Category Archives: 21DSD

Bacon Braised Cabbage

Bacon Braised Cabbage | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

We’ve all heard the old adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I have to say I agree with this statement for the most part. Starting your day with a good healthy breakfast helps to balance your blood sugar throughout the day, jump starts your metabolism, gives you more energy, and provides you with the nutrients needed to help you concentrate on whatever it is you need to do that day. Whether you’ve got a long day at the office or a full day of play with your kids, we all could use the extra assistance a healthy breakfast provides. Continue reading

Beet Chips with Garlic Aioli

Skip the potato chips and make these homemade Beet Chips with Garlic Aioli instead! | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree #realfood

Happy New Year everyone!!!!  2016 is going to be a crazy year for me. Like SUPER crazy… we can talk more about that later though.  Continue reading

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree

My husband and I are not the most sociable of people. Sure, we have friends and very much enjoy hanging out with them. But we also very much enjoy being home. We are that totally lame home body type of couple.  But hey, it works for us so don’t judge 🙂 So when it comes to Christmas time, we aren’t exactly crazy busy going to different holiday parties, like I hear most people are this time of year. Maybe it’s because we don’t live near our families, maybe it’s because we don’t have kids, or maybe it’s simply because we are that totally lame home body type of couple like I said before. Who knows?!? But I’m kind of okay with it. I’ll just stay home and drink my Hot Buttered Rum and make sugar cookies with my husband and my puppies. Wow that sounds way lamer when I actually write it out than I did in my head. Maybe next year we will work on that whole sociable thing… Continue reading

Mashed Parsnips with Caramelized Fennel and Bacon

Looking for an alternative to your traditional mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving? Look no further than these Mashed Parsnips with Caramelized Fennel and Bacon! | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #glutenfree #dairyfree #paleo

Now that it’s November (the 6th to be exact….how the heck did that happen?) I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving. I frickin’ love Thanksgiving. Besides Christmas it’s my favorite Holiday. I know, super original right?!? This may be super crazy (my husband has already told me so) but I often find myself wishing that we celebrated Thanksgiving in October like in Canada instead of November. Now hear me out… Let’s say you start decorating for fall in September like I do and you keep your fall decorations up until after Thanksgiving is over, you know since you can’t let Christmas totally trump Thanksgiving, and then you put your Christmas decorations up. That means that you get basically three full months of fall decor and only one of Christmas. But if Thanksgiving was in October like in Canada, you would have two months of fall decor and two months of Christmas decor. Way better, right?!?! I think so anyway. Don’t judge me.  Continue reading