How to Make Your Juice INVINCIBLE!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Real Food, Recipes2 Comments

How to Make Your Juice Invincible!

Today we have our friend Danielle from It’s a Love/Love Thing sharing her journey with juicing!  Do you juice?  Do you want to start?  It sounds addicting! Hello, Oh Lardy! fans, I’m so honored to be here with you today. I’d love to fill you in on my most recent juicing experience. I’d call it life-changing! It all started not long … Read More

Chocolate: Health Food for the Soul – 40 Real Food Chocolate Recipes

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers1 Comment

Chocolate - Health Food for the Soul - www.ohlardy.com

Chocolate is the only ingredient that is its very own food group. Well not really—but it seems as if it should be. Powerfully comforting, creamy, delicious—many people eat chocolate at least several times a week. Which begs the question… Is Chocolate Good for You? The answer is both yes and no. There are many health benefits of chocolate.  Chocolate has … Read More

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Real Food, Recipes2 Comments

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows - www.ohlardy.com

My daughter loves marshmallows!  We usually only break them out for smores and hot cocoa, but boy does she get excited when we do!  I, too, love watching the marshmallow melt into a cloud on my hot chocolate.   So delicious! I feel terrible, however, giving her (and myself) a ‘treat’ with such crummy ingredients.  A typical store bought marshmallow … Read More

Real Food Recipes for Christmas Morning

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Breakfast, Entrees, Real Food, Recipes, Side Dishes1 Comment

Real Food Recipes for Christmas Morning - www.ohlardy.com

Everyone spends Christmas morning a little differently. Some get up early to see what Santa left under the tree.  Some have big Christmas dinners.  Others relax in the am and open presents slowly.  Some play golf, go to a movie, play board games, attend church…the sky is the limit! Regardless of how you spend Christmas morning, you need to eat! … Read More

Homemade Egg Nog

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Beverages, Recipes4 Comments

Homemade Egg Nog - ohlardy.com

During Christmas time, when I was growing up, there was always this buzz about the “Korte Christmas Egg Nog.”   I watched my grandmother prepare this prized holiday beverage.  I watched my parents make it as well.   People who were planning on attending their holiday party would ask, “Are you making the Egg Nog?”   As a kid I … Read More

What’s the Deal with Winter Squash? and a bunch of delicious recipes!

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Entrees, Real Food, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups2 Comments

Fall and winter bring the onset of winter squash. At my grocery store, I am starting to see all sorts of weird, bumpy squashes for sale. My CSA has been full of them too! I have 3 acorn squash and one spaghetti squash sitting on my kitchen counter. The great thing about winter squash, however, is that they last a … Read More

Fermented Apple Juice

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes11 Comments

Fermented Apple Juice - www.ohlardy.com

You know that Oh Lardy LOVES fermented foods!  We try to eat them daily to add probiotics to our diet and maintain a healthy gut. It is especially fun to branch out and experiment with drinks.  We can’t get enough of kombucha, fermented orange juice, beet kvass, lemonade. I was looking for something different, something seasonal to ferment and while … Read More

Fermented Orange Juice – an Orangina-type beverage

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes89 Comments

Fermented Orange Juice - www.ohlardy.com

Growing up I moved around quite a bit (well, actually, a lot…13 schools in 12 years!), mostly between California and New Jersey…two completely different places with very different food cultures. One of my biggest food memories of living in New Jersey (besides the amazing NY style pizza!) was going to our local bagel shop and getting a toasted plain bagel … Read More

Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Recipes32 Comments

Homemade Spiced Apple Cider - www.ohlardy.com

I love the smells of apples, cinnamon, allspice and clove wafting through the kitchen in the winter.  Sitting by a warm fire, sipping spiced apple cider is a delightful way to spend an evening.  Even better is to add a splash of Applejack or other brandy to the cider…yum! Kendahl from Our Nourishing Roots has a wonderfully festive recipe for … Read More

5 Reasons to Ditch the Sports Drink plus a Healthy Alternative!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Beverages, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food, Recipes13 Comments

5 Reasons to ditch the sports drink - ohlardy.com

Ask any athlete what their go-to product for electrolyte replacement is and I guarantee that almost everyone will say Gatorade.  Or Powerade.  Or any other -ade product.  The marketing campaigns of these products has been quite successful.  While most people think that sports drinks are doing their body a favor, in reality these “aids” are doing more harm than good. … Read More