How Much Do I Love My Hydroflasks….Let Me Count the Ways!

I bought my first Hydroflask in Feb 2016, but since then we have purchased a total of 7 for our family of 4 (1 got lost and was replaced…boys!).

I just got the stainless one this morning at TJ Maxx for $12…see that red clearance sticker on the bottom…SCORE! Going to use it for my morning tea.

There are so many things I love about my Hydroflasks, let me count the ways.

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Clean and Green Beauty: Facial Moisturizing Routine

I have been really working on cleaning up all of my beauty and household products and I have to say that this new routine is WAY better than the more chemical laden one I was using before! This simple combination has transformed my normally dry and sensitive skin and even gives me a bit of a healthy glow.

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Cauliflower Turnip Soup: Instant Pot

The other day I went to my fridge to pull the ingredients to make my weekly batch of Creamy Cauliflower Leek soup and lo and behold I was out of leeks! Not to fret. I subbed in turnips, tweaked a few other things and wow, the result was amazing. Voila! Another version is born. Here are the details if you want to give it a go.

Creamy Cauliflower Turnip Soup

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My Weekly Prep Routine

There are some things I make just about every week.  Here is my weekly prep routine. For details about how I store these items see my Freezer Stash post.

Large batch of Shallot Baked Chicken Thighs. I will vary the seasonings….lemongrass and ginger…fresh picked herbs from my garden…tarragon, sage, oregano, basil. These will get chopped and portioned into single serving mason jars to add to my freezer stash. Continue reading

Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP

Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP

You all know I am always raving about my #freezerstash and what a game changer it has been for streamlining my daily and weekly routine. It makes pulling together a delicious and healthy meal quick easy and is a savior when I am short on time or energy.

Well now there is a cookbook all about creating YOUR very own stash of AIP friendly freezer foods. 30 of us in the AIP community collaborated Continue reading

Prep Tip: Cutting board

Wanted to hop on and share a quick tip I recently posted on Instagram. I tuck a paper towel under the edge of my cutting board when I am prepping and then I can slide scraps off on to the towel. At the end I pick it up by the corners and take it right to my compost bucket. Then I give it a shake and usually can use it for a little counter wipe down after I am done. Here I was prepping my weekly batch of creamy veggie soup. I adore this Kitchen Series cutting board by Epicurean. I have 8 of them in different sizes and it is our go to board. I love that they are dishwasher safe for when I am cutting meats.