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Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

These refined sugar free Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator pickles are so easy to make and will turn even the most adamant pickle hater into a pickle lover. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfree

When I was a kid, I HATED pickles. Like seriously hated them. I hated them so much I would gag if a little piece of pickle made it’s way onto my sandwich. I hated them so much that I would cringe when walking by someone at Disneyland with one of those giant pickles. I hated them so much that even the idea of a pickle made me want to barf. 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

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans and Marshmallow Cream

For a healthier twist on the traditional favorite, try this recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans and Marshmallow Cream, all made from scratch. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com #paleo #glutenfreeThanksgiving is officially next week… how the heck did that happen? Not that I’m complaining; I’ve told you here already that it’s my favorite. But I’m still amazed that it’s almost here! I suppose it’s about time for me to figure out my menu and make my game plan. Ya, I have a game plan for Thanksgiving. Makes things way less stressful, and therefore much more enjoyable, on the day of. And do you know what’s going to go on my Thanksgiving menu this year? If you guessed pumpkin pie you’re 100% correct, but I was thinking of this Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans and Marshmallow Cream. Continue reading

Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

No canned soup needed for this delicious homemade Green Bean Casserole recipe made from scratch with real food, gluten free, and paleo friendly ingredients | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

I know I said this last week, but I LOVE Thanksgiving. And part of what I love about being a food blogger is that it gives me an excuse to make all sorts of holiday recipes all month to test for you guys. It’s pretty great. It’s a good thing I already nailed my pumpkin pie recipe last year. The last thing I need is a bunch of pies lying around the house. That’s just asking for trouble. Delicious trouble, but trouble nonetheless. Although I could always make apple pie…. What do you think? Do I need to post a recipe for apple pie so we can all have some apple pie with our pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Continue reading