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Easy as Pie

Yes, I know it’s the Holiday season and that means a few more indulgences. It also means lots social events such as the office potluck or the family and friends get together and of course that most important holiday dinner.  Pies are definitely an essential indulgence at this time of the year and anytime that calls for a celebration. There’s …

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A Perfect Turkey Holiday

So you’re hosting the family this year for Thanksgiving.  Yikes, that means you’re responsible for roasting a tender juicy bird with golden brown crispy skin. Everyone will be expecting nothing short of that.  None of this bone dry pale turkey that usually happens to the best of cooks.  Not to worry; the recipe below, followed exactly, will produce a perfect …

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Paleo Dieting: How Is It Restrictive?

We hear it all the time: “Paleo is so restrictive!” Umm, not really! It all comes down to perspective. If you think you can’t eat bacon & eggs, or ribeye steak, or seafood because of the cholesterol and saturated fat – now, that’s what WE call restrictive. What should you eat on a Paleo Diet? Paleo is about “JERF”-ing. Just-Eat-Real-Food-ing. There …

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Classic Pizza Margherita

We love pizza and there is nothing better than a classic Pizza Margherita made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and real mozzarella cheese.  It’s simple, yet delicious and our crispy thin style of crust is a perfect base for this classic. Below you’ll find the recipe and also a short video on how to make this authentic pizza.  Enjoy and Buon …

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Shrimp Spinach and Pesto White Pizza

  Ingredients for Pizza 1 Nourishe pizza crust (made and prebaked according to box directions) ½ pound medium size raw shrimp (cut into 1/2 inch pieces) 3 cups fresh spinach leaves (wilted in microwave for 45 seconds and water squeezed out) I recipe parsley and basil pesto (or store bought) 1 recipe for béchamel sauce (or store bought) 1 cup …

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Yes Tortillas!

There are a ton of recipes out there for Paleo tortillas or flat breads.  When I first adopted the Paleo diet I scoured the internet for all kinds of recipes including ones for making tortillas.  Let’s just say that I ate a lot of less than tasty food.  Either the taste was off or more than anything the texture was …

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Sausage and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas

These quesadillas are good any time of the day but they are really perfect for a hearty breakfast.  Made with tortillas from our Nourishe Pizza Crust Mix they are also paleo friendly and gluten free. 4 Paleo tortillas (recipe here) 1/2 lb ground sausage 6 large eggs 1/4 cup chopped yellow onions 2 TBS chopped green onions 1/4 cup finely …

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Spinach & Mushroom Quiche with Flaky Crust

I don’t know about you but I used to love making quiches.  All kinds of wonderful fillings, rich egg custard and my favorite part was the flaky buttery crust.  Since we went Paleo it seems like it was impossible to have that again and not do a big ole cheat meal.  We discovered last year that our Nourishe Pizza Crust …

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Kicking & Screaming!

Five years ago no one could have convinced me that I was going to transform my life. I would have thought that they were smoking something funny.  To tell me that at 52 years old, severely overweight, fighting ever worsening diabetes for over 15 years, unable to go up a flight of stairs without practically passing out that I would …

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It’s a Lifestyle

I really don’t like the word “diet.” Makes me cringe. On a “diet?” OMG that seems like punishment. Diets have end-points. “Imma gonna diet for 6 months to look good at the beach!” But, when the diet is over, it’s back to the same-ole-same-ole and soon all the hard-won gains are gone. And, I hate it when someone tells me …