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CBD Chocolate Bars

CBD Chocolate Bars

  Print CBD Chocolate Bars Chocolate that calms!  Course Dessert Cook Time 2 hours Total Time 2 hours Servings 4 Bars Ingredients 1 Cup Cacao Butter 1 Cup Cacao Powder 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 mL. CBD Oil Instructions Pour Cacao […]

Paleo Chicken and Broccoli with Shrimp

Paleo Chicken and Broccoli with Shrimp

Print Paleo Chicken and Broccoli with Shrimp Easy meal the whole family will love. Warm, asian cuisine that is cheaper and faster than take out!  Course Main Course Cuisine Asian Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 4 people […]

Cinnamon Bun Muffins

Cinnamon Bun Muffins

When you wake up craving cinnamon buns, but you didn’t spend hours prepping them the night before!

I did have 25 minutes to satisfy my craving though. Now I have these delicious cinnamon muffins and I didn’t have to put a ton of work and time into it. Such a win for my busy mom life.

 

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Cinnamon Bun Muffins

That icing is everything! Perfect breakfast for a cold morning

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins

Ingredients

Muffin Ingredients

  • 2 c almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 4 eggs

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil or Kerrygold Butter Melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp syrup
  • 1/2 C Cold Coconut Cream From the Can

Instructions

Muffin Batter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined

  3. Add Eggs one at a time and mix until completely blended.

  4. Pour the milk and vanilla into the batter and stir until mixed well.

  5. Line a muffin tray with baking cups (I prefer silicon baking cups)

  6. Scoop batter into cups, about 3/4 full, set aside and make topping.

Muffin topping

  1. Melt coconut oil (or butter) and add the cinnamon, sugar and walnuts, gently stir with a spoon until nuts are coated. 

  2. Spoon about 1 tsp. of topping on each muffin.

  3. Place in the oven and bake for 18 minutes or until the top turns golden and the muffins are cooked through. (You can insert and remove a toothpick to see if batter is cooked) 

Icing

  1. While the muffins are baking, make the icing.

  2. Get a can of cold coconut milk out of the refrigerator and open the lid. Scoop the top layer of thick cream off the top and place it in a bowl. (you can put the milk part back in the fridge and use it later)

  3. Add cinnamon and syrup to the cream and stir well with a spoon

Putting it all together

  1. Once muffins are finished, let them cool for a minute. Then remove them from the baking cups and place them on a large plate close together. 

  2. Take your icing and start spooning it evenly over the muffins as evenly as you can. The icing will begin to melt over the warm muffins so use your spoon to make sure all the muffins get the desired amount of icing. 

  3. ANNNNND Devour!

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7 Things I Learned When I Lost My Faith

7 Things I Learned When I Lost My Faith

If you’re going to have faith, make sure it’s something YOU believe, not something you’re told to believe. Don’t Put Your Faith In A Person, Put Your Faith In God My parents are amazing and have guided me through many ups and downs in my […]

Dragonfruit Kombucha

Dragonfruit Kombucha

  Print Dragon Fruit Kombucha While brewing Kombucha initially seemed scary and overwhelming. I had an awesome friend take the scary parts out and set me up with a brew kit and directions. I’ve been brewing a few batches of Dragonfruit Kombucha every time we […]

Don’t Let Fear Make You Miss Your 2 Inch Moment

Don’t Let Fear Make You Miss Your 2 Inch Moment

A few years ago, our pastor told this story about the Pixar creator, Ed Catmull, being 2 inches from dying in a car accident as a child. Had that had happened, there would be no Pixar. The people that met through Pixar would’ve never met, would have never had their children, would never have the lives they live today.

How many times have we been 2 inches away from a drastic life-changing scenario, and we didn’t even realize it?

How many of the ordinary things that we do every day are actually a compilation of events that have the potential to change our lives?

6 years ago, I had just completed another yo-yo diet. I was successful on the diet, but it was expensive and it wasn’t something I could maintain forever. So I did what I normally do after a diet, I binge eat all the junk I want and then feel gross and sorry for myself.

My 2 Inch Moment

My 2-inch moment was a decision that I almost didn’t make. My 2-inch moment would have been the difference between living a life that I love, and living a life that I was just getting through.

Brandon came home one day and told me about this new diet that our friends wouldn’t shut up about. I initially told him, no way. I had already made my decision and it wasn’t going to happen.

What if he hadn’t convinced me to do this with him? What if I hadn’t taken a few minutes to research Paleo? What if I hadn’t stumbled upon Mark’s Daily Apple the next day at work?

If You Are Afraid To Go, Go Together

In the message our pastor shared, he related it to God knowing us better than we know ourselves. He said that God brings people into our lives to help us go through situations that we are afraid to go through alone.

In the time leading up to our lifestyle change, I felt like I was backed into a corner that only God could get me out. My depression, anxiety, and fear were at an all-time high. (Typical for me when I am in and out of strict diets) Brandon was dealing with some similar issues and we were both on the verge of requiring medication and guidance.

God Puts People In Our Lives When We Can’t Make It Alone.

I couldn’t do this change alone, but together, we were able to stick with it. That is what Brandon and I always say about our new journey. If I weren’t here cooking for him, he would have quit. If he hadn’t convinced me to start, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Looking back at photos and re-watching the “2 Inch Moments” message, it forced me to reflect on how many things almost kept me from making a decision that drastically changed my life.

I wonder how many times I was too afraid to take a risk.
How many moments did I miss because I didn’t have a community or a partner to say, we can do it together.

People aren’t meant to be alone in life and while I often need alone time, I can’t do life alone.

This year has been my year of reflection and my year of taking risks. I could write tons of posts on the changes I’ve seen this year, but I won’t (for now).

I will share that the moments that stand out the most, all link back to community and support. I took a huge risk to make changes to my career and my faith over the last 3 years.

None of these would have happened if I hadn’t made a decision to change my lifestyle 6 years ago. The things I love about my lifestyle today, wouldn’t exist if I didn’t say Yes to my husband begging me to go Paleo 6 years ago.

Taking time to reflect on my life in celebration of our 6 years Paleo-versary has helped me see a bigger picture. My lifestyle isn’t just about the food I eat, it’s about the people I hang out with and the things I have learned along the way. There is so much more in store and I am excited to see what moments happen next.

Pay Attention To Your Moments

What if today we start living life the way we want and finding people in our community who support us, encourage us and help us to create a life we love?

Don’t let fear keep you from making a 2-inch moment that could change your life in ways that you wouldn’t believe in 1, 6 or 20 years from now.

Do you have a 2 inch moment story? I’d love to hear it, comment below!

 

 

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Holiday Treat Recipe Round-Up

Holiday Treat Recipe Round-Up

Tis’ The Season for all things sweets, parties and baked goods. Part of sticking with something is being prepared for any situation. That means bringing your own paleo goodies to parties and finding recipes you love that satisfy your holiday sweet tooth. Here are a […]

13 Ways To Get Your Kids Eating More Vegetables

13 Ways To Get Your Kids Eating More Vegetables

How do you get your kids to eat the same foods you eat? I hear this question almost every week. First, don’t assume that it came easy for our family. My kids will devour some veggies, but it took time, patience and a lot of […]

No Bake Fudge (Paleo and Vegan Options)

No Bake Fudge (Paleo and Vegan Options)

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20 Minute No Bake Fudge (Paleo and Vegan Options)

Easy, delicious fudge for those quick holiday gatherings! Vegan option.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Pieces

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Vital Proteins (optional- omit if vegan)
  • 1/4 Cup Nut butter of choice
  • 2 Tbsp Grass-fed Butter or coconut oil (Coconut oil if vegan)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Place coconut flakes in a food processor and process until it begins to cream together. (4-5 minutes)

  2. Add nut butter and vital proteins to the food processor, combine until smooth.

  3. Add melted oil, syrup, salt to mixture. 

  4. Blend again and then scrape into a prepared dish.

  5. Place in a 6x6  parchment paper lined baking dish. I put mine in a square Tupperware container and it popped right out when it was ready.

  6. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove and slice carefully!

Recipe Notes

**to make vegan, remove vital proteins and use coconut oil**

3 Ingredient Kombucha Jello

3 Ingredient Kombucha Jello

  Print Kombucha Jello Blast from the past Jello treat!  Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 3 hours Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes Servings 6 People Ingredients 1 Cup Water 2 Tbsp Vital Proteins Gelatin (or any clean gelatin) 1 Cup Cold […]


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