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  • Posted on: 8 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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Are you following us on Flickr ? You may have noticed that recently we have a sidebar with lovely photos. This is the feed to our Flickr account. It's a great way to share tiny moments that may not fit into a blog post. I hope you will check it out! Spiffy Eats Flickr

Mama Rose's Heartburn Elixir

  • Posted on: 7 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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The last time I visited my grandmother I got terrible heartburn after my morning coffee (this has happened quite frequently the last year or so). I opened the medicine cabinet to see what she may have and she said "No, honey, we don't use heart burn medicine anymore, I make a this drink. Let me show you!" I was so excited to hear about a new heartburn relief and with all natural ingredients too. I am not a doctor, or dietician, I am simply telling you guys it works for me. Here's what my grandma makes: 1 tablespoon Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey, and warm water to...

Give Me Your Best Stress Reducing Methods

  • Posted on: 6 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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As some of you know I recently purchased my first home. I am so grateful for this next step in my life. It's been very exciting to say the least. But, it is also an extrememly stressful time. Between moving and cleaning at the old place, organzing at the new place, transitioning multiple pets to an entirely new space..... It's a lot. All this to say, today I am coming to my readers to inquire... what are your go to methods to reduce stress? Running? Hot teas? Massages? Running through the streets wearing a unicorn outfit like a fairy who got into the scotch???? No idea is a bad one. I want to...

Clean Eating Fall Treats!

  • Posted on: 5 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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This time of year is perfect for getting in the kitchen with those you love and making festive goodies. I love making treats that are both delicious and have a list of clean ingredients. Here are a few that I plan to try out in the kitchen this year! Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from The Gracious Pantry Fall Harvest Granola Bars by The Seasoned Mom Apple Crisp from My Natural Family Sauteed Apples from Sweet Treats Baking Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake from Jay's Baking Me Crazy

Crockpot Mulled Wine

  • Posted on: 4 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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The ancient Romans are thought to have brought mulled wine to Europe in the 2nd Century. They believed by drinking warm wine brewed with certain spices they would ward off disease and keep themselves healthy throughout the colder months. I am not certain how or if mulled wine would improve my health, but I know it improves my mood! This recipe is simple and the perfect drink to warm up your home and put you in a state of relaxation and joy. The smell alone is enough to boost your mood- oranges, cinnamon, cider and wine will fill your senses with holiday cheer. We opted to avoid any added...

Moo Brew the Clean Way

  • Posted on: 2 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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One of my favorite things in the entire world is family recipes. I love hearing stories of my family gathered together enjoying special recipes. It's amazing how a certain smell or taste can bring us right back to a certain time in our lives. Grandma's biscuits, Mom's buttermilk pie, Dad's chili, Mama Rose's sausage bread. Each one holds special memories of incredible people in my life. Today's recipe is one that was introduced to me by my boyfriend's mother. She is an amazing cook and I feel like I learn something from her every time we spend time together. A few years ago for Christmas she...

How participating in #BlogLikeCrazy landed me my first magazine spread

  • Posted on: 1 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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The first time you see your work in print is the most incredible, astounding, prideful, gleeful, exciting... Ok, let me start at the beginning. Last year I participated in the See Jane Write challenge Blog Like Crazy . Every November women all accross the country commit to blog every single day of the month . Last year when I decided to participate I experienced many emotions throughout the challenge. Joy: yay I'm going to rock this! Anger: late at night, no blog ideas... why did I decide to do this? Fear: what if I write every day, and no one takes the time to read it? Pride: wow, I'm really...

My Favorite New Restaurant in Birmingham: Tropicaleo

  • Posted on: 21 July 2016
  • By: jessica
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I had the amazing privelege of attending the soft opening for Tropicaleo . If you haven't heard of Tropicaleo yet, stop what you are doing and read this. After that, go eat the best Puerto Rican food in Alabama! They are currently serving lunch in the kitchen of Crestwood Tavern (until their new location opens in Avondale) Mon-Fri from 11-3 and brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10-3. Ok, so back to the opening. As soon as I entered Crestwood Tavern the smell of earthy spices filled my senses. I had my first taste of this delcious food at the Woodlawn Street Market and the anticipation of...

Alabama Farmer's Market

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: jessica
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Today was my first visit to the Alabama Farmer's Market. What an incredible day it was! I brought my friend Mary along and we scouted out the best peaches we could find. These will make a beautiful biscuit topping, cobbler, or maybe even an ice cream! I also snagged some juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers to whip up a simple summer salad later this week. There was also face painting and a small petting zoo! These guys are very photogenic. Here is our entire haul from the market. All for $25, I might add. I'm excited about these Mississippi sweet potatoes. Maybe some sweet potato pie...

Our Adventure at The Woodlawn Street Market

  • Posted on: 4 June 2016
  • By: jessica
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The streets of Woodlawn were booming this morning as we made our way through the Street Market. Birmingham is returning to its roots in the midst of massive growth and development. It's an exciting time to call Birmingham home. I usually write a lot, but today, I really feel like the photos speak for themselves. I do want to mention one amazing thing. As we walked through the market, we asked several vendors what inspired them to start following their dreams? In these conversations we came accross not one, not two, but THREE folks who had gone through the Co.Starters Program from Rev...

Follow Spiffy_Eats on Flickr!

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: jessica
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The first thing I want to say is THANK YOU! Thank you to all our readers, twitter followers, facebook friends, and instagram followers. Thank you for liking, sharing, commenting and overall encouraging! We read every comment and they all touch our hearts. Each and every one of you mean so much to us. We would not be where we are without you. Thank you for following along the last few years as I have developed my voice in this blogging world. Thank you for putting up with all the iPhone photos, and the facebook posts with hundreds of food pictures. From the bottom of my heart- THANK YOU! Now...

Real & Rosemary

  • Posted on: 11 April 2016
  • By: jessica
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From the moment I saw the lovely exterior of this new spot, I knew it was perfection. The mix of southern charm and industrial pieces fits perfectly with the small town of Homewood Alabama. As we walked in to the cafe, we were met with friendly faces and warm greetings. Before I even stepped up to the counter to order my food, a staff member had placed a warm cup of Alabama's own Royal Cup Coffee into my hand. As I sipped, my friend and I decided what food we would order. Everything at Real and Rosemary is whole food options. We had the opportunity to meet Jennifer Mims, one of the owners...

Pepper Place Farmer's Market Periscope

  • Posted on: 8 April 2016
  • By: jessica
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I am finally doing it. I am gathering up all my courage and hosting my first ever Periscope! Tomorrrow morning I will be live at 9:00 AM at The Pepper Place Market in Birmingham . I will be live and this will be my first time. I am a little nervous about doing the scope outside and in such a crowded place, so I hope you will all be patient with me if the sound/light are not the best. My plan is to show you the market! Let you see some of my favorite farmers and if I'm able to answer any questions you may have. Buying local is a strong passion of mine and we are proud to support Pepper Place...

What I Buy at Aldi

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: jessica
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I will admit it, I enjoy grocery shopping. It is one of my favorite activities. The thrill of finding healthy, clean foods at good prices is like a sport for me. Ok, now that you all know how weird I am.... here is what I buy at Aldi. Publix is my favorite, but I have got to tell you guys how awesome Aldi has been the last few times. I have been so impressed with all the organic products I have found. 1. Organic Frozen Berries $2.79 2. Organic Fresh Produce (various prices) 3. Grass-fed Beef $6.99 4. Nuts $5-$7 5. Free-range Chicken Broth $1.79 6. Organic Canned Tomatoes $1.49 7. Organic...

Paleo Spinach Bacon Salad

  • Posted on: 14 March 2016
  • By: jessica
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I LOVE BACON! Seriously, you guys, I really love bacon. So often, I hear my family members asking me for health advice. They say things like, "I eat pretty healthy, but sometimes I do have bacon." They get this guilty look on thier face apologizing to me for eating bacon. Try as I may to conivince them that bacon is not the enemy we have been trained to think it is... they never seem convinced. We purchase bacon that is ethically sourced and free of added sugars. And we eat it several times a week. Read more here about why healthy fats are so vital to your health! WE SHOULD ALL EAT MORE BACON...

The Abbey: Coffee Shop and So Much More

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
  • By: jessica
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The first time I stepped foot into this lovely establishment located in the heart of the Avondale community, I fell in love. The vibe that greets you is one of warmth, neighborly love, and friendship. I have frequented a few times a month over the last year and loved chatting with Carrie and Noah as they made my whole milk lattes. The Abbey proudly serves a vast array of local products including Red Bike Coffee , Leaf N Petal teas , Bread Works Breads and they make their own pastries and sandwiches in house. Their pimento cheese sandwich is one of my very favorites! In my most recent visit, I...

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

  • Posted on: 13 January 2016
  • By: jessica
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There is nothing like the perfect cup of bright, chocolaty espresso made right in the neighborhood. This lovely new shop is called Woodlawn Cycle Cafe- combo handcrafted coffee bar/cyclist shop. The Euro-Industrial style cafe will have your heart yearning to snap photo after photo of this lovely space. They are serving up MapCap Coffee from Grand Rapids, Michigan and selling some pretty rad cycling gear. The idea of the shop comes from Armand Margjeka and Kyle Campbell, who are leasing the location from Rev Birmingham . Our city is coming back to life and spots like this are ushering in new...

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