Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

nutrition Dec 29, 2015

With all of the holiday parties and gatherings, I was excited to try new recipes, especially new dessert recipes.

We had the family over for Christmas Eve, so I was really looking forward to cooking some new dishes. I browsed through my favorite cookbook, Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, and picked out my menu: Sweet potato chili and chocolate peanut butter pie.

I got a little ambitious...

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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Horseradish Dressing

nutrition Dec 22, 2015

This roasted vegetable salad with horseradish dressing is one of my favorite dishes to serve at parties because it’s easy to make in large quantities and everyone loves it! It’s inspired by the Autumn Ingredient Salad from True Food Kitchen if you’ve been there.

This year, I made it for my birthday party and thanksgiving. I got several requests for the recipe, so I’m...

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Why Your Gut Issues May be a Brain Problem

nutrition Dec 08, 2015

If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS or some other type of digestive condition, then chances are, you’ve been told by your doctor to reduce your stress; as if stress is causing all of your symptoms. Maybe you were even prescribed an antidepressant.

While this is very common in mainstream medicine, it’s also very frustrating because I know and you know it’s more complicated...

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

nutrition Nov 18, 2015

I’ve always had a sweet tooth and a love for chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Now I’ll admit, a few years ago, saying I had a sweet tooth was an understatement. It was an all out sugar addiction.

However, since I’ve eliminated refined sugar and processed foods from my diet and gone completely sugar free for a period of time, I don’t crave sweets like I used to. Many...

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4 Ways to Promote Healing that Have Nothing to Do With Food

nutrition Nov 10, 2015

When you’re not feeling well, trying to heal yourself can become very stressful, especially when everything you’re trying doesn’t seem to be working.

In the natural wellness world, we tend to focus first on food and then on supplements. I completely agree that diet is a great place to start. When you remove the foods that are causing inflammation in your body, then...

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Constipated? Try These Natural Remedies

nutrition Nov 05, 2015

Constipation sucks. It’s so frustrating, you feel absolutely miserable, and it puts you in a crappy mood (pun intended). When people ask you what’s wrong, it’s very unlikely you’re going to respond, “I’m constipated.” So, instead, you put on a smile and act like everything is okay, when in fact, all you can think about is finding relief.

Constipated? Try these natural remediesWell,...

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

essential oils nutrition Nov 03, 2015

I’ve been following a paleo (grain-free) diet for over a year now, and I’m a big fan. While I still follow paleo 95% of the time, I’ve recently started adding in a few gluten-free grains that I know I can tolerate pretty well. One of these is gluten-free oats.

I know I need to be gluten-free 100% of the time, so I’m careful to buy certified gluten-free oats. (Oats that...

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4 Odd Ways to Improve Your Digestion That I Doubt You’ve Tried

nutrition Aug 31, 2015

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “all disease begins the gut”. This statement is very accurate,and I’m certainly not going to argue with it. If your gut isn’t in optimal shape, then your immune system and your health will suffer.

However, sometimes we have to look beyond the gut to help fix the problem. The gut is connected to every other system and organ in the...

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Try This Master Mineral to Ease Your Constipation

nutrition Jun 22, 2015

Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the US and Western countries. There are at least 2.5 million doctor visits for constipation in the US each year and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent for laxatives yearly. About 42 million people in the US, or 15% of the population suffer from constipation.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any great...

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Pumpkin Coconut Paleo Custard

nutrition May 04, 2015

Two of my favorite homemade desserts are my pumpkin spice custard and paleo custard. But my favorite way to enjoy them is to have a combination of both. So, if I make one, I usually end up making the other.

After doing this a couple of times, I decided that maybe I could combine these 2 recipes into one. So, that’s what I did, and it turned out really well! Plus, it saved...

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