Joel and I

Where Have I Been?

Thanks for stopping by! If you’re interested in healthy eating check out my free gifts! and subscribe to get regular email updates. *Some links may be affiliate.*Some of my loyal readers have noted that I have not been posting at all for months, and have been very haphazard in frequently posting for quite some time…. 

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Lemon Peppermint Tea

Lemon Mint Tea (Using a Whole Lemon)

This easy tea combines the gentle flavor of mint with the bright, fresh flavors of lemon. I drink a quart of this almost every day as it makes me feel more energized and keeps me hydrated. It’s also soothing to drink when sick. Add honey for sweetness or when you have a sore throat. Pour… 

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This dairy-free salad dressing will help you enjoy dark greens all year long! The secret to it's wonderful taste? Two special ingredients.

Creamy Winter House Salad Dressing

This creamy dairy-free dressing has rich undertones from surprising ingredients that make it perfect for dressing salads during the cold winter months. Lately I’ve been craving big green salads and I’ve been almost obsessed with making this dressing to go over it! The backstory to this dressing was a beautiful bottle of salad dressing my… 

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Grain Free Caramel Apple Tart

5 Tips for Holiday Meal Planning with Low Energy

I love the holiday season. It’s been a favorite time of year for me since my childhood. But thinking of my childhood, it’s good to realize that our holiday traditions were simple, yet still magical for me. Holiday meal planning doesn’t necessarily have to be stressful and overly difficult either. Elaborate and fancy meals are… 

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Dry Brined turkey creates moist turkey meat and crisp , beautiful turkey skin. Plus, it's so beautiful!

Salt Roasted Turkey with Herbs and Garlic (AIP-friendly)

Salt roasted turkey is also sometimes called “dry-brining, ” and it gives you moist turkey meat and crisp skin and beautiful flavor. Plus, I love that this method is so simple! You will mix kosher salt with dried herbs, lemon and orange zest, and garlic and gently massage into the turkey. Left to saturate overnight,… 

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This grain free fried rice is full of flavor from ginger, garlic and green onions, and is filling enough to serve as a main dish with the bacon and chicken. Yum! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

The Art of Simple Skillet Dinners

Lack of time or energy for cooking can be the death knell for healthy eating. We’ve had a year like no other, and developing strategies for quick, healthy meals has been essential. (Read about my new series: The Low Energy Guide to Healthy Cooking) Enter skillet dinners. Oh, how I love thee, skillet dinners. 7… 

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I'm so thankful I can buy prepped vegetables. They are helping us get dinner on the table! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

How Buying Prepped Vegetables is Saving Our Dinner

The first tip I wanted to share in my series, The Low Energy Guide to Healthy Cooking, is a simple one, but it has made such a difference for us during a challenging year. Buying prepped vegetables. Can I be honest for a minute? I never really thought I would buy pre-cut and prepared vegetables…. 

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