Gluten Free Kitchen

Slow Cooker Beef Chuck Chili

November 4, 2015

Have you checked out Against All Grain yet? Our family isn’t exclusively gluten/grain free, but I really like giving ourselves a break from wheat here and there and books like these are generally very whole-food based which I love. Not to mention, this book has beautiful photos and the author’s story of recovery through nutrition is compelling! To sit with a beautiful cook book who’s pages you can feel, and to dream up something delicious and healthy…and then to actually cook…

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Style Wellness

7-Minute Chemical-Free Makeup Routine + GIVEAWAY!!

October 28, 2015

Simple. In this season of sweeping crumbs, wiping noses, playing teacher, managing a business, and loving life, I find that “simple” is the name of the game, especially in the “beauty” department! If I set the bar too high here, it’s easy to throw in the towel and end up running around messy-bunned and mascara-less. Don’t get me wrong, I am fine with a blank-canvas-face and I’m not judging you if you’re not wearing mascara right now (in fact, I’m mascara-less, stinky…

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Homeschooling Little Ones

Leading Little Ones to God + Book GIVEAWAY

October 14, 2015

We have been LOVING this book in our morning devotions. I usually pull out a handwriting sheet for each of the kids and they practice their letters while I read. This book is easy to understand, yet not watered down. I ask the kids to tell me about the chapter they just heard (“telling back” a story or what they remember is a huge part of our schooling and trying to instill an attentive ear!) and then we talk through…

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Gluten Free Grain Free Kitchen

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

October 1, 2015
Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins :: Callie Shepherd :: Elements of Life

With autumn on it’s way, you cannot go wrong with pumpkin muffins – and this recipe does not disappoint! I love giving our bodies a break from the job of processing grains every now and then and coconut flour is a wonderful way to do this. Remember that coconut flour is much different from regular wheat flour – it’s much more absorbable and requires more eggs. You don’t use it 1:1 as a substitute in recipes and even a tablespoon…

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12-Piece Fall Capsule

September 30, 2015

Let it be known that I’m not a fashionista or expert by any means where style is concerned. In many ways, I think I’m just now coming to a place where I know which way is up where my personal style (and of course, it’s a process). But, what does have me intrigued is minimalism and trying to get the most bang for my buck in the fashion department. This doesn’t mean that every piece has to be on the…

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