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Thai Iced Tea Pops

Have you ever had Thai Iced Tea in a restaurant?  I generally avoid sweet teas at all cost, but there is something about that multi-toned, creamy-sweet tea drink that I love.  The restaurant version is typically made with sweetened condensed milk and is pretty loaded with sugar, so it is more like a dessert than […]

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Berry Good Greek Yogurt Pops

I wanted to call these Red, White, and Blue Greek Yogurt Pops, but since they honestly are more of a pink, purple, and beige color I went with the cutesy title instead.  Regardless–wow, these are good!  I was actually surprised at how creamy-delicious they turned out.  I did these in the color layers pictured because […]

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Whole30: The Wrap Up

Yesterday was our last day of the challenge, so we spent a little bit of time discussing the results.  I noticed a pretty immediate and dramatic improvement in my allergies, which I attribute to once again getting completely off of gluten.  Harrison didn’t notice many changes.  Having said that, the Whole30 protocol isn’t that different […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Carrot Halwa Pops (dairy free)

These pops are officially my new favorite thing. If you have never tried carrot halwa, it is a rich, carrot pudding with origins in India. It has dozens of variations but a common denominator is shredded carrots cooked until soft with milk and spices, and usually topped with nuts that have been cooked in ghee. […]

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Chocolate-covered Strawberry Pops (dairy free)

Strawberry plants grow all around the yard here, in many random spots where they have apparently been planted by birds.  I generally prefer to let them grow unless they are directly in the way of something important, because I love random strawberries.  Every June it is worth doing a daily morning check to look for […]

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