live from hilton head

Yesterday, we happened to pass my parents and grandma on 75 South. And just like old times, we stoppped for lunch at a rest stop and picniced in the shade. Besides the Coconut Fried Chicken we packed, my mom brought homemade pimento cheese and chicken salad, fresh tomatoes and trail mix with M&Ms. We finally […]

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coconut fried chicken…good on the go

Growing up, family vacations were a big ordeal. Though we packed the night before, we always ended up leaving later than planned. And most every year, before we got 30 minutes outside of town, one of us three kids had to go to the bathroom or was already hungry. And when you’re in the car […]

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bringing home the bacon

More than a year ago, we caught wind of the Bacon Explosion, a bacon weave packed with bbq seasoning, Italian sausage and more bacon. I’m certain we would have already cooked this masterpiece (10 times) if we had a grill. We’ve considered taking it to cookouts, but because it takes more than two hours of […]

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behind closed doors

Some may call us quirky; others may call us zealots. But regardless of our branding, we admit to being a little peculiar–at least compared to the average American household. Here’s why: 1. We go through 5 dozen eggs a week. We eat eggs for breakfast every day, and James often eats them with his second breakfast […]

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pesto salmon and cauliflower mash

Like apple butter, most people associate pesto as a topping for bread. But there are countless options for integrating pesto in meals, especially paleo meals: Glaze on salmon. Use as dip for chopped veggies. Glaze diced sweet potatoes and roast in oven. Drizzle over asparagus before baking. Add as topping for spaghetti squash with grilled […]

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get your fix, without the sugar

Chocolate. You know you want it. And if you’re like me, you need want it every day. Sure, you know it’s chock full of sugar (the white kind!), but you once read that it’s packed with antioxidants that help prevent cancer. Therefore, the more chocolate you eat, the more cancer you prevent, so why not […]

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honey do list

My husband James bought the condo we currently live in close to six years ago. As a bright-eyed graduate, he was determined to get something with his money rather than blow it in rent. Looking back at the past six years, I’m not so sure he’s convinced he made the right decision at 23 years […]

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watch out weight watchers

A few of my co-workers just joined Weight Watchers. From what I hear, it’s a fairly successful program. I was astounded, and proud, of the weight they dropped their first week. So to celebrate their success, I offered to give them a break by cooking them a Weight Watchers breakfast (ranging from 4 to 6 […]

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crockpot paleo apple butter

Ever tasted real apple butter? Not the kind you buy in grocery stores, but the homemade kind, crafted with sweat, blood and tears. Or more likely, time, patience and an overstock of apples. Well, if you haven’t, it’s to die for. So what, you might ask, would a paleo-er eat with apple butter, considering we […]

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