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Starfish & Coffee

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04/21/2016… The day the music died (for our generation).

So sad to hear about Prince.  Paisley Park is just minutes west of where we live.  I loved him.

So, as a tribute to the Purple One and to celebrate family May Birthdays and Mothers’ Day,
we chose a Starfish & Coffee theme for brunch.  Diamonds and Pearls were worn.

We had:
starfish and coffee
maple syrup and jam
butterscotch clouds
a tangerine

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…and a side order of ham

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With waffles to hold it all!


1 1/2 cups Otto’s Cassava Flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

1 can Native Forest Coconut Milk (full fat)
2 eggs
2 tbsp TigerNut Oil
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk together dry ingredients
Whisk together wet ingredients
Combine wet with dry and whisk until well-blended – batter will be thick
Use medium cookie scoop to portion into waffle maker (mine uses one scoop in each quadrant of a round waffle – see photo) and follow machine instructions

My sweet boys gave me a tea-themed bracelet for Mothers’ Day.  They know what I like!

So blessed to be these boys’ Mamma!

Join Thrive Market by 12/24 – Receive 2 FREE Cans of Salmon


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Join Thrive Market by 12/24 and receive 2 FREE cans of Wild Planet salmon!

We all know how good for us wild-caught salmon is – and how expensive it can be!
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I’ve been a member since last February and shop regularly.  When I’m low on something, I add it to my list, and when I get to $50+, place my order to get free shipping.  I also browse the site for new stuff I might need – especially for Baby.  Just got my most recent box yesterday!

I have saved waaay more money than the cost of membership on products I buy anyway, and scored some good deals on fun things or something new along the way.  Like the latest, greatest Primal Kitchen Chocolate Almond Collagen Protein Bars at  25% off EVERY DAY.


Join now.  I highly recommend it!

12 Days of (Paleo) Christmas 2015

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2015 List of Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas:

On the first day of Christmas…la la la la la la…


#1 Instant Pot pressure cooker for convenient prep of favorite Paleo comfort foods.



#2 Frankincense & Myrrh essential oils for nearly anything that ails you – even kills cancer cells!



#3 Red Apple Lipstick Gluten-free makeup to deck yourself out for the holidays and every day.


Christmas Tea  brown betty

#4 Downton Abbey Christmas Tea and Brown Betty Teapot – because Downton and tea.  Yeah.


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#5 Otto’s Cassava Flour and Tigernut Flour for all your GF/Paleo cooking and baking needs.


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#6 Bulletproof Cookbook Fuel yourself to live a kick-ass life – and enjoy it!


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#7 Happy Feet Toe Socks align your feet and destress your body.


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#8 Himalayan Salt Lamps purify the air of electrical pollution and particles.



#9 Thrive Market Membership for Paleo-friendly discounted food and lifestyle products.

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#10 Glutenza and Bulletproof Activated Charcoal Protect/recover from all those holiday parties.


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#11 Beeswax Candles for clean, sweet-smelling ambient light.


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#12 EPIC Bacon Bars & Bites  Well, because BACON!

Have a very Merry Christmas (or other appropriate Winter Holiday!)
We look forward to another year of sharing and caring with you.  🙂


Lego mistletoe

All of my boys LOVE Legos, so they are always on the Gift List!

2015 Paleo Thanksgiving Recap

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Thanksgiving was pretty low-key this year at our house.  It was just the four of us and the cats.

I did roast the annual Ferndale Farms pastured turkey, and there was pumpkin pie, of course.  The exciting part was the addition of Otto’s cassava flour to the recipes.  It made an awesome gravy thickener, as well as real pie crust and bread rolls.  Thank you Paleo Mom and Zenbelly for the pie crust and dinner roll recipes!

So while the rest of the family played and watched the parade on TV, I was in the kitchen.
Most of the food was made the day before, as I only have one oven and it was needed for the turkey.  For the fifth year, I used my trusty America’s Test Kitchen recipe for turkey and gravy, substituting Paleo-friendly ingredients.  I can always count on them for perfection!

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The Chef Alarm (by the makers of the Thermapen) is critical to perfectly roasted meat. The alarm goes off when the probe reaches desired temperature an attaches to the outside of the oven with magnets.

Bent the rules a bit and made fingerling potatoes and stuffing with Udi’s Gluten-Free bread.

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See how nicely that gravy is thickening? Even smoother and easier than traditional flour roux.

Added bacon deviled eggs for the appetizer (aka breakfast!) and Tigernut apple crisp.

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Pastured eggs with Primal Mayo, scallions and BACON.

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My latest creation: apple crisp made with Tigernut flour.

FINALLY found this – and it is the BEST!  So good I stocked up on a few tubs for Christmas…
just in case there’s a run on it at the co-op – yes, it’s that good!   *nom nom nom*

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This was Max’s first Thanksgiving feast, and he enjoyed it immensely.
A little cautious about the pie and whip at first…

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Then grabbed the whole thing and chomped it down!

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BIG smile!  Toddler-approved.

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Bath time! LOL

Our new kittens Remi & Ella helped with the cleanup.  Panda & Raven got some turkey later.

We had our first snowfall of the season after a mild, extended Fall.
So Alex finally got his wish, and gleefully played in it.
Bundled up Max, only to find he outgrew his snow boots before ever wearing them!  Oy!  

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Time to make notes for next year and start on Christmas celebration planning…

Red Apple Lipstick’s Winter Collection is Here!


Awesome new colors for the Holidays!  I got mine.

New lipstick, gloss, lip liner and eyeliner along with the existing favorite mascara, eyeshadow and lip products – you’ll be set with safe, gluten-free beauty for every occasion!

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I LOVE this stuff and wear it every day!