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Bacon-Ranch Meatloaf ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Bacon Ranch Meatloaf

Bacon. Yes, again. It feels like just about every other Paleo recipe that I've ever seen has bacon in it. Even the dessert recipes. (Well, maybe not the desserts...but I have seen bacon laced cupcakes before! Can't decide how I feel about those!) This is an outstanding meatloaf. It's loaded with bacon (both inside and on top) and the lovely flavors of ranch dressing mixed … [Read more...]

NEW! 6-Week Vegetarian Meal Plan Available!!!

6 Week Vegetarian Meal Plan

We’re soooo excited and we just can’t hide it!!! The Vegetarian Meal Plan is finally available for you. Aviva, Jim and I are thrilled to share this with brand new 6-Week Vegetarian Meal Plan that we pulled together, just for you! We know how easy it is to get into a rut and make the same 10 things over and over and over and over….and over again. Yes, we know. The struggle is … [Read more...]

BLT Frittata ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

BLT Frittata Recipe on

(Yes, there is cheese in the pict...but you'll just omit that if you're Paleo!) Here's more bacon!!! (And there's more to come tomorrow!) I'm not going to tell you to put regular lettuce into a frittata (because, blech!), but I will tell you that sauteed spinach in place of lettuce in the BLT combo is fantastical. Fresh or canned tomatoes plus sauteed spinach plus … [Read more...]