Homemade Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Essential Oils, Recipes

Homemade Dark Peppermint Truffles from Homemade Mommy

I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, to be honest.  But these dark chocolate peppermint truffles are AH-MAZING!  I make them in bulk and keep in my freezer.  They are perfect for a little sweet, chocolatey bite.  They sort of remind me of a peppermint patty…but WAY better (and better for you).  If I am going to eat sweets, they … Read More

The Best Homemade Solution for Puffy Eyes

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Homemade Solution for Puffy Eyes

Do you battle puffy eyes some mornings?  I know I sometimes do!  Sometimes I use a cold washcloth or cucumbers to reduce the puffiness but I recently came up with this serum to help.  And it works great! Kelly and I have loved experimenting with our essential oil collection, making a variety of beauty and personal products such as lotion, … Read More

Pecan Bars

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I love pecan pie.  It is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert.  I brought a homemade pecan pie to my Thanksgiving feast last year and it was amazing.  I decided to throw a little twist into my pecan themed dessert this year to mix it up a bit.  I saw a recipe in a magazine for homemade pecan bars and it inspired me. … Read More

Nacera’s Lemon Ginger Chicken Tajine

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Nacera's Lemon Ginger Chicken Tajine. A delicious recipe from the beautiful new cookbook, Mediterranean Paleo by Caitlin Weeks of GrassFed Girl

We have been so honored with the opportunity to review and share with you a brand new cookbook from Caitlin Weeks of Grass Fed Girl and Chef Nabil Boumrar.  Mediterranean Paleo Cooking is a beautifully written and photographed cookbook, showcasing Paleo coastal recipes inspired by North Africa, the Middle East and Europe; recipes with no gluten, grains, inflammatory oils, dairy or … Read More

A Real Food Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Entrees, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes, Soups4 Comments

Can you believe turkey day is right around the corner?  Where has time gone??? I am beginning to plan my menu and have been looking around for new and exciting Thanksgiving recipes.  And, sure enough, some of my favorite bloggers have come through with some pretty cool dishes.   And without further ado…here they are! Side Dishes: Acorn Squash Custard … Read More

Autumn Beef Stew with Pumpkin

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Soups3 Comments

Autumn Beef Stew with Pumpkin. A nourishing, deliciously hearty real food meal that will warm you from the inside out.

We love beef stew in the fall, especially on a cool, rainy autumn night.  There is something hearty, nourishing and warming about a nice, steaming mug of stew. It took me awhile to find a ‘go to’ recipe for stew.  I tried so many different recipes out there but never really loved any of them. Then, I stumbled upon a … Read More

7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food, Recipes15 Comments

The Many Benefits of Fermented Foods

Do you eat fermented foods?  You should! Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years.  Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food.  This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted. Not only is the food preserved but it … Read More

Italian Sausage and Pepper Strata Recipe

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Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata

We love breakfast foods in our house…especially savory breakfast foods with plenty of eggs (from backyard chickens, of course)!  We even love to have them for dinner!  Breakfast food is good food anytime of the day! Frittatas, Bacon Hash, Breakfast Casseroles, even Oatmeal!  Yum!! Can’t get enough!!! I got this recipe for an Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata from … Read More