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Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Posted 24 October 2013 | By | Categories: almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, healthy dessert | No Comments

I’m a big fan of coffee cake. Don’t ask me why, but I really love the dense texture and its perfect balance of sweetness. This Paleo coffee cake includes one of my favorite ingredients of all time – pumpkin. Pumpkin treats, such as cookies, cakes, and pies, often bring with them a host of memories […]


Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

Posted 13 June 2013 | By | Categories: review | 1 Comment

When I imagined my summer break this year, all I could think about was going to the beach, sipping iced tea, and catching up on my favorite classic films I’ve recorded throughout the semester. Little did I know that these images were not going to manifest any time soon, as I’ve been super busy with […]


The Truth About Coffee Bean Extract

Posted 16 May 2013 | By | Categories: health, healthy body, weight loss, weight maintenance | 1 Comment

In case you haven’t heard the buzz the past few months over this “miracle weight loss supplement”, let me be the first one to let you in. Green coffee bean extract, recently popularized by Dr. Oz, is a somewhat new supplement proposed to help with effective and natural weight loss. Derived from the raw, unfrosted […]


Powdered Coconut Palm Sugar

Posted 25 April 2013 | By | Categories: coconut palm sugar | 2 Comments

Some of my dessert recipes use powdered coconut palm sugar to replace regular powdered sugar. Why do I use coconut palm sugar instead of powdered sugar? Well, there are a few reasons: Coconut palm sugar is low glycemic, resulting in a steadier rise in blood sugar and insulin (safe for most type 2 diabetics) Palm […]


Soft-Serve Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted 17 April 2013 | By | Categories: ice cream, vitamix | No Comments

I do believe Texas has skipped spring and has made it’s way toward summer. In an instant, a light switch turned to the “on” position, and the sun responded by beating down its warmth to full strength. Since it can only get warmer (we are still in April, after all), I knew I had to […]

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How Doing This One Thing Can Completely Transform Your Life

Posted 04 April 2013 | By | Categories: elevate mood, gratitude, healing, health benefits of meditation | 2 Comments

What if I told you there was one thing that you can do, right now in this exact moment, that will help to improve your relationships, increase your opportunities and quality of life, strengthen your health, and completely transform your life for the better? Could you possibly comprehend the amazing power of a singular action, […]


Homemade Lemonade Sweetened with Stevia

Posted 28 March 2013 | By | Categories: beverages | No Comments

This recipe is part of Simply Sugar and Gluten-free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday Homemade lemonade. Summer in a glass. With each sip of this lemonade, which I sweetened with stevia, I experience happy memories of my summer childhood days. Even though it is only spring (which is basically summer in my part of the world), I […]

$50 Tropical Traditions Giveaway!

$50 Tropical Traditions Giveaway!

Posted 22 March 2013 | By | Categories: coconut flour, coconut oil, giveaway | 18 Comments

¬† Today I am happy to give away two-$25 gift certificates to two lucky winners for my favourite coconut source, Tropical Traditions. This company is my primary source for coconut oil and coconut flour, and I always recommend them to anyone and everyone who is interested in natural, healthy living. You can win two of […]


Avocados Stuffed with Pico de Gallo – Beautifying, Youth-Promoting Snack

Posted 19 March 2013 | By | Categories: snack, snacks | No Comments

When choosing a snack for the mid-afternoon slump, we’re often bombarded by an almost infinite number of unhealthy choices. Processed foods are often a convenient option, but not necessarily a healthy one; so, here’s a healthier, and I believe tastier, option for you. Stuffed avocados with Pico de Gallo.¬†This is perhaps one of my easiest […]


Dandelion Green Smoothie

Posted 07 March 2013 | By | Categories: detoxify, green smoothie | No Comments

Spring is here again, and dandelions are popping up everywhere. Unless you live in the northern part of the country or are still experiencing winter weather, you may be seeing these invasive weeds around your home, too. These “weeds” really aren’t a nuisance at all, depending on how you look at them. In fact, dandelions […]

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