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Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

It’s no secret that pumpkin (or Cucurbita moschata) is a super food, with a resume that boasts a rich source of vitamins A, C and K, and bioactive compounds that have been linked with anti-cancer, -obesity and -diabetic properties. Recently, a Japanese research group set out to test whether this spectacular squash also contributes to… Continue reading Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

Anytime · Breakfast · Paleo · Recipe · Running/Marathon Training · Snacks

Perfect Paleo snack: mini banana bread muffins

The first week of my training has gone pretty well so far and I’m even working on creating a great running playlist to share. Yesterday, I decided to try making my Banana POWER bread recipe more portable by baking them in mini-muffin trays. They really they turned out great! The mornings are going to be even easier… Continue reading Perfect Paleo snack: mini banana bread muffins

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Love potion No. 9

**WARNING: Mom, before you read any further, this post contains the words arousal, orgasm and genital area…just a heads up. Today’s post is a little love potion that I concocted to help get you ready for the big day of romance this week. Each ingredient in this drink was chosen with care to help awaken… Continue reading Love potion No. 9

Anytime · Breakfast · Nutrition · Recipe · Running/Marathon Training

Banana POWER Bread

This week is the official start of my half marathon training. Back in October, my sisters and I, decided it would be a really fun experience to train and run in the Pittsburgh half marathon together. Last year, my sister Sarah ran the FULL marathon. Watching her battle the long course was one of my… Continue reading Banana POWER Bread

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Top 5 quick and easy Paleo snacks

I think the main reason why we tend to fall off the wagon with respect to healthy eating is lack of preparation. It takes a lot of time and dedication to prepare and cook all of our own healthy meals, but sometimes…we just plain run out of time. So it’s 3pm, you’re hungry and you… Continue reading Top 5 quick and easy Paleo snacks

Anti-oxidant power · Anytime · Beverages · Breakfast · Muffins · Recipe · Science · Snacks

Tea time at Downton Abbey…Paleo style

With Season 3 of Downton Abbey upon us, I thought it only right to do a post on the health benefits of herbal tea. And, for all of you posh cavemen and women, I’ve even included a recipe for a 1 minute microwaveable paleo crumpet! So, shine up your monocles because we are sitting down… Continue reading Tea time at Downton Abbey…Paleo style

Anytime · Beverage/Smoothie · Breakfast · Condiment/Jelly/Butter · Do It Yourself · Recipe · Uncategorized

Slow cooker thyme-scented apple butter

What better way to start 2013 than with an easy and delicious recipe for some homemade apple butter? The beauty of this recipe is that you have total control! You can choose which type of apples (leading to a sweeter or tarter end product), the level of spices and even the final consistency (thicker vs… Continue reading Slow cooker thyme-scented apple butter

Anytime · Beverage/Smoothie · Dessert · Entree · Recipe · Side dish

Last minute NYE menu

  Looking for some last minute ideas for dinner tonight? Take a peek at our (mostly paleo) 2012 NYE menu. SB and I decided to stay in this year because a) I’ve had the stomach flu for the past week, b) it’s freezing outside and c) they closed our favorite NYE restaurant a couple months… Continue reading Last minute NYE menu

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Repurpose leftover winter squash into dark chocolate brownies

I saw this recipe earlier this week on “Cook to Love’s” blog and was so intrigued that I simply had to try it for myself. Typically, when I roast butternut squash for dinner we always seem to have a frustrating amount left over…it’s not enough for both of us to enjoy again and it’s maybe… Continue reading Repurpose leftover winter squash into dark chocolate brownies

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“Munchie-approved” Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wondered what makes the chocolate chip cookie so famous? Why the top secret recipes? How have they achieved iconic status synonymous with the perfect childhood? But, ultimately, why chocolate chip and not oatmeal raisin or snicker doodle or even peanut butter? Well, what if I told you that there is some scientific… Continue reading “Munchie-approved” Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies