Raw Sauerkraut

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


Fermented Carrots

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

Real food vacation with two sets of twins!

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!

Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce

One of the most challenging things about about returning home from travel is coming home to an empty refrigerator and wondering what to make for dinner. I try never to let that happen. We are going to the beach in the next couple weeks so I built some time into my meal prep schedule to … Continue reading Organ meat lasagna with veggie sauce

Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

When I meal plan I don't think about fitting dishes to fit a certain "diet" like Paleo or low carb. I think more in terms of how can I pack the most nutrients into their diet each day. We all want our kids to eat tons of vegetables, but sometimes it is a struggle to … Continue reading Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

I love to find ways to incorporate mineral rich bone broth into our meals. Cameron will drink mugs of broth easily. But, William and the girls are a more difficult sell. Properly made bone broth, has many healing benefits, including gut health, bone, skin and connective tissue nourishment. Chris Kresser does an amazing job detailing … Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

How to use your leftovers!

Cook once but use it twice...or more! 🙂 I can honestly say that we consume 90% of what I prepare. There is very little that goes to waste in our house. Besides the obvious reason that we should not waste food. I also spend a lot of time preparing, cooking and planning so I don't … Continue reading How to use your leftovers!