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Bison Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie around here has become somewhat legendary. By legendary, I mean it’s one of those meals that I’ve perfected over time, everybody loves, and my clients request every other week. Normally, I use a beef chuck roast because it can be slow-cooked in the crockpot the day before, saving me prep time the day […]

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Eggplant Lasagna With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Once upon a time, BP (that’s before Paleo), a friend of mine gave me a recipe for spinach lasagna roll-ups with roasted red pepper sauce. I loved that recipe because it was simple, delicious and didn’t involve such a time-consuming lasagna process. The original recipe, was also perfect for meatless Mondays or any other day of […]

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5 More Things I’ve Learned In Becoming Paleo And Healing Lupus.

  What a difference a year makes! I never would’ve imagined what this journey would look like a year ago, except that with time, also comes a new vantage point on this staircase. I still can’t see the whole thing, but I can see where I’ve been and that alone makes a huge difference. I’ll […]

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Grain-Free Zucchini Muffins

It’s that time of year again here in beautiful Cali when zucchini crops are abundant. My neighbors have transformed their 3/4 acre property into a sustainable garden, in which they grow a plethora of vegetables, fruit, and berries. Our properties sit against the foothills, so growing a garden without interference from the creatures who also […]

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is the ultimate in comfort food, in my very humble opinion. It is always in the dinner rotation around here, especially when our “spring” weather feels like winter lately. Over the years, I’ve had to make a speedy quick pot pie because I didn’t have the time to devote to the slow-cooked […]

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon rolls + waffles = true love forever! Seriously, what’s not to love, especially on a Sunday morning? If you follow me on Instagram (juliewooton), you know by now, I live for Sunday breakfast. Maybe it’s because the rest of the week, breakfast is rushed or maybe that I’m committed to protein shakes most weekdays, […]

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Breakfast Buckwheat With Cinnamon Apples, Dried Cherries, And Toasted Walnuts

In my quest toward not just eating gluten-free, but gradually eliminating all grains from my diet, and also at the recommendation of a friend of mine just starting her gluten-free journey, I decided that I haven’t given buckwheat a fair chance. I’ve known about buckwheat, all the benefits, and that it’s gluten-free, but now I […]

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Chocolate Beet Cake

And the winner of Best Nutritious Cake Disguised As A Dessert goes to…. Undoubtedly, this cake will blow any preconceived notions you may have about beets, out of the water. Aside from the deep red tones of the cake, you would never guess it was made with beets. I still haven’t told the younger XY’s […]

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Paleotized Gingerbread Snickerdoodles With Crystallized Ginger

Last month, I made these amazing pumpkin snickerdoodles, modified from a recipe from By modified, I mean I Paleotized them and used coconut butter, gluten-free flour, and organic cane sugar, instead of processed sugar. Since it’s December and I’ve moved on from pumpkin to gingerbread, I wanted to try using crystallized ginger in this […]

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Legacies and Aunt Jane’s Chicken Chili

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the legacies we leave behind, particularly the traditions we’ve chosen to either hang onto or let go. Two aunts of ours recently passed away within a span of three weeks, and as we often do at these times, I’ve been reflecting on the memories and legacy they left […]

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Chocolate Donuts

I guess I couldn’t show these babies off on social media and not expect to post the recipe too. It’s kind of a Saturday morning tradition in our house for the XY’s to buy donuts from the donut shop down the street. I’m not a donut fan, but for some reason I had to know […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Maybe I am getting ready for Thanksgiving already. It is, after all, my favorite holiday and this year, we are traversing hill and dale to Texas to see the grandparents. Not only do I need a dry run before the actual show, but this is the first year I’m also eating Paleo. Since my body […]

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Chocolate Orange Coffee Creamer

I have quite possibly created a coffee creamer I could market and become a multi-bajillionaire and devote my life to philanthropic causes. Would you believe this (said as Maxwell Smart)? A rich, dark chocolate coffee creamer that is completely dairy-free, has only 5 grams of sugar (no refined sugar), and half the calories as regular […]

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A⃣P⃣P⃣L⃣E⃣ F⃣E⃣S⃣T⃣ ‘⃣1⃣4⃣

When you go to Oak Glen and pick 9 lbs. of Fuji and Granny Smith apples, you better go big or go home. It may have been fall in my mind, but outside, Southern California experienced satanic heat which prevented me from turning on my oven, post apple-picking field trip. Not to fear, I did […]

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Paleo Mac N’Cheese

I know what you’re thinking. How can macaroni and cheese be dairy-free, grain-free and still be delicious? I wondered the same thing myself, but I was too busy mourning the loss of my old macaroni and cheese to think about a new version. Maybe I did walk slowly by the cheese section in Trader Joe’s […]

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