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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

5 Ingredient Carrot Apple Cake (AIP, 21DSD)


I don't have anything witty to say about this recipe, or what's going on in my life that is relevant at the moment. Sorry; I'm failing in that area as a blogger. Anyhow- I'm currently almost 7 months postpartum with my second child, and have been trying diligently to get back to where I was (diet and exercise wise) pre pregnancy. Moderate carb makes me feel best, and I love coming up with "treats" that are sweetener free and low (ish) carb. Feeling like you're indulging when you're not is THE BEST.  This recipe definitely made me feel this way. The fact that it was cheap and easy to make made it even better. 5 ingredients? Yeah. I realized I didn't account for the coconut oil, so it's actually 6. Whatevs.
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Paleo Baked N'Oatmeal



Getting my 3.5 year old to eat is the most difficult thing I do on a daily basis. She goes through periods of eating everything she sets her eyes on, and then suddenly she won't anything but fried plantains. In her defense, they're delicious and so good for the ol' gut flora. Anyway, I'm in a total food slump right now- AKA I'm tired of cookin'. What inspired this was a trip out to a coffee shop, where I remembered fondly the days where I'd go there and pick up a bowl of baked oatmeal to have with my coffee. I'm pleased to report that this satiated my craving! This was also a good alternative to the fairly-high-in-sugar Bobo's Oat Bars my toddler has been loving lately. Best of all, it's low carb/sugar and chock full of nutrient dense ingredients. My husband and toddler enjoyed this little treat topped with a few tablespoons of organic half and half. 
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mini Chocolate Tartlets (Paleo, Sweetener FREE!)




Fact: I struggle with food photography. The above photo was a result of me putting the finished product on a cutting board, placing it on my patio, and snapping a few pictures (while holding my 12 week old). I use to thrift for new dishes and utensils, and browse through photos for inspiration, but I just didn't feel passionate about it. I do envy my fellow bloggers who can make all of their recipes look completely irresistable though. The photos really sell the recipe. If this photo doesn't "sell" this recipe, just take my word for it: they are superbly delicious
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

My Paleo Pantry (a guide to eating paleo on a budget)



I know that there are one billion of these out there, but who knows- there might be a gem in here you didn't know about. These are the things I buy so that eating paleo, and healthily in general, can be sustainable for my family and I. We eat healthy on a budget, and this is how we do it.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Carrot Spice Bites (AIP, 21DSD)



I am so obsessed with carrots right now, if you couldn't tell by the fact that this is my second carrot based recipe this month. I'm currently on day 16 of the The 21 Day Sugar Detox, and they're my go-to food when I'm craving something sweet, warm, and satiating. This recipe came about because my husband decided to eat ice cream after dinner last night, and I just had to have a treat. I threw some carrots in the oven with cinnamon and coconut oil, and thought that would help curb my cravings. When they we're done, I got inspired to make a "treat" with them. Viola! Super easy to make, and these passed my Mother's taste test (who usually thinks everything I make is weird). And to be completely honest, my toddler and I ate about 12 of these for breakfast, because.. well, you moms out there know! No guilt here.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Carrot Cake Cookies (21DSD, Paleo)




Yes, the purpose of the 21 Day Sugar Detox is to stop eating cookies and cakes and everything else that gives you a nice sugar-buzz. But these- these were made using only ingredients from the "yes" list.  Eating these made me question why I haven't only been making 21 Day Sugar Detox compliant "treats"? I certainly will be from now on. These cookies are only slightly sweet, but provide a nice warm flavor and a very bread-like texture. My husband (a total sugar monster) even liked them, and my toddler would've eaten the whole batch if I would've let her. They are truly 100% guilt free!
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Paleo)



After a long hiatus (and I don't anticipate it ending here) I come back with this. My explanation: I went through some really rough morning sickness, moved (Twice! Yes, it was the worst.), began working more hours at my job, and began delving more into personal hobbies/passions. I still love food, and creating.. I just haven't had time to share with you all. The reason I randomly came up with this one and decided to share it, is: 1) My husband got me a new lens for Christmas (yes, he's the best), and this was one the first times I got to experiment with it. 2) This recipe came on a whim, and turned out really good.. I needed to document it! So, without further ado.. here is my recipe for paleo double dark chocolate chip banana bread.
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All recipes are original creations by Tyler Peacock (The Primitive Homemaker), unless otherwise noted. If you wish to use a recipe on your own recipe or blog, please provide your readers with the link to my original recipe.