Just Enjoy Food

Providing Recipes and Resources to Support a Healthy Life

This if my first fall recipe of the season. And I can’t be more excited!!

As I’m typing up this recipe I am keeping my feet warm in my fuzzy slippers, drinking a big cup of beef broth and burning a natural cinnamon candle. Ah, it’s amazing!! I love summer but there’s something special about fall and when the temps start dropping. I have to be honest, I’m not ready for winter. This past winter was intense so fall and fall recipe can stick around for a long time in my opinion. I am fine with that.

One of my favorite cakes is carrot cake. I pretty much love all kinds of cake (seriously I have a love for all things cake). But carrot cake is at the top of my list. And a few weeks ago I decided to try my hand at a grain free and refined sugar free carrot cake. And let me tell you, it is amazing. This is a perfect recipe for anytime of the year, but the fall especially.

It’s crispy fall weather comfort food.


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Essential Oil Spotlight Lavender Essential Oil- Just Enjoy Food

Ah, Lavender essential oil is seriously one of my most FAVORITE of the Young Living oils! In my video I share my favorite uses for lavender oil. Lavender is nicknamed the “swiss army knife” of oils. It seems like there are millions of uses and it can be good for almost anything. But, to be fair, it is the go-to essential oil of so many people!

Remember: When in doubt… use Lavender!


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Essential Oils and Your Health

We all have questions on how to better use our Young Living Essential Oils for boosting health and healing in our bodies. First and foremost, there’s no magic oil formula and no such thing as an expert on everything oils. We all start from the beginning when it comes to gaining knowledge on the different oils, products and how to use them. The best thing is to start with the everyday oils in the starter kit and get the Essential Oils Reference Guide. After that the sky is the limit on how much you can learn and apply to your own health.

I believe that essential oils fit into an overall natural health lifestyle. They are a piece of the healing puzzle. We still need to eat well, move our bodies, get adjusted, think well and minimize our exposure to toxins. Young Living Oils are a needed and necessary piece of the puzzle that can be used nearly all areas of natural health. Let’s dig into my favorite ways to use Young Living Essential Oils for Health.

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Sometimes you’ve gotta talk about it… toilet habits. It may not be the most comfortable of topics to discuss but staying regular is extremely important to our health. Constipation is common, way too common. And when our bowels aren’t regular it can lead to health issues. It’s not just something that’s uncomfortable, but over time can increase the toxicity of our bodies and lead to declining health.

How to Stay Regular and Avoid Constipation  Just Enjoy Food

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How to Make Money with an Essential Oils Business  Just Enjoy Food

I have been using essential oils for about 2 years now. I love my oils and have been an integral part of my healthy lifestyle. What I set out to do on my blog initially was to share my healthy recipes. Then it turned into sharing recipes and resources, health tips to live a healthy lifestyle. And over the last couple of months I wanted to give you more resources to allow you to live your best life possible. And with those resources one of them is Essential Oils. I will forever use essential oils and I want you to use them, love them and reap the benefits of essential oils just like our family has. I use them for cleaning, for building health, for perfume, for healing, and for cooking. One thing I didn’t think I would be doing was starting up an Essential Oil business. But I’m so glad I did!

I decided to pursue the business side of essential oils is because I fell in love with using them. I had been signed up as a distributor with Young Living for almost 2 years and getting the 24% off of my oils, but it wasn’t until my friend Kate from Real Food RN approached me about the business side of essential oils. She had started her business about 6 months earlier and was loving it. Not only was she able to make some money, she was loving sharing the knowledge of essential oils. When you find a product you love and want to use over and over again, you don’t have to sell. It’s just sharing knowledge about something that I am already passionate about!

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Parents or Parents-to-be… this book is for YOU!

I am so excited that I got my hands on this ebook and review it for you. It’s an amazing resource and truly a guide for children’s health and raising your children in a natural way. I get a lot of questions on how to raise kids naturally in this medically saturated world. How to go against the grain, but in a well researched and educated manor.

I have read a lot of articles on raising kids naturally and Kate’s book is the most researched (and sited) resource I have seen in a long time. Making health decisions for your kids are not easy decisions and something that should be taken lightly. I appreciate Kate for taking so much time to research the topics. That way parents can feel good about taking her advice and applying her tools. It’s truth, and are resources that I stand behind!

*One thing I personally don’t agree with is grains/ sugars in children. I believe that children should avoid grains for the first 2 years of life (along with the majority of sweeteners) and then when/ if any grains are introduced they are ancient grains and not gluten-containing grains. That was the only piece I wanted to clarify. *


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Change your Health, Change Your Life  Just Enjoy Food

Something that breaks my heart and fires up my passion is when people are sick and suffering. When waking up each day isn’t a gift as much as it’s a burden that goes on and on. I fought for my own health for 10 years and had many days… well, years… where I would wake up tired, foggy, bloated and just plain out of it. It was a battle just to get out of bed which made me feel exhausted just looking ahead at the day ahead of me. And if it was a Monday morning, was overwhelmed at the week that was ahead of me. I worked very hard to get my health back. I changed my diet, I cleansed, I detox, I reduced toxic burdens in my body and things I could be exposed to in my environment. I rebuilt my gut, my thyroid, my nutrients. I worked hard! I went completely without grains for 22 months, not because it was the cool thing to do (I do think it is pretty cool though) or because I was so “perfect”. I knew that avoiding many many foods for such a long period of time, despite the frustration at times of others, was what my body needed. I was healing, not on a diet, not on some crazy kick, but trying to keep living and working towards thriving in my body. The money spent, the food bought and the supplements taken were all worth it!! I can’t even tell you the amount of money that has been spent on my health. I think I could probably buy a brand new car. I wouldn’t trade my health for a brand new car!! Restoring my health by natural means was never about the perfect body, the most sculpted abs (I’ve never had those), bragging rights on eating the best diet, trying to be oh-so-perfect. It was ALL about getting my life back! The hard decisions and years of healing were done with a big goal in mind: Healing! 

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Clean and Simple ebook. 7 Inexpensive ingredients, 12 Green cleaning recipes that work


Have you made the switch to cleaning your house with all natural products? Or have you wanted to and don’t know where to start? The ebook Clean and Simple has you covered!

I love cleaning with my all natural homemade cleaning products! First off, I know that I am not only cleaning my house, but I’m not adding to the toxic burden of our bodies by using harsh and toxic chemicals. Secondly, my homemade cleaners are so cheap to make. It seriously saves me so much money! I can make my own products for a fraction of the cost (like pennies) in comparison to what you can buy in the store. There are a lot of amazing natural cleaning products that you can buy at your local health food store! But if you are wanting to save money and cost is the reason you haven’t made the switch to natural products, this ebook will help you make that leap simply and for little cost. And seriously, who doesn’t want to save some money?

This is your go-to book to start your natural cleaning journey. And if you’re already cleaning with natural products this will add more recipes your natural cleaning recipes. All of the green cleaning recipes are made with only 7 ingredients. Can you say simple? I can’t wait to make the hardwood floor cleaner, all-purpose cleaner and the citrus foaming hand soap. Most of them us essential oils, which I love too. More reasons to



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