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Introducing The Paleo Family Toolkit and a Bonus Offer!


The Paleo Family Toolkit Sign Up Now to receive a FREE e-book and webinar from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Mom You may have heard about (or even purchased) e-book bundles in the past, which typically group together a whole lot […]

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Phul Gobhi (Curried Cauliflower)


It’s been a while since I posted a recipe, and this one has been a favorite of mine since I started eating (and cooking) Indian food. I love cauliflower–you can make it so many ways! Mashed, riced, roasted, sautéed…I love […]

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Be kind, unwind–tips for managing stress!


It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything…and that’s because I’ve had to take a time out from many of my regular activities to recover from some health issues. I let life and the stress of doing too […]

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21DSD Sugar and Sweetener-Free Lactation Cookies


In a previous post, I wrote about my Real Food Pregnancy, which changed dramatically from my first pregnancy in 2006. One of the things that changed most was my desire to be a nutrient-seeker–actively looking to include foods in my […]

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Ginger Chai


This post is for my dear friend Brandy who says that my chai is the best she’s ever had!  Chai (which just means tea) is the quintessential Indian beverage and one of my favorite things to drink. Most of the […]

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How to Tell Your Kids About the Sugar Monster!


Hello all! I’ve been working with the 21-Day Sugar Detox for three years now (wow!), and one of the biggest changes that I’ve made during that time has been how I feed my kids. Since they’re growing little humans, I […]

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Pad Kra Praw (Thai basil chicken)


Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines, but I had only tried it once before I started dating my husband (and it was not love at first taste). Perhaps I didn’t know what to order, or perhaps the restaurant […]

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Spicy Kale with Toasted Coconut


I’m always looking for new ways to cook vegetables, especially the super-nutrient-dense ones like kale. It is a cruciferous vegetable related to cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, and its dark green leaves are full of vitamin K1, carotenoids, and calcium. Kale is […]

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No Time to Cook? Roast Your Veggies!


My latest post on the 21-Day Sugar Detox blog is all about roasting vegetables. This post was inspired by a client I’m coaching who wanted to work more vegetables into her diet. I suggested roasting vegetables, which is both time-saving and […]

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Tummy Healing Chicken Soup


When I was growing up, whenever I wasn’t feeling well my mom would make me chicken noodle soup. Okay, actually she would open a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, but the thought was the same–chicken soup feeds the body […]

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