Butternut Squash Gratin

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Recipes, Side Dishes8 Comments

I can not believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I feel like the school year just started.  Where does time go?  I have begun to brainstorm my menu for our Thanksgiving feast, as we generally host for a small group of family.  This fabulous butternut squash gratin will definitely be a new addition to the table this year! I … Read More

Real Food for the Holidays

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I feel like the 4th of July was just last week.  And here we are, staring down the Holidays.  And with the Holidays come lots and lots of meals.  Amazing meals, too.  All of us have family traditions that we look forward to all year long.  I love this time of year and all of the food that this season … 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

Lacto-fermented Pineapple Papaya Chutney – a delicious digestive aid

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes23 Comments

Adding fermented foods to your diet has many health benefits, including making food more digestible, increasing vitamin and enzyme content of the food and increasing good bacteria in your digestive tract.  They are very easy to prepare at home.  An easy and delicious way to get fermented foods is by making this pineapple chutney recipe, which is an adaptation of … Read More

How to Make Fermented Foods

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Tips15 Comments

How to Ferment Fruits and Vegetables at Home - www.ohlardy.com

Culturing or fermenting foods is a way of easily preserving foods and at the same time encouraging the growth of good bacteria (probiotics) which have numerous health benefits. Some of the benefits of consuming fermented foods are restoring proper balance of bacteria in your gut (should be 80-20 ratio good-bad; most of the time is not due to our SAD … Read More

Healthy Granola Bar

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers15 Comments

I love the convenience of a homemade granola bar.  It can be wrapped up and thrown in a bag, it is is fully customizable, and they can be made for pennies.  I can get 16 to 20 granola bars per batch (depending on how thick I cut them), so they cost a fraction of store-bought versions.  Even more appealing is … Read More

October Unprocessed Update

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Real Food6 Comments

I wanted to give an update for how I am proceeding with October Unprocessed, the challenge posed by Andrew Wilder over at Eating Rules.  I have been posting some photos of some of the meals my family has eaten on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in the challenge, it’s not too late to sign up!  You can … Read More

Ditch the store bought Mayo!

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes21 Comments

If you happen to be a newbie in the Real Foods arena, one of the simplest things you can do is to make your own condiments.  Personally, I started with Mayonnaise.  By mastering the basics (homemade broth, dressings, sauces, marinades, condiments, etc) you set a great foundation from which to build your healthy kitchen. When I cleaned out our kitchen … Read More

The Bugs in Your Belly

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle18 Comments

Are Your Gut Bacteria Healthy? - www.ohlardy.com

As I have said previously, I just completed the Certified Healing Foods Specialist course from Immunitrition in September.  The course was packed full of great information that I can not wait to share with all of you. I am going to start a series on the importance of maintaining the balance of bacteria in our gut and the benefits of … Read More