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Grain-Free Pancake Round-Up

Ever since I had kids, I have been making pancakes at least weekly.  Before our big diet change, I had perfected the classic buttermilk, diner-style pancakes and even had the recipe memorized from repeated use. Because of some food intolerances, we’ve baby-stepped our way into the alternative pancake world.  First I tried many gluten free pancake recipes.  Piece ‘o cake.  I think we finally decided...

“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,...

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (Grain/Gluten-Free)

I recently had an emergency appendectomy.  Which in real life translates to, wow, I wasn’t expecting to be knocked off the face of the earth for a week and a half!  It also meant that I didn’t eat a real meal for over a week – it was kefir smoothies and broth and kefir smoothies and broth, then a graduation to scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes.  I wasn’t eating, but my belly was all blown...
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