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Whole 30 Week 4 - My Clean Kitchen

Whole 30 Week 4

Why We Did It There are two main reasons we decided to do a Whole 30. The first is simply to see if we could break our addiction to sugar, wheat and dairy. And more importantly, to see if we could be happy after doing so. The second reason was to see if all of […]

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Broiled Tilapia with Dill and Tomatoes simple and delish!

Broiled Tilapia with Dill and Roasted Tomatoes

The other day my daughter and I were at the grocery store and we passed by the fish counter. She went crazy, “mommy I want shrimp, I want fish, oh can we get those crab hands” Of course she meant crab claws, kids can be so cute sometimes. So out of respect for my “Eat it even if you don’t like it rule” I snagged two fish fillets.

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My Clean Kitchen Whole 30 Week 3 Meals

Whole 30 Week 3

Okay everyone, we have made it to Whole 30 week 3! Phew, there where times when I thought this moment might not be possible. Times when I thought I would crumble to my chocolate and macaroni and cheese cravings. But will power prevailed and here we are, 3/4 done with Whole 30!!! I have to […]

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Chocolate Banana Snowballs Whole 30 Approved!!!

Chocolate Banana Snowballs

I am almost done with my third week of Whole 30 and at this point I have fallen into a sort of rhythm with what I am eating. I have figured out what foods work best for me for breakfast and lunch and am even discovering some regular dinners to keep in my rotation. I […]

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My Clean Kitchen Whole 30 Week 2 Meals!

Whole 30 Week 2

I am happy to announce that I survived Week 2 of Whole 30 (insert fanfare music)!  Overall this week was much easier than the first, but it was not without its difficulties. We struggled with eating out more this week and surviving social situations. We are also starting to fall into food ruts, which is making […]

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Fresh Bloody Mary Yum!!!

A Tale of Two Bloody Marys

  Still looking for something to make with all those fresh summer tomatoes? Look no further! Jessica and I decided to make fresh tomato juice for the express purpose of creating the ultimate Bloody Mary- well 2 Bloody Mary’s actually. Because we are both still flush with fresh tomatoes, we knew we had to something […]

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Pulled Pork Whole 30 Real Food Clean Eating SO GOOD

Love = Slow Cooker Whole 30 Pulled Pork

Back in February I met a local Virginia author named Marietta McCarty. I was invited by a friend to an event she was doing for her new book called “The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club – Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes.” Marietta is a philosopher, professor, author, and so much more. […]

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My Clkean Kitchen Whole 30 Week 1

Whole 30: Week 1

This week kicked off an entire month of Whole 30 for My Clean Kitchen. I (Jessica here!) decided to take on the Whole 30 challenge and document my adventure. Since many of the posts I have read in regards to Whole 30 seem to take a “cheer leading” approach to the program, I decided to […]

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Clean Beef Tips and Mushrooms Simple and Delicious!

Beef Tips with Mushrooms and some other helpful tips too

I love my kitchen. My house is almost 100 years old and the kitchen is a mix of past and present. The cabinets are not original, but were probably redone in the 50’s. I have tons of cabinet and counter space. The counters are granite and appliances are new. We replaced them when we moved […]

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A Clean Eating Camping Trip

A Clean Eating Camping Trip

Last weekend we went camping in Macedonia State Park. It was beautiful. Our campsite was nestled along a babbling brook. I had always thought that was just an expression, babbling brook, but I will admit this brook convinced me other wise. It made such a peaceful sound as it moved over the stones. Listening to that […]

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