When you embark on a 30-Day Whole Food Challenge, especially the low-FODMAP version, things can become a bit boring. No sugar. No wine. Just whole foods and lots and lots of water. Excuse me while I cry into my empty wine glass… When plain water starts to get a little blah, I love to pull […]
With Joe back in school, I went into full preparation mode a few weeks ago, stocking up on healthy snacks to pack each day. Because he doesn’t have lunch at school (just a short snack time), I want to get something filling in his tummy. After a Costco run and a visit to Sprouts, we […]
The kids and I used to love playing with playdough, but since going gluten-free I just haven’t taken the time to learn how to make it at home. I totally should have because it only takes 10 minutes, and it’s super easy. Also it’s fun! This was a perfect project for Leila and I to […]
Step 1: Grab a mason jar with a lid. Don’t have one? Go to your local thrift store, or pick up a pack at the grocery store. Step 2: Add your ingredients. The first few times you might want to actually measure them, but after a few tries you will be eyeballing it. Step 3: […]
Today is the 21st which means it’s Recipe ReDux day. And it’s also my man’s birthday! Happy Birthday Jeff! In case you can’t tell, I’m a tad fond of him. Anyways… The Recipe ReDux challenge this month was to use a fresh green herb in a nontraditional way. I use fresh herbs all the time, […]
Last year I finally got over my fear of making homemade whipped cream. It was ah-mazing. And then? I had to cut out dairy. Dang it! Then I found out I could make dairy-free whipped cream out of coconut milk. Great! Except you have to plan ahead and put the can of coconut milk in […]
When I saw the topic for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I had absolutely no idea where to start. I have no experience making “Fermented Foods” at home, and didn’t even know it was possible. When I started looking into the process, the food safety nerd came out in me as I worried about leaving […]
Do you suffer from separation anxiety? Do you refuse to buy the natural peanut butter because it’s an oily mess on top and dry as a bone on the bottom? Well I’m here to teach you how to enjoy the goodness of natural nut butter with absolutely no separation anxiety. Here’s how you do it. […]
Pssst, I learned the easiest way to roast corn on the cob last week. Want to know how to do it? Take your corn, Stick it into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Yep, right on the rack. Pull it out (careful, it’s hot!), pull back the husk and eat! Or add it to […]
Have you ever seen those weird brown knobby looking things at the grocery store? Did you wonder who in the world would buy such an ugly root? Well, I do and so should you! Ginger root has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce your risk for cancer and even help you feel less sore […]
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