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Peach Coconut Smoothie

Peach Coconut Smoothie

I honestly can’t get enough of the fresh seasonal peaches right now! And not only are peaches delicious, they also provide a plethora of benefits, including stress relief, cancer prevention and a boost to your cardiovascular system. I hope you enjoy this healthy and refreshing […]

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

Peach season is here! So that means peaches & cream, peach smoothies, and peach cobbler! Growing up, my mom would make the most divine peach cobbler recipe ever! But since it sadly doesn’t fit my gluten-free, refined-sugar-free criteria, I was determined to create one as close […]

One-Pot Chicken Dinner

One-Pot Chicken Dinner

One-pot meals are seriously the best. Not only is this a healthy, crowd-pleasing, easy-to-make meal, the clean up is also a breeze too!

Make sure you use organic chicken and veggies if possible, and even enjoy reheating these tasty leftovers the next day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

  This curried butternut squash soup is so yummy and so-oo easy to make, you don’t even have to chop up that dreaded squash, but just throw the whole thing in the oven to bake! Now how awesome is that?!   Plus, butternut squash delivers an […]

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

This fresh and colorful salsa is perfect to make for your next BBQ or social gathering. It’s incredibly tasty, and also very easy to make. I get lots of compliments on this one, and I know you will too! (Note: This is a very mild […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

The added pumpkin and spices make these grain-free pancakes over-the-top delicious!  I love making these all year long, but especially during pumpkin season.  My 2 year old repeatedly says, “mmmm, yummy pancakes,” while devouring them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oven Baked Salmon

Oven Baked Salmon

Salmon is a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins A, D, B6, B, E, and it also has significant amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc! It is, however, very important to consume only wild salmon, and not farmed, to avoid potential antibiotics, […]

Creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This extra-creamy strawberry smoothie is wonderful for when you need a refreshing and delicious pick-me-up. The secret ingredient (sour cream) is key in this one. It may seem strange, but actually adds a delicious flavor, creamy texture, and live and active cultures to your smoothie. […]

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

DIY Lip Balm With Essential Oils

 

I love lip balm! I do not however love the price of one tube or the ingredients that are used in so many of them.  I’m not a super crafty, DIY person but this recipe is SO simple I figured even I could do it and I’m so glad I did. I love this stuff!! It is the perfect consistency and it smells yummy. I also love that I got 13 tubes for roughly the price that it would have cost me to purchase the brand I used to get. They also make a great gift!

Ingredients:

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Instructions:

Place the glass bowl over the boiling water or the glass jar in the boiling water. Add the wax pellets and let them melt down. Then add in the Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, & Cocoa Butter. Stir until melted. Let cool off for a few minutes (maybe 2-3) before adding the essential oil. Carefully pour mixture into your lip balm containers. I used a small funnel & a Tablespoon to reduce the spills.  

 

Squash Medley

Squash Medley

I love butternut squash so much. It’s a healthy, versatile vegetable that has fantastic shelf life. When I was a kid, my parents would often cook up a butternut squash with some potatoes and carrots, gave it a little mash, seasoned it up a bit, […]