Shredded Beef and Bacon

I have been busy, busy lately! I’ve got a lot of ideas in the works and on my brain all of the time. Fun things are going to be coming to my blog this holiday season. I’ll just tease you with that, because I can’t say anymore. Even though I...

Friday Five 10/17

Hey guys! Welcome to my new series, Friday Five! I’ve been wanting to start a new series on my blog, to change up some of the content and gab about life, food or whatever else crosses my brain. Okay, maybe it’s not a HUGE change, but still. Instead of...

Sweet Pumpkin Biscuits

I made these biscuits on a whim, so I apologize for not having photos that accurately display how insanely delicious they are. I had to photograph them before the sun went down, and before they were all devoured! Both the first and second batches lasted only two days...

Apple Cider Donuts with Apple Cider Caramel Glaze

I have never been apple picking before. Not once. This is something I REALLY want to do, though. I just have the image in my head of the perfect fall weather, with the adorable fall outfit and bushels of perfect, delicious apples hanging from rows of trees. I want...

Sweet Plantain Waffles

My plantain obsession love has deepened. This is thanks to a plantain that I left in my pantry until very ripe, and then fried up in coconut oil and cinnamon. It was my first time eating a ripe plantain, and the flavor is pretty fantastic. The flavor reminds me of a...

The Paleo Approach Cookbook Review

Okay, guys. I am doing my first cookbook review. This probably seems like not a big deal to all of you, but it is to me. I love cookbooks, and knowing how much hard work and thought the authors have put into every detail. I love seeing what other food lovers create,...

Brussels Sprout Salad

Can we take a minute to talk about Orphan Black? Great. My Dexter obsession from last year has officially been replaced. I know I’m a little late to the party here, as the show is already super popular and fan-crazed. I just found it a week or two ago, and...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know that Gilmore Girls is on Netflix now? I’ve actually never seen the show from the beginning, only random episodes. I never really knew the story line or all of the characters, so now I’m watching it from the first season. Shows are a lot better...

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...

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