Paleo Kindergarten Lunches {Gluten-free, Grain-Free} — The First Day of School


My oldest baby went to  Kindergarten this morning.

I am so incredibly grateful that God gifted me with this amazing, sweet baby boy.  As he is off to school today I can’t help but be grateful for every second with him, and at the same time grieve a bit over the times that I have been a failure as a mom.    I know, I can’t be a perfect mom.  I tell my children all the time that mommy needs forgiveness too.  But, sometimes during moments like these, it still hurts a little bit to know there are many times that I’ve spoken too harshly to my children and been a frustrated mom.  If only I could stuff some of those words and harsh tones back in my mouth.   [Read more…]

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chicken Mole and a Cookbook Giveaway!

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I am often tempted to ask Arsy Vartanian to move closer to me so I can hire her as my personal chef…


Really, I’m not kidding.  I would love to have a personal chef.  Who wouldn’t?  Food just tastes better to me when someone else makes it, and every single recipe in Arsy’s cookbook makes me hungry.

If you don’t have a copy of Arsy’s book,  The Paleo Foodie Cookbook, run out and get you a copy right now. These recipes are absolutely mouth-watering.  Page after page of this beautiful cookbook contains the most gorgeous photos of  tasty recipes.   Recipes that will make everyone in your family happy.   [Read more…]

Paleo Key Lime Cheesecake


 Welcome to the Essential Summer Recipe Series!

All week many of my blogging friends have been sharing some amazing summer recipes that feature essential oils.

If you are stopping by from Joyful Adorations who is featuring these fantastic Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting {YUM!}  I am so glad you are here! [Read more…]

The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body


What if you could reverse your autoimmune disease?

If there was a way to reverse your autoimmune disease by changing your diet, would you be willing to do it?  Some sources say that cases of autoimmune diseases have tripped in the last two decades, this is an epidemic.  Now, there are over 140 diagnosed autoimmune diseases.   [Read more…]

Double Chocolate Beet Root Brownies {Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo }

Beet Root Brownies

What is it about women and chocolate? [Read more…]

Nourishing Nut Butter and Jelly Snacks


My family eats gluten-free.  My husband has in the past been diagnosed with an underachieve thyroid and is very sensitive to gluten.  Most recently, I have suspected that my 3-year old also has a gluten sensitivity by the partial dark circles that sometimes creep under her eyes. I’m always looking for tasty snacks to give my husband and kids the fat and protein they need.  These nourishing nut butter and jelly balls can be perfect for the paleo lifestyle, a whole foods lifestyle, or a traditional diet. [Read more…]

Mountain Family Paleo Granola {Grain and Gluten Free}

Paleo Granola

Are you looking for a recipe for tasty, properly prepared, grain free granola? Well, you have come to the right place. Our Mountain Family Paleo Granola is yummy for any belly and is acceptable for those eating Paleo.  This recipe is grain and gluten free. [Read more…]

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