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Breakfast/ Main Dishes

Low Carb Jicama Breakfast Skillet

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb jicama breakfast skillet next time you're in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner. * Recipe on

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb paleo jicama breakfast skillet next time you’re in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner. Many years ago, I read about jicama on a low carb recipe makeover board. When I spied it in the grocery store, I picked one up and used it as a substitute for potatoes for breakfast one morning. We loved it! Jicama…

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Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries

With less fat than a fried potato, these baked chipotle sweet potato fries pack a kick and make a delicious side dish or snack! * Recipe on

With less fat than a fried potato, these baked chipotle sweet potato fries pack a kick and make a delicious side dish or snack! 9 times out of 10, if you ask me to choose between French fries and dessert, I’ll pick fries. Surprise! I like baking sweets more than eating them, and my true weakness is the salty food. Especially fried, salty, starches. Nevertheless, I totally understand that fried…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes

Chimichurri Deviled Eggs

Chimichurri deviled egg recipe - a unique and flavorful deviled egg recipe with NO mayo that everyone loved!

No mayonnaise needed for this deviled egg recipe! Chimichurri deviled eggs are a unique deviled egg recipe perfect for parties and packed with loads of flavor and healthy fats!ย  It’s no secret that I grew up in the South… Florida… which is a funny mix of Southern and international influences, resulting in a very unique culture blend, especially when it comes to potluck parties! I noticed this most at church…

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Asparagus Garlic Soup

Creamy Asparagus Garlic Soup {dairy free, vegan, clean eating} - Make this easy soup in your blender or on the stove top! Either way it's a perfect way to enjoy asparagus. *

Welcome the coming of warmer days, even on cooler evenings, with this delicious Asparagus Garlic Soup. It’s one of my favorite easy asparagus recipes to enjoy during asparagus season!ย  Even as a kid I thought asparagus was one super cool vegetable. I think it was the shape, and the I liked the flavor. I also liked pretending the asparagus spears were sword and play fighting at the kitchen table with…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Fresh Turmeric Mushroom Curry

Fresh Turmeric Mushroom Curry Recipe - Vegan, clean eating, but really flavorful and loaded with good for you ingredients! *

Fresh spices like ginger and turmeric make this fresh turmeric mushroom curry a flavorful, vegan, comfort dish with warming Indian flavors. I can’t believe I hadn’t cooked with fresh turmeric until this year! It’s embarrassing really, and now that I’ve started cooking with fresh turmeric, I don’t think I can ever return to using just the jarred stuff (although I still use it too). I had heard about fresh turmeric…

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Blog Recipes

Paleo Pastelon

A show-stopping Puerto Rican Pastelon made HEALTHY! This salty sweet breakfast casserole is gluten free, paleo, and Whole30, but tastes rich enough to please every palate at the breakfast table.

You may be asking, “What in the world is a pastelon?” It’s a Puerto Rican dish that’s similar to a lasagna, only the noodles are thinly sliced madurosย (fried sweet plantains). Classic versions include cheese, but with all the other amazing flavors in this dish, you don’t need it here. This paleo pastelon is not only the ultimate statementย brunch entree, it’s a party in your mouth. It’s salty and sweet, with…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast

Low Carb Breakfast Bake

Actually HEALTHY *and* delicious, this low carb breakfast bake is perfect for weekend mornings. Make extra for easy, healthy weekday breakfasts because it reheats really well!

Need to balance your dessert enthusiasm with something a little healthier? Me too. Today’s recipe is for you, and me, because I think I’m making it again this weekend. We’re a little obsessed, and this spaghetti squash casserole breakfast bake thing got rave reviews from all members of the household. Seriously though, I’ve never had another dish where I feel like I’m having a rich hash brown casserole and yet,…

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Blog Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Thai ginger lemongrass soup - Authentic Tom Kha Gai - A nourishing and healthy Thai soup recipe by

This month it was my turn to pick the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge, and my choice was 100% based on this soup. I picked coconut, since the soup has coconut milk, and I knew it would be an easy ingredient to source for everyone; galangal and lemongrass aren’t always so simple. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But this is the Godfather’s favorite Thai soup, his metric for all Thai restaurants we visit,…

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Healthy Spinach Patties

A spinach recipe without cheese! Delicious, healthy, spinach patties are a unique side dish to help you eat your greens! {paleo, whole30, dairy free, gluten free}

Sometimes I get a little overzealous about spinach. I frequently buy the huge warehouse boxes of organic at the store because it’s such a good deal. Normally, this isn’t a problem as one of my favorite quick breakfasts consists of eggs and spinach (savory-breakfast gal here), so I will happily go through the box almost by myself in a week because it’s a great source of calcium, vitamins, lots of…

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Side Dishes

Cuban Sweet Plantains (Maduros)

You'd never guess these Cuban Sweet Plantains, also called "maduros", have no added sugar! A popular and easy to make side dish with just two ingredients.

As I prepared this dish, killing time by playing Candy Crush (as I do), I had a revelation that not only makes me laugh even now, but immediately conjures up the image of my father-in-law handing out food saying “Esto no engorda” (This isn’t fattening). The last time this happened was this past Christmas when he was passing around homemade chicharron (crispy pork rinds) he made on the grill while…

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Sauces and Condiments/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Beef Tallow

Save money and eat well by making your own grass fed beef tallow in the slow cooker!

Learn how to make your own grass-fed beef tallow easily using your slow cooker! A quick google search showed me that grass-fed beef tallow is selling at over $15, easily, for a 14-ounce jar. Perhaps it’s because tallow is loaded with healthy fats and oils, making it wonderful for cooking. Perhaps it’s because tallow is very versatile and can also be used to make emergency candles, soap, and a super…

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