Category Archives: Basics

Egg-Free Pie Crust (Grain, Gluten, and Dairy Free)

I am currently egg-free, as I work through potential food allergens and try to identify what may be causing me problems (read about my journey to health here). For the most part, I don’t really miss eggs, except in my homemade mayo. Man, I really miss my mayo — so rich, creamy, smooth, delicious. Yum. […]

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How to Make Creamy Coconut Milk Yogurt (No Yogurt Maker Required)

I have been on a serious coconut yogurt kick recently. It all started when my friend Starlene from GAPS Diet Journey sent me a little bit of the yogurt starter that she uses when she posted her great recipe for coconut milk yogurt. It was instant love from my first batch. The rich, creamy, thick, and slightly […]

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Vanilla Extract

Have you ever made your own homemade vanilla extract? If not, you should! I will never go back to buying vanilla extract. It is so easy to make your own at home, costs a fraction of what a bottle of high-quality vanilla extract costs, and tastes amazing! Plus, it’s pure, with no additives, sugar, etc. What […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe with Coconut and Avocado Oil

Homemade mayo. When you perfect the recipe and technique, it’s amazingly delicious. However, the process of trial and error to get to that point often leaves a bit to be desired, at least in my experience! I have a confession to make. Kraft Mayo is, and forever will be, my standard of what mayo should […]

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Cinnamon Coconut Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

When it comes to these cinnamon coconut roasted pumpkin seeds, I seriously have to control myself. It is really easy for me to sit down and eat an entire bowl in one sitting! So, I have to portion out how much I can eat at a time to keep me from going overboard. They are […]

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