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Turmeric Tea Soothes the Body and Senses

Turmeric tea is one of my favorite things to drink when the weather turns cool. It’s a nice substitute for some teas that I usually drink, one that I welcome when the temperatures fall and the snow comes. Ayurveda is the holistic lifestyle of yoga. The principles of Ayurveda lie in respecting the natural change […]

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Paleo Almond Flour Crackers, Simple & Quick

Once again, I have to thank KC Thorson of  KC’s Kafe   for sharing another delicious recipe when we got together for lunch the other day.   KC has written several cookbooks, I’d highly recommend them for anyone venturing into gluten-free cooking.   A diet full of gluten can make you feel “Foggy” When I first […]

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14 Practical, Natural Resources to Have on Hand BEFORE Cold & Flu Strikes

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you have a cold or flu, see a medical doctor who can prescribe medicine to treat you. This article is for entertainment purposes only. Living a natural, more pure life is really just about […]

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Paleo Almond Flour Muffins

The past year and a half I’ve been experimenting with recipes that are gluten-free. My initial attempts were with rice, tapioca and potato flours, all of which I know are high in carbohydrates, in addition to concerns about arsenic in our rice supply (even organic). Paleo diets eliminate all grains.  Now, don’t worry, I’m not […]

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Spiced Nuts with Black Pepper Oil

Since I’ve eliminated gluten and dairy products, I’ve been eating more nuts to sustain me. Most nuts (prepared properly) are filled with nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  This recipe is made with pecans (which contain over 19 vitamins and minerals) and peanuts (which are really considered legumes). I use Jungle peanuts from Wilderness Family […]

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GF-Cranberry & Orange Scones

  Enjoy the taste and texture of classic scones without the wheat flour.  I have to admit I have not been baking as much as I used to since I’ve been adjusting to a gluten-free diet.  It’s been an adjustment, and slowly I’m adding recipes like this to our family favorites.  You can adjust the […]

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Healthy Girl’s Champagne

Kick the Soda Habit This is a great alternative to sugary soda. If you are trying to kick the soda habit, try this to wean yourself off the carbonated beverages. No added sugars and nothing artificial! Moderation Drinking a glass of wine, particularly red, a couple of times a week can keep your heart healthy […]

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Savory Butternut Squash Soup with Oregano and Lemon

My friend KC Thor of KC’s Kafe developed this recipe a year ago for an episode on her What’s Cookin show.  I’ve long awaited the new squash harvest this year and this is now my absolute favorite butternut squash soup recipe.  It’s an amazing savory blend of flavors that is super easy to put together.  I’ll be […]

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Gluten-Free Tabouli

Tabouli goes gluten-free when you use quinoa in place of the wheat grains. One of my favorite vegetarian dishes, traditional tabouli, is made with bulgur wheat.  Since becoming gluten-free I’ve made this version with quinoa (a gluten-free grain) which has a texture similar to  bulgur.  Quinoa also has more protein than any other grain!   […]

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Paleo bars, healthy and nutritious

Paleo No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Caramel Bars

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   When we travel, I make sure to pack healthy snacks for the road so we are less likely to dine and snack on roadside fast food. Nuts and seeds are great energy food and portable. I made these easy, nutrient packed bars while on vacation. I brought all the […]

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