Posts filed under: Recipes

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat. When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is...
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  Easy Maple Chocolate Fudge Raise your hand if you love chocolate! When I’m in the mood for chocolate, my easy maple chocolate fudge is my go-to chocolate treat. It’s simple, it’s silky and it’s more decadent and healthy than...
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The Best Real Food Pumpkin Recipes If there’s one food flavor that has the ability to make me feel cozy and comfy, it’s pumpkin.  Pumpkin, combined with the warmth of pumpkin pie spice flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves,...
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It’s everything-pumpkin season again. I’m sharing my easy pumpkin risotto recipe with you today. You can add it to your fall recipe list along with the amazing pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I shared recently. Don’t forget to check out my...
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Thanks to my pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe my whole house smells like autumn. Yum! It’s finally fall – even here in the South where fall seems to come a little later each year.  That means, in addition to the...
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I have to admit that my easy slow cooker roast recipe was inspired by my own mother. When I was a kid, Sundays meant we had a delicious roast for lunch with leftovers for dinner. Before we left for church my...
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Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread recipe....
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After reading Wheat Belly (which I highly recommend) I finally understood many of the health issues I used to have. Our family tries to limit the amount of wheat in our diet – at least at home.  We are more relaxed about what...
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How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more...
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Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood.  As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method....
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken When I was a child, my mom was known for her amazing shredded, BBQ venison, so I’m proud to say that this simple, slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe was inspired by her delicious creation.  Just like my...
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Homemade Vanilla Pudding When I was a child, my mother would make chocolate or vanilla pudding as a treat.  I’m pretty sure that it came from a box, but it was rarely ‘instant’.  The chocolate pudding of my childhood was...
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Ginger Chicken Stir Fry Recipe I don’t make a lot of Asian-inspired dishes, but when I do they usually involve cashews, ginger and rice wine vinegar.  And it’s often some variation of a stir fry. I’m just creative that way. ...
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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe Now that soccer season is in full swing again, my slow cooker is getting a workout.  I actually have three slow cookers (my sturdy, old-timer, non-programmable slow cooker, my nifty, new programmable slow cooker...
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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Do your kids love yogurt as much as mine do?  Yogurt is such a great snack, but the stuff you buy at the store is so often fulled with sugar and artificial flavors but missing the oh-so-important-ingredient fat....
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How to Make Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a wonderful, fermented drink that promotes digestive and over all health for those who drink it.  Kombucha has quite an interesting history which can be discovered by searching “kombucha” on Wikipedia. Essentially,...
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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix One of my favorite cold-weather foods is chili.  It’s so simple, filling and versatile.  Making chili in the slow cooker is a wonderful way to have a quick, healthy dinner on the table in no time...
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Goose Egg Custard Recipe from The Elliott Homestead Family Table Cookbook First of all, I know you’re salivating over that lovely goose egg custard picture above.  I know you want to dive straight down to the recipe so you can...
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Easy Potato Soup Recipe Potato soup is one of those foods that hits the maximum deliciousness mark from texture to umami.  It’s easy to make, filling, and wonderful the next day as leftovers.  I make potato soup all year around, but...
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Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Hey, busy parents!  I understand your struggle to get a healthy dinner on the table when you’re just trying to survive day to day in the busy seasons of your life.  When you need real food...
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Without Grain Cookbook Review If you’re making the transition to grain-free eating, I’ve found the first cookbook you should add to your grain-free cookbook library.  If you’re already into the grain-free lifestyle, this book will be an excellent addition to...
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Crispy Potatoes Recipe Crispy potatoes are a Sunday morning tradition at my house.  No matter the time of year, they provide a delicious and filling start to the day.  Whether we put them into lovely sprouted or soaked tortillas or top them with...
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 How To Sprout Beans As you probably know beans are vengeful little buggers.  They love to wreck havoc on our digestive systems when we dare to nosh on them.  You may think that they only produce that uncomfortable tummy feeling we’re...
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Primal Low Carb Kitchen Cookbook Review You know what I love?  Recipes that taste amazing and are healthy.  You know what I love more?  Recipes that my children love that taste amazing and are healthy.  The Primal Low Carb Kitchen cookbook...
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Mediterranean Paleo Cooking When my copy of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking arrived yesterday I did a little dance.  When I opened it, I had to sit right down.  I found myself doing something that I have never once done with a...
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