Author Archives: Abby

simply delicious carrot cake (gluten-free)

Apparently February 3 is National Carrot Cake Day. I didn’t know either until Eric texted me yesterday afternoon with that information and suggested we buy a carrot cake for our dinner guests. I agreed, but given my strong dislike for … Continue reading

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raspberry cream cheese coffee cake

Fresh raspberries were on sale for a dollar a package last week so I bought several, right after I bought a ginormous loaf of cream cheese at Costco on a whim…so when I came across a recipe for “raspberry cream … Continue reading

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guilt-free dark chocolate peppermint bark

The holidays are quickly approaching (do they ever come slowly?) and I’m strategizing about how to survive the season without blowing our new-to-us paleo-ish eating lifestyle. I’m sure that this paleo peppermint bark is one of the guilt-free treats that … Continue reading

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my oily life

If you know me and my family at all, you’ve likely noticed that our lifestyle falls into the categories of “crunchy” or “hippie.” We birth at home, eat mostly organic, avoid the medical system as much as possible, raise our … Continue reading

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life as a family of seven

It’s busy. It’s chaotic. It’s loud. Very loud. I love it (90% of the time. The other 10% makes me want to pull my hair out and/or run away screaming like a banshee.) The newborn/infant fog has lifted and I … Continue reading

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lemon ginger cream scones

I brought these little lovelies to a baby shower last week and had several requests for the recipe, so I’m posting it here! Or at least I’m posting what I think I did. Because I’m notorious for changing up recipes … Continue reading

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baby chou five

It’s been a month since Aspen Leigh Chou made her appearance, and I’m just now getting around to writing out her birth story.  I can almost guarantee that the poor girl won’t have a baby book! We thought that baby … Continue reading

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coconut rice fritters {happy chinese new year!}

Yesterday was Chinese New Year’s Eve, probably the most significant day of celebration for Chinese families.  The lunar new year festivities continue for two weeks, but on the eve of the new year, families travel long distances to come together … Continue reading

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make your own almond milk

I’m learning that there are two kinds of homemade: one that’s worth it and one that’s not.  Some things are just not worth the massive amount of effort required when you can buy the same thing for not much more … Continue reading

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make your own elderberry syrup

It’s not technically winter yet, but it certainly feels like it here in Colorado!  We’ve seen several inches of snow and temperatures below zero over the last few days.  It’s also the season of cold, cough, and flu — yuck! … Continue reading

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