21Day Sugar Detox, Week One Observations

So let’s get right into it! Here are my major observations from a week on the 21 Day Sugar Detox: Everyone had a few grumpy/moody moments in the first week. I told you I’d give you the real talk- good, bad and ugly- so here we go! The kids had their meltdowns early on. In […]

Taking on the 21 Day Sugar Detox

Happy Friday, darlings! The ol’ Oven Love family is embarking on another nutritional adventure. On Sunday, we’ll be starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox, created by Balanced Bites author and nutritionist, Diane Sanfilippo. For all the details on the 21DSD, check out Diane’s website and her two books, The 21 Day Sugar Detox and The […]

Meal Planning + This Week’s Eats.

Bleh! Meal planning! My brain is fried after every planning session. I feel like I am ten parts horrible to one part awesome in this department. Heck, I even wrote a post with 10 tips for better meal planning (image above is from that post), so why is it still so hard? I really need […]

All Your Kitchen Problems Solved!

Ha! Not really all your problems solved. Just the ones you shared with me on Facebook this week. šŸ™‚ I am desiring to make this Oven-Love-thing more of a community where we can help each other out. It is hard being a spouse/parent/human person on planet Earth, isn’t it? You’re out there trying to make […]

Real Food Cookbooks You’ll Love (Paleo, Primal, Fermentation and More)

As you may know, I’ve recently fallen (hard) off the GAPS bandwagon.. but I am feeling the (terrible) effects and I am ready to jump back on. Maybe not legit GAPS, or legit Paleo with a CAPITAL P or whatever, but I feel the need to get back to a more intentional style of eating […]

Monday Things.

It’s good to be back. Now where to begin? We are now settled into our new house in Dayton, OH. I use the word “settled” lightly, because a) I still feel like I’m on a strange vacation, b) boxes everywhere, ugh, c) we started painting and won’t be done anytime soon, and d) I just […]

Coconut Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies (Guest Post)

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jody from Living Nutrition. Jody comes up with the most delicious looking recipes- her smoked cherry chicken wings andĀ banana split ice cream cakeĀ are just begging to be made at my house! And don’t get me started on these cookies- no-bake thumbprints are genius. Thanks, Jody, for […]

Wild Duck Skewers with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Quack! Is that too much already? I needed to get it out of my system. This is my very first duck dish, you guys. First time I’ve made it and possibly first time I’ve eaten it. We got some wild duck breasts from a friend (thanks, Joe!) and they sat in my freezer for awhile.. […]

Grain-Free Peach Cobbler (Paleo, GAPS)

Feels good to be home. Feels good to be home alone, with no babies. Just for the day. Feels good to do some cooking, take some pictures and be leisurely about writing a blog post. (Also feels good to watch old episodes of Friday Night Lights while I do.) The kids and I were traveling […]

Quick Blackberry Thyme Lemonade

So, I’m planning to bombard you with a whole bunch of drink recipes this week. Is that cool? I had some time without the kids and I got carried away with my experimentation (it looked like the produce section of the grocery store blew up in my kitchen). All of the drinks turned out to […]