Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

I have failed multiple times at making butternut squash soup. It never comes out the way I want it to. None the less, I found myself stuck with about 1 lbs of butternut squash. I roasted half of it a … Continue reading

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have finally perfected my recipe. This is SO FLIPPIN’ GOOD. It sure took me long enough! I just got back from a conference in Boston. It was nice to visit my college town and some of my bestest gal … Continue reading

Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash

My roomie and I recently signed up for a veggie box from a company called Urban Organic. It’s all local, organic produce. Every 2 weeks we get a large box full of in season fruits and veggies, DELISH! So, I … Continue reading

Pumpkin Mollases Squares (Guest post on Play Paleo)

First guest post, check! Be sure to check it out at Play Paleo. Shout out to Finley for having me on her amazing blog, thanks gurl ♥ So, I am THE WORST. I am formally “blog-agizing” to Finley for being so … Continue reading

Just Like Mama Make’s It Chicken Soup

I came down with a little bug this week and I was exhausted. So exhausted, that I actually skipped the gym on Wednesday. Yes, I – Stevie Marie Mardjetko – skipped the gym… this NEVER happens. When I skip the … Continue reading

Roasted Figs & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Figs and sun-dried tomatoes…yea strange combo, I know. I will be the first to tell you, I did not know how this was going to come out, but I was happily surprised. Actually, scratch that- I was more the happily … Continue reading

My “Licketty Split” Fall Trail Mix

Trail mix is a staple in a paleo kitchen. Here’s the deal though, a lot of those mixes you buy (even at our beloved Trader Joe’s) have added sugar in them…yes, ADDED SUGAR. Can you believe it? I couldn’t. So, instead of buying all the prepackaged mixes, I just make my own. It’s super fast and easy, leaving no reason not to make it yourself.

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I buy all my trail mix supplies at TJ’s (a.k.a Trader Joe’s) because it’s actually affordable. Just be sure to read the ingredients when you are buying all your dried fruits! You’ll be shocked how many of them have added sugar especially cranberries. If you LVE cranberries, I suggest buying THESE for your trail mix.

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Here in NYC, today finally felt like the first day of fall. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, and the air had that crisp, clean feeling. No more of that muggy shit, thank goodness! Any-who, this trail mix was inspired by the fall, obvi. It’s pretty simple: pumpkin seeds, cherries, roasted almonds, walnut pieces, yellow raisins, dried apple rings, and pecan halves.

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Fall Trail Mix

Ingredients (All from Trader Joe’s):

  • 1 bag Roasted Almonds, unsalted (you can always use salted almonds, I just don’t like the added sodium)
  • 1/2 bag of Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 bag Raw Walnut Pieces or Halves
  • 1 bag Raw Pecan Halves
  • 1 bag of Dried Bing Cherries
  • 1/2 bag of Seedless Yellow Thompson Raisins
  • 1 bag of Dried Apple Rings

Directions:

  1. Throw it all together in a zip-lock
  2. Give it a good shake
  3. Voila, easy as pie!

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