Tropical Coconut Milk Pops

By |June 8th, 2013|

Ahh, the dog days of summer.  It was a comfortable 103 degrees here today.  A perfect day to kick up your heels and relax outside.  Ideal.  Exceptional.  Idyllic even.  Sarcasm, along with 20 pounds of sweat are literally dripping from me as we speak.  Honestly, who in their right mind enjoys temperatures above 90 degrees?  Not […]

Paleo Banana Pancakes

By |May 24th, 2013|

Grain/Gluten/Sugar/Dairy free

                                                                                                                Let’s face it, mornings are hectic.  Rushed.  Downright crazy.  It can be difficult impossible to get a nutritious, home cooked breakfast on the table all while trying to wrestle the kids into their clothes and hurry them out the door to school.  And who really wants to prepare a breakfast that requires dirtying a […]

DIY All Natural Fruit and Veggie Wash

By |May 21st, 2013|

Pesticides.  Herbicides. Biocides. Toxic residues.  Contaminants.  Sounds appetizing, right?  My family, like many others, are concerned with the amount of pesticide residue that we are consuming.  More and more people are choosing to purchase organics whenever possible in an effort to reduce exposure to these harmful substances.  Ingesting these chemicals poses an even greater threat […]

Sunflower Butter Balls

By |March 27th, 2012|

Sunflower butter balls.  Oh how I love thee.  These heavenly little bites are so delicious and so addicting that I honestly have a love-hate relationship with them.  Sure, they are full of nutritious, wholesome ingredients, but eating a whole batch ( you read that right, a whole batch) in one sitting pretty much cancels out all […]

Sprouted Brown Rice Cereal

By |March 26th, 2012|

Dehydrated sprouted brown rice baby cereal. Sounds much too complicated to attempt, doesn’t it? I am here to tell you that all it really takes is a little forethought and a tad bit of planning and you can make this nourishing, nutritious whole grain cereal for your little one. Four […]

Spicy Sambal Beef Jerky

By |March 24th, 2012|

I am one lucky lady.  I have an amazing husband who takes very good care of our family.  He is a wonderful provider and awesome father.  Some would even go so far to say he is a saint to have to endure my endless chatter day in and day out.   It is true I have a habit […]

Sprouted Brown Rice

By |March 24th, 2012|

I am on a perpetual mission to learn everything I can about nutrition.  Lately, I have delved into the cooking ways of our ancestors.  Nurturing time honored traditions, cooking food the way it was meant to be prepared, not mass produced on some assembly line with huge machines and people in latex gloves.  The […]

Beet Greens Smoothie

By |March 22nd, 2012|

I have been eating a great deal of beets lately and not by choice.  Well, that’s only partly true.  My youngest son Dylan has some severe sensitivities to certain foods in my breast milk, so about three months ago, I began a total elimination diet.  Long story short, on the total elimination diet, you pretty much […]

Baked tortilla chips

By |February 10th, 2012|

It was a stunningly gorgeous day here in Northern Cali today. It is the middle of February but judging from the weather, you’d never know. Jayden and I took advantage of the beautiful day and little brother’s nap time to get in some much needed one on one time. After giving […]

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pita Chips

By |February 6th, 2012|

If you have followed any of my posts. you know how much I love my sweets.  I am in a constant struggle between satisfying my sweet tooth and my desire to eat clean and healthy.  I wish I were one of those people who can eat dinner and not feel the need to have […]