The Best of 2015

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Ribs |

Happy New Year beautiful readers!!! I can’t believe that it is already 2016. As someone who spends most of her time planning for the future, looking ahead, and trying to improve the next time I do something, I don’t spend a lot of time reflecting on the past. However, this new year season, surrounded by… 

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Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese

Paleo Pumpkin Bolognese via

Okay, can we just talk about real stuff real quick? Life is hard. I mean, I know we’re all supposed to pretend like things don’t get hard and we can handle everything life throws at us without blinking. But it’s not that easy. And sometimes we get into a dark place where we need to disconnect from… 

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Mason Jar “Instant” Ramen Zoodles

Mason Jar Instant Ramen Zoodles | A healthy, gluten-free, delicious to-go lunch via

I think we all know that the easiest to-go lunch is a container of prepackaged, “just add water” noodles. College students and time-starved adults alike turn to processed ramen noodles in a bind when looking for a quick and easy meal. Is it delicious? No. Is it healthy? Absolutely not. But is it easy? Yeah it… 

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Slow Cooker Squash & Ground Beef Curry {paleo & AIP}

Slow Cooker Squash & Ground Beef Curry |

Everyone in Richmond is all abuzz about our first big snowstorm!!! We’re expecting anywhere from 6-10 inches, and for Richmond, that’s a huge deal. I know the rest of you are probably more than tired of snow since you’ve seen all the snowstorms that have just barely missed us each time. But since this is only… 

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Amazingly Crispy Paleo Fried Chicken {grain-free}

Amazingly Crispy Paleo Fried Chicken via StrictlyDelicious

My friends, it’s Wednesday. Hump day. The halfway mark of the week. That means you’ve had just enough of the work week (and enough of these freezing cold mornings) to wish for the weekend, but the weekend still isn’t close enough for you to feel like that respite is near. So you’re in need of… 

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DIY Aromatherapy Pillow Mist & 10 Tips to Sleep Better

DIY Aromatherapy Pillow Spray & 10 Ways to Sleep Better |

Whether you’re dealing with a lot of stress during the day, you’re very busy, or not busy at all, a good night’s sleep is essential to a productive and enjoyable day. I first learned the dire importance of a good night’s sleep my last year in college when I was working a full-time job, two part-time jobs,… 

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How to Make Rosemary Salt

How to Make Rosemary Salt |

Now I know that rosemary salt is nothing new or original. But it’s something I use regularly, like eeryday, ON THE REGGGGG-U-LAR, so I just had to make a post about it. Rosemary salt might actually be my very favorite seasoning. Okay, confession time. I’m totally into television for kids. I watch kids shows and kids movies all the… 

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Easy, No-Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream without Sweetened Condensed Milk! (plus surprise topping)

Easy, No-Churn Vanilla Ice-Cream via StrictlyDelicious

le sigh. It’s summer time, and all I want is creamy, sweet dairy desserts all up in my face. But do you know how impossible it is to find ice cream that doesn’t contain allergens in its processing? Trying to avoid corn and soy in ice cream is like trying to find an albino cow. There’s… 

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Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salads

Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salads via StrictlyDelicious

Raise your hand if you like Chipotle (or another tex-mex establishment). Yes, yes, that’s what I thought. Hands going up high all over the world. Oh, boy. Whose hands are those waving madly over there? Good gracious, those people need to calm down. Oh… Wait. Those are my hands. Both of my hands. Yes, I looooove… 

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