Coconut Fat Bombs

Coconut Fat Bombs

I Love Fat. Healthy Fats.Upgrading foods to make them healthier is almost a fun game for me. About 9 years ago, I actually bought my Vitamix to make raw food desserts. Specifically, I wanted to make raw vegan cheesecake out of cashews and since my old blender could barely blend ice, I upgraded my tools.… Continue Reading

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Secluded Guatemalan Eco-Resort with Mayan Charm

Eco-Resort Connects Community and Culture “Laguna Lodge,” I said to the men standing near the muelle (boat dock) in Panajachel. They motioned me toward the small blue and white boats at the end of an old, well traveled, wooden dock. The captain took my large backpack and quickly tossed it up onto the top of… Continue Reading

Eleven Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Eleven Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Eleven Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling We make choices as to how we live our lives, whether it be for our health, relationships, career, or desire to explore. This month, I made a choice to take a trip, a Naturalita solita (solo) playcation, to Guatemala. For me, to stay healthy while traveling is a… Continue Reading

Follow Your Heart in Japan

Follow Your Heart in Japan

Follow Your Heart in Japan. Gluten Free Japan Finds No matter where you are at in the world, in daily life, on a playcation, vacation or traveling the world, always follow your heart, even in Japan. I’m not the best writer, but I love to reflect.  Sometimes what keeps me from writing down my reflections is… Continue Reading

Cashew Coconut Maple Gluten Free Granola

Cashew Coconut Maple Gluten Free Granola

Cashew Coconut Maple Granola Gluten free. Dairy Free. Delicious. Granola bought in the store has a lot of unnecessary ingredients and a lot of added sugar.  Play ingredient detective and check for yourself! Plus, for me, making sure it is certified gluten free is dicey and when you find it, you pay a premium for… Continue Reading

6 Ways to Boot Out Sugar

6 Ways to Boot Out Sugar

6 Ways to Boot Out Sugar Sugar is addictive. Did you know there are over 41 different names for sugar? Sugar is super sneaky!  It sneaks into MANY of our favorite foods and “healthy” foods, too! For those 5 of you that have never had a sugar craving, keep scrolling, but for those of us… Continue Reading

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes {Gluten Free. Dairy Free. No Sugar. Grain Free. Paleo. Delicious.} I’ve been strictly gluten free for over 8 years.  Prior to taking out gluten, I had terrible unexplained stomach pains, numerous tests and, well, nothing that the Doctors did or told me helped, so I went out on my own journey, took… Continue Reading

Simple Sweet Potatoes – Slow Cooker Style

Simple Sweet Potatoes – Slow Cooker Style

Simple Sweet Potatoes – Slow Cooker Style Sweet potatoes have been my food savior.  They have been my “treat” for the last 30+ days.  I have been on a pretty strict Paleo Autoimmune Digestive eating plan in which I have been able to eat “limited” types of foods and while limited, I honestly have still… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo I’m all about my slow cooker during the cooler months!  I’ve been creating simple new recipes from what I can find in my cabinets!  As I have shared before I am NOT great at following recipes, I use them as suggestions.  I love to get creative… Continue Reading

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