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dad’s potato salad

I came across this recipe and adapted it for our eating style. It’s seriously delicious! And, I was elated when my dad, who is basically a potato salad eating aficionado, said he loved it, too. Potato salad for the win! INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 – 3 lbs baby red potatoes 3 T white vinegar 2 large celery… Continue reading dad’s potato salad

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raw raspberry cheescake

This is beautiful and delicious! I made it last year for Easter, and it will make an appearance this year as well. Super clean. Super simple. Super yummy. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: Crust: 1/4 cup pecans 1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup soft Medjool dates ¼ tsp. sea salt Filling: 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked for at… Continue reading raw raspberry cheescake

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paleo chocolate brownie

We left town for a few days to get some rest and rejuvenation. I love times like this – no agenda, no to do list, just my hubz and I enjoying our surroundings, one another, and the Lord. And, bonus, it snowed! This is a delicious and decadent chocolate brownie great for any occasion. And,… Continue reading paleo chocolate brownie

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alfredo noodles + caesar salad {all clean!}

We tried this simple (like, super simple!) meal while on a mini-vacation this weekend and it’s dee-lish-usss!!! Tasty alfredo noodles and yummy caesar salad. It was like real Italiano! Plus, it’s dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and guilt free. ;) The hubz raved about it, which is always a win for me! ALFREDO NOODLES INGREDIENTS… Continue reading alfredo noodles + caesar salad {all clean!}

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lo mein with veggies

This turned out surprisingly yummy and would be great with shrimp or chicken, too! INGREDIENTS Lo Mein 8 ounces uncooked lo mein noodles or spaghetti (I used gluten free spaghetti rice noodles) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 organic red bell pepper, julienned (or thinly chopped is fine, too) 1 organic carrot, julienned (or thinly chopped… Continue reading lo mein with veggies

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sweet + sour cauliflower over rice

This is a delicious dish! It would be great to add pineapple, bell peppers, or any other veggie you like. INGREDIENTS cauliflower 5-6 cups cauliflower florets (I use the pre-cut, frozen florets… less mess!) 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted ⅓ cup tapioca starch 3-4 cups steamed rice, for serving thinly sliced green onions for garnish sauce ¾… Continue reading sweet + sour cauliflower over rice

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thai peanut spaghetti squash

I always like the idea of Thai peanut sauce, so I’ll be giving this recipe a go over the next couple of weeks! INGREDIENTS: 1 medium spaghetti squash olive oil salt 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup chopped parsley or cilantro 2 Tbsp crushed peanuts (or almonds) Peanut Sauce: 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk… Continue reading thai peanut spaghetti squash

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shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES Ingredients: 4 T of olive oil 1½ lbs. of shrimp, peeled & deveined 2/3 cup of fresh basil, chopped ½ cup of onions, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp of red pepper flakes 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 2 T of goat butter or olive oil salt & pepper… Continue reading shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles

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crockpot sun-dried tomato chicken

CROCKPOT SUN-DRIED TOMATO CHICKEN Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 1⁄2 oz of a jar of sun-dried tomatoes undrained 3 T basil leaves (fresh) Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions: In a crockpot, mix together the sun-dried tomatoes and liquid with the garlic, basil, and salt and pepper. Add the chicken… Continue reading crockpot sun-dried tomato chicken

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gluten free fried chicken

GLUTEN FREE FRIED CHICKEN Ingredients: 4 T lemon juice 4 cups plain almond milk 1 T paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder salt and pepper 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour 1 T smoked paprika 6 chicken breasts 1/2 cup coconut oil Directions: First, make the buttermilk by combining the lemon juice with the milk and let sit… Continue reading gluten free fried chicken