Nourishing Nachos

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Entrees, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers2 Comments

Nachos are always a crowd pleaser!  The good news is they don’t have to be a junk food!  You can prepare nachos for your family using nourishing and delicious ingredients!  Not only can you source good and local ingredients, you can give your favorite toppings an added boost!   For example, you can add a frozen cube of pureed beef … Read More

Healthy Snack Ideas For Kids Who Play Sports

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers9 Comments

Healthy Snacks for Kids Who Play Sports -

Fall is upon us.  The children are back in school.  Everyone is settling into a routine and many children are playing recreational sports…soccer, football, volleyball, and the like.  Most of these recreational sports include snacks, after practice and after a game.  Sadly, many of the snacks and drinks served are just highly processed, sugary, non-nutritious ‘food’.  If you are wanting healthier … Read More

Make Your Own Green Powder

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Dressings, sauces and dips, Healthy Lifestyle, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers, Soups7 Comments

Is your garden overflowing with leafy greens?  Do you have extra CSA or Farmer’s Market greens withering away in your fridge?  I can answer yes to both of these questions!  I hate wasting food, especially precious locally grown, organic produce!   But sometimes, enough is enough!  I can only cook and juice so many greens! What can you do to … Read More

Fermented Eggs

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers40 Comments

Yes,  fermented eggs.  You may think, is that even possible?  Yes!!!  It IS possible and they are fantastic.  I have had pickled eggs before which are delicious.  I had an abundance of chicken eggs last week and thought I would go ahead and pickle them.  But then I thought, why not ferment them??  We love eggs and we love fermented … Read More

Real Food Fourth of July BBQ Ideas

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Desserts, Dressings, sauces and dips, Entrees, Ferments, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers2 Comments

fourth of july bbq

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

How to Make Healthy Homemade Jello

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers10 Comments

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

Kid’s Kitchen: How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Breakfast, Entrees, Real Food, Snacks and Appetizers2 Comments

Kid's Kitchen: Making a PB and J -

People always ask me, how do we get kids to eat healthier, more wholesome food. Well, there are numerous answers to that question, but one of the best ways is to get them in the kitchen!  It is amazing how when a child puts together even a simple snack, how that snack becomes more appealing, even if it is ‘healthy. … Read More