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No Bake Gluten Free Coconut Lemon Tarts

No Bake Coconut Lemon Tarts from

Did someone say 'no-bake dessert'??? Why yes, yes I did! We've already had a couple of 'those' days here in San Antonio. The days that make you long for summer...and kinda dread it at the same time. The days where it tops out at a 'dry' 85 degrees and you feel like you're melting. Those first really hot days of the spring that send you running outdoors to play baseball in … [Read more...]

New 6-Week Paleo Meal Plan Available from The $5 Meal Plan

6 Week Paleo Meal Plan |'s finally here! Thank you so much for your patience. I know you've been asking for this for what feels like forever and it's done. Finished. And ready to be saved to your computer! The Paleo and Whole30 eating plans have taken the world by storm and I'm delighted to say that it is totally possible to 'do them' on a budget. I've pulled together some phenomenal and … [Read more...]

Lemon Steamed Broccoli ~ An Easter Side Dish

Steamed Lemon Broccoli Recipe

If you're planning on having broccoli at your Easter dinner, I beg of you to make it like this. All you need (besides the broccoli!) is 2 lemons. It'll work with 1 lemon, but 2 is just right. It's super squeeze some of the lemon into the water that will steam the broccoli. Then you add zest from the lemons in with the broccoli heads while it's steaming. It's … [Read more...]

Pesto Ricotta Pizza

Pesto Ricotta Pizza |

Holy flavor load...this pizza has it all! It's got the creamy from the ricotta, and the punch of fresh herb-i-ness from the pesto, and the perfect balance of salt from the Parm and garlic from the...well, the garlic. Seriously, can you taste it yet?!? Make this amazing pizza with a homemade crust (it's definitely cheaper this way!!!) or grab a pre-made crust from the … [Read more...]

Potato Pancake with “Refried” Beans {Vegetarian}

Potato Pancakes with Refried Beans

Many years ago, on my first trip to Europe, my in-laws took me to a restaurant built around potatoes. Everything had potatoes. That one experience opened my eyes to what potatoes can do. And I've since experimented, but never as much as I wished. Potato pancakes are such an easy workhorse. You can put almost anything sweet or savory on top of them. If you're looking for … [Read more...]