Malta’s Ftira

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My family and I recently returned from an amazing vacation around the Mediterranean.  I had never been to that part of the world before, so I was really looking forward to exploring!  My children have never been outside of the United States and my husband and I were most excited about all of the different cultures they would experience.  And … Read More

Butter is Back: Processed Foods are Identified as Real Culprits in Heart Disease

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butter is better

By Dr. Mercola Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and for the past 60 years, saturated fat and cholesterol have been wrongfully vilified as the culprits. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to see the light of day.Last December, the New York Times1 featured Dr. Fred Kummerow’s research on fats, and a recent article in Time … Read More

Nourishing Nachos

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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

Soaked Oatmeal Breakfast

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Breakfast, Recipes31 Comments

I love having a hearty oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.  The warm and gooey texture, topped with whatever toppings I am craving in the morning is a delightful breakfast treat.  When I was a child, my favorite oatmeal was one that was in a little package – Maple and Brown Sugar.  Considering both “Maple” and “Brown Sugar” don’t appear … Read More

Classic Meatloaf Recipe

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Meat, goodies, spices, and something to bind it all together are all you need to make a good meatloaf.  The simplicity of the recipe and the ease with which it can be whipped up make dinner preparation in my home a breeze!   Join us over at Gutsy today to check out my recipe for a Classic Meatloaf that is … Read More

Homemade Applesauce

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This past weekend I brought home a bag of apples from the Farmer’s Market only to discover I had a bag of apples sitting on the counter.  Homemade applesauce it is!  I don’t really know how to make applesauce, but figured that it couldn’t be too hard.  I knew that I wanted to use my crockpot and minimal ingredients, so … Read More

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

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

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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

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 Reverse Food Pyramid – What if Our Food Pyramid Were Upside Down?

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Food News, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food10 Comments

I recently stumbled upon this Nutrient Dense Food Pyramid courtesy of Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing our Children that addresses where our priorities should be.  I love it.  And, I think our country would be a much healthier Nation if we were all to follow guidelines such as those in the picture above as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Healthy 4 Life dietary guidelines.