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Shortbread is probably one of my favorite cookies. What can I say? Butter is awesome. And it is one of the specific things I’ve missed a bit since going grain-free. So when I came across this recipe, I had to try it out. It’s originally from Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, a book I


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Now that I seem to have my mind back (maybe it was the massage I got today!), I can write this up for you. It’s very tasty, and makes a LOT of soup. We froze about half of it. I think it makes 8-10 servings. I threw this together out of my own head, but


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I don’t know why, but I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately. Paleo hot chocolate, chocolate-dipped macaroons, and now this. I wanted to make some chocolate milk but we didn’t have any of the powdered stuff or chocolate syrup, so I whipped up my own. It was so easy that I’m wondering why I haven’t


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So incredibly simple, so delicious. Sweet husband and I are enjoying mugs of it, watching the latest episode of Bones on Hulu while our baby girl sleeps in the other room. (Grossly enough, this Bones episode has them finding a decomposed body in the world’s largest chocolate bar… but it doesn’t bother me at all


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Reader Stefanie recommended the site Health-Bent to me, and while I was glancing over it, I saw these coconut macaroons. I actually happened to have some egg whites in the fridge, from when I made a hollandaise sauce earlier in the week, so I (literally) whipped up some macaroons. I did them a tiny bit


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For forever, I’ve had the Pioneer Woman’s Cauliflower Soup bookmarked. It just looks amazing, doesn’t it? My friend Meagan has made it and has confirmed its amazingness. But I never made it. Don’t ask me why. And now I wouldn’t want to make it as-is because it has flour in it. So I made my


Roasted Okra and Onions

Since Okra has been in season and in abundance at our farmer’s market, we’ve been eating it almost every week lately. And this way of making it is so easy and delicious (and NOT slimy – which I know you’ll appreciate if you’re like me and hate slimy okra) that this is how we’ve prepared


Coconut Cream “Health Fudge”

I saw this recipe on the Tropical Traditions site, and made a version of it (changed a couple things to suit what ingredients I had). Aren’t they pretty little squares? Coconut Cream “Health Fudge” In a bowl, mix: 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate 3/4 cup natural peanut butter 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder


Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Maybe it’s because we’ve been running around a lot more in the mornings, but Anneliese has been napping like crazy lately. Seriously, I have HOURS to get things done now! So yesterday I baked those banana nut muffins, and today I tried out a pumpkin recipe I had in my head. At first I thought


Grain-Free Banana Nut Muffins

I love fall and fall foods, so I’ve been wanting to make banana nut bread since our chilly snap last week (though today was as hot as the dickens again). Pumpkin bread is around the corner, too. Since we had a couple brown bananas waiting for me in the fridge, I thought I’d throw together


Husband-Approved Cole Slaw

My husband is pretty picky when it comes to cole slaw. He doesn’t like it when it’s too acidic, or when there’s “weird stuff” in it, and pretty much only likes the cole slaw from Kentucky Fried Chicken. But who knows what’s actually in their cole slaw? (I admit, I like it too… but fast


Grain-Free Granola Bars

One of the all-time most popular posts on this blog is the Homemade Granola Bar Recipe. But for over a year now, I’ve been avoiding grains in favor of more nutrient-dense foods. An oat-filled granola bar isn’t going to do me any favors now that I’m grain-free. Enter: The grain-free granola bar. I took my



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