Author Archive: Ariana Anderson

2010 in review…a little late, but why not?

Sine cool facts from my favorite monkey’s from WordPress: The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 …

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Maple Cashew Cookies

I’m back. I’ve been taking a little hiatus from blogging if you haven’t noticed. It’s been nice to have sometime to have sometime to think and spend time with family and decide what really matters and what I really want in life. As a result, I can’t promise I will blog as often as I …

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Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin) Chocolate Chip Muffins

          I recently came upon a dilemma. Not a large on of sorts, but a tiny small one…. Mom was making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins tonight. A favorite in our family, if you remember from this post. But here was my dilemma, I haven’t tested chocolate or pumpkin yet! How was I going to be …

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“Kitchen Scraps and Food Storage”

I found this article on another site and I wanted to quote and post it here because I thought it was so good and useful! “Kitchen Scraps and Food Storage… Here is a wonderful way to save money, have gourmet items in your pantry and enjoy great tastes! Dehydrate! You will need a food dehydrator …

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Mom’s Applesauce Muffins

My gluten-free version (also sans raisins) What do you eat on a cold, fall morning? Muffins! What do you eat on a chilly night? I served this warming turkey noodle soup last night with these applesauce muffins. Soup and muffins!  Muffins are great anytime of day. One of my absolute favorite muffins that my mom …

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Home…A time to heal!

I’m home! I just returned tonight. As of tonight, I have had my last bite of gluten, dairy, and sugar (and other such nasty things like hydrogenated oils and such). No more for me. I’m sad that I ever got off the bandwagon, but hope I can get back on and remain free of those …

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Personal Health Update…Sadly, It’s Not Better..

Remember this post? I talked a lot about how I wasn’t handling school and things and just overeating and bingeing a ton even on gluten and sugar? I want to be honest with you, and appreciate your help and support. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse and those things have continued…Besides having bingeing issues, I have also …

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Giveaway and Natural Deodorant

Nourishing Days is having a giveaway for a gift certificate for natural personal care or beauty products. This would be a great opportunity to switch to natural products. I’d love to win some myself! 🙂 The natural makeup looks awesome too. Want to begin using natural products, but have a hard time spending that kind …

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Best Banana Muffins (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, etc)

Oh my. These are so good. I’ve eaten way too many. Best of all? These are free from any grains at all….gluten-free or otherwise. And? They involved very little work, contain only one flour, and taste just like “whole-wheat” or regular muffins. 🙂 Tested by my room mates even, and they approve! This recipe came …

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Basic but Hearty Brown Rice Flour Pancakes with Healthy Banana Syrup

What is it about pancakes that makes them so warm and comforting? For General Conference this morning, I wanted to make a special breakfast. I recently realized that I could have brown rice flour. I didn’t think I could have any flours yet because I haven’t tested them yet, but realized that brown rice flour …

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