Coconut Lip Scrub

Winter weather is my favorite, but my skin doesn't always feel the same way.  My usual normal-combo skin goes way too dry in the fall & winter, and my lips can easily do the same if I don't keep them exfoliated & super-hydrated.  

My lips were starting to feel a little flaky the other day (after not enough lip balm & too much matte lipstick), so I came home & had the urge to create my own exfoliator.

Just two simple ingredients are all you need, and you are on your way to smooth, hydrated lips.  Coconut sugar makes the perfect light exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells, while the coconut oil leaves a light coat of moisture behind to soothe irritated skin.

Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and I couldn't be more excited.  Here are some of my top picks for a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving feast- without sacrificing any of those indulgent flavors!

Click the title to be taken to each recipe!

Crockpot Caramel Apple Squash

 The fall & winter seasons always put me in the mood for crockpot recipes.  And although I love a good slow cooker chili or soup, I decided to switch things up a little by creating a sweet dish in the crockpot.

I wanted to use some cubed butternut squash in a new and festive way, and this is what I came up with.  The butternut squash is slow cooked to sweet perfection, and perfectly balanced by the slightly tart flavor of the apples.  The mixture of coconut sugar & butter simmers into a caramel-like texture that almost reminds me of an apple pie filling.  

Paleo Drop Biscuits

 Fact: Everyone loves biscuits.  Right?  I mean, even those who might say they don't- it's probably because they think they shouldn't; because biscuits aren't exactly healthy.  But deep down.... they love biscuits.

Stovetop Taco Soup

After a long day at work, I’m all about easy dinners with absolute minimum clean-up.  That’s why “one-dish meals” are my favorite!

This Paleo-friendly taco soup recipe packs a major flavor punch, yet only requires a short amount of cooking time.