Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sweet and Savory: Apple Bacon Brunch Bake

A slightly sweeter cousin to my Go-To Breakfast Casserole, this is another easy breakfast/brunch recipe that is filling, nourishing, and quick to assemble – perfect for a weekend morning or even a busy weeknight dinner – and it makes great … Continue reading

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Chicken and Tomato Yogurt Curry

This is an easy and delicious Indian-styled dish that met with hearty approval at our house. As I have mentioned before, Nick and I both have a fondness for Indian cuisine, and this incorporates some of our favorite elements. It … Continue reading

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Chunky Monkey Muffins

These muffins are moist, delicious, gooey, chocolatey, indulgent like a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s, yet totally free of dairy, grains, refined sweeteners, guilt, and post-dessert itis. They are delicious eaten warm, right out of the oven. That is what … Continue reading

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24 Weeks and the Best Belly Pic Ever!

This picture is my absolute favorite. I was setting up the standard belly shot, but Nick surprised me and snuck in just as I was snapping the picture. Too sweet. At 24 weeks, I am still feeling great, with no … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday for June 24

Saturday 2 rounds for time: 5 overhead squats (20lbs) 5 pull-ups 10 back squats (20lbs) 5 pull-ups 15 deadlifts (75lbs) 5 pull-ups 20 lunges 5 pull-ups 13:32 Sunday 2k row I was only 16 seconds of my personal record! I … Continue reading

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Honey Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs in the Crock Pot

I love barbecue, especially in the hot summer months, but most bottled barbecue sauces list HFCS as their first ingredient and contain soybean oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, artificial flavorings, and multiple artificial colors – not the sorts of things I … Continue reading

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Chicken and ‘Maters Stew

This recipe is a wonderful way to incorporate some nourishing and tasty ketchup into your meal. My ketchup recipe has a lot of flavor and a bit of zing to it, so I need to use only minimal spices when … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

These cupcakes make for a rich and decadent, though not overly sweet, dessert, and they are incredibly nutrient-dense, to boot. Coconut is a nutrient powerhouse, as is raw cacao. And you have already heard me praise the amazing health benefits … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday For June 17

Here is my weekly record of what I have been doing in the gym. This past week I began a different teaching job, teaching intensive first- and second-year Russian at a summer language program. The new job means increased work … Continue reading

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Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles

I used to love eating Pad Thai. When I made the switch to paleo I cut it out, however, because rice noodles form the bulk of the dish. Then I discovered kelp noodles. Kelp is classified as algae. Noodles made … Continue reading

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