Low-Carb No-Bake Grasshopper Bars – AIP, dairy free, & gluten free

These Grasshopper Bars are great in so many ways. - Chocolate MintFirst of all, they are chocolate mint, and chocolate and mint are just about the best combination out there, in my humble opinion.- No BakeSecond, they are a no bake recipe.  And that's not only great during the summer months -- that's great for all year round, 'cause it makes for a fast, easy recipe.  Always good in my ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar

Years ago, I shared a tip about how to make Homemade Powdered Sugar.Well, most of us are looking to be a little more healthy than that, so today I'm sharing how you can easily apply the same simple technique for making Homemade Unrefined Powdered Sugar.If you're like me, even though it's not the best idea to have sweets all the time, having treats now and then is fine, particularly when ...Read The Full Post

Non-Greasy Hand & Body Cream with Skin Type Recipes

I love making as many of my personal care items in order to cut down on toxins in our home and on our bodies.I've made Eye Makeup Remover, Alcohol-free Hairspray, Sugar Scrub, Nourishing Lip Scrub, Hair Rinse, DIY Body Wash, and more. I've been looking for homemade lotion recipe that works for a long time, and I finally have it.If you're looking for a homemade lotion or hand cream that ...Read The Full Post

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Guacamole – paleo, dairy free, nightshade free

As I have experimented with the Autoimmune Paleo (Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP) diet, remaking some of our favorite recipes has become a huge priority.And guacamole is one of those recipes that just HAD to be remade.  So today I'm sharing with you Autoimmune Paleo Guacamole -- Autoimmune Protocol Guacamole -- Or AIP guac for short :).I mean, seriously -- guacamole is something that I NEVER ...Read The Full Post

21 Super Easy Desserts that Heal (autoimmune protocol – grain, dairy, egg, nut, and seed-free)

Today, I bring you a whole bunch of easy AIP desserts (autoimmune paleo desserts.)In case you don't know what AIP is, (I sure didn't until about a year and a half ago), the AIP Diet (otherwise known as the Autoimmune Paleo Diet or the Autoimmune Protocol Diet) has been gaining popularity all over the world.There are both good and bad reasons for that.The bad reason for the popularity ...Read The Full Post

My Most Requested Recipe *Updated* – Pakistani Kima Beef Curry w/ vegan and AIP options

It seems every family has at least several recipes that are sure to please. For us, they are our Homemade "Almond Joy®" Bars, "DORITO®" Popcorn, Savory Hummus, Green Bean Chips, Surprisingly Good Popcorn, and this one--Pakistani Kima, otherwise known as Ground Beef Curry.This truly is my most requested recipe.  Hands down.And today (January 2016), I am updating this post.  I've been ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover – with Lash Strengthening Ingredients

Homemade Eye Makeup Remover More than 3 years ago I shared my recipe for Homemade Eye Makeup Remover.I'd been a "Cover Girl" gal for years -- basically because I had super-sensitive skin and found a few OTC cosmetic items that didn't make me break out (most of the time) and well, I really didn't think about the toxins that I was putting on my skin.Now that I think about it, I almost ...Read The Full Post

How to Make Coconut Shreds and Flakes

We eat a LOT of coconut in our home., , .But I NEVER thought that I would be sharing how to make your own Shredded Coconut.Before I get to that, why do we eat so much coconut?Several reasons. Why We Love Coconut 1. Food Allergies.We started drinking alternative dairy-free milks soon after my oldest son's birth.  Early on he was diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to ...Read The Full Post

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets (dairy & egg-free with grain-free & AIP options)

I'm always on the lookout for easy recipes since my life is full. full. full.  And since Hamburger Helper isn't on the menu for this whole foodie family (though this healthy version is) anymore, I have to figure out alternative ways to get dinner on the table in a flash.If you struggle like that, and you're tempted to go through a drive through when time is tough, then this gluten-free chicken ...Read The Full Post

5-Minute Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls – grain free, egg free, low carb, AIP option

Even your pickiest eater is going to love this recipe for 5 Minute, 6 Ingredient Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls.  Guaranteed.I'm always on the hunt for easy healthy snacks for my family.  My boys eat a LOT and are always looking for something to munch on. Some of our favorites are Crispy Green Bean Chips, Kale Chips, No Bake Protein Bars and No Bake Almond Joy Bars, but I'm telling ...Read The Full Post