Plum Pickin’ Pineapple Jam

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This time of the year our pantry and refrigerator is overloaded with all kinds of delicious produce. Most recently, with the help of Bountiful Baskets we have received an overabundance of fruits like cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and pineapples. So much so that even my large family cannot keep up. What’s a girl to do?  […]

Fermented Spicy Garlic-Dill Cukes and Zukes

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Between the digestive issues my daughter has faced since she was a baby and my own celiac diagnosis, I have been somewhat obsessed with healing our guts for quite some time. For many years, I thought yogurt and liquid acidophilus were our only options.  It has not been until recently that I have learned the […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Very Berry Fruit Bowl with Spiced Whipped Coconut Cream

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Happy Ingredient-Challenge Monday, everyone! I hope you are brimming with excitement…if the recent entries are any indication; I cannot wait to see what you have for us this month. I don’t know about you, but I have had a great day! Yes, I know it’s Monday, but this really was a great day. Why you […]

Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe- Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Honey Dressing from Heather, The Gluten-Free Cat and ICM Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

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Months that begin on a Sunday or a Monday seem to mess with me.  Here it is, July 8 and it’s already the second week of the month. What does that mean? That means tomorrow is Ingredient-Challenge Monday! And I almost forgot. Before I go on and tell you what ingredient we will be playing […]

Cherry-Lime Flavored Water

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The last few days have brought some significant changes to my home. After much discussion, my husband agreed to join me on my second Whole30, which began just a couple of days ago. Why is this such a big deal? My husband is a die-hard dairy-loving gluten-eating sugar-binging wonderful man. Don’t get me wrong…he is […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday: Strawberry Mojito Sorbet (Fruit-Juice Sweetened, Vegan, Raw, Paleo)

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Welcome to Ingredient Challenge Monday!! As announced yesterday, this month I am challenging you to bring your best strawberry recipe to the table. Some things you should know…I.love.strawberries. I do! In fact, now that they are in season, I have purchased more than 20 pounds of strawberries in the last month alone (no joke!).  Some […]

May ICM Winner: Coconut Secret Bars from Tessa the Domestic Diva and June’s Challenge-Ingredient Announcement!

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First, I want to congratulate everyone who participated in last month’s Ingredient-Challenge Monday, your coconut recipes were simply amazing! If you haven’t been by to see everything shared, please do…in addition to the several that were linked in, there were two- late arrivals, one from Kate at Eat Recycle Repeat that is vegan, sugar-free, and […]

Strawberry Coconut Butter

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I first discovered coconut butter at my local health food store.  Purchased more out of curiosity than anything, one little bite and I was positively hooked! This Strawberry Coconut Butter came after experimenting with this brilliant Coconut Butter recipe from Lexi’s Kitchen.  Filled with nutrient dense coconut and coconut oil, coconut butter is one of […]

Ingredient-Challenge Monday (one day late): Coconut Curry Vegetables and Beef (Vegan Option Noted)

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In addition to the many things I do as a wife, mom, teacher, church-goer, so on and so forth; I recently joined a book club. Reading is my life so gathering together with a great group of women every six weeks or so to discuss a book, enjoy some food and time away from the […]

April Ingredient Challenge Monday Featured Recipe-Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole from The Taste Space and ICM Challenge Ingredient Announcement!

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So, I could give you a million excuses why this post is so late… I mean, this weekend was Mother’s Day weekend, and as the mother of five amazing kids and one superb husband, they spoiled me and took care of me all while keeping me away from my computer (although I did sneak in […]

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