How to Render Beef Tallow in Your Slow Cooker (and why you would want to)

  First, some of you may be asking, “what is beef tallow?” To put it simply, beef tallow is rendered beef fat. Grass fed beef tallow is rich in niacin, vitamins B6, B12, K2, selenium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and riboflavin. Grass fed beef tallow also contains a high ratio of CLA which is known to […]

AIP Basil Pesto (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

There are few things more delectable than a rich, savory, creamy sauce like pesto. That is, unless you are allergic to some of the most vital ingredients normally found in this simple sauce. While my family often enjoys my Vegan Pesto with Kale, recently a friend asked me if I had ever attempted to make […]

The Best Gluten-Free Bread Ever! (Done 2 Ways!)

We are almost an the entire way through Celiac Awareness Month and I have failed to post a single recipe. Like many of you, this time of the year for my family of 7 is filled with sports events, end of the year concerts, talent shows, birthdays, holidays and more… It is just a wee […]

The Ultimate Bath Soak

With 5 kids in 4 different schools, two of whom start their day at one school and finish at two totally different campuses on opposite ends of the town; my mornings and afternoons are hectic to say the least. Between juggling children from location to location, transporting my boys from early morning tutorials on their primary campuses […]

Merry Christmas to You From Our House To Yours!

🙂 This month has flown and Christmas is here and (almost) gone! I pray this year has brought you many blessings. Wishing you a Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Healthy Lunchbox 2014: Trish from Kinda Real Gluten Free Food

When Trish from Kinda Real Gluten Free Food  came to me with her post, she knew it was a little different than what we normally share here on the Healthy Lunchbox series. Even so, she covers a very vital topic of understanding the rules and regulations your schools must follow in regard to dealing with allergies […]

A few beginning of the school year thoughts…

Sometimes it seems life just doesn’t want you to get ahead. My family has been overwhelmed with blessings. We really have. But just when everything seems like it is flowing well, inevitably something throws us for a loop. Last year, these ‘loops’ caused me to take an unexpected break. This year, simply because of the […]

Salted Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

Having spent a vast majority of my life split between Southern California and Texas, there is no doubt that my food is heavily influenced by the Mexican culture. When I was pregnant with my oldest biological son, I craved Mexican candy and chili spiced fruits most. These popsicles are a healthy throw back to those […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

As I explain in my “About” section, a large incentive for me to share recipes in this format is to give friends and family a single, easy to find reference where they can learn how to make foods which are safe for their family. In line with eliminating processed foods from my household, essential oils […]

Cilantro and Lime Ranch Vegetable Dip (Dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan alternatives noted)

This dip is a twist on my Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing. A little less coconut cream and a few drops of essential oil make a world of difference in flavor and texture. This mix goes together quickly and has fast become our favorite dipping sauce for veggies, topping for taco salads and more. To keep […]