Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake – grain free & paleo, w/ low carb & vegan options

Today I am sharing with you one of our new favorite recipes, a low-carb coffee cake.And by favorite I mean, kids practically jumping up and down whenever I tell them I am going to make it.When I was little, one of my favorite things to eat was coffee cake.My family would occasionally buy those Entenmann's coffee cakes -- you know, those perfect-looking cakes in those clean, white ...Read The Full Post

Naturally-Colored “Fun” Vegan Fudge – low carb with AIP option

Having fun with food can be a little hard when you're on a special diet.  So many other moms just get slice and bake cookies, colored sprinkles, and jars of frosting to make treats for their kids.  Me?  I have to be a little more industrious, making Natural Blue Food Coloring, Homemade Marshmallows, "Dorito®" Popcorn Seasoning, and now this low-carb, vegan fudge, otherwise known as Fun Fudge.I ...Read The Full Post

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests

Easter is of course about so much more than candy, but inevitably, sweet treats can be a big part of the celebrations. One of my all time favorite Easter treats used to be the Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.  Not the large filled ones, but the small chocolate ones.  You can see loads of sugar-laden homemade nests filled with those eggs on Pinterest.  I love them, but the sugar and artificial food colors ...Read The Full Post

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