Another Year Gone: 2017 Reflections and 2018 Plans

2017 was, by far, the fastest year of my life. It was also, by far, the best. My life has changed a lot over the past year, and most of it was for the better. My friend Dana showed me a video of myself from earlier this year, and I could not believe it was from 2017. Was that really just this year? It felt like ages ago. I had long brown hair, lived in an apartment with 3 roommates, was still in college, and was still trapped in a life I didn’t fully love. At the time, I had…

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Sugar-Free Apple Pie Gut-Healing Gummies (Paleo / Keto)

Now that the holidays are over, I think it’s time to show our guts some extra love – don’t ya think? These cute little gummies are my most recent addiction for about a million reasons, including their gut-healing properties. Not only are they incredibly simple to pull together, but they’re so delicious and have a ton of health benefits, too! We all know I’m a huge fan of Vital Proteins, and people always ask me what to do with Vital Proteins Gelatin! There are so many different things you can do with gelatin, but one of the simplest is to make…

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Vegan / Paleo Yuletide Nog

Can you tell I’m kind of addicted to eggnog? It’s SO GOOD. I promise, though, this is the last eggnog-related recipe. For this year, at least! I’ve already posted a recipe for a Classic Paleo Eggnog and an Eggnog Spice Cake, but I didn’t want to leave out anyone who doesn’t eat eggs! Especially after finding out that so many people have never even tried eggnog, partially because it contains eggs. This is the perfect alternative! If you’re curious about eggnog but don’t want to deal with eggs for whatever reason, then this is for you. Let me explain how…

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Paleo Eggnog Spice Cake

Growing up, I really hated eggnog. Every year my uncle would try to convince me to drink it, and I’d turn up my nose. I’d always try a sip, though, hoping I would like it. Eggnog is so Christmassy, and I wanted to join in on the Christmas fun. I liked the ritual of going to the grocery store the day before Christmas Eve specifically to get some holiday nog. As much as I wanted to love it, the taste just didn’t do it for me. Then, magically, a few years ago I tasted eggnog again and became completely obsessed.…

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Classic Paleo Eggnog

Eggnog is one of those drinks that tastes like memories. I hated eggnog when I was younger, and it honestly really bothered me that I didn’t like it. I love anything “traditional,” and I feel like hot cocoa and eggnog are the traditional holiday drinks. I wanted to love it so I could take part in the festivities… I just didn’t. It was too heavy. After years of my uncle trying to get me to drink some nog, I eventually decided to give it another shot when I got older. My world was changed. It was thick, creamy, and delicious. Like liquid custard in a…

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