Coconut Fudge Bars |

Coconut Fudge Bars

It’s my birthday week! *cue streamers and party hats* And I want to share these coconut fudge bars with you to celebrate.

Since it’s not practical to make dozens of batches and mail you each your own personal coconut fudge bar (although how awesome would that be??), just providing the recipe will have to do. Which is probably better anyway because you’ll definitely want a full tray of these hanging around after you try them.

These coconut fudge bars are the bomb.

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I'm on a mission to spread positivity. Join me? |

A Small Way to Spread Positivity One Smile at A Time

I’m in a new mission: spread positivity. Lately, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about positivity and the internet. I think about how negative messages spread like wildfire and cut deep, whereas positive messages are few and far between.

The most vocal voices always seem to be negative

If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you know what I mean. But beyond social media and the internet, it’s in our work relationships and our personal relationships IRL. Negativity and complaints are vocalized, but even the simplest messages of positivity are kept to ourselves.

Most people aren’t trying to pump negativity out into the world. I mean, I think we can all agree that we’d like the world to be a more positive place. And I’ve been feeling like maybe I can do a little more.

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Brats with Grilled Onions & Peppers |

Brats with Grilled Peppers & Onions

Temperatures are consistently above 40° F and sun is shining at least part of the day. Time to bust out the grill in North Dakota!

I’m so excited to grill out this year and I’ve got a slew of grill recipe ideas to back up that excitement. One of the first things I made this year? Brats with grilled peppers & onions (a.k.a. the recipe you’re here for).

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Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Pudding |

Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Pudding

When you want to start your day off with an extreme flavor dance party, look no further than this Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Pudding.

I mentioned that I’ve been on a breakfast kick, and I wasn’t lying. Although this chia pudding would make an excellent snack regardless of the time of day. Still, there’s something incredibly refreshing about bursts of tart citrus first thing in the morning. What a great flavor to wake up to!

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Biscuits |

Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Biscuits (Gluten Free)

All these maple bacon sweet potato biscuits need is a smear of maple ghee or a heaping serving of paleo sausage gravy on top and we’re in breakfast heaven.

I used to consider myself a decent amateur baker…until I went paleo. Paleo baking is an entirely different beast. And since baked goods rarely align with my typical nutrient-dense meals anyway, I simply haven’t spent much time trying to get the hang of paleo baking. I mean, there are many talented paleo/gluten free bakers out there—I can leave that stuff to them.

But every once in a while, I get the urge to bake again; I find it relaxing in many ways. After a few different attempts at making sweet potato biscuits, this recipe seemed to be the clear winner.

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