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


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


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


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)


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)


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


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)


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)

healthy queso

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)


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.


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How to Make Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)


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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