Cranberry Coconut Bark

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  Making a sweet holiday treat, whether it’s Christmastime or Valentine’s Day, doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. Whip up a batch of bark for nibbling! I love making bark for many reasons, like the fact that my kids can make it easily on their own, it’s pretty darn foolproof, and you can use […]

Strawberry Cream Bon Bons

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  Ok, I have a confession…Valentine’s Day has always been a sort of “meh” holiday for me. Not that I don’t love “LOVE,” but it has always seemed uncomfortable, forced, over-marketed and a bit cheesy. I never enjoyed the huge grand gestures – it was the small everyday things that floated my boat. This April […]

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Red Onion Salsa – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  This is a variation of my Dutch Oven Pork Roast recipe that appeared in my book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life. I wanted to add a little more flavor, a little more kick to the original, so I swapped out the yellow onion for a red onion, and added two jalapenos. I also had […]

Grain Free Some-More-Ahh’s – Paleo/GF/DF*/SF

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  My second favorite Girl Scout Cookie, next to Thin Mints, are the Samoas. Something about that gooey caramel, slightly crunchy cookie and toasted coconut, with the chocolate coated bottom for good measure – that would always make me eat a box (Hey, the boxes aren’t that big!) before I knew what hit me. Now-a-days I could probably […]

Grain Free Skinny Mint Cookies – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

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  Every year, about this time, I start seeing them…those adorable little girls in the Girl Scout uniforms, selling their boxes of cookies at every retail entryway in my town. Uggh! Curse you Thin Mints!!! I finally said “Enough!” of the Thin Mint deprivation and set about to create a grain free version my family […]

Toasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  This simple snack and garnish appeared in my very first cookbook, The Healthy Gluten Free Life. But I share it with you today so you can go forth and make seeds! Great by themselves, sprinkled on salads or tossed on Butternut Squash Soup, these spiced pumpkin seeds deliver great taste and nutrition.  Pumpkin seeds possess anti-inflammatory […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

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  If you’re tired of the same ‘ol pumpkin pie for the Holidays, or you’re looking for that quick-to-make Fall inspired dessert for your next get-together, look no further than these amazingly simple Pumpkin Pie Bars! Straight from the pages of my book, Make Ahead Paleo, I give you this sneak peak recipe to hopefully […]

Creamy Beef & Green Bean Casserole with Pearl Onions & Crispy Shallots – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  This recipe is from my latest book, Make Ahead Paleo, but I’m giving you a sneak peek, just in time for the Holidays!!  While I normally make this as a main-dish, for Thanksgiving we are making it without the beef as a simple side to the star of the meal – the turkey! Here’s the original recipe […]

Cranberry Sauce – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

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  I love cranberry sauce for its tangy goodness, high antioxidants, and its versatility.  We use this tangy sauce for the Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus use any leftovers to make Cranberry Chicken Fingers (from pg.136 in The Healthy Gluten Free life) and I even use it to make zesty Cranberry Vinaigrette (from pg.257 in The Healthy Gluten Free […]

Sausage Veggie Stuffing – Paleo/GF/DF/EF*

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  This was a reader favorite recipe from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, so I wanted to share it with everyone for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Originally made with gluten free bread cubes (delicious!), I adapted it to our paleo lifestyle and no-one complained a bit! Oh, and I call it stuffing, […]