I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

WHOLE 30 FAVORITES

WHOLE 30 FAVORITES

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While on Whole 30, we tried a lot of different recipes. It was exciting for me to try new things each week. It took a lot of planning and prepping because some of the ingredients were new to me. There were some definite winners and losers. These are some that I plan to make again even though we are done with Whole 30. I may just substitute black beans instead of the meat in some of these or just skip the meat all together-I need a break from all the meat :) {Excuse the picture quality, these were snapped with my phone}IMG_0141  

We made kabobs a few times. Some of my favorite things to grill up on the kabob were peppers, onions, potatoes, pineapple and steak. I marinated them in coconut aminos. I also loved making homemade applesauce just by peeling and coring the apples, putting them in the microwave for a few minutes and sprinkling with cinnamon.

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Spaghetti squash and spaghetti meat sauce. Meat sauce recipe here. I made a few changes to the recipe, I added zucchini and carrots and then put it in a squash. I just put the squash in the microwave for about 10 minutes and made sure to remove all the seeds. It was so good. IMG_0176

Healthy Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Chocolate covered strawberries with macadamia nuts. Okay, okay maybe this goes against the Whole 30 mantra because it's a treat but it's Whole 30 compliant, it's just strawberries dipped in melted 100% cocoa with crushed macadamia nuts sprinkled on top.IMG_0300

Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken with Strawberry Avacado Salsa

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Crockpot Carnitas with Pineapple Avacado SalsaIMG_0226Crockpot Pineapple Pulled Pork I added a shredded lettuce, carrot and pineapple slaw on top. 

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We ate burgers a lot with lettuce buns. My favorite I loved adding grilled pineapple and guacamole on top. I also loved cooking carrots, just drizzle with EVOO and salt and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. 

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stuffed Peppers with Guacamole

Now some of these recipes I would tweak a little to make them Whole 30 compliant, but it was easy to do and they still tasted great!

MY WHOLE 30 EXPERIENCE

MY WHOLE 30 EXPERIENCE

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