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The Dish on Sugar & Sweeteners

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, Blood Sugar, Carbohydrates, Coconut, FAQs, stevia, Sugar & Sweeteners, weight loss 51 Comments

(note: I originally published this post last year but somehow the formatting got really fouled up in the blog transition so I had to re-publish it… here you go!) I get a TON of questions about sugar and sweeteners. Most people just want to know which are okay to eat and which are bad. But, of course, I can’t just …


What the heck can I do with coconut butter?!

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, Coconut 28 Comments

Coconut butter (sometimes called Coconut Cream Concentrate) is a great snack to reach for when you want something sweet to eat or just for an energy boost. It’s a good source of lauric acid which, according to Mary Enig and Sally Fallon on page 48 of their book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat,” is “a proven antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal agent that’s …

5 Things to Love About Coconut Oil

Admin Coconut, greatest hits 8 Comments

I really, really, really love coconut oil. Organic, virgin, unrefined coconut oil. I buy coconut oil all the time. This week, I was lucky enough to receive a sample of Tropical Traditions brand Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil. I also recently received my order for their Coconut Creme Concentrate as well! I’m in love with that stuff…but more on …

How Does Your Fridge Stack Up?

Admin Bacon, Coconut, Dairy and Dairy Free, Fats and Oils, Gluten and Gluten Free, grass-fed meat, kale, nut, organic 3 Comments

After recently viewing a video posted on You Tube by Erin Huggins, I decided to show you what’s in my fridge after a recent trip to the grocery store. I love getting my week started knowing that I’m well prepared to fuel myself with delicious and wholesome foods. Let’s take stock of what I have in there! I’ll go through …

Are You a “Non-Food” Eater?

Admin Coconut, Dairy and Dairy Free, Fats and Oils, Gluten and Gluten Free, nut, soy, too much soy 4 Comments

A few of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by calling foods “non-foods” in my last posting. Here are some requirements to consider before calling something a food. It looks like it does when it’s picked/harvested or pronounced dead in it’s original form. OR if I can make it in my own kitchen from it’s original form …