizza when I went to the pizzeria. Rice is a food I’ve always loved, but have only eaten it very rarely since starting my paleo lifestyle. My cousin gave me the idea to make a paleo version of Italian style rice balls and I thought that was an awesome idea. If you can’t tolerate dairy, you can…

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Paleo Salmon Teriyaki

I’ve been on my journey to optimal health for a little bit over 3 years now. Eating paleo made me feel much better at first, but I must admit I eat way too much paleo sweets and treats. I would always tell myself, “it’s okay, it’s paleo.” Now that I am studying nutritional therapy, I am finally coming around to accept that no, that really doesn’t make it okay. Once in a while, as a treat, yes that’s fine, but…

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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Gravy

  I’ve been more busy than usual since I started the Nutritional Therapy Consultant program through NTA, so the crockpot is a lifesaver! It’s only been a week since the program started, but I am loving it so much already! A lot of the introductory material was information that I already knew from my own research, but I learned even more and I’m so excited to share that information with all of you. I’m really excited to see how I…

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Skirt Steak in Red Wine Sauce

So this is the first week of the Nutritional Therapy Consultant program that I am taking through the Nutritional Therapy Association! I am eager to learn more about nutrition and real food so I can help people heal themselves with food. It’s going to be hard work going through the program while working full time but it’s totally worth it. Paleo changed my life so much and I can’t wait to start helping other people change their lives with paleo!…

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Beef & Vegetable Stew

Beef stew is a traditional winter meal. It’s warm and comforting and simple. I added more vegetables and used sweet potato to make it hearty and healthy. This is perfect to make in the morning and come home without having to make a side dish since it’s already full of vegetables. It’s a convenient, one-pot meal. I like to make this when I need time in the evening to get other stuff done.   Easy- *** Fast- * (****) Spicy-…

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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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Pumpkin Spice Coffee

  Before I became paleo I was obsessed with Pumpkin Lattes from Dunkin Donuts & Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I always looked forward to fall and enjoying the specialty coffees. Now that I know those lattes are full of junk, I make my own. I personally don’t put the maple syrup in because I enjoy it fine without the sweetener. This coffee is my favorite part of the morning!   Easy- ***** Fast- ***** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 2…

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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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