Braised Radishes with Coconut Oil (or Grassfed Butter), Sea Salt, and Dill

**I’m taking a little break from the Holistic Nutrition for Acne series so that I can post some delicious recipes. If you’d like to catch up on the Acne series, you can read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 here. Part 4 is coming out soon.** Braised Radishes with Coconut Oil (or Grassfed Butter), […]

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Coconut Protein Bars with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt (gf, paleo)

Let’s talk about chocolate and coconut…. I enjoy but rarely make ‘macaroon-type’ things – you know, stuff with shredded coconut. I don’t know why, but my first instinct would probably be to make my collagen cookie dough protein bites for the eighty-billionth time (they’re just so tasty!). Having made these delicious coconut protein bars, though, I […]

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Autumnal Pumpkin Spice Muffins – Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

As Mindy says on The Mindy Project: “Autumn is the time when the leaves go from green to orange, the lattes go from vanilla to pumpkin, and girls toss their razors out the window for there will be no bare legs seen until April.” Oh Mindy, so wise. Personal grooming aside, as soon as the calendar […]

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No-Bake Muesli Energy Bars with Almond Butter

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It’s a gorgeous day here – blue skies, breezy, warm but not hot, and no humidity. I’ve gone for a bike ride, bought strawberries at the farmers market, picked up my books from the library, walked about, and now I’m blogging and eating maca chocolate. In other words, utter perfection. Let all summer days be […]

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread with Dark Chocolate and Coconut Oil – V, GF

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Well, it’s Valentine’s Day! This is a day to celebrate love, in all its forms. Love for your family, your friends, your pets, your lover, your garden, your home, and above all, yourself. Today is a good day to give yourself a little extra care. Maybe an epsom salt bath, maybe a special nourishing dinner, […]

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Plant-Based Paleo Granola with Figs and Honey

Posting a paleo recipe on what is generally a plant-based blog? That’s right folks! Gird your loins – we’re about to break free from some labels. Seriously, though. I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Paleo eating and I think there is a lot about Paleo to admire and adopt. Based on my (albeit beginners) […]

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Classic Raisin Molasses Bran Muffins – v, gf

I love bran muffins. It’s something that I easily forget when I’m busy stuffing chocolate chips into every recipe I make, but a trip to Virginia last weekend (Virginia has nothing to do with bran muffins, per se, except that I was there when I remembered how delicious bran muffins are) reminded me that the […]

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Tender Teff Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

Wow, that title is a mouthful. But then again, so are these cookies. In keeping with the theme of using gluten-free flours in recipes that make them shine, these simple cookies take teff flour and let it sing. And they are certainly easy to make, straightforward, and made with simple clean ingredients. Tender Teff Peanut […]

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Clean, 6 Ingredient, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mint Smoothies

My first idea was to call this Clean Eating Peppermint Cocoa Butter Fudge. It’s a very accurate name but it doesn’t really trip off the tongue. Then I remembered at the market there is this chocolatier that sells these wonderful chocolate and mint confections called Mint Smoothies. Now me, I enjoy a good mint smoothie every […]

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