“Clean” Christmas Cookie Swap Shopping List

Did you know that ANY recipe can be made “clean” by adjusting a few key ingredients? As a trained pastry chef/baker/cake artist, I have worked my way around a kitchen, fell in love with flour, sugar, and butter, and the beautiful combination they create when blended, but I have also had the downfalls of those…

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Peanut Butter Coconut Pancakes

If you just read my DIET blast, you know that low-carb is now my jam  (it pretty much has been since starting to eat healthier in 2013)….but, I am a major comfort-food-seeker, especially when the COLD hits the pavement. These do NOT disappoint.  Pancakes to feed all, healthy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with LOVE…

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My BIG FAT stab at low CARB, HIGH fat living

High fat, low carb. Ketogenic.   Crazy fad. Deprivation. Quick fix. Can I simply start by saying, THESE are all ways I HAVE felt about the idea of eating  higher fat, lower carbohydrate nutrition.  I came from the old standard of calorie-counting, LOVED my carbs (sugar) WAY more than I ever admitted, and really felt…

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Spiced Cocoa Cookie Dough Bites

  As a graduate of different nutrition mindsets like Whole30, portion-controlled eating, balanced intuitive eating (my mind ALWAYS thought I needed to eat ♥), and the age-old standby of strict calorie-counting, I have been down quite a few rabbit holes when it came to actually LOSING weight and KEEPING it off. Over the course of…

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