NewPecanPie

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup

This time of year is all about being with people you love. I’ve been super fortunate that although we can’t see our families on the East Coast, we have been able to see so many friends lately. We spent Halloween at our friends’ house north of LA. My friend Lisa and I have known each… 

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best paleo recipes of 2014

The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014 eBook

Look what came out today! My good friends, Bill and Hayley from Primal Palate asked 25 us for our best Paleo recipes of 2014 and compiled them into a single eBook of 150 tasty recipes! The Best Paleo Recipes of 2014 is a great way for you to discover talented bloggers in the Paleo community. I… 

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Loaded Spaghetti Squash

I’ve been making double batches of the shreddable cheese for Ashley and I. We haven’t found anything we don’t like it on. Hot green beans or peas, salad, wilted spinach, baked potatoes. The list goes on and on. If you put it on something hot it melts into sauce. Oh. My. Gooooooodness. This was one… 

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pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I released this recipe last month in my Spunky Newsletter, but so many people emailed me, asking if I would post it online (so they can bookmark it, Pin it, etc.) So here it is! These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are so yummy! Just like the original gluten-free cinnamon rolls recipe they’re based on, these have… 

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Real Life Paleo

There is another new book that I just can’t keep to myself! Matt and Stacy’s Real Life Paleo, which is 35% off right now. I made their Mac-n-Cheese with acorn squash. I added some onion and garlic powder, and smoked paprika, because I can’t make anything without those spices right now. I used bacon grease… 

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Chestnut Flour Biscuits

I was recently given a few samples of this Italian chestnut flour. It will be available in Whole Foods beginning November! I’m really excited because I’ve become a big chestnut fan. The main question is, “What does it taste like?!” That’s a really hard question, since I’ve never tasted anything like it before. I guess it tastes nutty,… 

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Mediterranean Paleo Cooking

I have been REALLY looking forward to this book! And it did not disappoint! I want to FRAME the photographs in this book and make a collage of them on the wall in my kitchen. Seriously. They sing to me. So how could we not make some of the recipes? We didn’t have a choice. It… 

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salted-caramel-protein-smoothie

Salted Caramel Protein Shakes

I have a thing for small spaces. Now, I know what you’re thinking: sour grapes. But that’s not it. Honestly. In fact, I had a really big house once, and it wasn’t for me. I have a thing for small spaces. Cottages, ranches, historic houses (the small ones). And then there’s the on-going debate over… 

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Oak Glen Apple Picking

About a month ago one of my friends told me about how she almost moved to Oak Glen, CA. I told her that I had never heard of it (we’re new here). She explained that Oak Glen is the heart of Southern California’s scenic apple growing country. There are about ten orchards where people can go for… 

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dairy-free-pumpkin-cheesecake-bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

We had a nice (but very short) visit in Colorado, and we’re now in upstate New York for my amazing sister in-law’s wedding. THIS is how we spent the morning: outside by the lake, drinking tea and coffee. As I type Andy is getting ready to serve lunch: roasted potatoes, bacon, and eggs. Nothing fancy, but… 

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Autoimmune Paleo Diet Nut-Free and Dairy-Free “Cheese”

You know how I love my dairy-free cashew and coconut “cheese.” They’re full of probiotics and so delicious. However, they aren’t hard cheeses, and not everyone can tolerate nuts. I didn’t think there was a way to make a hard cheese without dairy or nuts. But Hayley did. She created a nut-free and dairy-free cheese  (safe… 

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