Instant Pot Bread Pudding with optional Caramelized Pears and optionally grain-free/Paleo.

Instant Pot BREAD PUDDING {with Paleo, grain-free option} and Sauteed Caramelized Pears

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 3 Comments

One of the greatest allures of the Instant Pot is not just the ease with which it produces soups and stews, but its ability to make puddings, breads and yogurts. This versatile appliance coaxes creativity and the desire to make healthy comfort foods in a new and easier way. This post contains affiliate links. Bread pudding calls to me each …

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes {Paleo}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 19 Comments

There are occasionally some big perks to being a food blogger: You get to eat what you photograph. Your family’s meals are often made while you’re “at work.” You sometimes get to eat while you photograph. You get to eat Pumpkin Pancakes. Your kids tell you (and you AGREE) that these are seriously the best pancakes they’ve ever eaten. This …

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Why ORAL Magnesium is more effective than Topical for many conditions: Insomnia, Constipation, Depression, Menopause, Perimenopause, Hashimoto’s

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 16 Comments

Years ago I read about the potential unpredictability of oral magnesium, that the body may not absorb it as well, that transdermal (topical) magnesium is more effective. I believed those sources and have used topical magnesium effectively for leg cramps (Restless Leg Syndrome) for years. However, many months ago I read sources that discussed that oral magnesium can be more …

Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.

Banana Breakfast Cookies {AIP, egg-free, Paleo, resistant starch, collagen~ Easy Breakfasts and to Pack in Lunches!}

Megan Breakfast, Lunch Foods, Treats 12 Comments

As you know, I love making egg-free, grain-free recipes. Folks like my youngest son, who can’t eat eggs, grains or refined sugars, really need and appreciate treats, especially because they’re harder to find. Back to school beckons. Hotter than hot days, when our legs stick to the car’s seats and we must take a shower every night, are giving way …

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Pumpkin Custard in a Jar {easy for lunches and snacks!} Paleo, Traditional, nourishing

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Lunch Foods, Treats 16 Comments

I *love* having items in my fridge that are ready to be put into lunch sacks! LOVE. This coming school year I’ll not only be packing a lunch for my high schooler, but my husband asked me to start packing his lunches again, too. (We are selling our Paleo cafe to have more time to focus on our upcoming adoption; …

Why it's important to take vitamin C with collagen, and what form of vitamin C to take.

How (and Why) to Take VITAMIN C with COLLAGEN… to HEAL THE GUT!

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 30 Comments

When searching out the missing pieces of how to seal and heal a leaky gut it never ceases to amaze me how many components there are. A friend may find one or two missing pieces and voila, experience wellness. She can eat liberally again and is virtually symptom-free. She learned what does and doesn’t work for her body and her …

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

I have toyed with/dreamed for years of making my own chocolate chips, ones I could eat, ones that don’t contain refined sugar. I DO have a recipe for some in my cookbook, actually (pgs. 62 and 119). That recipe is amazing; but I pipe out each chocolate chip into the little kiss shape with a pastry bag…and this is not …

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African Chicken Groundnut Stew

Megan Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

For those of you who love ethnic food, curries, stews, sauces, chutneys, this will be comfort food. If you love peanut butter or nut butter and are intrigued by how beautifully creamy they can make a savory soup, I welcome you to embrace this recipe and to make it right away. It’s equally fun in all seasons. In fall and …

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Moistest Zucchini Cake~ {Paleo, dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 27 Comments

I like using words like ‘moistest.’ The brain gets plenty of words it hears all the time. So let’s throw in a little truth all dolled up! This cake really is the moistest. It’s also spongy, deeply satisfying and the flavor– you’ll not be quite sure where the zucchini went, actually. (It went to the moistest.) This post contains affiliate …

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The Difference Between Food Allergy, Intolerance and Food Sensitivity

Megan Food Philosophy, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 12 Comments

Have you always wondered? What’s the difference between a food allergy, a food sensitivity and a food intolerance? Knowing the difference can be the key to healing your health problems. Huge! Often these terms are used interchangeably, which is confusing. Even GAPS Diet literature and well-respected functional medical doctors sometimes use the terms interchangeably. Most do not use allergy and …