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paleo spaghetti sauce
mains, recipes

THE Best Spaghetti Sauce + The Secret to Cooking with Herbs and Spices

I'm pretty sure this spaghetti sauce recipe I'm sharing with you today is the best spaghetti sauce I've ever made. It's the best spaghetti sauce for a few reasons. 1.) It's so delicious, hearty, flavorful and comforting 2.) It could not be easier to make. I thought my spaghetti and meatballs was as easy as… Continue reading THE Best Spaghetti Sauce + The Secret to Cooking with Herbs and Spices

sugar-free oatmeal cookies
recipes, snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

I made these banana oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago for Madlotts' class at school and they were such a hit I thought I'd better share the recipe with you. We signed up to be "snack friend" for the class for pretty much the whole month of September and into October which sounded like a… Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

seeduction bread
breakfast, recipes

Seeduction Bread – An Egg-Free Paleo Bread Recipe + How to Shop for a Bread Worth Buying

I was playing around with my seeduction muffin recipe trying to make this egg-free, paleo bread recipe and I had one of those moments when you realize how much your life has CHANGED. The old recipe required a food processor and a couple extra ingredients that turns out this recipe really just doesn't need. That… Continue reading Seeduction Bread – An Egg-Free Paleo Bread Recipe + How to Shop for a Bread Worth Buying

matcha latte recipe
breakfast, recipes

Why Everyone’s Drinking Matcha + A Matcha Latte Recipe You’ll Love

Is it just me or have you been wondering why everyone's drinking matcha all of the sudden? With all it's buzz you could call it the new kale or quinoa or bone broth. People are drinking it up - hot, cold, in lattes, ice cream, baked goods.... You name it, someone's adding matcha to it. It's… Continue reading Why Everyone’s Drinking Matcha + A Matcha Latte Recipe You’ll Love

save time cooking
cooking

Five Tips to Help You Save Hours in the Kitchen

I have to laugh when I think of the old me, back when I didn't care to save time cooking and I'd casually cook risotto for an hour on a week night. A glass of wine in one hand, a wooden spoon in the other, cooking a meal at the end of the day was… Continue reading Five Tips to Help You Save Hours in the Kitchen

whole chicken slow cooker recipe
mains, recipes

The Easiest Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Make 

This whole chicken slow cooker recipe is the one thing without fail I make every single week. I can't believe it's taken me this long to post it because it's a recipe I'm constantly sending my clients who are looking for help making quick, healthy meals. This couldn't be easier or take less time to… Continue reading The Easiest Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Make 

where to eat healthy and kid-friendly in Austin
reviews

The Best Healthy and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

When I was a new parent I thought it would be impossible to find healthy kid-friendly Austin restaurants. I assumed I'd just have to suck it up, sacrifice my diet priorities and accept that I'd be eating a lot more Mexican, burgers and pizza than I used to... I've been surprised though, that really hasn't… Continue reading The Best Healthy and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

kabocha winter squash
recipes, sides

What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

tomato basil and peach salad
recipes, salads

Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Peach Salad

This heirloom tomato, basil, peach salad with cucumber, bell pepper and avocado was a sort of a spontaneous salad creation when I was looking for something to bring out to the lake for the 4th of July. Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how to make a salad that's not boring. This… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Peach Salad

guide to tomatoes
cooking

Tomato Guide: Cutting Tomatoes the Right Way, How to Store Tomatoes, What Goes with Tomatoes, Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomato Guide: How to cut tomatoes the right way... In this tomato guide you'll learn the right way to cut tomatoes, foods to pair tomatoes with, the perfect season for tomatoes, how to store them, health benefits of tomatoes and some of my favorite tomato recipes. When cutting tomatoes, the most important thing is to… Continue reading Tomato Guide: Cutting Tomatoes the Right Way, How to Store Tomatoes, What Goes with Tomatoes, Health Benefits of Tomatoes