Top 13 from 2013

Time for the last post of the year! Just wanted to do a quick rundown of the most-viewed posts from my first year of blogging, what a fun ride it’s been!


Here are the top 13 posts from 2013 here at It’s a Love/Love Thing:

1. The Diastasis Recti Surgery Series


Here is the first blogging series I ever wrote. Well, so far it’s the only one, but there’ll be more. You can learn more about diastasis recti surgery and read about my experience with the surgery – a life-changing event to be sure.

2. Pumpkin Fudge

Pumpkin Fudge - Dairy & Egg Free!

This recipe was a hit! Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free pumpkin goodness. Also GAPS-legal, Paleo and Paleo AIP compliant. Healthy and most of all: yummy.

3. How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Learn how to cook spaghetti squash - easy, delicious, low-carb.

A delicious alternative to grain-based noodles, this was my first submission to Foodgawker, Fun!

4. How to Dehydrate Tomatoes


One of my earlier posts that makes me smile…. Yes, I took the photos with my iPhone but I guess not too many people minded. Thankfully.

5. How I Kicked Mastitis without Antibiotics


I was super grateful to not have to deal with antibiotics with this mastitis session. And it also hasn’t returned.

6. How to Dehydrate Peaches

How to Dehydrate Peaches

Another earlier post, a fun way to keep peaches around all year long.

7. Homemade Coconut Flour

How to make your own coconut flour

A fun way to use a free byproduct of making your own coconut milk.

8. Dairy- and Nut-Free No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Dairy & Nut Free No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
image credit: alibree on Flickr

An allergen-free version of the popular no-bake cookies. These are rich and delicious.

9. How to Make Tomato Powder


Here’s what to do with all those dehydrated tomatoes!

10. How to Strain Your Bacon Grease


This is another free kitchen byproduct that gets way to little respect – learn how to strain it to use in recipes.

11. Homemade Coconut Milk from Shredded Coconut

How to make your own coconut milk from shredded coconut

Yes, you really can make fresh coconut milk from shredded coconut. Easy and very inexpensive.

12. How to Make Coconut Butter

How to make your own coconut butter. It's so fast, easy, and frugal.

Another coconut recipe, you can save $$$ by making your own.

13. Pumpkin Pie Bars – Dairy- and Egg-Free

Delicious pumpkin pie bars that are dairy-free and egg-free! Can be altered for GAPS, too. Yum!!

This is by far our family’s favorite sweet. My husband calls them Magic Bars because hey, y’all, they just disappear!

and why not one to grow on, leading into 2014?

14. Best Cole Slaw Ever

Best cole slaw recipe.

Our family’s version of cole slaw, a favorite around these parts.

Here’s to 2014. Thanks for hanging out with me here!

Much love,


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