Strive for health, not for “skinny”…

By |April 13th, 2014|

Too many people, especially women, think getting in shape is synonymous with “being skinny.”.  They diet, they deprive themselves, and they obsess about the perfect body.  As the years pass, we realize it is more about HEALTH, about truly caring for ourselves and improving our quality of life, than being thin.  The side effects […]

All Natural Homemade Baby Wipes

By |April 10th, 2014|

If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I am a huge advocate of using the most natural products available, and more often than not, this means I end up making them myself.  From dishwasher detergent to diaper cream, and everything in between, I am in love with making nourishing, natural beauty […]

Liver: The Ultimate Superfood

By |February 10th, 2014|

Liver.  You either love it or hate it.  And I’m going to go out on a limb and say most of us hate it.  I know I do.  Believe me, I want to love it, I really do, but. It. Tastes. Like. Crap.  You say offal, I say awful.  To be fair, chicken liver […]

Paleo Veggie, Bacon, and Beef Chili

By |November 20th, 2013|

I know what you’re thinking.  Another Paleo chili recipe?  The recipe world is inundated with them, so why would I waste my time making another? Ummm…  because this one is the best, that’s why!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried quite a few of the chili’s out there, and some are really good, but each one […]

All-natural Diaper Cream

By |November 18th, 2013|

My love affair with homemade beauty products goes something like this.  For years, before I was the crazy research nut that I am now, I slathered myself with every fragrance-filled, chemical bomb of a product that littered the shelves of the beauty aisles.  Then my first son was born, and my world was turned […]

Pumpkin Crepes

By |October 13th, 2013|

Oh boy.  I really did it this time.  You are either going to love me or hate me for this recipe.  You’ll love me because these crepes are sinfully delicious.  You’re going to hate me, or at the very least, harbor some resentment towards me because these are so delicious that once you try them you won’t want […]

Vanilla Ice Cream with Maple Butter Sauce

By |October 7th, 2013|

I have been on a major sweet kick lately.  Not that this is out of the norm, my sweet tooth is freakishly fierce, but lately is has been kicked into overdrive.  Maybe it’s the change of seasons, my body intuitively craving comforting, satiating foods.  Or maybe I just really dig sweet stuff.  Most likely, it’s the latter. […]

A Guide to Soaking Nuts and Seeds

By |September 29th, 2013|

I, like most people, enjoy eating nuts and seeds.  They make a great, portable snack and play a big role in Paleo treats and baked goods.  What you may not be aware of, however, is that seeds and nuts contain antinutrients that wreak havoc in our intestines and digestive systems.  Grains, beans, and legumes also […]

Plantain Pie Pancakes

By |September 24th, 2013|



 I love using plantains.  They are incredibly versatile, lending themselves beautifully to crackers, waffles, and yes, pancakes.  I also love that they provide my boys with the starchy, complex carbs their growing bodies need, and they’re perfect as a post workout snack for me. 



I am fortunate that my boys are great eaters.  Transitioning to […]

Sriracha Buttered Shrimp

By |September 16th, 2013|

Sriracha and butter?!?  Are there any other two words in the English language that are capable of conjuring up such feelings of pure bliss?  Okay, I take that back.  Maybe bacon and… well, pretty much anything.  Or dark chocolate and just about anything.  All right, so, there are a few other combinations that can instantly make your salivary glands go […]