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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cups

I’m a firm believer that the way to a man’s heart is through food…lots and lots of food. At least that’s what worked for me😍. So every Valentine’s Day I bake up one of Gavin’s favorite desserts…paleofied of course. But let’s be real here for a second, it’s actually my favorite dessert (something very, very, chocolatey, obviously).I just tell Gav it’s his favorite and then I end up eating basically all of it because lord knows I have the world’s worst sweet tooth, and can’t help but devour all of the chocolatey goodness whenever it’s around. So happy Valentine’s Day, babe 😘

What I have for you today is this years Valentine’s day treat, “for Gavin”. It’s inspired by Eating Evolved Chocolate, my favorite paleo treat that I buy whenever I come across them (which is very

Guacamole and Plantain Chips

Hey, all, I’m back! I first want to take s minute to thank everyone for all the well wishes and words of support and encouragement during my time out from blogging. Your words meant the world to me. It helped so much to keep my mind positive and to keep me fighting, although I am still not 100%, I’m getting there and couldn’t be happier to be back! Details touching on that battle coming soon.

I found myself eating ALL the guac last night instead of actually paying any attention to the game since my team, the Vikings, fell short of making it big. To say I could really care less about the actual game is completely accurate, but there were 4 big events taking place last night that really

Guest Post by Pearls and Sneakers: Paleo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Hello! I am so excited to be here today sharing one of my absolute favorite dinner recipes with you. First, let me introduce myself – my name is Winona, from Pearls and Sneakers Blog! I am an avid cyclist and love the outdoors! For our honeymoon, my husband and I rode our bicycles across the country – from San Diego, California to Bar Harbor, Maine – a total of 4,101 miles.

Paleo and Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Fried Sweet Plantain Chips

Well, this recipe was supposed to be my “WOOHOOO the Vikings are FINALLY going to the Super Bowl” post, but I guess thats not happening anymore due to last nights loss to the Eagles…better luck next year is starting to get a little old after 41 long, disappointing, seasons. I guess I’ll unpack my beloved jersey that I was planning on sporting during my upcoming trip to Key West…or maybe I’ll just wear it anyways, just for kicks.

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Can you guys BELIEVE the Vikings vs. Saints game this past Sunday??! Maybe no one else is excited because it’s the Vikings and it’s pretty rare for me to find another Vikings fan around here, but regardless, I was pretty pumped Sunday evening after that win. According to Gavin as he was trimming his nails in the final seconds, It was a real “nail clipper”. Also, maybe no one else finds that funny… but I got a good laugh out of it anyways.

Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeños with Creamy Cashew Cheese

If you know anything about my food preferences, you know I love ANYTHING that’s spicy. So does Gavin. So when he asked me to make something that involved jalapeños and chorizo, I was on it. Like, that day on it.

Bone Broth 101 + The Only Bone Broth Recipe You’ll Ever Need

If you’ve been paying attention to the health and wellness community lately then chances are you’ve heard all the craze about bone broth. I’ve been making it for the past few years but recently it has started to become a staple in my diet. You may be wondering…”Whats with all the hype?”

Well, bone broth is full of anti-inflammatory and gut healing proteins. It is also very mineral rich; containing Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Amino Acids that our body needs (Paleo Leap, 2016). Some of the health benefits include:

Perfectly Baked Hot Wings – Whole30, Paleo, and Keto Friendly!

If you know me, you know I am a huge Bachelor/Bachelorette ADDICT. I started watching it when I was a sophomore in college and I’ve been hooked ever since. I haven’t missed an episode in six years. I think the shows completely ridiculous, BUT…I love EVERY. SINGLE. BIT. I wasn’t thrilled when I found out Arie was this season’s Bachelor. I didn’t like him at all in Emily’s seasons; however, I don’t even remember why I didn’t like him since it’s been like what, 100 years since he was on Emily’s seasons?? Soo…I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt and letting him have a second chance.

Sweet Potato Casserole Plus the Paleo Holiday Swaps No One Will Ever Notice

When I first switched from eating a Standard American Diet to a healthier lifestyle, and then later transitioning to Paleo, I didn’t look forward to the Holidays. I actually had anxiety thinking about it. What would I eat? Did I have the willpower to not eat the foods I knew would make me feel sick and miserable? Do I have to just sit there and watch everyone else eat all of my favorite foods I used to look so forward to eating for so long? Would I ruin all of my clean eating efforts and hard work in the gym over the holiday season?

Yes, all those thoughts ran through my head, and it’s how I’ve felt for many, many, Christmases, Thanksgivings, Easters, Birthdays, etc. I’ve had times where I’ve just ate what I wanted – and felt

Strawberry Paleo N’oatmeal

Hey Friends! I apologize for being so absent the past few weeks, I just finished up freezing my eggs in preparation for my transplant and I had some unforeseen complications that landed me in bed for a good week and a half, BUT, good news: we now have eight successfully frozen embryos to use whenever we choose after I am finished with my transplant!  Sidenote: these are also referred to as Blastocysts? That’s what the nurse called them when she delivered the good news, anyways. Prior to finding this out Gav and I just referred to them as frozen babies. Now that he knows they are called Blastocysts he uses the term interchangeably with “baby”. So now I am referred to