Paleo Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Say that three times fast! I’m not sure what is so magical about little potato dumplings. Oh, but they are! I’ve never been a fan of pasta. Well except for my entire childhood, but it had to be bright orange and come from a blue box. I’ve been wanting to try Paleo gnocchi for awhile…

Trust Without Borders

It’s here. 2014. I would say I’ve been waiting for this year for forever, but that wouldn’t be true. Only about 3 years. In just 126 days I will graduate with my Masters degree (Lord willing I pass my comprehensive exams that just arrived in my inbox). And then there’s moving (a few times), starting a…

Acorn Squash Breakfast Scramble

This is Fall in a meal. Y’all, I love this breakfast. I loved it even more when I found out that acorn squash contains vitamin A, niacin, folate, thiamine and vitamin B-6 AND at least 20% of your daily dose of Vitamin C in one serving! It’s also a great source of potassium, magnesium and…

One Dish Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo)

I would like to apologize, I promised this would be coming soon quite a few weeks ago! I hope it was worth the wait. I know I mentioned this in my October Favorites post, but I am loving winter squash this year! This recipe calls for 2 sweet potatoes, but I actually used 1 sweet potato…

The Longing

From the day I started this blog, I’ve always desired for it to be real, authentic. And while I have never said anything on these pages that isn’t true, there’s a part of myself that I’ve been too afraid to open up to the big wide internet world. But what is our life, if not…

What I’m Loving Now (October)

Happy October! I know this isn’t my first post in October, but it’s what I’m loving now for October and one of the things I am simply loving is this month! It really actually feels like Fall here in Abilene. So lovely! Now if only the leaves would just change. Congratulations to Debra, winner of…

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

I just love Fall. Don’t you just want to be in this photo? Credit goes to Christine, my best friend of (almost) 27 years! There have been jokes that it’s a ploy to convince me to move to Colorado Springs. Well, if so, it’s working! A year from now I might really be getting to…

Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Scroll down for more details! Well, by popular demand, I have a chicken curry recipe for you! Though the Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie was a close second, so you’ll be seeing that one, too! So I’m a huge fan of Thai curries and I’m a little picky when it comes to it. I’ve…

Give Up the Fight

His face was covered in dirt, picked up from an asphalt blacktop scattered with children. Tear stains had become smudges from an unwavering determination to clear the evidence of his frantic emotions.  Tossing and turning, he rolled across that blacktop, unaware that he was clearing hopscotch boards and pausing basketball games. I tried with my…