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Toasted Coconut Butter (aka No-Peanut Butter)

Purely by accident, I discovered that toasting then blending coconut results in a smooth, creamy No-Peanut Butter! It’s taste and color are soooo peanut butter-y, yet there’s not a peanut in sight! It costs me a measly $2.13 to make 3/4 of a cup, so it’s a frugal, nut-free, Paleo no-nut butter option!

Creamy Probiotic Ranch Dressing

Do you have some plain yogurt in your fridge and a few herbs and spices in your pantry? If so, you have everything you need to make a quick probiotic ranch dressing! You’ll throw the packets of ranch dressing mix in the trash after you taste this dressing.

How To Make Wild Violet Simple Syrup

We waited later than usual to mow our yard for the first time, and I’m SO glad we did…because I had no idea one section of our yard was almost covered in wild violets! Making wild violet simple syrup is super easy, and it’s a great way to use up these lovely little flowers if you have them in your yard!

How To Sprout Chickpeas & Cook Them In The Instant Pot + Sprouted Hummus With Kale & Chives

To buy kale hummus at my health food store, I had to shell out $1 per ounce! Or, I could make it myself, at home. Sprouted chickpeas take this hummus up a notch and make it nourishing and super digestible. The addition of steamed kale and fresh chives gives this sprouted hummus a powerful punch of greens for the perfect appetizer or snack!

Easy 3-Minute, Sugar-Free Pizza Sauce

When my family and I have a hankering for homemade pizza, we don’t grab a can of pizza sauce… because, sugar. It’s in all the store-bought sauces! But…in 3 minutes, I can whip up an easy sugar-free pizza sauce. Now, that’s convenient!

Grain-Free Sesame Orange Chicken {Paleo, THM-S}

Soooo….The Hubs and I have been doing Trim Healthy Mama since January 1st. Because of our rural location, we don’t have access to a variety of cuisine. It’s basically bar-and-grill/burger-and-fries food or mostly bland Scandinavian food where we live. No Mexican. No Italian. No Asian. We’ve learned to make do with what we cook at home and have added all sorts of ethnic recipes to our repertoire. Like this Sesame Orange Chicken!

Easy Peasy Homemade Marinara Sauce {with or without meat}

There’s just something about opening a can of spaghetti sauce… Said no one ever. Every household needs a recipe for homemade marinara sauce because it’s such a staple ingredient in many of our Italian-American dishes, such as spaghetti and lasagna. And nothing out of a can or a jar even comes close to tasting as delicious as what you can make in your own kitchen. Can I get an amen?

Dijon-Tarragon Meatballs & Garlic-Tarragon Gravy {with a surprise ingredient!}

Meat smothered in gravy. It’s the stuff of legend in Southern cuisine. And today, I’m sharing a recipe at Traditional Cooking School that’s so easy and flavorful, it’ll knock your socks off!

Maple, Cinnamon, and Orange Spread

Many of the birches in our yard are boasting yellow-ish leaves about the color of today’s recipe. Maple, cinnamon, and orange spread will jazz up your plain ol’ sandwich, waffles, pancakes, toast, and more!

Homemade Coconut Butter in 5 Minutes

Coconut butter is nothing more than the pureed meat of dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut. It’s a versatile staple with tons of healthy fat and lauric acid from the coconuts. Store-bought coconut butter costs a fortune, but you can save a ton by making it yourself, at home, in 5 minutes! Here’s how!