My Story Part 2: POTS Syndrome & Real Food

In part one, I talked about the body image issues I had faced and my battle with being a perfectionist. I’m going to pick the story up from where I was underweight and not feeling the best. Even though I was still afraid to gain too much weight, I was learning....

My Story Part 1: Body Image & Perfectionism

I apologize in advance if this post is lengthy. I want to share my full health story: the good, the bad and the ugly, so to speak. I’ve never been the best about sharing my struggles, but I think it’s important to put it all out there for both my readers...

Banana Nut-Free Muffins

I took my dog on a walk this morning, and I want to try to describe to you how that looks. Jack doesn’t quite grasp how a walk is supposed to go. He gets so excited about sniffing all of the bushes and seeing everything there is to see, that he drags himself...

Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t know what it is, but I can’t shake this cold/flu thing that I keep getting. I was sick a week or two ago, and now it’s starting all over again. At first I thought I was having bad fall allergies, because I had terrible allergies as a...

Grain-Free Granola Bars: A Guest Post From Paleo Crumbs

Today I am doing something a little different on my blog. For the first time, I am having another blogger appear on Hold the Grain with a guest post. I don’t intend to do this very often, but after reading Macy’s blog and getting to know her, I had to have...

Pesto Chicken Salad

Today I bought a giant zucchini from the farmer’s market and fresh herbs to plant. I’m pretty excited to get a heap of zoodles from that one zucchini. I swear it’s 10 times the size of a normal  one. At the farmers market there were also some sweet...

Plantain Pizza Crust

I had pizza for the first time in at least two years.  Two Years without any pizza goodness. I was going to put the second one in all caps to really emphasize that for you, but I always feel like I’m yelling if I use caps. It feels too extreme for me. TWO YEARS....

20 Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Salmon

Salmon in my absolute favorite food. I say that a lot when I try something new, but salmon is still really my favorite. It’s one of the quickest and easiest things to cook in a pinch! Plus I always feel as though I am being extra healthy when I eat fish. Is that...

Dairy Free Pumpkin Ice Cream

Fall is upon us. Temperatures will start to drop and leaves will begin to change. Well, unless you live in Texas. Fall? But, uh… it’s still 100+ degrees outside. Raised in the north, fall brings me images of changing leaves, darker and colder...

Blueberry, Ginger & Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Last week I was interviewed by Kara, who works for Bill and Hayley of Primal Palate. It was so exciting to be interviewed for Primal Palate, because Bill and Hayley are amazing bloggers and cookbook authors. I really look up to them and the work that they have done....

50/50 Stuffed Peppers

Ohmygosh. Real life just slapped me in the face. After spending the year focusing on getting healthier, I’m finally actually busy again. The past seven months I have put almost all of my free time into blogging, and now I get to balance blogging with work and...

S’mores Pudding Jars

This week I was so fortunate to guest post on Paleo Parents! As soon as I found out about the opportunity, I wrote down 100 different ideas for the recipe that I could create. Well, after I first freaked out and did an embarrassing little excited dance if I’m being...

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