Shrimp Over Jalapeno Slaw with Coconut-Lime Dressing

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Well, folks it’s late July. And I live in Texas.  What does that translate to?  It’s HOT!!  It’s been humid, and sweltering…and honestly, if you’re familiar with Texas weather…you know…it has only BEGUN.

Brussels Sprout & Parsnip Hash

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There’s nothing like a good breakfast hash.  You can make a hash out of anything, really.  In fact, I firmly believe that as long as you have a gooey egg yolk sitting on top — you’ve got a winner.  While a hash can be made with any extra or left-over veggies you have in the fridge, one of my favorite vegetables to eat in the morning are brussels sprouts.  In this hash, the brussels sprouts are mixed with sweet and earthy parsnips.  The two truly make a great combination.

Antipasto Pizza

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The term “antipasto” actually means “before the meal.”  Traditionally, items like cured meats, various cheeses, and pickled veggies would serve as an appetizer in Italian cuisine.  Here’s how this pizza came to be — while menu planning I had decided that I wanted to surprise Jason with a pizza night!  I usually make some sort of salad or “side” to go along with a pizza.  I was toying with making an antipasto salad full of salami, artichoke hearts, etc…and then I thought, heck!…that sounds like it should just go ON the pizza.

Morrocco Method — Beginner Series Elixirs

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In December of 2013 I decided to NOT give up on my natural hair journey.  I wanted to give the Morrocco Method products a shot — in hopes that my hair and scalp could be saved.  I ordered all 5 of their shampoos, and noticed a difference immediately.  I really wanted to do as much as I could to repair the damage that my hair and scalp was in.  The more research I did, and the more I educated myself on natural hair care — it became clear to me how important the condition of your scalp is.

Paleo? Primal? Paleo-ish? What’s the difference?

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I am sure that there are a great deal of people today — that are surfing the web, watching tv, or grocery shopping and hear/see the word PALEO.  What the heck is it?  What does it mean?  Is it something you want to try?  Well, the Paleo way of life is truly catching on — meaning more and more people are being exposed to it.  Well, an honest answer is that everyone seems to have their own unique answer to the question, “What is Paleo?”  Here is mine –

Italian Sausage Calzones

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Calzones have a very special place in my heart.  When I was growing up my mom and I would often spend a day together at the mall.  We would walk around, shop, and always visit the mall’s food court for lunch.  I always chose one of two things — a hamburger from Branding Iron or a huge calzone from Luca’s Pizza!

Morrocco Method : Shampoo Review

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Last week I let you in on one of my most beloved secrets in natural beauty — the start of my natural hair care journey.  After several months of a chemical-free hair care routine I was happy with some changes, but I was struggling with a particularly long detox period.  As with any journey, there are ups and downs, and periods of time that you want to give up all together.  My commitment to health and wellness kept me searching for an alternative.  I very badly wanted to stay chemical free, and honestly I came to a realization of what my hair truly needed.  That need was fulfilled by Morrocco Method — a line of natural, raw, and wild-crafted hair care products.

Lemon-Ginger Poached Cod with Leeks & Spinach

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If you’re looking for a light dinner – there is nothing more perfect than gently cooked fish in a flavorful broth.  This dish can stand alone, or be paired with a side salad.  Either way — the combination of lemon, scallions, and mint make this recipe essential for warmer weather.

Morrocco Method: Natural Hair Care Journey

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I am very excited to be introducing a line of natural, raw, and wild-crafted hair care to all of my readers.  While focusing my attention on posting whole-food recipes, round-ups, and product reviews I have been enduring my very own hair care journey and I am finally ready to talk about it with you today.

Easter Round-Up 2014

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I remember one Easter, in particular.  I woke up Sunday morning only to discover small white & pink paw-print cut-outs scattered around in the house.  My mom had strategically displayed them all around in hopes that my brother and I would believe that…”the Easter Bunny came!”

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