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My Experience with Birth Control (and Why I Stopped)

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First and foremost I want to start out this post by saying I am not a doctor (nor do I play one on tv). I’m a blogger, sharing my experience in hopes of inspiring other females to make informed decisions in regards to their body. I am all for the right to choose when it comes to birth control methods. The hormonal pill is just one of many, and I wanted to write this post to not only share my...

Paleo Bagels

paleo bagels

These gluten free paleo bagels are the best way to start your day without the carb crash, topped with smoked salmon, avocado or even a dairy free cashew cheese spread. Show of hands, who just got done doing the Whole 30 for the month of January? How’d it go? I’ll be honest, I didn’t follow it to the letter, I may have had a few Birchbenders paleo waffles along the way. For the most part I really stayed true to...

Paleo Creamy Kale Soup (Whole 30 Approved)

paleo creamy kale soup

This Whole 30 friendly Paleo Creamy Kale Soup packs a rustic flavor with gut healthy bone broth and bacon. It’s a loaded soup full of vegetables and protein that’s perfect for lunch or dinner (or even breakfast!) Raise of hands, who frequently visited Olive Garden as a kid? Yeah me neither. But on those rare occasions that we did visit, I know one of the most popular items on the menu besides those salty breadsticks are the soups. I am...

Paleo Donuts

paleo donuts

These simple paleo donuts are a surefire hit for the entire family, and are also gluten-free, paleo-friendly and come together using minimal ingredients. Growing up, donuts were like a food group to me. I’ll always remember my parents dropping down to the donut store on the corner to pick up a dozen donuts to feed my brother, sister and I. My favorites were the rainbow sprinkles and maple bars, sometimes eating both. Looking fondly on that time, I also see...

Paleo Salmon Pasta with Creamy Dill Sauce

Paleo Salmon Pasta with Creamy Dill Sauce

This paleo salmon pasta with creamy dill sauce is a flavorful,  easy to make gluten-free pasta that’s also dairy free and comes together in no time.  To be honest, before I switched over to eating paleo I would have probably never eaten anything like this. I guarantee you I wouldn’t have even eaten the salmon. It’s funny how something like the paleo diet that can be seen as being restrictive, has actually opened up a whole new world of foods...

Paleo Lemon Kale Soup

paleo lemon kale soup

This paleo lemon kale soup is the perfect cold weather combo! It features gut-healthy bone broth, and lemon to help ward off all the winter bugs – all while featuring plenty of spices and veggies for the ideal bowl of soup. I can’t say that soup has ever been a big deal for me. Growing up it was obviously my go-to when I was sick (anyone remember those little stars?). Soup to me was always an afterthought, after the grilled...

Cinnamon Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

cinnamon roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes

These cinnamon roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are the perfect paleo-friendly Thanksgiving side that you can also make sugar-free. Tis the season my friends. I blinked and it’s already Thanksgiving time. That special time of the year where we load ourselves to the brim with food, family and football. For the most part I was doing lot’s of those last two things and not the first. Thanksgiving can be difficult for anyone who has a food allergy, especially if...

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Spaghetti Squash Oatmeal

This paleo pumpkin spice spaghetti squash oatmeal hits all the right notes for cozy gluten-free fall foods, and is also a great way to sneak in more veggies for picky eaters. Instant oatmeal was my jam growing up. What was better than being able to just toss the little bag in with some hot water and BAM you have yourself some breakfast. Especially growing up in a house with younger siblings, anything I could do to help mom out, including...

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Balls

paleo pumpkin protein balls

These paleo pumpkin protein balls are the perfect fall treat that’s also gluten-free, grain-free, does not require any baking and serves as a protein-rich mid-day snack or a healthy treat! I figured it was about time for me to accept that fall is here. Whether I like it or not, it’s getting darker sooner, the leaves are starting to fall, and I’ve seen a freakishly large amount of birds hightailing it to Cancun. Smart birds. The one thing I do...

Paleo Crockpot Beef Stew

paleo crockpot beef stew

This paleo crockpot beef stew is the perfect Whole 30 approved dinner that’s also gluten-free and dairy free, for the family on those chilly fall nights – or when you wish it was a chilly fall night. Fall Foods Fall is here and I couldn’t be more excited for sweaters, and falling leaves and chilly nights and.. oh yeah right I live in California that’s not a thing out here. Out here we technically have two types of seasons, slightly...