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My Stem Cell Journey – Gearing Up

We leave in the morning for the long drive to Chicago for my adult stem cell treatment. I have so many mixed emotions right now. Part of me is so excited and hopeful and faithful that wonderful and amazing things are about to happen! Yet, there is a part of me that is so afraid and […]

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Sweet Italian Dressing

    As promised on Facebook yesterday, this is a very yummy and easy salad dressing that my husband just can’t seem to get enough of! It doesn’t need a lot of fancy talk or long explanations…it is just simple and GOOD! So without further ado…     You will need just 5 simple ingredients… […]

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The Paleo Approach: A Review

Where do I even begin with this book!? It is an amazing work of intellect! This is like having the benefit of a college course without the massive student debt and homework! Sarah has really put her heart and soul into making sure that we are provided with the most thorough information possible in her […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a sweet treat during the holidays. These are the yummy Chocolate Chip cookies that Steven and I whipped up this morning. They are quick and easy and oh so tasty! Plus, they are paleo AND gluten, egg, and dairy free! Can’t beat that! I adapted this recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s, found in her […]

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Anemia…Do You Have Enough Iron?

What Is Anemia? Anemia is diagnosed when your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells or when your blood does not contain enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein rich in iron that helps your blood carry oxygen from the lungs to other areas of the body. There are many different types of anemia…over […]

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The Seasons of Life

You all are going to have to forgive me for my fair weather blogging recently. These Seasons of Life are such roller coasters, and I seem to always use that as an excuse to run away and hide in my box. I have been dealing with a couple of new relapses, and one of those […]

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Aronia Smoothie

I love my aronia smoothies!! These have been the perfect addition to my diet! They are so tasty and satisfying, I just had to share them with you! The best thing about these smoothies is their health benefits! Aronia berries are fast becoming a popular new super food…and for good reason! These tiny berries are […]

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Beans & Rice Enchiladas

For those of you who are not aware, I have been on a very restricted diet for some time now. I have pretty much been all over the place in the way of eliminations and re-introductions of foods, trying to figure out what works best for me. Beans and tomatoes have not been on my […]

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Garlic & Chive Notatoes

So most people look at me with a very awkward stare when I tell them that I’m making notatoes for supper. We don’t do white potatoes, but we sure do miss the yummy stuff that goes along with them. So…I came up with this awesome recipe for notatoes that tastes just like mashed potatoes, but […]

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Hot Cereal – Quinoa/Rice with Cinnamon

I have never been a fan of hot cereals. Mom could never get me to eat oatmeal, let alone cream of wheat or anything like that. But oh how I love my rice cereal! Thank you soooo much Chantale for the wonderful recipe! She has had me on this as part of my “gut healing” […]

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Amy’s Curry Powder

I had never tried curry before. I have heard of it a million times, I’ve just never taken the time or had much desire to give it a shot. However, my nutritionist suggested it to me as something that would possibly help aleviate some inflammation…so I decided it was worth a try. But you know […]

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Peas & Carrots Casserole

This new diet change has not been near as much of a challenge as I thought it was going to be. For the most part, I am still blending everything, to make it super easy to digest…but there are times when I just feel like chewing, so I cook me some stuff that will curb […]

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Simple Squash Bites

It has been a while since my last post. So sorry about the delay. I am still  battling this last MS relapse. It seems to be kicking my butt pretty good this time. I’m having lots of trouble with my right hand now (on top of the usual struggles) so it is making it quite […]

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“Orange Julius” Ice Cream

I had an intense craving for an orange julius a couple of days ago. I have no idea why. I hadn’t had one since high school. tee hee. I thought it was kind of an odd thing to be desiring, but thought I’d be able to figure something out, none the less. So with a little brainstorming, […]

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Maple Hill Dryer Balls – Review & GIVEAWAY!

We all know I am on a “saving money” and “natural replacements” kick recently. Making my own laundry soap, my own hand soap, and I even have an all purpose cleaner and glass cleaner that I haven’t shared with you yet! So why not add to the savings and non-toxic cleaners and invest in some […]

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Choco-Fudge Cookie Bites, Paleo Style…

So on the day before my birthday, I could not think of anything better to do than to fill my kitchen with sweet and tasty treats that I normally would never be eating! Miss Kayla (one of the super cool chickies that helps me out during the day) made a very yummy suggestion about some […]

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Cilantro Guacamole Boats – (AIP)

Snacking is a big thing for me. Many would argue with me and say that it isn’t necessary…some would even tell me that it isn’t healthy. However, for me, it is mandatory. I just can’t seem to eat enough food all at one sitting to be able to hang for 4-6 hours without munching on […]

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DIY Foaming Hand Soap

This was another one of my sisters blogs of motivation that I just had to share! This DIY Foaming Hand Soap is sooooo simple and is going to save us soooo much money! Not to mention the fact that I have tried and tried to find soaps without sodium laurel sulfate, horrible parabyns, propylene glycol (that […]

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DIY Laundry Soap!

Who doesn’t love saving money!? And how much better is it when you can save money by being more conscious of being healthy!? My sister posted this fabulous and oh so inspiring recipe for DIY laundry soap on her blog, and I just HAD to try it! I have been toying with the idea of making homemade […]

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Full Disclosure – This Is Me – The MS Battle

This isn’t a typical post for me. I don’t generally post on the battles of MS. Most of my posts are centered around recipes. Healthy, yummy recipes, to help you get away from the S.A.D. (standard American diet) and onto the road of God created eating and joyful health. However, I feel that I have […]

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Turkey Veggie Burgers

These burgers have been a life saver for me. When I’m battling the MS fatigue and pain and just don’t feel like cooking, these are a great way for me to know that I’m still getting a lot of nutrition, without all the fuss. I make up several batches at a time, cook them, and […]

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Ginger Spice Blend – (AIP)

I am always up for creating spice mixes that make my job in the kitchen easier. This spice mix is incredibly simple, wonderfully tasty, and a perfect way to add more ginger to your diet! Ginger is a spice that should be in everyone’s kitchen. Not just because it tastes good, but because it has […]

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Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups!!!

Here it is, the promised paleo “peanut butter” cup creation! These things put Reese’s to shame, in my opinion. The dark chocolate with the creamy, gooey center, makes me want to melt right out of my chair! This was a complete “last minute” experiment. I was trying to think of things for New Year’s snacking, […]

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Homemade Dark Chocolate *Revised and updated*

So I have made a few changes to my original homemade dark chocolate recipe and thought I should pass on the updated information. This recipe yields a lot more chocolate, and I feel it tastes even better!  I don’t pour it into a pyrex anymore. Instead, I dish it into small candy cups, to make […]