Bed Rest Peach Pecan Muffin Recipe

What better way to celebrate having made it to 37 weeks than with the Peach Pecan Muffin recipe I made while sitting on a bar stool just a couple days after going into labor at 34 weeks.  I’ve experienced a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions throughout both my pregnancies and they’ve never worried me.  They’re inconsistent, uncomfortable but not painful, and seem to just come and go.  Especially since Parker had to be forced to evacuate the womb after 40 weeks and still took nearly two full days to come out, I’ve …

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Summer Salads: Watermelon Mint Salad + Rosemary Chicken Salad

There are a few things I (Lauren) cannot help but crave during these hot summer days. Right now it’s fresh herbs, watermelon, and ice cold salads, so I thought I’d share a couple of my go-to salad recipes. These salads are not only hearty and filling, but they pack a punch of delicious flavors that will keep you coming back for more.  First up let’s talk about the refreshing, irresistible summer staple; watermelon! My stomach is getting close to the size of one (I’m due in September!) and I have no problem scarfing down an …

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Shrimp Cakes with Pineapple Guacamole (Whole30, GF, and Paleo Approved!)

Three shrimp cakes served on a wooden board These shrimp cakes are served with a delicious pineapple guacamole for a tasty appetizer, or they can be served as part of a larger meal. As well as being delicious, they are whole30, gluten free and paleo. Remember that time we did Whole30 for 5 days?  It’s but a distant memory, yet we keep coming back to some of the recipes that we tried and loved that week.  (To be fair, I had already meal prepped most of the following week, so we were pretty compliant for closer to ten days!)  This shrimp cake recipe is one of the gems that I …

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Gluten Free Thai-Inspired Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowls

Sometimes I think lunch might just be the hardest meal of the day to plan.  There are endless, effortless options for breakfast. Eggs cook fast and yogurt with granola is a pretty hard to beat combination.  When it comes to dinner, you can always toss something in the slow cooker in the morning and know that you’ll come home to the aroma of a dinner already made by the evening, but lunch is a bit of a conundrum for me. I never want to use up too much precious work time with prepping something mid-day and it’s the one meal I …

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