Thoughts and Ponderings for Your Journey…
Managing the expectations of the people you love can be a huge challenge over the holidays. Our children want it to be absolutely magical. Which is almost impossible to guarantee. Our partners have their own vision of what is important - which is often...read more
I love veggies! And they are what makes every diet healthy. Vegan diets aren't healthy unless they have tons of veggies. The Paleo diet isn't healthy unless it has tons of veggies. For me, the problem is not that I don't like them. The problem is that...read more
The tension between the joys of holiday food and the displeasure of what it can do to our bodies is real! To indulge can mean holiday sugar overload. Which can do so much more damage than weight gain! We can get sick, moody, and miserable. No fun! And...read more
Oven Roasted Veggies If you aren't in the habit of making oven roasted veggies, you are in for a treat. It is pretty much the only way I will eat two heads of broccoli and look for more. Literally! This is a pretty basic recipe - but here are some guidelines....read more
I wish I could adequately express the perfection and wonderfulness of this chocolate cake recipe. I can't take much credit. We found it in an old Taste of Home 20 years ago - and I have no idea how to track down the person who wrote it. It is amazing and has never...read more
I wasn't able to eat legumes for a long time. Now that I can, I am so grateful! And I am so enjoying them. This is one of my very favorite ways to eat them. I often soak and cook large batches of chick peas in my instant pot, then freeze them. Then I just pull out...read more
This Mac and Cheeze is a favorite of mine! It pairs well with a salad and a side of grilled or roasted meat, or dill marinated chick peas. Cooking macaroni in an Instant Pot requires some intentional layering - but its so easy! Layer one: A layer of veggies on the...read more
These have an absolutely normal crumb for a gluten free, vegan, AIP or Paleo cake! So exciting! This is my go-to birthday cake, company cake, or company breakfast. There are a lot of Sub Options with this cake: Sugar. You can use less granulated sweetener than it...read more
Plantain Wraps This is my very most popular recipe from my previous blog: Simple and Merry. And it is truly a simple and merry recipe. Gluten free. Grain free. Dairy free. Egg free. Paleo. Vegan. Pliable, flexible, yum. Possibly my greatest recipe. This recipe...read more
Yesterday, in church, our pastor was preaching on Generosity. He mentioned how growth leads to more generosity, and inserted a small quote from Norman Shawchuck, "Don't push growth, remove barriers." My ears perked up. Don't push growth, remove barriers. The first...read more
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