Instant Pot Lentils and Rice

Instant Pot Lentils and Rice

Apparently, I have been missing out on lentils and rice up until recently. I liked the idea of this recipe but wasn’t fully sold until I tried it a variety of ways. Going with the amounts of water I would have used for the lentils and rice separately, then of course adding some spices, it […]

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Himalayan Salt Scrub Review-Majestic Pure

I recently received Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Himalayan Salt Scrub at a discount for testing purposes, and I absolutely love it! Here is my honest review of the product. Himalayan salt scrub is said to have many benefits that include: helping detoxify the body by balancing systemic pH, helping improve hydration and mineral status of the body, and reduce […]

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Caviar Serum Review-Majestic Pure

I recently received Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Caviar Anti-Aging Serum at a discount for testing purposes, and I loved it! Here is my review of the product. Caviar Extract is said to promote skin rejuvenation with a chemical composition similar to that of young epidermal cells, protein and nutrient rich with large proportions of essential fatty acids, […]

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Hot Cream Review-Majestic Pure

I recently received Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Hot Cream at a discount for testing purposes, and I absolutely love it! Here is my honest review of the product. Hot Cream is said to provide benefits with topical application, which include soothing and relaxing tight tired muscles after a workout, with powerful ingredients such as peppermint and pine which naturally reduce […]

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Arabica Coffee Scrub Review-Majestic Pure

I recently received Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Arabica Coffee Scrub at a discount for testing purposes, and I absolutely love it! Here is my honest review of the product. Coffee scrub is said to have several benefits that include: exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, temporary reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, reduced eye puffiness, and smooth skin. I wanted […]

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Fruit and Veggie smoothie

Fruit and Veggie Smoothie

  *post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimers here* Recently I have been craving smoothies, which tends to happen as soon as the sun starts to come out each year. This winter was really cold and snowy, we loved it at first then it got old really quickly! The snow […]

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Vitamin C Serum Review-Majestic Pure

  I had been looking into trying Vitamin C serum, then received the Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals Vitamin C Serum at a discounted price to test it! Here is my unbiased review. What is Vitamin C Serum? Vitamin C Serum is designed to help your skin produce collagen naturally, fight free radicals and even out skin […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

I have spent the last 2-ish years really playing it safe with the Instant Pot… mostly making soup… We make a lot of soup! There’s nothing wrong with soup, I really love it. This year I am determined to branch out and start creating more recipes in the Instant Pot that are anything but soup. […]

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VitaTops-Healthier Muffin Review

If you know my story, you may recall that for a long time I was unable to eat gluten. Well, now I can eat anything, which is a great feeling! I do try to eat healthy foods in general but do not like to sacrifice taste, and definitely enjoy my fair share of breads and […]

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Making Exercise A Habit

  The year 2016 is in the past. The year 2017 is among us. It’s time to take action! Many people strive to set New Year Resolutions. Statistically speaking, about two-thirds of the adult population in the US set some type of fitness goal. Unfortunately, only about 9% of the population manage to stick to their resolution. […]

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Instant Pot Lentil Soup

*Post contains affiliate links and ads-please see more on that and our medical disclaimer here* This is a really simple Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe using just lentils, split peas and a few veggies. We always add some extra Piri-Piri because we like our soup spicier! Use your judgement for the amount of spice you can […]

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Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

*Post contains affiliate links and ads-please see more on that and our medical disclaimer here* Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup is a spin-off of our original Instant Pot Split Pea Soup, which so many of you got creative with and shared ideas for. I love that you guys appreciate a good split pea soup, […]

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DIY: HEALTHY HOMEMADE FACIAL

Guest Post From: Amanda Kintz, RN, of crunchyhippielife.com When I was younger and single (read: more available funds), I used to treat myself to a facial every month. It was a wonderful time of relaxation and pampering, but the $75 price tag made it out of the question once I was married and we had […]

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instant pot beef vegetable soup

Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

Let’s not wait any longer… I gave a sneak peek to our new Facebook group and was planning on posting something else this week but you guys… this Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup is just too amazing! I have so many ideas and recipes to share with you all so prioritizing when to post everything […]

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Instant Pot Root Veggie Soup

Instant Pot Root Veggie Soup

First things first: Please note that we utilize Amazon affiliate links and Google Ads on our site, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here. ‘Tis The Season For… We are fully into winter over here, it is so windy and cold! The top menu item on my mind these days is… SOUP!!! Obviously […]

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Forget About Healthy Holidays 

You DON’T Need To Stay Healthy During “The Holidays” I intended to write a post with ideas for staying healthy during “the holidays” and kind of did… but in a different way than I expected. There is a popular idea that we need to adhere to certain “rules” around the holidays to stay “healthy” and […]

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Real Food To Heal

Ideas For A Healthy Road Trip!

Who Else Loves Road Trips?! It can be so nice to take a long drive with great company, whether for business or pleasure. My husband and I absolutely love going for long drives through the beautiful PNW, either for weekend or day trips! We are as spontaneous as we can be with local adventures despite having our day jobs, side […]

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Instant Pot Peanut Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Peanut Vegetable Soup

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Back by popular demand this week is another Instant Pot recipe! I feel like as soon as school starts it is time for squash, baked goods and soup, and I know I am not the only one! This soup was inspired by a dish […]

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Noodles

*Post contains affiliate links, to read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* A simple Instant Pot recipe that has taken longer than I will admit to perfect. If you are an IP person, you know that trial and error is a big part of getting your groove on with this awesome appliance. I […]

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Oven Baked Chicken

Oven Baked Chicken

*Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Oven baked chicken is one of the laziest dinners we make in our house and is also one of the most economical and versatile! There is something to be said for making a simple meal that impresses people more than you think it should. […]

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Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

  *Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here*   This recipe has been a long time coming and I am happy to share it with you finally! One of Roy’s favorite foods is Mongolian Beef and we have eaten a LOT of it from many different takeout and eat […]

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Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

  *Post contains affiliate links, read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* The pizza cravings around here are real and I have embraced the fact that (sometimes) they can be satisfied in a healthy way! I have been on a pizza bender the last week and have had all of the delicious REAL […]

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Spiced Paleo Porridge

Spiced Paleo Porridge

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I have a squash obsession-it is true. There was no denying it any longer when I went through 8 winter squash in 5 days. Between eating them plain with a little sea salt and getting crazy with recipe development, it was easier than […]

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Curried Carrot Fritters

Curried Carrot Fritters

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Hey there! We have a great recipe for you this week. We LOVE curry, chili powder and turmeric around here so if you do as well then you are in luck. I wanted to make a veggie something that was quick, delicious and […]

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Sweet Spicy Chicken

Sweet Spicy Chicken

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Chicken is a staple in our house. We tend to keep it very simple with methods and focus on the flavor combinations. What can I say-I like delicious and easy recipes! This recipe is a sweet and spicy chicken that was a hit […]

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Paleo Peach Compote

Paleo Peach Compote

Peaches and Nectarines…   This was a big part of my life last weekend. Washing them, eating them, slicing them, flash freezing and storing them. Nearly 30 lbs worth of peaches and nectarines that needed my help to avoid the spoils of being forgotten and rotten. My mom is a really awesome lady who, like […]

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Instant Pot Chuck Steak

Banana Pumpkin Bread

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Here it is! Paleo banana pumpkin bread that is nut-free and pretty darn delicious! I find that using the combo of arrowroot or tapioca starch and coconut flour lends the best texture to paleo baked goods. If you are like most people I […]

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Coconut Protein Pancakes

Coconut Protein Pancakes

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Mmmm, pancakes. Coconut Protein Pancakes, to be precise. Fluffy, delicious, moist pancakes. Minus the gluten? I am sure you know that it is possible. Grain free? Nut free? Dairy free? Paleo? Protein packed? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes… Here we have created […]

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Iced Gingerbread Cookies

Iced Gingerbread Cookies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I don’t know about you but I really love a good gingerbread cookie. It needs to have a fairly spicy bite to it and be pretty thin, adequately dense and perfectly chewy. The sweetness of a good icing ideally helps to balance the […]

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Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* This new fruit ice cream trend is really something! We are huge fans now that I have tried it and we feel really good giving this as a treat to the kids! The key that I have found is the banana to (other) […]

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Fudgy Blender Brownies

Fudgy Blender Brownies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Fudgy blender brownies are possibly my laziest dessert recipe to date. They are even easier than the mug cake! Basically blend up your ingredients and bake. It’s about as easy as it gets! We use a Vitamix but a regular blender could work as well, […]

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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Lemon Pepper Asparagus

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and before this I mostly enjoyed it steamed or roasted with a little salt, nothing fancy. If we were to get fancy, we would do bacon wrapped asparagus-because wrapping bacon around something is like insta-fancy, you know. […]

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Perfect Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* If you aren’t usually a fan of gluten free baked goods, I challenge you to try this recipe and let us know what you think. Follow it EXACTLY and try it. Better yet, have someone else randomly make them and surprise you with […]

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Leftovers Frittata

Leftovers Frittata

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Have leftover egg whites? Have eggs? Ok, good. You need this frittata. This amazingly simple and delicious leftovers frittata… It all came together when I sparked an interest in creating some killer recipes for paleo ice cream. I was initially avoiding using egg […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Broth

Instant Pot Chicken Broth

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* I’m sure all of you have heard about bone broth by now with all of the media attention it has gotten. There are a plethora of blog posts about the amazing benefits of bone broth, many people swear by it for boosting the […]

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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

*Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* For those of you that have an Instant Pot, you know what a timesaver it is to have in the kitchen. If you don’t have one I would highly recommend looking into it. You can read more about it here. Whether you are […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

  *Post contains affiliate links-read more about that and our medical disclaimer here* Here it is-a delicious filling chicken soup recipe for the instant pot. We use lentils rice, chicken and a lot of veggies to make this a thicker soup that satisfies and nourishes you, especially when it’s cold out! Since Roy doesn’t care […]

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