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Salted Caramel Bliss Balls (Paleo, Vegan, Nightshade Free)

Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors. That mix of sweet and salty.... I'm drooling. Bliss balls/power balls/whatever you want to call them are always a popular thing but I had never seen salted caramel ones so I thought to myself "Victoria, you better nail these bites!" And I think I did, if I… Continue reading Salted Caramel Bliss Balls (Paleo, Vegan, Nightshade Free)

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Cilantro Celeriac “Rice” (AIP/Vegan)

Here is a super simple side dish for any night of the week. You can sub this celeriac rice out for normal grain-filled rice in any of your favorite Mexican dishes (tacos, taco bowls, fragrant rice w/ fajitas anyone?) or any meal you love having with rice! Cilantro Celeriac "Rice" Serves 2-4 Ingredients 1 large… Continue reading Cilantro Celeriac “Rice” (AIP/Vegan)

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Guest Post: Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Lyme Disease Patient

I'm really excited today to be sharing a guest post by Kerry from Body, Mind, Lyme. Kerry was diagnosed with two autoimmune disease before finally figuring out the root cause- Lyme disease. Today she is sharing some tips for those recently diagnosed with Lyme and how to handle the diagnosis. Although both of us have been… Continue reading Guest Post: Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Lyme Disease Patient

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From Paleo to Plant-Based: Why I Returned to a “Vegan” lifestyle

So let me preface this post with a couple of things: 1) "Vegan" is in quotes in my title because I am NOT vegan but I am plant-based. I just didn't want to reuse the word plant-based in the title two times :). I'm not vegan because I do eat small amounts of raw, local,… Continue reading From Paleo to Plant-Based: Why I Returned to a “Vegan” lifestyle

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Why I Call Myself a Lymie

There is a divide within the "Lyme world." There are those who refuse to associate with Lyme, call themselves a Lymie, or define themselves by there illness. Then there are those who 100% define themselves by their disease and would consider nothing else then to be called a Lymie. I understand both sides. When you are so sick… Continue reading Why I Call Myself a Lymie

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Detoxifying Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

I've been really into smoothies for the past few months. I'm not a fan of super sweet, all fruit smoothies and if you have a chronic illness like Lyme disease you really shouldn't be drinking those types of smoothies too often. The sugar content of an all fruit smoothie is both inflammatory and will feed… Continue reading Detoxifying Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

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Balsamic Grilled Kale and Romaine

If you are looking for a different, new, simple summer grilled dish then this is it! This past weekend my parents and I went down to our river house and celebrated a belated Father's Day. We made a delicious dinner Saturday night on the grill that included Hawaiian Pork Skewers (a guest post from Canada Girl Eats Paleo from a… Continue reading Balsamic Grilled Kale and Romaine

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Jicama Fotato Salad (Raw, Paleo)

When I was in Santa Fe I had this amazing jicama fake potato salad at one of the raw food bars we went to. I wanted to re-create it but not exactly. I'm NOT a mayo fan plus I'm not doing eggs right now so I wanted to make a different type of "sauce" per-se… Continue reading Jicama Fotato Salad (Raw, Paleo)

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Raw Parsnip and Kale “Tabbouleh”

If you follow me on Instagram (or Facebook) you'll know I just got a Vitamix! My mom was so wonderful and bought me one because we figured it would save me energy in the kitchen since I can easily make almost every meal in it (smoothies, soups, sauces, salsas, etc). I'm so excited to use… Continue reading Raw Parsnip and Kale “Tabbouleh”

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But The Food…

I survived a mini-vacation! My family and I went on a long weekend vacation to Santa Fe, New Mexico. My parents are moving there this summer and I had never been. I wanted to see where I would be spending the next year of my life after I graduate plus see some of the houses… Continue reading But The Food…