Paleo Sloppy Joes (Garlic / Onion-Free)

I have to be honest… I’ve been craving a good Sloppy Joe since 2015. And it’s finally here. Growing up, Sloppy Joes were a family staple. You know those meals that feel like stereotypical meals for your family in particular? Sloppy Joes were a stereotypical, classic Rice family meal. Every night was family night in my house, but Sloppy Joe night was even moreso. It meant a special occasion. Usually dinner with a movie, and maybe some dessert after. Probably a weird board game, too. OR it meant the complete opposite. On the rare occasion Mom was gone and couldn’t…

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How to Really Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

Per usual, October was approximately three seconds long. I feel like the past few months have been a complete whirlwind, and things are only going to continue to pick up from here on out! Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! Writing that out really makes it hit me. It’s going to be 2018 before we know it. I wanted to write a post about the holiday season before we really get in the thick of it, because I know it can be a stressful time for many. It’s also a very magical time – it’s my absolute favorite time of year.…

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Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Spiced Sugar Pumpkin Seed Topping

Today it FINALLY feels like fall, and I could not be happier! I’m currently in Seattle for a quick Halloweekend getaway to visit my friend Les from The Balanced Berry. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it is to get out of the 100 degree L.A. heat and go to a city where I can finally wear a sweater! Plus, I have the best company. With Halloween so close, it’s been killing me that I haven’t really been feelin’ those fall vibes yet. The weather has a huge effect on that! I need seasons. Even just a few days…

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You Are Not Destined for Weight Gain, Cognitive Decline, Acne, or Fatigue

Whenever I’m with my family or I’m back home, sleeping in the room I grew up in, distant memories randomly flood into my brain. The memories seem random, but I have a theory that it’s always for a specific reason. I’m not sure what sparked it, but last weekend while visiting home, I had a flashback image of myself at our family cabin. The memory was of me laying on the bed with a book, watching TV. That’s pretty much all we do up there – watch TV and read. Oh, and EAT, of course! But that’s one of the reasons why…

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Golden Milk Salmon (Paleo / Whole 30)

As much as Instagram has its downsides, it will always be the best place to find recipe inspiration. I can always depend on Instagram to get my stomach growling and to inspire me to try something new in the kitchen. A few months ago, I saw Mary Shenouda of The Paleo Chef post a picture of coconut butter salmon, and I was immediately foaming at the mouth in lust. I quickly made her recipe and tried it for myself. Pure heaven.  How had I never thought to put coconut butter on top of salmon before?! Coconut butter and salmon are two…

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