Apple Muffins with Coconut Butter Frosting (Paleo, Nut Free)

Apple Muffins with Coconut Butter Frosting (Paleo, Nut Free) - Holistic Squid

[Emily's note: Just because you eat paleo or gluten free, avoid nuts, or are following a GAPS diet, doesn't mean you can't enjoy treats like these scrumptious apple muffins. Special diet or not, you're going to LOVE Naomi's creation...] What can muffins be made of if they don't have grains or nuts? Coconut butter! And now that you can make your own coconut butter, you can make these perfect fall muffins with apples and warming spices. The texture isn't exactly like wheat muffins, but they … [Read More...]

How to Make Coconut Butter

How to Make Coconut Butter - Holistic Squid

[Emily's note: Just like Naomi, when I first discovered coconut butter, I devoured it by the spoonful. Coconut butter (not to be confused with coconut oil) is as satisfying as eating cake frosting (minus the tummy ache) while packing the nutritious punch of a superfood. I had no idea it this simple to make...] Coconut manna, coconut cream concentrate - coconut butter goes by a few different names, but buying it can be pricey. Did you know you can make it for half the price? That way, treats … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Cassava Pizza Crust –
Paleo & AIP Friendly

Gluten Free Cassava Pizza Crust - Paleo & AIP Friendly - Holistic Squid

I’ve got a thing for junk food makeovers, so naturally I’m a bit obsessed with pizza. Today’s new love is cassava pizza, but my pizza adventures have been vast. First I found that I could make a good classic crust with a simple recipe and sprouted flour – a healthier alternative to white flour. Then I […]

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Adult coloring: 4 Reasons to Jump on This Trend

Adult coloring: 4 reasons to jump on this trend - Holistic Squid

[Emily’s note: I was skeptical and slightly intrigued when I caught wind of the new raging trend in adult coloring. On one hand, I find classically meditative hobbies like knitting to be oddly stress inducing. On the other hand – a promise of a calm mind AND I get to play with crayons, yes please!  […]

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Late summer is one of the best times of year for recipes laden with sun-ripened fruits and veggies. This Mexican street corn salad is one of my favorite ways to eat one of my favorite foods – summer corn. When I was a kid, school never started in August, and summer most certainly didn’t end then […]

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Sourdough Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sourdough Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - Holistic Squid

[Emily’s note: Naomi is at is again with her sourdough goodness! If you haven’t seen the other posts in this series (and especially if you feel the teesiest bit intimidated by sourdough – start here.] While we usually think of sourdough in terms of bread, sourdough fermentation can be applied to a number of different flour based […]

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What Would Emily Do (7/29)

What Would Emily Do (7/1) - Holistic Squid

The picture above is the view from my favorite local hike. After three and a half miles of hot and hilly fire roads, the reward is this stunning view. Ahhh. Anyway, let’s answer some of your questions… My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do – about Real food and […]

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Gestational Diabetes Test Alternatives?

Gestational Diabetes Test Alternatives - Holistic Squid

When I got pregnant with my first child, I began reading about all of the things I should avoid eating, drinking, or doing while pregnant. And I started wondering why those things were safe when I wasn’t pregnant (turns out most of them aren’t). I stopped drinking soda entirely, avoided food and drinks that had artificial […]

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