Chilled Curried Carrot Soup {and a simple guide on how to make any soup}

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Do you ever have those moments when you buy a few too many veggies at the store, and at the end of the week you have a bunk of funky odds and ends looking at you every time you open the fridge? Fret not. Having a bunch of random veggies lying around is the perfect excuse to make a soup. I know, soup in the summer? Gross and unappealing. I agree. However, chill it for a few hours and all the sudden you can have it for breakfast, a light lunch or a starter and it goes from a winter staple, to a cool, refreshing treat. No meat or dairy means that you can throw it in your bag for a little on the go snack. And since it’s slightly sweet, if you are trying to get more veggies into your kids, this might be a way to sneak them in. Mine, who won’t touch anything green, ate it like a packet of applesauce, so that’s always a plus.  Let’s Get Going….

Maple-Mustard Candied Bacon

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It’s hot outside, it’s humpday, and we are a couple weeks into eating clean and paleo. So far it’s been a fun experiment and experimenting with all the bright summer veggies and not being skimpy with eating fat (butter, healthy oils, etc.) has been a real highlight. Admittedly, when the weekends roll around, it gets a bit tougher to stay on track. However, a little slip up here and there while enjoying sunny, summer evenings isn’t the worst thing in the world, and overall I’m really liking eating this way. My little one on the other hand is not as excited about the switch. Not that I have her on a no carb diet, but I have turned a more discerning eye at all those organic processed baby foods they have everywhere. My toddler is a picky eater at the best of times, and some days it just feels like a chore trying to get any food into her at all. Candy and ice cream? Maybe a few bites. Mac and cheese as an emergency “just eat something!” dinner? Nope. However, no matter how much of a struggle I’m having on a particular day, if I pull out some bacon from the fridge, the food war is over. She’s all about it. Wants to eat the entire package. So, I made this up for her on those days when nothing is really working, but I just want to get some calories in the mouth. Then I took a bite, and let me just tell you, this bacon is a little slice of heaven. We’ve since made it with turkey bacon and it’s almost as good (let’s get real, pork bacon is the best, turkey bacon always comes second), so if you plan on eating it by the package, you might want to go that route. If you have been eating paleo/low carb/ clean eating and just feel like you want to indulge in something a little sweet, then get your little piggie slices, throw in the oven and get ready for a real treat.  Let’s Get Going….

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies {grain free, gluten free, vegan}

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Well, missing cookies didn’t take to long after switching over to eating grain free and whole foods. It was bound to happen. Luckily, I found a healthy little recipe in the most unexpected of places; a Vitacost shipping box. That’s easy. With a little tweaking to give them a more layered flavor and lessen the sugar content, these little guys don’t use any flour or grains, no processed sugar, are high in fiber thanks to the nut butter, and there’s a good chance you already have the ingredients at home. Plus, they just taste really, really good. You can’t even tell they are a healthy version of the classic. Honestly, you can’t .  Let’s Get Going….

  • June 9, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    dina - they look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    Kimberley - I made these this afternoon – they are YUMMY!!! and so close to the real thing you’d never know….slight peanut butter taste but we like that!!!ReplyCancel

Weekend Wind Down

girlinayellowsuitLove how whimsical these prints are on Etsy… and for $22 they are a steal. 

We want to wear our hair like this all summer. 

Would you get married in a river?

Well, at least I’ll know why there’s a cat fight going on across the aisle

These little DIY bronzing bars are genius. Must try.

How to make Flubber.

Details on J.K. Rowling’s new novel. So excited.

Such a fun birthday cake idea. 

Cinnamon toast crunch RAW pie!

Top 5 wedding color mistakes and how to avoid them. 

 Cute animals

 The ugly truth about work meetings

We hope you have a Lovely weekend!! Let’s Get Going….