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Root Beer Floats for Two

“You know, a lot of people go to therapy to deal with stuff, but I say a good root beer float can fix just about anybody” -Peyton Sawyer

Root Beer Floats for Two | www.VibrantLifeArmyWife.com #glutenfree #grainfree

I’ve been watching One Tree Hill on Netflix lately. It’s my current binge-watch-show of choice (along with Parenthood, but I’m only allowed to watch that when my mom is around so she can watch too). It’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster all over again. Of course I’ve seen it all before, but I forgot how soap opera-esque this show was. It kills me. But I tend to agree with Peyton, that a good root beer float can fix just about anybody. Continue reading

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 in 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

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

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {dairy free, soy free, gluten free, paleo} and tips for how to make your homemade ice cream soft and creamy | Vibrant Life Army Wife

I have been loving making homemade ice cream lately. I’ve made some traditional vanilla ice cream and a little more unconventional ice cream made from frozen bananas. Regardless of the method, it’s all good to me, mostly because I know exactly what’s in it. Dairy free store bought ice cream, although lacking the dairy, typically comes with a whole host of other wonky ingredients like guar gum, soy lecithin, carrageenan, and of course lots of sugar!

One of the problems with homemade ice cream however, is that it can get icy and hard. I certainly haven’t cracked the code on how to prevent this because it’s nearly impossible while keeping the ingredients 100% clean (this is where the refined sugar, stabilizers, and emulsifiers used in store bought ice cream come into play), but here are the tips and tricks I’ve learned during my ice cream making adventures.

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