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Hi, I'm Alison.  I am a gluten and dairy free home chef, fit foodie and a yoga teacher. Savoring Presence is a journey simplify the relationship between food, fitness, happiness and overall wellness. Join me as I explore the best tasting healthy foods, clean products, staying active and living a balanced lifestyle. 


Eat well, live well, be well savoring the precious present. 

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Recent Blog Posts

March 13, 2019

Can you hold SPACE for someone?  Without trying to fix it for them or divert or stop their emotions from flowing.  Can you get comfortable sitting with someone while they cry and express their feelings?  What about anger?  Is it okay with you to watch someone express anger without getting in the way?

February 5, 2019

I love taco's don't get me wrong and an other taco night is not what I am craving today. I decided to throw together, yes it's just about that easy, a taco soup

November 22, 2018

The irony is I have a ton to be thankful for so why is it work? I wish I knew and I'd do it. I also know that it's a choice in each moment to acknowledge thanksgiving and be self-awareness.

November 21, 2018

In addition to craving bread, I also am always on a quest to make healthy bread alternatives. Which is how this Grain Free Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Loaf was born. I ate half of it before the day was done. Oh well…

November 15, 2018

The Holy Spirit was clear on who he/she was in my life. And only when I invite the Holy Spirit to be active is he/she active. I'm not suggesting the Holy Spirt isn't there for me or watching out for me and there was something different when I was intentional about my conversation with the Holy Spirit.

November 8, 2018

Biscuits are now a rock and hard place. Since I can't have the "real thing" as my memory recalls, do I eat the not so good for me and most like the real thing gluten free biscuits or do I create something new and apply jelly?

October 23, 2018

I am “that” mom. The granola type who made all her baby’s food. Who believes that processed foods and food dyes are the devil in disguise. I wouldn’t consume those foods so why would I promote products that I believe are harmful to my body to my own child? Or, at least that’s my stand on the topic.

I also recognize that it is a luxury to consume fresh foods and to consume organic fresh foods is an over the top privilege. And, w...

October 16, 2018

I love the smell, the colors and those strange shaped squash and gourds you find at the grocery store in the fall season. Up until this year, I had those things pegged as only decorations. Truthfully, I wasn't even sure they were eatable. The funny part is I wasn't even sure what to expect when I cut one open. And hey, why not try? So, I did. Acorn squash wasn't on my dinner table as a kid and today I am mak...

October 9, 2018

My husband loves pepper jelly and that’s where my thoughts began, and a relish developed. I chopped and chopped the peppers into small pieces and noticed several things. First, not all the peppers were hot, and some were very hot. There were mostly 2 varieties: wax peppers (hot) and sweet red peppers.

September 15, 2018

Looking to shake up your breakfast routine? Try these Oat Coconut Protein Pancakes.

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