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Thai Coconut Mushroom Soup

This soup was inspired by my lunch with my daughter last month to a Thai restaurant in Ft. Collins.  What a delicious soup!  While I believe the restaurant used a bone stock with its coconut milk, I wanted this to be completely vegetarian.  So I made my own vegetable stock. Print Recipe Thai Coconut Mushroom… Read more »

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Butternut Squash Casserole

Our family celebrates something very special on our annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” night at our house. Everyone is home for the holidays. My husband schedules the date at least 6 months in advance on all of our calendars. We have a trivia quiz before dinner with appetizers, and after dinner we all watch the… Read more »

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Medicinal Bone Broth

We just got back from an incredibly relaxing all-inclusive vacation with friends in Mexico, where you could dine to your heart’s content in 5 different restaurants, be served fancy frozen drinks on the beach, go on adventurous excursions (like ziplining!), and indulge in soothing massages every day.  It was awesome, and my body was utterly stress-free when I got… Read more »

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Cool Coconut Whipped Cream

I haven’t posted for awhile since I have been stuck trying to get my recipe writer  plugin to work (since Sept!), however it’s time to move on… this non-dairy ‘cool whip’ option is too good not to talk about.  I found this at Sprouts on sale at beginning of November.  I bought three!  We used… Read more »

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Stromboli, Yes!

Our next was off to college last week and she put in her order for her last home-cooked meal and it was Stromboli!  Stromboli?!  This was something I had not thought about since going gluten free years ago.  When I found this great stromboli recipe 20 years ago, my husband and I (and friends) used… Read more »

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“Cookie dough” for breakfast?

This post is for my friend…  She is looking for more paleo type breakfasts to serve to her 10 year old who apparently can be as picky as my 6yr old!  Well, this is an original concoction created by my 21 yr old college athlete daughter.   After her (many) workouts, she comes into the… Read more »

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Brownie Bites

These little dandies were the first thing that I latched onto when we started going paleo.  Simple and quick to make.  The kids loved them.  I loved them.  Great snacks or dessert (depending on how much chocolate chips were added).  You can add protein powder to them, or coat them with cocoa powder, or dip… Read more »

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Plantain Crackers, anyone?

                My teenage daughter brings these to school and always gets puzzled, weird looks when she tells them what these crackers are.  The other teens may originally show shock at such a weird snack at their lunch table crammed with Doritos, Frito-Lay chips, and giant cookies, but eventually… Read more »

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Valentine Crepes

   Last week prior to  Feb 14, my 5 year old had a wonderful idea unto herself that I wanted to share with you all.  (I personally think this was divinely inspired).   When making our breakfast tapioca crepes and talking about making our valentines, my little one mentions she wants to give my “mom friends”… Read more »

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Starting Now… Ideas for paleo kids’ breakfast and lunch

  STARTING NOW… It’s high time I dedicate time to writing this down.  My family and I have been on an amazing journey since 2011.  Beginning with food, many things have changed in my life, not only am I feeling more alive (including more energetic, lost weight), but I have also squashed some lifelong emotional… Read more »