Easy, Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

And on this fine afternoon post-Christmas, what with it being basically 2 degrees outside, I was craving some sweet potato soup. Sooo that's what I made! I just used the ingredients that I had on-hand -- this came out creamy, flavor-packed, & delicious. It was super easy to make, too (my favorite kind of recipe). 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pie (Restriction-free, Happy-filled)

This pie is a huge homage to food freedom for us all -- most especially, food freedom at this time of year. Diet talk surrounds us nonstop, and, if we let it, it can easily distort our perception of food, our bodies, and what we "need" to be doing as repentance once these holidays are over. In past years, I've even seen big-name diet 'gurus' encourage their fans to "eat really clean" in between the November and December festivities, which, at this point in my food freedom escapade, kind of blows my mind. Eat clean? Restrict oneself in between Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah? That sounds like a lot of deprivation and dieting and no fun to me. 

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Avocado, Bacon, & Egg Bowl

But before I go pack, we need to discuss this breakfast situation right here. Savory, filling, and packed with taste, this avocado & bacon bowl is definitely my kind of dreamy weekend brunch. My big Emma & I made this a couple weeks ago for a Sunday morning breakfast, and we both could not get over how good it was. The sauce on top of the sweet potatoes + egg added such a fun flavor, too! 

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This post is not gluten-free.

 I had this nasty attitude towards bread that not only annoyed me after a while, but my family + friends, too. After becoming much too invested in Paleo dieting, I announced that I'd never eat bread again because it was 'bad for me' and 'didn't make me feel well'. Over the last year, I've learned that my original 'I can't have bread' excuses are complete lies, and they're humorous to me now. 

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