Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumble (and a great new book!)

January 30th, 2015 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 7 Comments
Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumble from Living Candida-Free

Before we get to this super healthy crumble recipe, there’s a new book on the block that you need to know about: Living Candida-Free by Ricki Heller, co-authored with Andrea Nakayama. Ricki is a registered holistic nutritionist, award-winning blogger, author, and educator who knows her stuff. She’s also been my blogging pal for a number […]

Filed under: Breakfast & Brunch, Cookbooks, Desserts, Egg-free, Family-Friendly, Grain-Free, Nutrition, Reading Room, Recipes, vegan

Am I Spending Too Much Money On Food?

January 20th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 21 Comments
Am I Spending Too Much Money on Food?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself more than once: Am I spending too much money on food? There’s no sugar-coating it. Eating a “special” diet can definitely be hard on the old wallet. There are times when I’m at the store paying for my load of gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, grain-free, legume-free groceries and think […]

Filed under: Family-Friendly, Food for Thought, Ingredient Tips, Nutrition

When Your Life Is Too “Small” To Do Something “Big”

January 14th, 2015 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 16 Comments

My entire life essentially exists in a 10-mile radius. I always go to the same grocery stores, usually at the same time of day. I’m usually at the bank sometime on Friday or Saturday morning. I get my gas at the same gas station every few weeks. I go to church each Sunday morning and […]

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Happy New Year—I’m Back!

January 9th, 2015 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 26 Comments

Well hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? In the 5+ years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve never taken as much time off from it as I just did at the end of 2014. I had no intention of stopping after I finished up The Thankful 30 series, but it just sort of happened. […]

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The Thankful 30: Day 30—We Made It!

November 30th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

And 29 blog posts later…we made it to Day 30 of The Thankful 30! Writing this series has been such a rewarding challenge for me. Coming to my computer each day and writing about gratitude has not only opened my eyes to see blessings more clearly, but has also drawn me closer to God and […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Links, The Thankful 30

Nourishment for Your Weekend: Food Edition!

November 29th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 1 Comment

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve been enjoying a restful few days up north with my parents. For our Thanksgiving feast we had turkey (from a local farm in the area), mashed potatoes, these Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and the Chewy Cashew Apricot Cookies from my book. I hope you’re […]

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Making Gratitude a Habit

November 28th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments

I snapped this photo a few days ago at my Mom and Dad’s lovely home in northern Wisconsin. The cozy scene was just begging to be Instagramed. :) I surprised them by driving up a day early. The look on their faces when I rang the doorbell was priceless! You just can’t beat a good […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving!

From my heart to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you a day overflowing with gratitude, joy, happy memories, and delicious food. May this holiday mark the beginning of another year rich with abundant blessings and so much love. Sending warm and cheery wishes, Hallie

Filed under: Holidays, The Thankful 30, This & That

30 Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

Since doing the The Thankful 30 series this month, I’ve found that an excellent cure for just about any day-to-day problem I’m having—writer’s block, a bad mood, dreary weather—is to grab a pen and just start jotting down things I’m grateful for. That’s exactly what I did a few days ago…and my “jotting” turned into […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, The Thankful 30

Be Thankful for the Body You Have

November 25th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments
Ali McWilliams

I’m honored to share this post with you today courtesy of Ali McWilliams, a personal trainer and life coach that I have had the pleasure of working with. From the moment I met Ali, I could just feel the positive rays beaming from her countenance! She is genuinely passionate about the work that she does—and […]

Filed under: Exercise & Fitness, Food for Thought, Guest Posts, The Thankful 30

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I'm Hallie Klecker, a professional recipe developer, author, and passionate gluten-free foodie. As a certified holistic nutrition educator, my goal is to inspire others to live a balanced, nourished life through eating well and living pure—one bite at a time. Learn more.