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How to have the best weekend in Portland ever

How to have the best weekend in Portland ever | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

If you follow me on social media at all, you’ll know that I spent an extended weekend a couple weeks ago┬áin Portland, Oregon. I went there to attend the Nutritional Therapy Association’s annual conference in order to learn some good educational nuggets that I could then share with you, my lovely readers. And while the conference was great and I learned a lot, especially about the business side of things which Lord knows I need, my favorite part of the weekend was getting to spend time with some amazing friends and eat incredible food. Continue reading

Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie

Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

I love creating and photographing recipes for you guys, but I don’t always love the writing about them part. I know, I’m a blogger who doesn’t always love to write. Writing is just not my forte; never has been. And sometimes I just can’t think of anything to say about a recipe besides “you should eat this because it tastes good. The end.” Continue reading

Homemade Dairy Free White Chocolate

Skip the vegetable oil laden store bought white chocolate chips and make your own instead with wholesome real food ingredients | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #glutenfree #dairyfree #paleo

Around this time last year I made some homemade white chocolate with the goal of using it to make peppermint bark. I LOVE peppermint bark. It’s one of my favorite holiday treats. But I just didn’t feel good about consuming the white chocolate normally found at grocery stores since it’s typically made with vegetable oils, cow’s milk powder, and refined sugar, none of which are high quality I’m sure. Sure, you can find decent white chocolate chips out there (like this one), but they are hard to find, expensive, and still contain dairy and soy. Continue reading

Hot Buttered Rum

Nothing warms the soul during the holiday season like enjoying a mug of Hot Buttered Rum with your (of age) loved ones. Especially when the aforementioned Hot Buttered Rum is made with nourishing, healthful fats and has less than half the normal amount of sugar. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #glutenfree #paleo

You guys, it’s December. That means it’s totally socially acceptable now to watch all the Christmas movies and listen to endless amounts of Christmas music. Not that I haven’t already been doing that since after Halloween…

It’s also socially acceptable to indulge in a festive adult beverage or two! I’m a big egg nog fan, but my husband is not. He is a hot buttered rum fan, however. I mean, who could blame him?!!? It’s basically ice cream, butter, sugar and spices. Oh and some rum of course! Yum! Continue reading