• Flourless Gluten-Free Banana Bread

    One of my favorite things about picking up cooking as a hobby has been gaining the knowledge to be able to wing a recipe and see what I come up with. (The better part is it coming out delicious!) This is exactly what happened when I saw three overly-ripe bananas on my countertop this past weekend. Now, I can add this recipe to my repertoire and something about it being made up on a whim makes it even more special. What’s so great about a recipe like this one is that you can wing it, too! This is how I started recipe testing — by making minor changes to recipes…

  • Paleo Blueberry Lemon Loaf

    Up until last year, I thought the holidays were the one and only time a year I could truly “let loose” to allow myself to enjoy “forbidden” foods, and to not feel guilty about skipping fitness for time with family. Boy, did my food-focused mentality control my life. And while in my head everything was ok because “it’s the holidays,” I now know this was merely an excuse shielding a much deeper-rooted problem.  In 2019, I made it my mission to change this mentality — a mentality that I can now admit was toxic and unhealthy. Part of this mission was finding a lifestyle that did not make me feel…

  • Carrot Cake Bliss Bites

    Bliss bites and no-bake energy balls could easily be deemed the newest Insta foodie trend. As a busy gal myself, I can’t deny that such hassle-free recipes are perfect for a grab-n-go snack; but, with SIBO and leaky gut (which I will discuss more in-depth in a later blogpost!), such recipes usually do not agree with my combo of low FODMAP and SCD diet needs. Typically sweetened with honey or agave and filled with chia or flaxseed, I added bliss bites to what can, at times, feels like a never-ending list of foods my incredibly sensitive digestive tract simply cannot tolerate. But, that is not what my blog is about!…