Healthy Lunchbox 2016, Week 1: Healthy Snacks

Is it just me or does every summer seem to go a little faster?   Maybe it’s the fact that my family effectively made 3 moves this year…two of those MAJOR moves.  Maybe it’s the fact that my two oldest only have two more years before they are off on missions or college, meaning we […]

Homemade Sauerkraut

  About a week ago, I shared a very, very simple recipe on Facebook with the promise of getting it up quickly!   Thank you so very much to the many positive responses I got on there, and please forgive me for the delay! I don’t know about you, but summertime days just fly by […]

Pan Roasted Peaches

  Maybe you’re avoiding potatoes.  Maybe you’re a peach fanatic.  Or maybe you’re just looking for something a little different to go with dinner tonight.  Whatever it is, you’ll love these pan roasted peaches!  Perfectly paired with your favorite roast, steak or chicken dinner, these sweet with just a little savory peaches are an easy […]

Fresh Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

  The last couple of months have been crazy…between listing our house for sale, thereby restricting my time in the kitchen because everything has to be perfect for showings; to up and moving my family across the state, it’s been difficult to sit down and recipe develop/write the way I wish to do! My husband […]

Lightly Salted, Cinnamon Broiled Grapefruit

Sometimes my most difficult struggle with keeping this page up to date with fresh ideas isn’t in what I am eating, it’s realizing the value behind the simple things we do eat. Over the last couple of months I have been running a Facebook group dedicated to healthy, whole-food eating.  Over there I am sharing […]

What We Eat: Mexican Coleslaw with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

There is just something about the combination of cilantro and lime that makes me happy. My cilantro-lime ranch vegetable dip is made and enjoyed weekly in our home. I love the combination of cilantro and lime in cauliflower rice, on my paleo tacos and more… So when I had several heads of cabbage needing to […]

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 […]

Spiced Fruit Dip (Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free)

Just a few days ago, I talked about how my family has honed in on one essential oil brand that we trust. With this, I promised to share some of my favorite oils and different ways that we use them.   This recipe is made with our protective blend. Filled with essential oils of: cinnamon, […]

Roasted Garlic Baba Ghanouj

Baba Ghanouj (Baba Ghanoush) is a naturally gluten-free, dairy-free Middle Eastern dish that is typically served with pita bread and/or vegetables. In our battle against Candida, I have found that dips and sauces have become more important to our daily routine. First, kids love to dip their food. Last night we had roasted cod fish, […]

Easy Peasy Healing Bone Broth

If you do a general search on the healing powers of bone broth, you will come up with more than 50,000 articles, blog posts and references with why you should incorporate this amazingly simple remedy into your diet. Known especially for its power to heal the gut, bone broth is something I managed to add […]