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Pinterest Paleo Meal Roundup

Pinterest Paleo Meal Roundup

Thank goodness for Pinterest, right? If it weren’t for Pinterest, I probably wouldn’t know how to decorate my house, how to plan my kids’ birthday parties, and my family would either starve or live off a diet of Cheerios and ramen. I don’t want to […]

Valentine’s Day Parfait

Valentine’s Day Parfait

Roses, chocolates, red, pink, hearts, stuffed animals, balloons…these are things that come to mind when I think of Valentine’s Day. And while I think all of these things are great, I don’t typically celebrate Valentine’s Day with commercial products. Roses aren’t exactly my favorite flower, […]

Baked Brie with Cranberries, Pecans, and Honey

Baked Brie with Cranberries, Pecans, and Honey

Baked brie has become on of my favorite indulgences over the past year. Or if I’m being totally honest, any type of baked cheese mixed with fruit is a tasty treat. Brie, however, is my number one. And on New Year’s Eve, it seemed like […]

More Protein, Less Candy

More Protein, Less Candy

That’s what I’m telling myself anyway. Protein is good, candy is bad — right? I mean, it is almost Halloween anyway. And the chocolate just seems to be staring me down every which way I turn. Luckily, the friendly people at NuZest sent me some […]

Freekeh with Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Garlic

Freekeh with Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Garlic

So this happened last night. I got a little freekeh. (Jokes for DAYS over here, folks.) I got some swiss chard in our CSA share this week, and it is one vegetable I haven’t cooked before. Of course I went to Pinterest to see what […]

Freekeh Jambalaya Recipe – and Giveaway!

Freekeh Jambalaya Recipe – and Giveaway!

Yesterday I posted about freekeh, a cracked whole grain that I had planned to try in a new recipe tonight. I was pretty excited to see a rice alternative that would help me meet my fiber and protein needs for the day. One serving of […]

Time to Get Freekeh!!

Time to Get Freekeh!!

Occasionally, I get a little freaky (yes, pun intended) and want to try some new foods. Kohlrabi, golden beets, eggplant — which isn’t so freaky but I had never tried it before — are all foods that I’ve tested out recently thanks to my CSA […]

Shakeology Fudge – 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved!!

Shakeology Fudge – 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved!!

Hello. I’m Amanda. And I’m addicted to chocolate. Unfortunately, Autumn does not allow us to have chocolate on the 21 Day Fix Extreme plan. (Although dark chocolate is allowed as an occasional treat in the original 21 Day Fix.) We’re supposed to be all EXTREME […]

Panko(ish) Parmesan Chicken Breasts….sort of…

Panko(ish) Parmesan Chicken Breasts….sort of…

I hope you have a sense of humor, because that’s what I had to have tonight as I was making dinner. Let me back up and set the stage… It’s Friday night. After a long week of work and being sick, we are also expecting […]

Creamy Coconut Soup

Creamy Coconut Soup

This is a super tasty dish I made a while back. I really wasn’t sure how I would feel about fish in my soup, but it turned out way better than I anticipated! It only takes about 30 minutes to make and fed my family […]