Homemade Hot Chocolate (with dairy-free options)

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There is nothing more relaxing than snuggling up on the couch on a cold winter evening, with a good book and a warm cup of homemade hot chocolate. This recipe makes for a decadent, creamy and satisfying treat.

This recipe makes enough homemade hot chocolate for 2-3 people. It does call for quite a bit of coconut sugar. This is because coconut sugar doesn’t taste as sweet as cane sugar, so you need a little bit more to get the right flavor. Although data is limited, coconut sugar is also thought to be rich in nutrients, most notably the minerals, iron, zinc, calcium and potassium. (BONUS: Coconut sugar is sustainable.)

You can top this homemade hot chocolate with my Honey Whipped Cream or for a dairy-free (i.e. Paleo) version, you can try my Coconut Whipped Cream. Both of these recipes only take 30 seconds to whip up!

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Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup


This creamy carrot and sweet potato soup is a delicious way to include some nourishing bone broth in your diet. The sweet potato makes for a naturally sweet and luxuriously creamy soup, while the curry powder and cayenne add some heat.

This soup is elegant enough to serve at the start of a holiday dinner, but simple enough to whip up for a weeknight meal.

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Pear, Ginger and Turkey Patties

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Although we have been following a Paleo diet for many years, we haven’t been able to heal my husband’s eczema. We recently started following the protocol outlined in the eBook, The Eczema Cure. We have had tremendous success with this approach. His eczema was nearly cleared up within the first week. This is the best that I have seen his skin in years!

This protocol has been so helpful; I can’t say enough good things about it. However, it is recommended that you eliminate peppers in the first phase. That part has been so difficult for us! I love to add kick to most dishes. I have had to abandon my favorite spices and get creative in the kitchen lately. These ground turkey breakfast patties have become our new go-to for breakfasts, quick snacks or even a light lunch!

The pear gives these patties a slight hint of sweetness, while the ginger adds some zest.  These patties are easy enough to make for a weekday breakfast, but elegant enough for a weekend brunch! Pair them with my Pomegranate and Fennel Salad for a festive meal.

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Honey Whipped Cream in 30 Seconds

Honey Whipped Cream

Homemade honey whipped cream is a delicious addition to almost any dessert. It pairs particularly well with fall treats. The only thing that can make a perfect pumpkin pie or apple crisp taste better is a dollop of honey whipped cream!

Whipped cream is often made using a stand mixer or hand mixer, this recipe uses an immersion blender instead. This method is quicker, easier and requires much less clean-up. It takes only 30 seconds, so there is no excuse for taking a bite of pumpkin pie without it!

Rather than using the traditional powdered sugar, this whipped cream is sweetened with honey. The honey adds a delicious, sweet, floral flavor.

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