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Breakfast Cookies (gluten free)

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it helps, in my household, to have several easy-to-grab snacks and breakfast items already prepared for school mornings. these breakfast cookies are a win, in my house. and i hope they are in yours, too.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

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this year was a first Thanksgiving that my entire family (extended included) celebrated Thanksgiving with a meal that was free of wheat gluten. we all brought, or created, a dish that would fit the menu. 

you look fat

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isn’t that title uncomfortable? i want to tell you about uncomfortable. uncomfortable is being a little girl, a pre-teen, a teenager, a woman, and feeling ugly. feeling fat. feeling unwanted. now granted, those are likely just feelings. and while they may be totally inaccurate, they mean something to the person feeling them. and because i’m […]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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as the mom of two little girls, i have a lot of heart-to-hearts about emotions. because little girls have LOTS of emotions. this week, my firstborn, re-entered kindergarten after a 3 week Fall break. she was fairly nervous about going to school again. i’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the better part of 6 years. […]

Love landed in a coffee shop

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did you know that stress can so affect your cortisol levels that no matter how much you exercise, you’ll keep fat on your body? or did you know that your adrenal glands can get so tired, so pooped, so fatigued, so gosh darn worn out from stress, that your body can get sick? did you […]

do it. scared or not.

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today i listened as one of my friends spoke a beautiful word about walking in faith, even if scared. at my church there is a gathering of women, on tuesdays, that we call Sisterhood. it’s women coming together and being pushed and encouraged and refined to step out and be all that the Lord says […]

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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you know what’s good about making your own ice cream? everything, that’s what. it’s usually cheaper, tastier, and prettier. and for goodness’ sakes, you can actually SEE what is in the thing that you’re about to ingest. or better yet, what your children are about to ingest. if you are what you eat, then lately […]

you are…

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my heart behind Taste and See Wellness is to see women choosing to live well. so very many of us marry, eat, exercise, choose friendships and jobs out of places in our hearts that are void. so we over eat, or marry poorly, or choose friendships that constantly take, or we under eat, or we […]

Coming Undone. Unshackled.

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i viewed this video recently [just the first 15 minutes]. it’s a monologue. and it will change you. it should do something like this to you:

coconut butter bars

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i’ve been trying to come up with a protein bar that my whole family will eat. mainly one that won’t fall apart and that doesn’t require some sort of syrup to hold it together. i like the Kind bars, but they have more sugar than i prefer. nothing i’ve used as a binder has held […]