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Quick Broccoli Greens Soup (Paleo – Dairy, Grain & Gluten Free)

Growing up, my dad made delicious broccoli cheese soup, and I cherished the recipe even after I left the house for college and the real world. Fast forward to now – I’m committed to a real food diet, one that includes as many nourishing foods and as few processed foods as possible.  His recipe includes chicken bouillon cubes and Velveeta cheese, which are definitely not on the approved list.  On top of...

“Almost Paleo” Pumpkin Muffins (Nut, Dairy, Gluten, Grain-free)

These muffins are moist and pack a nutritional punch.  The best part is it only takes one bowl and a muffin tin to make them!  I call these muffins “almost Paleo” because I can’t stand stevia and “cheat” by using a little maple syrup to sweeten these spiced pumpkin muffins.  You can further divert from the Paleo lifestyle by throwing in some leftover cooked quinoa, which adds a little texture and adds volume.  Or,...

“Kitchen Sink” Pesto (Paleo option)

I’m not even sure that my recipe would classify as an actual Italian pesto.   Big bunches of fresh herbs show up in my CSA box, and I have found them to be the most perishable of all.  In order to make the best (and longest) use of them, I throw them in the food processor and make “pesto.”  The variations are endless.  Basically, pesto is a combination of fresh green...
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