Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Spinach & Garlic

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Ingredients:

1 spaghetti squash

2 tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 c cherry tomatoes

1 bag of spinach

sea salt

Directions:

1. Pre heat your oven to 375F.

2. Place your spaghetti squash on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour. It is easier to cut of you cook your spaghetti squash whole rather than cut it and bake the two halves. Once it is cooked remove from the oven and discard the seeds.

3. Heat your olive oil in a pan on med heat. Add garlic and cook till fragrant- make sure it doesn’t burn. Add tomatoes and turn down heat to low. Cook for another 10 minutes then add spaghetti squash and spinach. Cook for another couple of minutes and then serve!

xo erin

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Called to Serve….

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{THE BIG NEWS!}

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ….

CALIFORNIA SAN FERNANDO in the English Language and will report December 16, 2015.

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In my church you have the choice to serve a mission, and I have decided to do so! I am SUPER excited for this experience! Don’t get me wrong, I am also terrified as I will away from home, my family, my job, my friends for 18 months, and just my normal life in general, BUT I know it will be worth it! I hope to be able to share with you some of the food I get to eat along my journey and would LOVE it if you followed along!

 

xo erin

Hasselback Sweet Potato

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This looks a little bit like Christmas huh? And tastes like Christmas because everything to do with Christmas is great!….And I could say it’s feeling like Christmas today because I have some BIG news coming!!

Ingredients:

sweet potato

olive oil

sea salt

ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre- heat your oven to 350F. Scrub your potatoes.
  2. Using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato the short way about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart, not all the way through the potato. The slices should stay connected at the bottom.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, add sea salt & pepper.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until sweet potato is soft.

xo erin

Black Cherry Parfait

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I saw this trick on Pinterest a year ago and don’t know why I haven’t done it till now! Take your stay and poke it through your cherry and the pit will pop right out! BAM. So in honor of that….. I made this tasty parfait!
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Ingredients:

Greek yogurt

Granola

Cherries

* For a vegan & paleo version use coconut cream & Nut-ola

xo erin

Coconut oil Uses

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I swear the uses of coconut oil are endless….. Here are some ways that I like to use it!

oil pulling {Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to freshen your breath at the same time!}

use as make up remover

make coconut nut butters

swap out for butter on toast

use coconut oil to make popcorn

add to your tea to soothe a sore throat

ingesting coconut oil is said to help easy your stomach

use as a base to make homemade raw chocolate

use to help with frizzy hair

use with frankincense oil for glowing skin

tin your lips {take your last bit of lipstick and mix it with some coconut oil for a lip tint}

mix it with sugar or salt with a drop of an essential oil of your choice for a body scrub

use to help body detox during a cleanse or fast

if you are prone to nose bleeds coat the

use for healthy Magic Shell ice cream {use the same recipe for raw chocolate}

puffy eyes (rub around your eyes before bed to reduce puffiness)

shaving cream {it’s quite slippery!}

smoothies {add coconut oil to increase your energy levels}

What are some of your favorite ways to use coconut oil?

xo erin