Vegan Basil Pesto that is also nut free. This pesto works for the paleo/aip diet as well.

Vegan Basil Pesto

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I have a confession to make. I’ve never had pesto. This Vegan Basil Pesto is my best guess as what pesto should take like if it has no nuts or dairy. I figured out at a very young that I couldn’t eat nuts. Traditionally, pesto is made…
Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl

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There’s this Vietnamese noodle bowl made from pork, lettuce, picked vegetables and noodles that I love. You can find a version of it at most Vietnamese restaurants. The pork has this sweet yet peppery flavor that is amazing. I wanted to…
Quick pickled Vietnamese Vegetables

Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables

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I'm a huge fan of pickles, especially this recipe for Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables using carrots, cucumbers and daikon radishes. These are quick pickled which means they won't last on the shelf and need to be stored in the fridge but they…
Button mushrooms that are braised in wine and Italian Seasonings. It's super simple, delicious and perfect for those following a vegan, autoimmune protocol diet or people that just want a really great side.

Wine Braised Mushrooms

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This mushroom recipe doesn’t require chopping. This makes my life so easy. Slicing mushrooms is so tedious. I love it. I also love this recipe. The mushrooms are essentially little sponges so they soak up the garlic, thyme and wine. It tastes…
Save this recipe for Shrimp, Bok Choy and Tumeric Soup for the next time you get a cold. It's a lifesaver when you're feeling under the weather.

Shrimp Bok Choy and Turmeric Soup

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It’s fall and the weather is starting to change which means it’s cold and flu season. This also means it's soup season. I’m trying desperately to keep germs away from my family but it’s an uphill battle as my baby insists on putting…
A recipe for applesauce that is so easy, you don't even need to peel the apples! Just chop and throw them in the slow cooker. This is the best recipe for busy moms or just busy people.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

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I received a apples from Stemilt Growers as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own.Stemilt growers sent me a sampling of the apples they have this fall. They always send me some of the best fruit. These apples were…
I’m not a fan of super sweet salad dressings but I like this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette. The maple syrup adds just a little bit of sweetness. Not sugary sweet just natural pumpkin sweet. It’s a great balance between sweet and savory.

Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

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I received a blender as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own.I used got to use my brand new Vitamix Pro 750 blender for this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette recipe. I was giddy. My husband thinks I’m nuts and all my friends…
Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing

Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing

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Does anybody get Cook’s Country magazine? I found a fish recipe that I believe is very similar to this Pan Fried Cod with Oregano and Parsley Dressing recipe in a recent issue. I say, ‘I believe’ because I accidentally threw out the…
Apple Pie Smoothie made of whole ingredients and no added sugar. It's so much healthier than a pie of actual pie!

Apple Pie Smoothie

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As the holidays approach, I’ve got pie on the brain. I love love love apple pie. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year just for the pie! Now, apple pie isn’t practical or healthy on a daily basis but this apple pie smoothie absolutely…
Super Green Smoothie made with avocado, spinach, green apple and green tea. Lots of green stuff and it tastes really good. It's surprisingly creamy from the avocado.

Super Green Smoothie

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It may seem a little strange to add an avocado and spinach to a drink but it’s actually really good. The veggies are balanced by the sweetness of the green apples and bananas. The avocado adds a creaminess that you normally get from heavy…
Homemade Italian Seasonings made with spices you already have in your spice drawer.

Homemade Italian Seasonings

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My mom is and always has been, a big fan of Italian Seasonings. She takes her Italian roots very seriously and uses Italian Seasonings almost exclusively. I was an adult before I realized that you could cook with other seasonings.When…
Green Berry Smoothie. It's deceptively healthy. It looks like it's mostly blueberries but I've snuck some spinach into the drink.

Green Berry Smoothie

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This Green Berry Smoothie has become one of my most favorite smoothie recipes. It’s fruity and delicious. You’d never know that it’s packed with spinach! Yes. Spinach. If you’re new to green or healthy smoothies then it may sound strange…