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I can't remember the last time I had a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk (or "leche condensada", as we call it in Ecuador). I think the last time I had a recipe with sweetened condensed milk was in Ecuador, on...
The international day of love is fast approaching, YAY! Do you guys know what you're going to do yet? There's always the typical options, like going out to dinner or to a movie, but those sound a little lame, don't they?...
These last few weeks, my husband and I have been trying a new routine. It was my husband's idea, as he has been hearing about this concept for a while and has been wanting to try it. It always works...
I have a feeling a lot of you feel like I do around this time of year: in need of a good strategy to stick with a challenging New Year resolution! Is this you? It always seems like such a great idea...
When I was a little girl and still believed in Santa, my parents, brother and I (my sister wasn't yet born in the years I believed in Santa) would make sure we placed a little plate with two to three...
Who else is SO EXCITED for Christmas Day?! It's one of the most magical days of the year, where we get to reflect on Jesus' birth, what He came to do on this earth, and how blessed we are by Him...
Christmas. I bet it’s on your mind. (Yup, on mine too!) Whether it be planning on where you'll spend it, who you'll spend it with, what you'll cook or bake for it, what church service you'll attend, or what presents you'll get for loved ones…the...
Being from Ecuador, Thanksgiving was not a holiday I grew up with. I went to an American school in Ecuador from K-12, and so I remember celebrating certain American holidays in school, by doing little holiday-related crafts and having fun holiday assemblies...
Paleo Cornbread? But corn is not allowed on the Paleo Diet, so how does that work? Well, ma friends, that's why I absolutely love baking substitutes and why I think there is a ton of power in learning how to be tricky in...
It's fall, and that means chili season has arrived. Yipee! Is there anything better than a hot, hearty bowl of savory goodness? Nope. Don't think there is! Lucky for me, my husband really loves soups, so he doesn't complain when I serve chili...
Once in a while I get a very strong craving for something carb-ey that can pack a flavorful punch. And, in my mind, nothing gets the job done like crepes or wraps (tortillas). I love these two options because not only...
We've had raspberries galore in our home these last few weeks, because Whole Foods has had raspberries on sale for a long time now, so naturally, I've been adding them to my shopping cart every single time I step foot...
Cooking for everyone in the family and pleasing them all with a meal is no easy feat. The grownups crave one thing, the kiddos crave another thing, and then there are food intolerances and allergies to take into consideration. And so, where do...
One of my favorite ingredients to use when baking breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles and cakes is one that doesn’t come to mind right away when thinking about baking, but is one that I personally love because I think it...
I have a thing for creamy foods. For example, I am a total sucker for yogurt (dairy-free ones, like: cashew, coconut, etc.), Paleo smoothies (obvs -- see why here!), thick curries, and creamy desserts (like cheesecake, fudge and brownies). I don't know exactly what it is about feeling that smooth creaminess in my mouth, but alls I know is that I loooooves it.
I've a been a fan of brussels sprouts for about ten years now. We didn't eat them in Ecuador growing up, so I tried them for the very first time on my first year of college during Thanksgiving in 2005....
My honey recently had a blood test done and his results came back showing higher than normal creatinine levels...again. His last few blood tests have shown higher creatinine levels, so things have not gotten better. Such a bummer, especially since he's been...
I've been craving granola like crazy lately. Wanting it for breakfast, in the afternoon as a snack, and even for dessert after dinner. I'm telling you, I've been needing granola bad. The issue is, Paleo granola is not easy to come by. So...
My husband and I have been having this Blackened Chicken with Avocado and Cucumber Salsa recipe on repeat. We absolutely love it. It's one of those dishes that's got it all; it's great tasting, nutritious, easy to make and very satisfying. I like...
One of my favorite condiments to add to any dish is a fresh, chunky, summer-inspired salsa. I use it to top grilled chicken, pan-fried fish, a juicy stake, or even a breakfast omelette; so much flavor can be added to an...
I just saw two of my really good friends from college this past Friday. We haven't seen each other for a little over two months and we needed to change that, so we planned a date night in a matter of...
It’s right at the end of summer when I start craving cozy fireplaces, chunky sweaters, cooler temperatures and ALL-THINGS-PUMPKIN. Yup. I am one of those people who shamelessly loves to make pumpkin everything during the fall months…breads, cookies, muffins, soups,...
Okay. This Strawberry Poppy Seed Paleo Bread is going to blow your socks off. Not kidding! I am adding it to my Top Five Favorite Paleo Treats list because that's how GOOD it is! #iminlove I have a set of must-haves when it comes...
What is it about summer that attracts us so much toward salads? Is it the constant need we get to feel refreshed when it's so hot outside? Is it because there is a ton of great produce available and it all looks...
The fudgiest of Paleo brownies have made their entrance to the world. Ta-daaaa! Little in life is better than this recipe. I seriously could have these brownies as the only treat I ever get to have for the rest of my life. That's...
I personally know a ton of people who really like bacon, a few people who are OBSESSED with bacon, and just a handful of people who don't like bacon (so strange, right?!) For all of us who do love bacon though, I...
Now that the days are nice and HOT I love, love, love being out and about (it was 98 degrees Fahrenheit in Boise yesterday...what!?). I especially like taking short trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, which are only about two minutes...
I have a dirty chai latte lover at home. And I love it! This man is a total sucker for crafted coffee beverages, those that are a bit sweet and a bit spicy (which, coincidentally, is his wife's personality description...
I am totally, fully, completely, one hundred percent, positively obsessed with fish. It is seriously all I want for lunch, dinner and, may I dare say, breakfast. Yup. That's right, I crave fish for breakfast these days. (What?) I have been having my...
Want to build great-looking shoulders? These 6 exercises can help you achieve your goal! Most of us don’t look forward to shoulder day; at least not as much as we do to training other muscle groups, like chest, for example....
I am BEYOND excited about this 29 Paleo Treat Recipes round-up! And you guys are in for a total "treat" today! (Get it, get it?) I have tried every single one of these recipes and I can attest to the fact that they...
I have another incredibly delicious Paleo-approved smoothie recipe for you guys today! This one is super trendy (because of one of it's sweet ingredients), it's colorful and it's packed with great nutrition. It is also one of the recipes found...
How about a smoothie treat? One that is delicious, refreshing and nutritious! This Paleo Blueberry Goodness Smoothie recipe is a total winner; it can help you re-energize when you're needing an energy boost, help your muscles recover from a strenuous workout, and improve...
There is something about warm weather that makes me want to eat nothing but salads. I crave a light, refreshing, tasty salad more than I crave dark chocolate or black coffee...and that says a LOT. A nice salad hits the spot and keeps...
Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful mothers out there! You guys fill our lives with love, kindness, gentleness, wiseness and generosity. I don't know where we would be without you. For real. I've been thinking about my mother...
Don't you just love quality Summertime (or Springtime) BBQ? I know I do! I am a sucker for all things grilled. I mean, seriously, don't these Paleo Chicken Skewers look heavenly? Even if I'm not hungry, I'd pick one of these babies...
This Wake Up to Watermelon Smoothie is one of the one hundred and fifty recipes I have in my Paleo Smoothies cookbook! I am sharing it with you today, because the weather getting warmer and I just saw watermelons being sold...
Paleo breads are easily the most delicious, scrumptious, and satisfying of treats. They are made with nature's best ingredients, which are nutrient dense and are able to feed your body right. And because these treats are so tasty and so good...
As many as you know, I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. At the age of eighteen, I moved to Boise, Idaho to go to school for my bachelors degree. I came to the US with the intention...
Tight hips can be a major bummer when you are trying to be active or live a healthy lifestyle.  They are downright debilitating!  Go too long with tight hips and you could effect your longterm health, as your body...
I have a super cool announcement today. Are you ready for it? Okay. Here it goes... I came out with my very first Paleo Diet recipes e-Book. Whoop whoop! Apart from being my first e-Book, this e-Book is super special to me because it contains...
Who doesn't crave salads during the Spring and Summer months? I know I do! I love how refreshing and light they feel, how delicious they can be and how easy they are to make! Also, the seasonal produce that is available...
I've prepared a quick paleo diet guide for your enjoyment! First off, I don't like to consider Paleo an actual "diet",  I see it as more of a lifestyle. This paleo diet guide is going to show you the basics...
Spring is already here and summer is on the way and so I wanted to give you all a quick 10-Minute workout to help sculpt your arms.  Without delay, here is the workout: Sculpt your arms with this quick workout! ...
I am a sucker for a good waffle. Especially for the kind that make me feel good, that are healthy, that are nutritious, and that are tasty. I know this sounds like a lot to ask for from a...
I love easy. Easy is good. Especially when it has to do with cooking. And for the love of easy, I have a treat for you today: an easy recipe! This Paleo Diet Tuna Salad Recipe is bomb, and you can prepare it in...
I have THE fish recipe for you. It's colorful and flavorful...one of my favorite fish recipes to date! This Paleo Diet Sea Bass in Coconut Sauce recipe is very easy to make, so no matter what your skill level in the...
Ceviche is a very traditional appetizer in Latin America. One more commonly enjoyed on the coast. However, it can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time. In Ecuador, we have a bunch of different kinds of ceviche; ceviches particular to the coast (made with...
I thought that sharing 9 Fun Paleo Diet Recipes for Easter with you guys would be really nice. Especially since Easter Sunday is upon us! I have carefully selected some of the best looking and tasting Easter Paleo recipes out there for you, and I...
This Paleo Dark Chocolate Mint Mocha recipe is my new favorite drink. It's the kind of drink that provides comfort and satisfies the soul. Sipping on it, while enjoying a quiet moment at home, is a true moment of...