Have you ever had a gooseberry? If you have, you know how special these little fruits are! I LOVE gooseberries. To me they are a rare treat, as I never see them at local markets or stores. I remember growing up, my aunt had a gooseberry bush at her house and I loved picking off the ripe berries in the … Read More
Real Food Fourth of July BBQ Ideas
What are you doing for the Fourth of July this summer? Going to a barbecue? Want to change it up this year and bring a dish with REAL ingredients? I have put together a round up of great real food Fourth of July BBQ ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! Drinks Strawberry Basil Lemonade from The Organic Kitchen Homemade Flavored … Read More
Cafe Latte Gelatin Gummy Bears
My friend, Caitlin, aka The Grassfed Girl, has graciously allowed me to share this awesome gelatin gummy bears recipe. It is from her new e-book, Easy Paleo Gelatin Treats. I made these and they are delicious! I am a coffee ice cream lover and the flavor reminded me somewhat of that. If you don’t have the gummy bear molds, you … Read More
How to Make Healthy Homemade Jello
I loved jello as a kid! Particularly cherry jello. A big bowl of cherry jello with Cool Whip on top. Now that I know better, that doesn’t sound like the perfect dessert at all! Check out the ingredients of Cherry Jello: Sugar, gelatin, adipic acid (for tartness), artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, sodium citrate, fumaric acid, Red 40, Blue 1. Yuck! … Read More
Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies
I love making chocolate chip cookies! A warm cookie out of the oven has to be one of the best things in the world! Since my oldest son avoids gluten now, I have been unable to make my favorite recipe. I miss it.
In our home, we celebrate birthdays with a fun tradition – cupcakes in bed. We greet the kids in the morning (hopefully we wake them up!) with a cupcake and a candle and presents! It seems a bit silly to start the day with a treat like a cupcake, but on one day a year – I don’t care. The … Read More
30+ Deliciously Healthy Green Drink Recipes
As you know, I have made the commitment to drink a green drink every day this month! Are you joining me? There are myriad recipes out there for green smoothies and green juices. The sky really is the limit with the combinations that can be made. Right now, my favorite are the following two recipes for fresh juice: Spicy Vegetable … Read More
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
My daughter LOVES peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I mean L O V E S. She could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I let her! I came across a smoothie recipe that sort of reminded me of a PB and J from my friend, Kristi, at Veggie Converter. I wanted to tweak it a bit using ingredients … Read More
Chocolate: Health Food for the Soul – 40 Real Food Chocolate Recipes
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
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
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – with Superfoods!
Are you a fan of pumpkin pie? How about pumpkin pie for breakfast or a snack? With this delicious smoothie, you have all of the flavors of pumpkin pie in a glass! This fall, I was thinking of different things to do fall flavors: pumpkin and squash, cinnamon and nutmeg. A pumpkin pie smoothie seemed like the perfect idea! I … Read More
Homemade Pecan Pie
My family always seems to serve the same things every Thanksgiving. You know, the usuals. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, are most likely the “usuals” for most American families. Then there is the pie. My most favorite Thanksgiving pie is Pecan Pie. I think I may be in the minority, though, because every Thanksgiving the person … Read More
What’s the Deal with Winter Squash? and a bunch of delicious recipes!
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
Lacto-fermented Berries Recipe
Adding fermented foods to your diet has many benefits. Fermented foods have increased vitamins and enzymes, are easier to digest, increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut and can help your immune system. What a great way to keep healthy this winter!!! Culturing your own fruits and vegetables at home is a very cost effective way of getting … Read More
Homemade Gummy Worms – Perfect for Halloween!
Halloween is fast approaching! Are your kids excited? I love Halloween but I do not like the overload of GMO laden, artificially colored and flavored, chemical filled, heavily processed candy that takes over the holiday. Gummy worms are always a favorite candy and these delicious and nourishing candies look very realistic. Perfect for your Halloween party or haunted house! A … Read More
Frozen Grapes – a simple frozen treat
I had completely forgotten about these yummy frozen treats until a couple weekends ago, when I ended up with a wicked case of strep throat. Yes, strep throat in the summer. Yuck!!! I was cooped up in bed with a high fever, chills, aches and one of the worst sore throats I have ever had. All I wanted was ice … Read More