I absolutely love winter squash. There is something especially fabulous about winter squash. There is so much depth of flavor from the squash alone. It is also packed full of nutrition! Here are some interesting facts about acorn squash: It is rich in dietary fiber, with 9 grams per 1/2 cup serving which helps to … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)
Muffins can be a great way to deliver much needed energy to growing kiddos. I try to make them nutrient dense as well. Nothing beats the nutrition that a plate of fresh food can deliver. But, for growing kids little energy bombs, like muffins come in very handy. I truly believe that my sanity is … Continue reading Berry Banana Muffins with Quinoa and Coconut Flour (Gluten, sweetener and Egg Free)
Look at this little peanut. Think the 10 billion cells swimming around in her little body. All of the millions of reactions taking place every second to keep her little brain and body running. Her body is making new nerve tissue, bone, connective tissue, blood, and brain matter every day. What type of food do … Continue reading GLYPHOSATE: Why do we need to pay attention to what we eat?
My mom bought me a 15 liter fermenting crock for my birthday six years ago. I was just learning how to plan and prepare food for a real food household. I had made a couple batches of kimchi and fermented mixed vegetables in ball jars. My kitchen was much smaller then and I had no space … Continue reading Raw Sauerkraut
This video shows it all...a very simple process that is easy to do with the kiddos. RECIPE for Fermented Carrots 2 pounds of raw, peeled carrots sliced into coins or sticks 1 large head of garlic, peeled 4 whole clean cabbage leaves 8 Tbsp real salt Peel the garlic and separate into cloves. Divide the … Continue reading Fermented Carrots
All four kids have been raised on a Paleo type diet. My reasons for following this lifestyle are centered in the dramatic health benefits. I choose to avoid grains and all dairy because I feel best. Cameron has a mild case of eczema which shows up on his thighs and upper arms. It is not … Continue reading Tuna noodle salad with TONS of veggies (gluten free)
This was a banner year for my carrot crop! The longest carrot I have ever grown was a whopping 3 inches long. This year, I had one that came close to 5 inches!! This is very exciting for the kids. Especially since the last Curious George episode they watched was all about George planting carrots … Continue reading Garden carrot top smoothie
This was our most successful beach trip yet! Those of you with children know what I am talking about. Some vacations are more work than they are relaxation. Not this one! We had extra help from my amazing in laws, a beautiful place to stay, great food and happy kids. The girls went three days … Continue reading Real food vacation with two sets of twins!
This was a breakfast this week. Pastured fried eggs in coconut oil, organic fresh blueberries (on sale and a real score at Whole Foods this week!), marinated balsamic beets and a new recipe of vegan carob banana bread with sunflower seeds. I am hosting a real food block party in August for Moms and their … Continue reading Meal Creativity