What’s in Your Purse? Restaurant Allergy Necessities

allergy supplies in my purse

This post recommendation comes from my friend Kelly. For months, she's watched me pull a wide variety of allergy-related items out of my purse every time we go out to dinner. It must be like watching Mary Poppins unpack her carpet bag! So here goes. I carry: Stevia packets - I'm a Southern woman. You do not ...

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Tikka Makhani (Butter chicken) – GF,NSF,CF,EF

Chicken thigh on tahdig with butter sauce

What's the difference between Chicken Tikka Masala and Tikka Makhani (Butter Chicken)? When researching the recipe for this dish, I found that the recipes are often interchangeable. I dug deeper and found that masala is spicier and uses white meat and makhani includes butter and dark meat. Mmmm. Give me the dark meat any day! Many recipes call ...

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Liebster Blogger Award

Liebster award badge

A month ago, Kat from Clayton Family Kitchen nominated me for a Liebster Award. Yeah, I didn't know what it was either. After a little research, I found out that it's a way for bloggers to acknowledge the work of newer bloggers. I'm honored to be chosen by one of my peers. Thank you Kat! It's taken ...

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Frozen Sangria Lemonade and Other Summer Drinks

frozen fruit in cherry beverage

Here's a light refreshing drink fit for combating any summer heat made from organic fruit and juices plus a little creativity. At the beginning of the year, I started taking 4 tablespoons of collagen powder everyday to help heal leaky gut. It has also improved my tendon and muscle elasticity, according to my chiropractor. He says ...

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Did Astaxanthin Protect Me From A Bad Sunburn?

The results of 4 hours at the Montréal botanical gardens

I did something really stupid while on vacation in Montréal last month. Luckily, I have been taking astaxanthin for about a year now and I think it prevented a severe sunburn. I haven't found a sunscreen yet that doesn't have some corn derivative in it. So I had been going without and hoping for the best. Living ...

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Chocolate-covered Cherry Macaroons – GF, CF, RSF, DF, Vegan, Raw


I intended to do an anti-candida friendly version of Hail Merry's raw chocolate macaroons. Then, as usual, things took a twist. The fresh cherry provides a tart juiciness that perfectly offsets the dense chewiness of the raw macaroon filling. It's got cherries, chocolate, chia seeds and coconut! Today's recipe is brought to you by the letter "C". :-) Originally I ...

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