Gluten Free White Cheddar Crackers

A couple years ago I had a brief stint with a gluten and grain free diet. My son had been diagnosed with eczema since he was about 3 months old, he had GI issues, and despite his pediatrician telling me everything was normal with him, my mom’s-instinct told me there was something going on. I […]

Berry-Tropical Probiotic Popsicles + Choosing Nontoxic Molds

Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. I am happiest when I can wear shorts, a tank top, and flip flops–or go barefoot. The warm sun, the birds chirping, the sound of wind rustling the branches on trees, and my child’s giggles as he plays in the yard… It is important I […]

Real Food Recipes: Recreating Classic Dishes

A few weeks ago I wrote this post on what Real Food really is. I wanted to address that Real Food is not a fad diet, or a special diet. Real food is simply going back to the traditional way food was intended to be grown, raised, prepared, and cooked. Take French fries for example, […]

What is Real Food?

Real Food. The term is everywhere now. But, what exactly is Real Food? I knew I had to write this post after two conversations I had with someone. The first one was at a restaurant. I had ordered crème brûlée (one of my all time faves) and I turn to my husband and I said […]

The Kids’ Menu: Creating Picky Eaters and Sickening New Generations

Children naturally like healthy unprocessed food, but they are hardly exposed to it from the early stages of their life and as a result we end up with that so-called “picky” eater or the child who is perpetually sick. Children are not picky because it’s a normal behavior -like we hear at the pediatrician’s office- […]

15 Ways to Use a Dehydrator

I love using my dehydrator, it’s a super easy way to make healthy snack preserving their nutrients since no high temperatures are used. It’s so easy, cut and seasoned if desired, place in dehydrator and forget about it! I am still using my old dehydrator but I have my eye set on this one. These […]

Homemade Apple-Pomegranate Soda

This is what soda is supposed to be like; fizzy, sweet, refreshing, nourishing, and all naturally. On my last post I told you about the wonders or water kefir, and now you know this fermented drink is a good ally for our gut health. You can see the quick tutorial how to brew it at […]

How to Make Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Kefir (pronounced KEH-feer) conjures the image of a creamy drink, known for its probiotics powers. Water kefir is milk kefir’s less popular cousin. Water kefir is a fermented beverage made form water, sugar, and kefir grains. Although these are not actually grains, but are called grains due to their gran-like appearance. Kefir grains are a […]

Easy Homemade Fermented ketchup

When I was little I was obsessed with ketchup. Eventually I grew out if, only adding it to socially accepted ketchup-worthy foods. Later in life when I started learning about ingredients, I swore it off…until I discovered homemade ketchup! I mean, have you seen the ingredient list on some of those commercial ketchup bottles? High […]

Pumpkin Almond Smoothie

If you are a fan of smoothies AND pumpkin spice anything, this is for you. I’ve mentioned I am a big fan of pumpkin anything (see my post for pumpkin spice creamer here). during the fall it is the only time I get to indulge in the sweet and rich flavors or pumpkin flavored foods. […]