All posts by: Allison

Healthy, Real Food Snack Ideas For Kids If you’ve got kids, you know that snack time is an important part of the day.  I’d say most parents prefer to serve their kiddos healthy snacks over unhealthy ones, but sometimes we...
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Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe Have you tasted summer?  I have.  It tastes like coconut lime shrimp and it is delicious! I found skewered shrimp on sale and couldn’t pass it up, but I didn’t have a skewered shrimp recipe handy....
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Eggplant Mini Pizzas Recipe Although my family follows a traditional, Weston A. Price diet at home, we often eat grain free.  Properly preparing grains takes a lot of time and none of us feels best when we consume too much...
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Hello, summer vacation, goodbye, school year! Unless you’re my kids, of course. We homeschool year round. Poor kiddos. But don’t feel too sorry for them. We’re on a three-week break right now. It seems to me like summer vacation gets...
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It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping.  In fact, I plan way ahead to get my kids’ Christmas gifts for free. Fortunately, it’s easy to do and anyone who has a computer or smartphone, or grocery shops...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today It doesn’t matter what type of diet you follow – there is always a place for pizza. Today I made my sourdough pizza crust and topped each pizza with yumminess and love. Of...
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How to Make Kombucha Taste Better So, you decided to try kombucha because you’re intrigued by the health benefits. You grab a bottle of GT’s Gingerade or, my favorite, GT’s Guava Goddess, and you decide it’s not half bad. It’s a...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today Today I had simple, delicious food. Now, I know you might not think that risotto is a simple food, but the truth is it’s not difficult to make at all. I didn’t...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for a few days. I’ve had a good experience so far, but I’m concerned that my 18/6 fasting schedule was too restrictive. Today I’m trying a 12/12...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I’ve heard a lot about intermittent fasting and how eating fewer times in a day increases health. I thought I’d give it a try and see how my body responded. I chose...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today If you haven’t tried my Chocolate Maple Fudge recipe, please check it out. You know those pesky chocolate cravings you get every now and then? I keep this fudge on hand in...
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Working Full Time and Homeschooling One of the most common questions I’m asked about my family’s lifestyle is, “How do you work full-time and homeschool?!”  I explain that some in my post about working full-time and home schooling.  I sense,...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I don’t care about the millennial stereotype that comes along with avocado toast, folks. Actually, I’m technically a Gen-X’er, though barely. So, you can point and laugh all you want. I love...
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Why I Don’t Breastfeed in Public As a breastfeeding mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public.  I decided early on that I don’t breastfeed in public and I don’t regret it. If you’ve read my articles about my breastfeeding experience,...
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Easy Honey Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Raise your hand if honey balsamic roasted vegetables sounds yummy. Now, raise your hand if you have time to babysit a balsamic glaze on the stove on a random weeknight. Yeah. Me neither. That’s why...
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Is Low Temperature Pasteurized Milk Healthy? My family is fortunate to have a local source of raw grass-fed cow’s milk. We drink it daily and make wonderful dairy foods from it like raw whey, raw cream cheese, and raw yogurt....
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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Healthy chocolate peanut butter fudge? Is that possible? Yes, my friends. It’s not only possible, it’s super easy and melt-in-your-mouth decadent. Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate and Peanut Butter? Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I have finally found a gluten free pasta I love. I’ll have to do a whole review of it soon, but for now you can check it out for yourself.  It’s called...
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Sometimes I Get Tired of Eating Healthy I remember the weekend I decided I’d had enough of eating real food. I’d been on my real food journey for about eight months. The week before I began a new job, carted my...
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How to Eat Healthy at a Party Without Offending Your Host There are many opportunities throughout the year for parties and get-togethers with family and friends. Hanging out with those you love to celebrate a special occasion or just being...
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Simple Homemade Soaked Crackers Recipe After our family stopped eating conventionally prepared grains and started eating our grains soaked, soured, or sprouted, I started experimenting with and tweaking various recipes for our favorite grain products. These days I mostly bake...
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Simple and Delicious Scrambled Eggs with Avocado I admit that eating a better breakfast was difficult for me when I first began my real food journey. I was used to eating carb-laden breakfast foods just to get something down my...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today This morning I didn’t feel well. Not sure what was wrong, but I felt better by lunch time, thank goodness. Because breakfast was skimpy I treated myself to to lunch out at...
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Why I’m Not A Vegan When people discover I’m into healthy, real food I’m sometimes asked if I’m a vegan. If you’ve looked around my website you know I’m not a vegan. The truth is that many years ago, before...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today Today was a pretty typical day. I mean, I did add peaches to my oatmeal. Fancy, y’all. The Twice Baked Potato Pie was pretty yummy. Be sure to check out the recipe....
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How to Make Soaked Wheat Tortillas When I began my real food journey, one of the things that troubled me most was how I would replace conventional, store-bought wheat products such as tortillas.  Sourdough bread, soaked waffles, and soaked pancakes...
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Real Food Dairy – What I Ate Today The highlight of today’s food choices was definitely my homemade chocolate pudding. I make it with raw milk and gently heat it so that the enzymes and good bacteria aren’t damaged. It’s...
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Free Real Food Meal Plans – Week Fourteen Whether you’re new to a real food diet or simply need some fresh ideas, my free real food meal plans make your life easier. Each recipe in this meal planner follows the...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today One of the best things I learned when starting a real food diet is that there no such thing as breakfast food, lunch food, or dinner food. All food can and should...
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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation It’s easy to eat healthy at home when you’ve got a full kitchen of pots, pans, and utensils at your disposal. Eating real food away from home is a little more complicated. Read on...
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