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

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  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)

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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 […]

What We Eat: Roasted Kielbasa and Roasted Vegetable Packet Dinner

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Sometimes I get in a blogging rut. I mean, I love sharing with you and I love getting to know all of you…but sometimes I find myself without any recipes because, well, what we eat doesn’t always need a recipe! I guess that happens when you move over to clean eating. Really, once you get […]

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

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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 […]

Confessions of a busy mom (and one really great dairy-free buttercream frosting recipe)

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  I have a confession. Something that has sat on my shoulders for some time. No matter how much I want to, no matter how hard I try… I cannot always make things from scratch. I mean, I really want to be that mom that has her business, writes her blog (or two), is at […]

Nutbutter Bars (Paleo Friendly, Nut-Free Option Listed)

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With Easter around the corner, my family is preparing for the biggest celebration yet. With that comes the desire to provide somewhat ‘normal’ treats without having to break the bank to provide safe treats for everyone and without having to unnecessarily risk harmful exposure to allergens. Recently, I came across a picture of some tantalizing […]

Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash

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Two weeks ago I shared a simple recipe for 3-ingredient crockpot pulled pork. Today, I wanted to share with you one of our favorite ways to enjoy this! This Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa over Roasted Acorn Squash goes together quickly enough (once the pork has been cooked) that it makes for a great work/school […]

Vanilla with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Mustache Cake (dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo)

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More often than not, when your birthday falls close to a holiday, any holiday, chances are that your party theme will fall in line with that holiday. My October baby often has some sort of Halloween or ghoulish aspect to her party (and her treats). My Thanksgiving baby (as in, she was born on Thanksgiving […]

3-ingredient Crockpot Pulled Pork

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One of the most difficult things to do when feeding a large family a nutrient-dense diet is to maintain and keep a tight budget. There are many tricks that I use to do this; we source from local farms as often as possible; often through local Farmer’s Markets but also by going to their farms, […]

Simple Frittata (mix and match!)

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As we prepare for our New Year, New You, Naturally cleanse, I am doing my best to get back in the habit of making high-protein, vegetable rich breakfasts. I find that my week flows a lot easier when I plan ahead, and I stick to my plan much more effectively when I make one or […]

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