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bruschetta

I realized this afternoon that I haven’t yet posted this delicious recipe! It’s great for parties and just as a weekend snack, too. I’ve used crackers and I’ve also used a baguette… gluten free, of course. ;) INGREDIENTS: 8-10 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 3-4 fresh garlic cloves, minced (or you can use pre-minced from a jar) 20 fresh… Continue reading bruschetta

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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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the grand finale (at least for now!)

I have been blogging now at The.Refurbished.Life for SEVEN MONTHS! Seems like much longer on some days, and like I just started yesterday on other days. When I began, I had absolutely NO idea how much work it is to maintain a successful blog. The hours of writing content that is hopefully captivating enough to… Continue reading the grand finale (at least for now!)

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happy 4th with baked apples

Happy 4th of July, everyone! What a festive holiday our Independence Day has become. I’m so glad that this year the rain has subsided so we’ll get to watch fireworks out on the lake. Woot! I’m grateful for our freedom in this country, but even more grateful for our freedom in Christ. Praise God for… Continue reading happy 4th with baked apples