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Chia Seed Ice-Cream (Sugar Free and Vegan)

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Dough Balls

Somehow I had the brilliant idea to go on a candida cleanse during the month of December.  The diet that basically means no dairy, sugar, gluten, starchy vegetables, rice, pasta.....and absolutely no fruit.  (More on that later)  I gave it my all, but holiday temptations are everywhere!  So I'm giving myself a week off before going back on it.  I'm going to TRY to stick to as clean of a diet as I can, so come January 1st it will be that much easier to switch back to Candida cleanse mode. 
I am spending the day packing up for a trip to my parents to celebrate Christmas, and also preparing healthy snacks for our road trip.  These chocolate peppermint cookie dough balls satisfy my craving for unhealthy holiday cookies, and I don't have to feel like I'm missing out.  Make a double batch and freeze them!

Monday, December 15, 2014


  In my twenties, I flew as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines, traveling all over the U.S. and abroad.  They were some of the best days of my life.  What a way for a small town girl from Iowa to see the world.  Before I knew what I had signed up for I was off on my 1st trip, to Amsterdam.  After that, a normal month might include a Japan trip, followed by a 6 day India, then a Germany, London, or Italy pattern to end the month.  Of course that doesn't include the domestic trips in between.  I remember one particular 7 day trip that went to Amsterdam, then on to New York City, and back to Amsterdam for another layover before heading home.  Of course instead of resting from the jet lag in NYC, we all hit Manhattan for a party!  Oh those were the days.  Filled with museums, dining, shopping, exploring historical monuments.....  now I get tired just thinking about all that travel.