Toasted Marshmallow Treats // One Lovely Life

Toasted Marshmallow Treats (GF, DF, V)

Does anyone else think it’s crazy that August is more than halfway over and school is well under way? I know it isn’t everywhere, but school has been going strong for weeks where we live. There’s something about school that makes me nostalgic for certain treats–chocolate chip cookies and crisp rice treats, for instance. I… 

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Smoky Chipotle Salsa // One Lovely Life

Smoky Chipotle Salsa (gf, df, v, Paleo, Whole30)

It was a good weekend, friends! Not a perfect one, but a really good one. We were thrilled to hear Michael was given a spectacular job offer from the company he interned with this summer, so we have a job lined up following Michael’s graduation next spring. Yay! We have this great Mexican place near… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. I’m so proud of how Sophie’s been working the last few weeks. She’s got preschool and three kinds of therapy throughout the week. She works so hard and I’m amazed at how much progress she’s made in just a few weeks. She’s stringing more three-word phrases together and it’s just THE BEST! (thank you,… 

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Beta Berry Blast // One Lovely Life

Beta Berry Blast Smoothie (GF, DF, V, Paleo)

So I mentioned last week that I’ve done a LOT of blending lately. I’ve had my Blendtec for about 3 months, and I’ve completed over 100 blends. 100+ folks. It’s been amazing for smoothies, popsicles, banana ice cream, soup, dip, sauce… everything. But one of the nicest things about having a high-speed blender is experimenting with fruit-and-veggie… 

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Chile Colorado Sweet Potato // One Lovely Life

Chile Colorado Sweet Potatoes (gf, df, p, whole30)

I’ve seen Chile Colorado beef burritos all over Pinterest in the last few years. In case you haven’t come across them before, Chile Colorado basically refers to a meat “chili” that’s in a deep red, almost-enchilada sauce. We haven’t really done burritos or enchiladas since going dairy and gluten free. Something about them is just less spectacular… 

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Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

five fact friday

1. Thanks so much for your support this week with Sophie starting school. I had so many people send messages, leave comments, ask after her, call, or text. Lest anyone didn’t catch it, Sophie did GREAT at her first day of preschool. Milo fared the worst, crying that “Suffie ah schoo-woh” off and on the… 

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Almond Joy Bars // One Lovely Life

Almond Joy Bars (GF, DF, V, P, Whole30)

Sophie started special needs preschool yesterday. It went so, so, so much better than I thought it might. Truth be told, it seemed to be harder for Milo than Sophie. His sad little voice whimpered “Suffee ah schoo-woh” the whole drive home and off and on the whole time she was gone. Her teacher said… 

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Mango Lime Popsicles // One Lovely Life

Mango Lime Smoothie Popsicles (gf, df, v, p)

Mango Lime Smoothie Popsicles – Bright, tropical flavor, a nutritional punch from greens, and a velvety-smooth texture make these green smoothie popsicles the perfect summer treat.  One aspect of autism I don’t talk about much on the blog is Sophie’s sensitivity to food textures. Her sensory processing issues can make eating difficult, and sometimes the… 

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