Savory Maple Sausage Breakfast Bars (AIP / Paleo)

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When it comes to breakfast, a major part of switching to AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) means moving away from sweet. Now, that in no way means breakfast can’t be nourishing, interesting, or creative! But for me, (and maybe for many of you) breakfast has proven the most challenging “shift” when changing diet to AIP. And if …

Paleo Magic Bars (Egg Free)

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Holidays are coming, and if you’re anything like me, you’re on the hunt for treats to share that aren’t incredibly time-consuming or labor intensive. Over the years, I’ve learned that if it isn’t easy or uncomplicated, then I’m probably not going to have a great time making desserts! Don’t get me wrong, there are times …

8 Ways to Get Great, At-Home Photos of Your Children

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Natural expressions means beautiful photos! Getting a great shot of your child(ren). It can be magical – but too often the thinking is that unless you’re a professional, you can’t capture that magic. And when we try our hardest to get them to smile, we end up with something like this: What can happen when …

Dairy-Free Bone Marrow Butter with Rosemary and Flaked Sea Salt (AIP, Paleo)

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Bone Marrow Butter – Autoimmune Paleo Approved “Roasted what?” I know, that’s what I said too when I first heard of bone marrow. What was this mysterious stuff? And would I actually want to eat it? Initially, when I saw recipes for bone marrow butter, I despaired upon seeing the inevitable butter featured. But then …

Teach Empathy, Build Healthy Futures: A Conversation with Christine Sullivan, Counselor and Creator of Blog Teach Kids Empathy

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How to Teach Kids Empathy with Christine Sullivan It’s no question that we want our kids to succeed. To be well-adjusted and happy adults with rich lives. But how do we define what that looks like? Unfortunately, too many times we end up focusing on achievements – academic, monetary, physical – and the importance of …

10 Ways to Start Your Morning Right

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Starting Your Mornings Right – journal, bowl of fruit, hot beverage Mornings. They can often, unfortunately, be a stressful time – getting the kids ready, breakfast made and dishes done, and everyone out the door on time. Not always an easy feat! And if we’ve had a late night, with less than optimal sleep, it …

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars (AIP, Egg Free)

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Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bar, sitting on a plate looking beautiful! These bars have been on my wish list for a long time now – breakfast bars, sweetened only lightly with honey, that are autoimmune paleo friendly – and these are it. Let’s face it, sugars – even the healthy kind – shouldn’t be consumed in …

Gluten / Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

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Alyssa Reaves frosting a gluten / dairy free chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting This recipe was born out of wanting to make another cupcake that would take less time and fewer steps than the last two cupcake recipes we’ve made (find them here and here). Which, believe me, are both totally worth both the time …

Cookbook Lineup: Top Seven for Allergy-Friendly Cooking

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Cookbook Lineup: Top 7 for Allergy-Friendly Cooking   The Internet is a wonderful place to find recipes but let’s face it, there’s something about a good cookbook that will never go out of style. It’s even liberating, to see those ingredients and steps in print we don’t have to squint to read. Then there’s the …

A Healthier Halloween: Candy Alternatives

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Sweet treats are something that we all love. And I have nothing against them! I also do love the fun of Halloween. But as much as I love the costumes, trick or treating, the games and fall atmosphere, what I don’t love is all. that. candy. Admittedly, candy ingredients never used to be on my …

Gluten / Dairy / Soy Free Apple Cider Donuts!!

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Gluten / dairy free apple cider donut, displayed with apple slices, leaves, wheat stalks. October is here friends! Blustery days, burning colors, hot cider and bone-warming stews…and, of course, apple cider donuts. I have wonderful memories of going to a farm with my Uncle and cousins around Thanksgiving and getting warm, just-made cider donuts there. …

Gluten-Dairy-Free Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lime Buttercream

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  Gluten-Dairy-Free Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lime Buttercream Here in the Northeast, September still feels a bit like summer. Better than summer, in some ways: the air is just a touch cooler, the sun not quite as hot, but the days are breezy and warm. And while September is time of returning, to school, to …