Cheddar Broccoli Soup

Yummy, yummy soup. I have had an insane aversion to vegetables lately (formerly my favorite food!) so I decided soups are a good way to smuggle some in. As a kid, my mom would take me to the Tillamook Creamery Restaurant in NE Portland which has since closed. They had the most delicious Cheddar Broccoli Soup! There is a cafe within the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook, OR and it is possible this delicious soup still exists, but in the meantime I had to fabricate my own. Continue reading


Perfectly Pumpkin…My Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Oregon is ever known for rain. It’s been raining for the past few weeks but to be honest I hadn’t felt like Autumn had hit yet. What a stupid thing to think because after last night, Fall is in full-force! The wind and rain were so violent the house sounded like it would be ripped to shreds. We live in a heavily wooded area and I kept waking to the lovely sound of tree branches crashing down. Then the power went out, which is not an unusual thing to happen when you live out in the middle of nowhere. So of course, I had no heat. Our dog Juneau and I curled up in some blankets and got the worst sleep of our lives.

When I “woke up” this morning there was only one thing on my brain…COFFEE!

In spirit of blustery Autumn weather and with Halloween approaching I decided to make homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes! These are 100% natural compared to Starbucks and 100% deliciously comforting.

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Blackberry Cobbler (Dairy-free, Gluten-free and almost Paleo!)




Today I picked 2 pounds of blackberries from my own backyard. My skin was destroyed in the process but it was well worth it to get the goods. I froze half of the berries and decided to make a healthier version of Blackberry Cobbler with the rest. This cobbler turned out delicious! The topping melts in your mouth as the berries add a subtle pop! Continue reading


Oh em gee! Red and Sweet Potato Salad

After hard-boiled egg mania (No Green Yolks Says Sam I am- Hard Boiled Perfection) I was left with an abundance of eggs. “What to do with all of these eggs?” I thought to myself. I undoubtedly could devour them in one sitting but my pseudo-conscience got the best of me. It was then that I decided to make a Paleo-ish/ clean eating version of potato salad! This super yummy potato salad incorporated both yams and red potatoes. For strict Paleo diets you can eliminate the red potatoes and double the yams/sweet potatoes.

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