Grief’s Dichotomy

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The dichotomy of grief. I’ve come to appreciate that the reason we can fully receive and rejoice in gifts like sweet Kezia is because we are no strangers to deep grief. Allowing ourselves to feel and express the emotions that come with losing our first daughter Aila brings daily bits of healing, makes us stronger, and causes… Read more »


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This week I focused on getting some quality time in with my boys, while preparing to welcome in their new baby sister very soon! It was a week full of reflection on our family’s journey, and I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words. I shared with you what I’ll be bringing to… Read more »

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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I know I promised this gluten-free Lemon Ricotta Pancakes recipe to you guys weeks ago, but writing this new book plus being pregnant this time is really kicking my booty! The funny thing is that I have already written two cookbooks pregnant, Meals Made Simple with Aila and Celebrations while pregnant with Easton. Maybe it’s because I have… Read more »


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DD W5.12

I hope everyone had a great week and lots of relaxing family time this weekend for Mother’s Day. This week, I tested (and mastered!!!) a recipe for dairy-free and grain-free Poppyseed Chicken. I’m not from the South, but my mom made this all the time growing up and I really wanted to recreate a version… Read more »

Paleo, Pregnancy, and Postpartum

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Q&A Paleo and Pregnancy

It’s been a long time coming, considering this is my 4th pregnancy and some of you have followed along since baby #2, but I finally answered all of your Paleo, Pregnancy, and Postpartum related questions in a Facebook Live chat earlier this week! For those that missed it live or don’t have Facebook, I wanted… Read more »


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DD W45.1

I came back from Nashville to *very* warm welcoming! The weather here this week has been 90 degrees, along with a broken AC, hot ovens while recipe testing, and 9 months pregnant! Once Asher started to recover from strep, he and Easton had a blast playing in the sprinkler to keep cool. I always wondered if… Read more »

The Mother Lode Sweepstakes!

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Mothers Day Blog Graphic

Mother’s Day is coming up and I’ve been hard at work organizing a way to celebrate all you mamas out there! We had a lot leftover from when Easton was a baby, but as we’ve never had a baby girl come home from the hospital, we have been collecting a few new things as we… Read more »


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DD W4.24

Happy Friday everyone! I spent a couple of days at Solage Resort in Calistoga with my sister for a little getaway before the arrival of my baby girl! Then I headed to Nashville to celebrate her life with a baby shower thrown by some of my dearest friends who have been an integral part in our whole journey. This week;s… Read more »


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DD W4.17

Hope everyone had a great Easter and last week! I am continuing to recipe test for book #4, this week I tested a bunch of snickerdoodle cookies. I can’t wait to share with you soon enough!   I’m so tired of cooking since I’ve been developing recipes nonstop for my next book, plus super pregnant,… Read more »


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4_9 digest compilation

As I write this, many of you are putting the final touches on your Easter/Passover holiday menu!  I hope you all have a relaxing and blessed holiday with family and friends! Don’t forget to share your photos of what you made from Celebrations for a chance to win some awesome prizes. We had an exciting… Read more »

Celebrations Easter&Passover Giveaway

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Easter Giveaway

Nothing that brings an author more joy than seeing their work used and loved in other people’s lives. Seeing your recreations of my recipes in your own kitchens makes me so incredibly happy, and I love to read how each of you put your own spin on things or what occasion you’re using it for…. Read more »


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DD W4.3

It’s been a busy week! Asher was on Spring break and we took a quick trip to Disneyland! I am continuing to recipe test for book number 4 coming out next fall, but for now I am showing you lots of recipes and inspiration for Easter from my book Celebrations! Also scroll down to see how to win… Read more »

A Healthier Easter Basket

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You know it’s Easter time when our children become inundated with sugary candy and toys left and right. It may even be worse than Halloween! From an early age, we decided that while we have to uphold special diets for my health, we didn’t want our kids to feel left out of the traditions that… Read more »