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Tomato-less Marinara Sauce (Nightshade-free, AIP-friendly)

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With nightshades becoming a more common food sensitivity these days, many might find themselves looking for an alternative to their favorite tomato-based condiments and sauces, like this marinara sauce.

If you’re not familiar with nightshades, they are a family

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Quinoa Pumpkin Porridge

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Now that it’s getting chillier outside, I’m starting to crave warmer and heartier breakfasts.

This porridge is a filling and delicious breakfast option featuring quinoa, a gluten-free “pseudograin” that’s technically a seed, but is prepared like a grain. Quinoa

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Friday Faves

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I’ve had the opportunity to try several new products lately, so I thought I’d take a moment to share them with you all. With holiday shopping around the corner, I think some of these would make great gift ideas!

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Coconut Flour Carrot Cake (Dairy-free)

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Carrot cake is a family favorite in my house. It’s the flavor I request practically every year for my birthday, so I wanted to come up with a grain-free alternative that’s as flavorful as the original.

Made with coconut

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Lemon Coconut Glaze (Nut-free, Vegan)

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This glaze is a quick and easy topping for your favorite cake or bars. Made with fiber-rich coconut butter and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, it’s a healthier alternative to traditional icings made with powdered sugar!

Lemon Coconut

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My Favorite Kitchen Tricks

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Preparing healthy meals at home can be a little overwhelming at times, but the more often you do it, the more you learn little tricks along the way. Shaving off a few minutes from your prep time here and there

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Baked Vegetable Marinara (Grain-free)

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We’re in the Midwest this week, where it’s quite a bit colder than we’re used to, so I’m all about the comfort food lately.

This baked vegetable dish is just the type of meal I love when the weather

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Sweet Potato Queso Dip (Dairy-free, Nut-free)

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One of the things I’m known for during football season is my dairy-free Queso dip. All of our friends love it!

However, since that popular dip is cashew-based, I wanted to create a recipe that was nut-free and lower

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Homemade Nutella (Dairy-free, Refined-sugar-free)

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I’ve seen recipes for Nutella floating around the internet for a while now, but I’ve always had a hard time believing that a homemade version could possibly taste even remotely like the store-bought stuff.

Boy, was I wrong.

This

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How to Make Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

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After tackling homemade applesauce, making apple butter seems like the next logical step.

If you’ve never tasted homemade apple butter, you’re missing out. It tastes like Fall in a jar!

I’m usually not the biggest fan of jams and

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