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THE BEST Italian Beef and Crunchy Smashed Potatoes

So I have recently felt compelled to share this story with all of the internet to read when a friend of mine had a very similar encounter as myself about a month ago. It got me wondering…how many of us have gotten ourselves in a similar utterly delightful predicament?

I was treated to a much needed and overdue massage by my mom (she’s a gem isn’t she?) when I came home to visit last. Words cannot describe my excitement for this! I used to treat myself to massages regularly when I was doing hair and my insurance covered them. I immediately stopped when I switched insurances and received a nice fat $150 bill in the mail for a single massage, GAG. So needless to say, I was in desperate need.

I’d been looking forward to my appointment for what seemed like years (realistically I think I found out about three days prior), and now all that stood between me and 60 minutes on that dreamy

Why EVERYBODY Needs a Little Moringa in Their Life

Okay. You don’t just need a little, ya need A LOT, alright?

 

I (technically my mom 🙂 ) first came across Moringa when we started going to one of my favorite little local lunch spots, The Moringa Tree Cafe, a few years back. The owner, Jenny Weaver, who is a Naturopathic Doctor (along with many other titles that revolve around the holistic health industry), carries the nutritional powerhouse in her cafe. She not only carries it, but she actually named her entire business after the tree where Moringa Powder comes from. She educated my
mom on the benefits of Moringa and she sent her home with a bag full of the dried leaves in powder form. Long story short, we’ve been taking it ever since!

Easy Peasy Paleo Spaghetti

Good news folks! I think after typing up the recipe for this, I FINALLY  (after years of failing miserably) learned how to spell spaghetti! Now if I could only get “restaurant” down we’d be all set!

This is one of my favorite fall/winter meals to make. In fact, it was one of the first meals I made when I started to change my eating habits in college. I’ve recently been getting several questions regarding easy to prepare meals, as well as cost effective meals. Well this is a great option,

Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt with Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Compote

Being married is awesome. Well actually, it mostly feels the exact same as before, except for one thing. Unexpected surprise wedding gifts just keep on coming, even long after you’re married. Coming home on a random night to a doorstep filled with surprise packages for basically an entire year is just so much fun. You know, kind of like the saying “the gift that just keeps on

Lamb Burger Sliders with Sweet Fig Compote

Okay, Im just going to toot my own horn for a minute (toot toooottt..tooot). This meal is DIVINE. This was my very first grilling with lamb (I used my Traeger wood pellet grill) and it turned out even better than I could have hoped for. It seems super gourmet, unique and will definitely impress your dinner guests, but the best part? You can have it ready and on the table in less than an hour!

These sliders were inspired from a dinner we had this week at the cutest Spanish tapas restaurant, Adventura, in Ann Arbor, that our friends took us to while we were in town. I’d been trying to come

Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Yesterday I went to Meijer to pick up a prescription and get some of the groceries I needed for recipe testing (just keep in mind it was my third trip to Meijer for the day after lets just say EXTREMELY long day). So I’m walking out of Meijer and my car is no where. Like literally, NO WHERE. It’s stolen, because people steal cars from Meijer in the middle of the afternoon, right? Im on my third lap around the parking lot, roughly 10 minutes into the search, still nothing. I then have my first car search volunteer approach me and offer her help because I’m obviously

AB ‘n’ J Smoothie

Gavin ordered this smoothie from a local juice and smoothie shop we like to visit inside the Bay City Market. He loved it and asked if I could start making it for him when we wanted to do a quick easy dinner. The original smoothie was made with peanuts and had no protein source or greens in it. I love this paleo friendly version because it can be used as a meal replacement, it has a good amount of protein, and it includes greens as well.

Spicy Cinnamon and Turmeric, Fat Burnin’ Coffee

So lately I’ve been upping my fat intake, especially in the morning. I’m not kidding when I say it has helped me feel SOOOO much better. I no longer get headaches from my blood sugar crashing before lunch and definitely don’t experience that hangry feeling (ya feel me?), I eat so much less, in fact my grocery bills have even started to decrease! Fatty coffees have been making this adjustment so much easier, I treat them as a meal replacement, they’re often my go to breakfast, and not to mention they’re absolutely delicious. During my last trip to Chicago I