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It's MmmMonday again, and that means I'm back to review another food-related book from my shelf! This time, it's Sarah Fragoso's Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship.   This is a kids' book, written in halfway-to-comic-book style, about a kid named Jimmy who doesn't want to eat the new weird Paleo foods (like


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A couple of weeks ago, I bought a bunch of apples and whipped up some Cinnamon Applesauce. I didn't use any “established” recipe, but how can you go wrong with something so simple? All applesauce is is cooked apples, mushed up or blended, really. I filled my crock pot with apples, peeled (because they're not


Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

This book. Is. A. Gamechanger. There are books explaining the hows and whys of Paleo, which might have a few recipes. Then there are cookbooks with lots of Paleo recipes and full-color photos, and usually a brief introduction and maybe a shopping list or “how to stock your pantry” type feature. But Practical Paleo by


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Chicken pot pie is one of those foods I’ve always loved. It’s warm and creamy, there’s just the right amount of chicken, lots of vegetables, and a perfect crust to include a bit of in every bite, like a biscuity condiment. But I haven’t made it in ages, because my “go-to” recipe involved canned “Cream


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Cooking for myself and a toddler (while my husband is deployed) is SO different than cooking for all 3 of us. Especially since my husband takes leftovers to work for lunch. So I’ve been focusing on trying to make 3 categories of dinners for Anneliese and myself, to avoid eating the same leftovers for a


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Maybe 2 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me this cookbook, A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash. I love fall, fall weather, fall foods… so I’ve enjoyed leafing through it and finding inspiration in its pages. Until this weekend though, I’m not sure I had actually made a recipe from the book as it was written!


A Year of Laundry Detergent for Less Than $16 !

Seriously, you guys. When I watched the Duggars making their vats of laundry detergent (Was it on the show, or did I just dream about it?) I thought… “Okay, that’s a little bit beyond what I’m ever going to do to pinch a penny.” But then I saw this post about making laundry soap. No


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This week, I’m introducing MmmMonday! Each week, I’m going to try a recipe from one of my cookbooks, let you know how it goes, and give a quick review of the book. You can join in too by linking up with something awesome you cooked this week! The first book I’m reviewing is Tammy Credicott’s


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I had heard somewhere about eating more coconut oil in order to raise the fat content of your breastmilk, so I thought I would try it out. That was a couple of days ago, and the fudge I made has been really delicious, but I’ve read some more stuff since then… basically saying raising the


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Fettuccine schmettuccine. Who needs pasta? Not me! Even before I “found Primal” over 3 years ago, when I was a HARDCORE PASTA LOVER, something funny happened. I’d make a “pasta thing” which would have noodles of some sort, sauce, veggies, and sometimes a meat. Then I’d try to get more of the “good stuff” (i.e.,


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I really didn’t know what to call this. But it’s delicious. Tuna steaks simply grilled and topped with a colorful veggie-olive medley. We ate it with Grain-Free Baked Zucchini Rounds. I really think this would be great for pork or chicken too, if you’d prefer. Print Tuna Steaks with Pepper-Olives Medley Author: Joyful Abode Recipe type: Dinner,


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We have several grain-free pancake recipes we turn to when we want a “bready” (but still high-protein) breakfast. These Paleo Banana Nut Waffles can also be made as excellent pancakes. These coconut flour pancakes are also quite tasty, and I have a few variations on them I like to make too. But the last couple



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