Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

So I know this is probably uncouth to talk about on a food blog, but man I hate stomach bugs.  Or food poisoning, or anything that really messes up your digestive tract.  We recently got hit hard in our household by SOMETHING WICKED and honestly the sound of food was...

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Triple Layer Yogurt Freezer Bites

Triple Layer Yogurt Freezer Bites

Well Guys. It happened again…this whole recipe development thing is a serious learning process.  And the lesson learned today is WRITE EVERYTHING YOU DO DOWN. And when you do write it down, make sure you put it someplace sacred, like a family vault, or a...

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Roasted Citrus Chicken

Roasted Citrus Chicken

The weirdest thing about this whole blogging months in advance thing is that I’m about to write a post for this amazing roast chicken recipe that won’t launch until November!  By the time this recipe goes live, it’ll be cold-ish (hey we’re in...

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Oven-Baked Ranch Chicken Strips

Oven-Baked Ranch Chicken Strips

CRISPY, DELICIOUS, FRIED CHICKEN STRIPS…I mean what more is there to life??  I personally love the ones from Chili’s that seem to be deep fried in some sort of angel batter.  I love them, my guy loves them, my child loves them.  They’re seriously one...

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Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

By glancing through my last few posts, it may appear to you that all I eat are desserts, I assure you that’s not the case….ish…ok, I love desserts.  BUT, I really just love sharing them with you because honestly that’s what I get the most...

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Triple Layer No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Triple Layer No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

What’s better than a peanut butter cup?  A GIANT PEANUT BUTTER CUP IN PIE FORM, that’s what.  And my mind is mush right now.  I mentioned a few post back that I’m currently almost 32 weeks pregnant trying to prepare all of these blog posts at once,...

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Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

When I started to develop this recipe, I asked myself, “does the world really need another chicken salad recipe?” and the answer is ABSOLUTELY.  Who doesn’t love a chunky, creamy, crunchy salad that can is as versatile as you need it to be??  I mean...

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Brownie Batter Banana Bread

Brownie Batter Banana Bread

I seriously came up with this dessert in a fit of sugar induced need.  Yes, I know…admitting that I have a sugar addiction as a paleo/real food/holistic nutrition blogger is pretty much blasphemy, but hey, I never claimed to be perfect!  I try and harness my...

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Sticky Orange Chicken

Sticky Orange Chicken

Have I mentioned my love affair with Asian food before?  Probably about a million times already.  I just can’t help it, is it the MSG that’s got me straight trippin’, dreaming about my next fried rice bowl?  WHAT IS IT?!!  I seriously can’t get...

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Kid-Friendly “Monster Juice”

Kid-Friendly “Monster Juice”

Let me preface this post with the fact that I am not a smoothie person.  Smoothie drinks, smoothies in bowl form, I just have never been much of a fan.  I think they’re beautiful and gorgeous and extremely nutritious, but I have always been one to CHEW my food...

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Creme Pudding

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Creme Pudding

Is anyone else into Game of Thrones?  I have to play my nerd card here and admit that I’ve read about 3 of the books (back when I had time to read..) and we are SO into the HBO series.  As sad as it sounds right now, I can honestly say when Sunday night rolls...

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Loaded Tostone Nachos with Guacamole con Crema

Loaded Tostone Nachos with Guacamole con Crema

I feel like I’m the last person in the world to learn about tostones.  How did I not know about these little delectable slices of goodness??  Was this like the paleo world’s best kept secret or something??  Well if so, jokes on you, because I FOUND OUT....

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Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Special Spicy Mayo

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Special Spicy Mayo

I love sushi.  LOVE IT.  But two things right now are really holding me back from giving into my crazy desire to eat sushi 24-7.  1) I’m pregnant, and where I’m located fresh, high quality sushi just really isn’t to be found, so I have to be really...

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Tangy Mandarin, Beet, and Red Onion Salad

Tangy Mandarin, Beet, and Red Onion Salad

Beets!  I just had to shout that from the rooftops. Beets and I have a very new, very loving relationship and I wish everyone cared for them as much as I do.  I actually never ate beets growing up, and I distinctly remember one of the first times I ever had them and...

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Cookie Dough and Sunbutter Cream Truffles

Cookie Dough and Sunbutter Cream Truffles

Hi. My name is Jess and I’m addicted to Enjoy Life Chocolate and Sunbutter.  Preferably both at the same time. Sometimes I get so desperate I just take a spoonful of Sunbutter and dunk it in a bag of chocolate chips and slide down the wall of the kitchen as I...

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Mid-Week Mini Post: Guacamole con Crema

Mid-Week Mini Post: Guacamole con Crema

Happy Danceeeee, it’s a Mid-Week Mini Post!  This is my absolute FAVORITE way to consume guacamole because FAT on FAT is life.  We take an already amazingly healthy food (avocado) and throw in some coconut cream from a can of full-fat coconut milk, and BOOM, you...

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies

Can we talk about social etiquette for one hot second?  I’m a pretty sensitive soul, and for the longest time I would really get upset when people told me I was being too sensitive.  It was a bothersome trait to me, but now I’ve learned to embrace that...

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Mango Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Mango Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Doesn’t Monday just make you want to punch somebody sometimes?? I recently had a Monday that defines having a “case of the Mondays,” and I almost didn’t survive it. Alright, that’s a bit dramatic, but I’m in my third trimester of...

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Summer 2016 Recipe Swap and HUGE Giveaway!!!

Summer 2016 Recipe Swap and HUGE Giveaway!!!

You guys!  I am so proud and excited to officially post about this HUGE collaboration I’ve been working on with some amazing bloggers in the paleo/holistic nutrition world.  This has been a labor of love since the moment the idea came to my mind.  I was just...

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Paleo Tagalong Ice Cream

Paleo Tagalong Ice Cream

Le sigh. I have so many obsessions right now, it’s hard to keep track of them all.  Pregnancy makes your brain do crazy things, like get unnaturally fixated on a certain food item for instance.  Right now, I’m all about that turmeric life and interestingly...

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Mid-Week Mini Post: Paleo Chunky Monkey Mug Cookie

Mid-Week Mini Post: Paleo Chunky Monkey Mug Cookie

Oh how I love my mid-week mini posts AND I love mug desserts. I seriously can’t stop and I WON’T STOP. Not when it’s just so easy!  This little devil is a fun spin on the original Paleo Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie found here.  With just a few...

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Tropical Turmeric Chicken Salad

Tropical Turmeric Chicken Salad

I have a secret to admit.  I’m obsessed with Turmeric. Like, I dream about ways to put it in any and every recipe I’m coming up with..I seriously wish I could!  The ONE thing stopping me is that it turns everything this awesome, vibrant yellow that looks...

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Chicken Enchilada Verde Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Verde Casserole

Alright folks, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I hail from the great state of Texas and I’m proud of it.  Shoot, ask any Texan to talk about what they like about Texas, and you better be prepared to have at least an hour long conversation about it.  It...

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Mid-Week Mini Post: Tangy Peach Mustard

Mid-Week Mini Post: Tangy Peach Mustard

Time for another Mid-Week Mini Post!  This mustard is the perfect blend of sweet but TART!  I use it a lot for pork and chicken recipes, just as a little bit of something extra to dip in. I prefer to use fresh, ripe peaches when I have them, but store bought will...

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Primal Tagalong Balls

Primal Tagalong Balls

Ahhh, childhood.  Memories of hiking through the wilderness, making “hideouts”, pretending to be IN  The Little House on the Prairie, walking my goats, and eating Girl Scout cookies by the box-full. (wait, you didn’t walk your goats around your...

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Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

You know what’s hard? Quantum Physics. Aerospace Engineering. Contemplating the existence of the space-time continuum. And also bedtime. Specifically bed time with a 2.5 year old.  It is essentially like herding cats…no wait, FERAL cats.  Motherhood is...

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Mid-Week Mini Post: Fizzy Berry “Mocktail”

Mid-Week Mini Post: Fizzy Berry “Mocktail”

So I know this is supposed to be a “mini post”, but I just had too much to say this Thursday, alright?  Plus, I’m really craving this tart and sweet thirst quenching delight, so I just can’t say enough about it!  So welcome to another mid-week...

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Mid-Week Mini Post: Paleo Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

Mid-Week Mini Post: Paleo Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

Hey guys! Quick word about this amazing invention…THE MUG ANYTHING. I seriously can’t tell you how much I enjoy these little slices of heaven.  For all those days when you just can’t adult, when you don’t have all the ingredients you need, when...

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Easy Weekend Hashbrowns

Easy Weekend Hashbrowns

When I label something”easy” you best belie’ dat. It’s gonna be EASY. Easy peasy lemon squeezy and stuff like that. As my talented husband would say #simplicity.  Speaking of husbands, I really can’t take credit for these hash browns,...

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Paleo Orange Dreamsicle Ice Cream

So. Lesson number 5,657 learned last night–SAVE AS YOU TYPE. Always and forever.  I’m telling you guys, I wrote the most amazing, witty, delicious post last night about this gorgeous dreamboat of a concoction and for some reason, even though I swear I...

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Turmeric Deviled Eggs

Turmeric Deviled Eggs

So my plan when I started this blog was to pace myself and only post one new recipe a week, mainly because I know that balancing this site and my 2,500 other jobs would be hard.  I’d be reallllly tempted to just throw everything else to the side and make food...

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Sweet and Spicy Ham and Plantain Cuban Bowl

Sweet and Spicy Ham and Plantain Cuban Bowl

This weekend has been one of those weekend when there’s a ton going on and it’s all wonderful, fun stuff, but you feel slightly overwhelmed at the end of the weekend like you just need ONE more day to recover. Ever have those weekends? I’ll tell you, it’s tough trying...

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5 Steps To Plan Your Paleo Week

5 Steps To Plan Your Paleo Week

It’s here!  My first ever real live blog post on Paleo-ish! I’ve always had the goal of creating and sharing my food with others, and yes, I’m the annoying friend on social media that posts every single meal I make.  But what I have found since really diving into the...

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