Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

By |September 10th, 2013|

 

One of the greatest things about living a Paleo lifestyle, besides the obvious health benefits, is the opportunity it has afforded me to try new, delicious foods that I otherwise would have shied away from.  Before going Paleo, my family had never tried many of the foods we now enjoy, like plantains, liver, bone broth, and […]

Spicy Poblano Burgers

By |September 6th, 2013|

 

 
Turkey burgers?!?  Say what?  Before all you burger purists out there in cyberspace start to persecute me, let the record show we are normally beef burger loyalists.  This burger blasphemy came about because my mama was visiting and she doesn’t eat red meat (gasp)!  Now, I am usually not a huge fan of turkey burgers […]

Spicy Southwest Slaw

By |August 30th, 2013|

 

Mexican food is one of my family’s favorite cuisines.  Problem is, I often find myself struggling with what veggies to pair with it.  I mean let’s be honest, no one wants tacos and brussel sprouts.  And as much veggies as we pile on our tacos, burritos, and fajitas, our plates aren’t complete without a […]

Fried Plantains

By |August 5th, 2013|

Don’t these look like little Chewbacca faces?  Once I pointed this out to my five year old Star Wars fanatic, these became his most requested dessert, which I can’t complain about because these little beauties are a healthy treat anytime of the day.  Plantains are a big fruit that resemble a banana. Plantains are lower […]

Raw Strawberry Kefir

By |July 25th, 2013|

Kefir: A Mystical, Potent Probiotic Drink

 

Keefer. Ka-fear. No matter how you pronounce it, this stuff packs a powerful probiotic punch.  Kefir is a fermented milk product rich in enzymes and probiotics,  that originated in the Caucasus Mountains.  The name Kefir is thought to originate from the Turkish word ”Keif” meaning “good feeling”, or “pleasure”, for the effect […]

Got Raw Milk?

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Raw Milk: Nature’s Perfect Food

 

Why drink raw milk?  Before I answer that, let me give you a little background on my family and how we came to love and advocate the use of raw dairy products.  My family has underwent several crucial dietary changes in the last few years.  We ditched grains, vegetable oils, refined sugars, and […]

Strawberry- Nectarine Sorbet

By |July 13th, 2013|

 
Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, Paleo friendly
  

There are countless reasons to love summer.  Warm days, long nights, beach trips, and camp outs.  As a real food lover, I look forward to summer all year long, knowing that I will be able to enjoy the bounty of fresh fruit this season has to offer. Peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, and cherries, […]

How to Render Tallow

By |June 26th, 2013|

 

 
 
News flash.  Saturated fat is good for you.  Like really good for you.  The ultimate superfood.  Seriously, give me a slab of butter over acai berries any day.  I know this may come as a shock to some of you.  In the last few decades, we have been led to believe that fat was […]

Garlic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

By |June 21st, 2013|

Cruciferous vegetables.  Brassicaceae family.  Sounds like some poorly made Sci-fi movie.  Fitting perhaps, because the vegetables that belong to this elite group have unique phytochemicals that offer superhuman benefits. Not to mention they are delicious.  In fact, cruciferous veggies are my all time favorite and make their way to our plates almost everyday. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, […]

Green-Choco-Avo-Nana Smoothie

By |June 10th, 2013|

Green-Choco-Avo-Nana smoothie?  Whew.  That is a mouthful.  Even more impressive than the amount of words I put in the title of this smoothie, are the amount of nutrients it has.  We make a lot of green smoothies in this house.  I am fortunate that my kids don’t have trouble eating their veggies, but there are a […]