Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Weeknight dinner couldn’t be easier than this Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce! You’ll simply brown the ground beef in the Instant Pot and toss in spaghetti, sauce, broth, tomato paste and a little coconut milk to keep it dairy-free but creamy.   I recently made an Instant Pot Lasagna that my whole family enjoyed. […]

Daily Harvest Review & The Best Flavors

Daily Harvest Review

Want to try Daily Harvest? Use code ALAENA for up to $40 off. I’m sharing my favorite flavors below!     I have been getting monthly and sometimes biweekly Daily Harvest boxes for almost three years now. I started outsourcing some of my cooking when I was pregnant with my second daughter and in the […]

Oven Fried Chicken (Gluten Free, Paleo)

Oven Fried Chicken Grain Free

This easy oven fried chicken uses just three ingredients and is grain-free, gluten-free, paleo and free of harmful vegetable oils. How do you make oven fried chicken without oil? Making golden and crispy oven fried chicken without any oil is possible! This recipe uses just three ingredients: chicken thighs, garlic plantain chips (my recommended sustainable […]

How To and Benefits of Facial Cupping

The Benefits of Facial Cupping are plentiful. Let’s discuss them and how to incorporate this at-home practice into your skincare routine. Facial cupping is a form of the popular Traditional Chinese Medicine body cupping practice. Trained practitioners will perform body cupping in areas of stagnant energy, pain and inflammation using larger, firmer glass or silicone […]

Top 10 Favorite Beautycounter Products

If you’re brand new to Beautycounter or have just dipped your toes in, I’ve got some ‘splaining to do about the 10 products you won’t find me without lately. I’m sure I could make this my Top 20 Products because Beautycounter addict… I mean advocate, but here’s a great place to get started! USE CODE […]

Detox Charcoal Lemonade

Detox Charcoal Lemonade

  This Detox Charcoal Lemonade is made with just four simple ingredients: filtered water, activated charcoal powder, organic lemons and maple syrup. Charcoal can be a powerful and safe detoxifier – helping with bloat, indigestion and binding toxins during detox protocols.   I make this Detox Charcoal Lemonade in the afternoon (between meals) for a […]

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Pesto (Whole30, AIP options)

Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes are stuffed with ground beef tossed in a basil-spinach pesto for the perfect weeknight meal. Whole30 and AIP options!     I’m always looking for dinner ideas at 4:48 pm on any given weekday. And by looking for dinner ideas, I mean the food blogger way. Opening up my fridge […]

10 Easy & Delicious AIP Recipes

Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Are you starting the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) or need some new easy and healthy recipes for your family? Check out this list of 10 Easy AIP Recipes!   1. Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Bars These no-bake and dairy-free Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are a strawberry lover’s dream dessert. They’re AIP, gluten-free, nut-free and made without refined sugars. […]

Gluten Free Quiche Lorraine

Gluten Free Quiche Lorraine

Gluten-Free Quiche Lorraine makes for an impressive brunch or easy make-ahead weekday breakfast. Using frozen gluten-free pie shells and a delicious combination of fresh eggs, bacon, onion, fontina, swiss, seasonings and organic cream.   For Christmas morning this year, I made this beautiful Gluten-Free Quiche Lorraine for my family. It was a huge hit with […]