• Why I Took the MRT (Mediator Release Test) and a Health Update

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Hey! Hi. I forgot how much I love writing in this space. I’ve taken quite the hiatus from blogging (#noregrets) but so much has happened in my journey to healing that I felt like I needed to write it all down. Get it out of my head and make sense of it, you know? Let’s […]

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  • Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Giants

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Hold on to your hats, people! I actually captured a photograph of something edible. Something delicious. Something for YOU! You guys, I have to confess that I have been mentally opposed to #pumpkiningallthethings this season. It could be because I took a beach vacation at the end of September, or maybe because the food industry […]

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  • Gloria.

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    This girl! Gloria Katherine (after her grandma) came on the scene at 1:37PM on May 30. Easiest labor yet for me- after a morning chiropractor visit and a quick stop for a cheeseburger, we got to the birth center and she was born within the hour. We have been soaking up all the baby sweetness […]

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  • Life Lately.

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

    Hey, nuggets! It’s been a while. Things I’ve been up to: Growing a tiny human person Keeping 2 additional small human people alive Going to a bazillion doctor/chiropractor appointments Wrapping everything in tortillas Occasional blogging at MPMK Not blogging here, ha! Doing weird nesting stuff like sewing crib sheets late into the night Eating all […]

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  • 21 Day Sugar Detox, Week Two Observations

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    We have since finished up with the 21DSD, but I wanted to keep you updated on our journey and how things went. Here are my major observations from week two on the┬á21 Day Sugar Detox: Our cravings and moods were much improved! We got used to eating the allowed foods and didn’t seem to be […]

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Jan
7

Curried Winter Soup with Carrot, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash

Oh hey, 2014! How’s week one of the new year going for everyone? We are in hibernation mode here in Ohio, which has given me lots of time to reflect on what to do with my time in the next 12 months (or rather the next 5 months, since new babies have a way of […]

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Dec
19

Merry Christmas from the Oven Love Family

Just wanted to pop in and share our Christmas card with all of you. We had this sweet portrait done by Etsy artist jordyluxe. I love how it came out! We are making the final preparations today for our holiday fun and looking forward to spending time with our loved ones. Hope you are enjoying […]

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Nov
27

The One Where I Tell You I’m Pregnant Again (and other news)

Well, hey everyone! Glad to see you. Happy to be here. Just thought I might pop in to fill you in on what nonsense we’ve been up to. I know it’s been awhile. But, I still love you guys and I am 30-40% sure you love me/care about my whereabouts. So, let the over-sharing begin! […]

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Oct
24

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites (No Refined Sugar, Grain-free and Gluten-free Options)

I miss you guys! What’s happening? What’s new? How’s your pumpkin carving/Halloween costuming/PSL consumption going this year? We are a bit of a Halloween-neutral family. We will dress up if there’s a party to go to, take the kids trick-or-treating, buy a few pumpkins and hit the fall festival scene, but we don’t love Halloween. […]

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Sep
30

Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping (GAPS, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Option)

Good morning, hello, how are you? I made you some pie. But first, let’s talk about blogging for a minute. Food blogging is a funny little part of my life. Most people I come in contact with in “real life” don’t even know I do it; whereas you guys only know about what gets posted […]

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Sep
19

All Your Kitchen Problems Solved!

Ha! Not really all your problems solved. Just the ones you shared with me on Facebook this week. ­čÖé 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 […]

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Sep
9

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 […]

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Aug
30

What to Make This Weekend. (Labor Day Recipes)

Oh, Labor Day. I will forever confuse you with Memorial Day, but I am always glad when you come around. Four day weekend for military families, what what! We are headed up to the family cabin with my parents and my brother’s fam, so there won’t be much action on the blog until next week […]

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Aug
28

Mini Mexican Zucchini Boats (Grain-Free, GAPS/Paleo/Dairy-Free Option)

I made a real dinner, you guys. I actually semi-meal-planned it and put thought into it and everything (say what??). Mom/wife of the year! It’s tough for me to get my head on straight and focus on my every day responsibilities at the moment. The new house is just crazy and it’s consuming my thoughts. […]

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Aug
26

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 […]

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Aug
23

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho (Guest Post)

I’m back! I’m connected! Hallelujah! Things are inching closer and closer to normal life. We are still in the thick of unpacking, starting to paint and getting acclimated to our new home. Julia from The Crankin’ Kitchen is here to fill in the gaps while I get my act together. Julia’s blog is awesome- you […]

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Aug
17

Papaya Cream Popsicles (Papaya Paletas)

Popsicles, again? Yes, always. Orange popsicles, that is, since I apparently that’s my specialty. (See these creamsicles and mango yogurt pops for the proof.) While cleaning out the fridge last week, I came upon half a papaya that needed some love (aka I didn’t have the heart to throw it out.) Usually I buy papaya […]

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