Chicken and Healthy, Grain Free Waffles

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I’m a Southern Girl through-and-through, so obviously chicken and waffles is one of my favorite things to eat.  But at restaurants, even nice ones, they are made with white flour – both the breading on the chicken and the waffle. The day before I made my Grain Free Chicken Nuggets, I had come across a… [read more]

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Gluten-Free Grain-Free Baking: My New Cookbook!

Gluten-Free Grain-Free Baking: a healthy baking cookbook for mamas who don't know how to bake!

I am SO excited about this cookbook! People will tell you baking is hard – and grain-free or gluten-free is even harder. I’m here to tell you exactly the opposite. It’s easy. You can buy it right here for $9.99:   I’m known for doing things the hard way, trial and error and teaching myself… [read more]

Make Breakfast Once a Week

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As you all know, I did not grow up cooking, and it is still a relatively new skill for me.   But my strengths have always lied in my ability to plan, be organized and efficient. I firmly believe that eating a bagel, toast, cereal, or oatmeal is not healthy for the majority of people (grains… [read more]

Pumpkin Smoothie

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I love all things pumpkin: pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie. Do you see the problem? All my pumpkin involves a baked good full of sugar. My friend posted a picture of a pumpkin smoothie and I knew I needed to try my hand at one. I pinned a bunch of pumpkin smoothie recipes… [read more]

Grain-Free Sweet Potato Porridge

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Have you checked out my post on the importance of fat yet? If you have, you’ll understand how awesome this recipe is to get you a big, delicious, healthy serving of fat first thing in the morning. This recipe was originally meant to be a custard that I thought would be fantastic to add in… [read more]

Winter Squash Recipes

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At our house, fall means the beginning of winter squash season: butternut, acorn, pumpkin… I love it all! And winter squash is incredibly versatile since it can be prepared to be sweet or savory. There is so much more out there than just the traditional pumpkin pie. So, if you’re wondering what to do with… [read more]

Grain Free, Banana Almond Muffins

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Banana bread was one of the very first things I learned how to bake.   So that should tell you how easy it is to make this banana bread! This recipe has been adapted over the years as I got healthier and healthier.  I used to use a full cup of white sugar! When I… [read more]

Take Them A Meal

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TakeThemAMeal.com is one of those genius inventions that you wish you had known about sooner because it is a such a huge time-saver. If you haven’t heard yet, TakeThemAMeal.com is a way you can systemically organize meal drop offs for a person in need. Whether it is because of a birth or death in the family or any… [read more]

Easy Blackberry Jam

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Earlier this summer when I went blueberry picking with Penelope and a friend of mine and her kids, I also picked up some blackberries.  In years past, we have eaten blackberries fresh and made pies, but this year I wanted to try making jam. I have made blueberry jam before with pectin but wanted to… [read more]

Freezer Cooking: Breakfast Sandwiches

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Most of us grew up eating cold cereal for a quick and easy breakfast. As a Real Food lover though I learned early on that pretty much all cereals go through an extrusion process that warps the nutrients into toxic sludge. Well, that doesn’t leave many other options for quick, easy breakfasts. Since I eat… [read more]

Breakfast Freezer Meals: Individual Quiche

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I am a big fan of Weston A. Price and I make eggs and sausage or eggs and bacon, every single morning for myself and Penelope and sometimes Peter if he has enough time before work.  It gets pretty old.  Not the taste of it, pastured eggs from a local farm, are delicious, but the… [read more]

Broccoli Quiche

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Broccoli Quiche was one of the first things I really learned how to master.  One of the first recipes I could make without having to study a recipe for 20 minutes while I siked  myself up and mentally prepared to get in the kitchen. Before I became pregnant with Penelope, I was a hot mess… [read more]

Cornais Spinach Pie

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The picture does not do this pie justice. It is SO YUMMY! Its so yummy it makes the ridiculous amount of work involved to make the pie worth it. Part of the reason it is so time consuming is because I used fresh spinach. 5 pounds of fresh spinach. 5 pounds of washing, steaming, draining… [read more]

How to Freeze Blueberries

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Penelope and I went blueberry picking last weekend and came home with 5 pounds of blueberries. We used 2 pints for a blueberry pie (recipe and tutorial to coming soon!) and froze the rest. First I picked off all the stems and picked out any red and not fully ripe berries. I also looked for… [read more]