I Got A New Camera!!

  I finally got a new camera!!!! I’ve been using an old Canon Rebel for the past year or so to shoot for the magazine, but I really wanted to try¬†DSLR video and my old faithful just couldn’t keep up. So about the new camera, we sprung for a Canon 80D with the video creators kit. Literally the first pic I took was amazing and I was in love!! I love super bright, borderline washed out pics and the 80D makes them beautifully! Most professional photogs would probably cringe at my settings, though ūüėČ I’m SO excited to see how…

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Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Who doesn’t love a hot cup o’ hot cocoa on a cool Fall night?! The problem is, traditional concoctions are loaded with sugar and made with dairy. If you’re watching your figure and/or cutting out dairy, you need an alternative. THIS is your alternative. Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 Tbsp baking cocoa 1 packet stevia dash of cinnamon Steps: Boil or steam almond milk Add cocoa powder and stevia packet Sprinkle with cinnamon Enjoy!

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Best. Brownies. Ever.

No really. I‚Äôve made this recipe dozens of times for non-paleo family and friends and have yet to receive one even slightly negative comment. They‚Äôre also a delightfully unexpected lactation treat; I have more than enough milk whenever I eat them (which is often, for this very reason). I‚Äôll bake a batch once a week and store them in a ziplock so I always have a delish and healthy chocolate treat ready when my sweet tooth kicks in (which, again, happens often). I even took a batch to the hospital when my baby was born because I knew we‚Äôd need…

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

So‚Ķ tonight is the much anticipated Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer (!!!). To honor the event properly, my SiL and I decided to host a viewing party complete with organic red wine and Paleo cupcakes. Planning, shopping, and baking started early this morning and has pretty much taken me all day. (EVERYTHING takes 100x longer when you have a four month old.) For anyone else, though, this recipe is super simple and quick and the finished product is amaaaaazing!! I tweaked the paleo vanilla cupcake recipe from The Wannabe Chef¬†(used coconut sugar vs cane) and topped them with Elana‚Äôs…

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Fruit On A Low Carb Diet!?

For the first two years Rory and I were together I didn’t eat a single piece of fruit. Whaaaaaat!?? I was low carb, duh. Ok I lied, I¬†did have some fruit: there was no shortage of tomatoes, avocados or coconut in my kitchen, but when it comes to the sweet stuff, goose egg. For two years. Looking back now I want to slap 2009 and 2010 Jenny. That’s two Jersey strawberry seasons forfeited. I cringe at the thought. This is my rationale: when you’re suuuuper low carb for a long time, one piece of mouth-watering melon can set off a…

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How To Paleo-ize Your Favorite Recipes

One of the biggest obstacles I hear for going Paleo is missing favorite recipes. Well, miss no more! Here’s a quick list of ingredient swaps to Paleo-ize almost any recipe! Instead of this >> use this WHITE FLOUR (1 cup) WHEAT FLOUR (in non-rising foods) >>¬†COCONUT FLOUR (1/4-1/3 cup) or ALMOND FLOUR SUGAR >>¬†MAPLE SYRUP or HONEY BROWN SUGAR >>¬†PUREED DATES or DATE SUGAR SHORTENING >>¬†PALM SHORTENING COW‚ÄôS MILK >>¬†¬†ALMOND or COCONUT MILK BREAD CRUMBS >>¬†GROUND FLAX SOY SAUCE >>¬†COCONUT AMINOS PASTA >>¬†ZUCCHINI or SPAGHETTI SQUASH RICE >>¬†CAULIFLOWER ‚ÄúRICE‚ÄĚ VEGETABLE OIL >> OLIVE, COCONUT or AVOCADO OIL PEANUT BUTTER >>¬†ALMOND…

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So It Turns Out Breastfeeding Is HARD

‚ĶReally hard. Who knew something so basic and natural could be so freaking challenging!? I’m pretty sure if I ate like crap I would have quit by now, but since I put so much effort into eating right I want all that liquid gold injected directly into my baby in every round at the tata bar.¬†I took the “no other option” approach from day -280. Women have been doing it for thousands of years and so will I. Period.¬†That said, I’ve certainly encountered my fair share of lactation woes. In no specific horrible-ness ranking‚Ķ meet my woes: 1. I’m the…

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