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Shepherd’s Pie *paleo

For the beef mixture: 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef/lamb (I used a mix of both.) 1/2 yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 3 stalks of celery, diced 2 T tomato paste 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/8 tsp ground clove … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash, Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients~ 4 red bell peppers 1# ground beef 12 ounce bag of cubed butternut squash (or half a squash) 1/2 yellow onion 1 cup mushrooms sea salt & pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Bring on the new year!

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Choose Joy

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Monday Mantra

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Simple healthy food swaps you can make on a daily basis

  Instead of simple sugar, use honey.   Instead of canned, use fresh!  Instead of wheat pasta, use spaghetti squash. Instead of tortillas, try lettuce wraps! Instead of table salt, use sea salt. No mayo.  Use avocado! Instead of wheat flour, try almond flour. Instead of … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain High

Last week Wednesday Ryan and I left the lovely Minnesota weather In search of mountains in Colorado… and a coveted big buckle for Ryan at the Leadville 100 MTB. The first few days of our trip are usually pretty crazy … Continue reading

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Goodbye July, Hello August

Where did 2 months of summer go?! School supplies are in stores and bought. Only 5 days til our annual, adult only  :-), trip to Breckenridge. Ryan, are you ready for Leadville?! Renee, are you ready for these two goofs? … Continue reading

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A week away at the Northwoods…

What would a Friday at the cabin be like without a fish fry and a bloody mary?  I don’t want to find out! And, of course, a kiddie cocktail for the boys 🙂 Even the pups enjoy a little cabin … Continue reading

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Is it alarming to anyone else…

…that a grocery store head of broccoli and a farmer’s market head of broccoli look so different?        Take a closer look at the two—> What about a grocery store strawberry and a real home-grown strawberry?  Why are … Continue reading

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