Just Enjoy Food

Providing Recipes and Resources to Support a Healthy Life

Today my guest post is from Angela of Paleo Kitchen Lab. She has some truly amazing and unique recipes on her blog. One of my favorite recipes of her is this pepper salsa. And I can’t wait to share it with you!!


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A question I get asked over and over again is “How do I use essential oils?”

Where do I apply them? How do I best use them?

And if you have questions on how to use them I bet you aren’t comfortable enough in using Young Living oils to get all of the amazing uses out them. I want you to gain some confidence in moving forward with the oils and know the best ways to use them!

Everyday Living with Everyday Oils

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As you know I have started teaching more and more about Young Living Essential Oils. You have probably heard of essential oils many times. Some of the information is true and other information can be very confusing. I want to share with you my top 10 favorite oils, the everyday oils, and how to use them. I believe that essential oils can fit beautifully in your healthy lifestyle. They work great in addition to healthy eating, taking care of your spine, thinking well, spiritual health, exercise, supplements and many more. Once you start using oils you will use them forever. The stories are amazing and I can’t wait to share some with you!

I want to start talking about Young Living Oils. These are not the oils that you get at a health food store and I wanted to be very clear of this at the start. There is a huge difference between Young Living oils and oils found on Amazon or a health food store. Health food store oils are what I call “perfume oils”. They are not extracted properly and mixed with other synthetic compounds. They have expirations dates and warnings of Do Not Ingest. Only use my recommendations for use with Therapeutic-Grade Young Living oils. I have heard horror stories of rashes and other negative reactions when using a non-theraputic oil.

We spend 80-90% time inside our homes. And our homes have been shown to be up to 5x more toxic than the outside air. Much of those toxins are found in our cleaning products, personal care products, air fresheners, window cleaners, laundry, kitchen cleaners and OTC meds. Our homes have on average 63 hazardous products. Now, I have to tell you, somebody is using my toxic products because we have none in our homes. (And I know many of you reading this also don’t have toxic chemicals in your homes). We are poisoning our bodies and our families with all of the toxic chemicals inside of our homes. I love things that smell good and I want my house to smell good too. One way I can do that is through essential oils. They do so much more than just add good smells, but for me that is a wonderful bonus!

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My next guest post-er (is that a word??) is from Jennifer of Predominately Paleo. She has an amazing blog and, in my opinion, is one of the next “big things” in terms of her blog. She has fun and super unique recipes and her writing is FULL of her personality.

And she’s also the Yucca Queen. I may have given her that name, but that’s how I see her. If you are someone who struggles with being unable to eat starchy veggies, then yucca or these turnip chips might not be for you. But if your body can handle more starches, this recipe is amazing. I can’t do many starches myself, but if I could I swear I would eat turnips, parsnips and rutabaga daily. But this recipe for turnip chips is more of a treat snack if that makes sense. 

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I am beyond excited to share this recipe from my dear, dear friend Elise. Elise and I have known each other for about 6 years. Her husband Dr. Dave is a chiropractor and they run an amazing practice in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dave and I were in school together and Elise and I ended up working at the same chiropractic office for close to a year together. She’s amazing! Amazing as an educator and has some great recipes on her website Healing Cuisine. If you haven’t been to her site, go and check it out! You will learn a LOT from Elise! 

Now, this is a new recipe that I made sort of by accident one night. We hadn’t done the grocery shopping. In fact, we had been many days over due for a full on grocery store trop. I was left with one can of coconut milk and tomato paste in the pantry and a pound of ground beef thawing from the freezer… let me just say it’s times like these that some of my best kitchen magic happens. I call this Homemade Hamburger Helper. And it takes less time to prepare than the boxed version!

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While I am in the process of moving and packing I have set up amazing blog posts from some of my favorite bloggers.

Today, Arsy from Rubies and Radishes shares her easy Slow Cooker Curry- 2 Ways! 


Today I am going to share with you a couple of “recipes” that we rely on when life gets hectic.

When I have the time, I love taking the extra few minutes to do things like brown the meat and saute the vegetables before adding them to the slow cooker. Sometimes, all some of us can spare is 5 minutes before work or taking the kids to school.

Having some ideas for really easy slow-cooker meals can make all the difference in keeping you on track with your healthy Paleo lifestyle, especially during this busy holiday season.

These recipes can be improved upon by using some of the slow cooking tips that I shared yesterday. But, on a busy day they work great as is.  These recipes take less than 5 minutes to prep and are really tasty! 

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Well, you read that title correctly. We are moving AGAIN! And it’s definitely not a matter of wanting to move again. But we have to move again.

Let me explain the best I can. And get ready for a story.

I felt really strongly about sharing our whole story and not just a clip about having to move again. This has been a learning experience (a very stressful, frustrated and at time infuriating learning experience). But all together we have learned some good life lessons. And I guess if nothing else I’m really good at packing and living out of a suitcase. Ok, I’m joking about the suitcase thing, well, mostly!


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In the world of Real Food, Refined Sugar-Free and Grain-Free there isn’t an ample amount of condiments, sauces and dressings that are safe to eat. Well, to be honest, the list is really short on what we can drizzle, spread or top our food with. In the last 6-12 months there are more and more companies who are creating real food approved condiments. And to that I am thankful! But to stock your fridge and pantry full of them can be expensive. Anything you can make at home is cheaper and made with the freshest ingredients available to you.


35+ Healthy Condiment, Sauce and Dressing Recipes Just Enjoy Food

One thing that I have learned with making my own sauces and condiments is that it’s much easier than it looks. It can be a little overwhelming thinking about making your own sauces and dressings. My favorite part of it is that I get to control the ingredients (all of them) going into my condiments. And that is an amazing thing about homemade. It’s all in your control.

Here are 35+ of my favorite condiments, sauces and salad dressing recipes. ENJOY!!

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