• The Story of Second Heart Paleo

    Second Heart Paleo/Megan Horton

    I’m trying to use Instagram more often, but between work and life, it’s sporadic. I know, I’m just a bit late to the Instagram party.

    But, I’m glad I did, because that’s how I found Second Heart Paleo and the person behind it, Megan Horton. At 26 years of age, Megan has had a heart transplant (age 14), and more recently, a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. As I read her bio I thought, this young woman is a warrior. And, she has a sense of humor about the whole thing.
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    Rustic Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Sauté

    Rustic Mushroom Spaghetti Squash
    Here’s an earthy rendition of spaghetti squash sauté using mushrooms, spinach, garlic, and other good stuff.
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    Posted in Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar, Nut-Free, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian  |  6 Comments
     
     


    Creamed Spinach {dairy-free}

    Creamed Spinach

    If you’re a creamed spinach lover but you’re not eating dairy, no need to wonder what other dishes you’ll be able to eat. You can have this.
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    Pumpkin Custard

    Pumpkin Custard

    One of the main reasons I eat pumpkin pie is the custard filling. So I figured I’d just cut to the chase and make the pumpkin custard.
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    Wonton Meatball Soup

    Wonton Meatball Soup
    I’ve been craving a soup with a simple broth, some spinach, and a few tender wonton meatballs. 
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    Blondies {almond butter}

    Blondies

    Here’s a shout out to those of you who don’t or can’t eat chocolate. Blond brownies, also known as blondies, are a must make.
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    Baked Hot Wings

    Hot Wings

    I call these hot wings, however many call them Buffalo wings because they were invented in Buffalo, New York.
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    Ranch Dressing {egg-free & dairy-free}

    Ranch Dressing {egg-free & dairy-free}

     

    A few weeks ago I cut out dairy in an effort to get rid of intermittent migraines. And it worked. I think I was eating too much aged cheese and chocolate. The great thing was it gave me the chance to dig into some healthy dairy-free options, like this ranch dressing recipe.
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    “Potato” Salad

    "Potato" Salad

    This salad is a nice replacement for those not eating complex carbohydrates, like potatoes.
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