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
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
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
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)
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)
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!