From My Kitchen

Savoring Saturdays #23…

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Hello friends! I have some happy news. I've been thinking about starting a blog hop/linky party for other bloggers to link up to, but I really had no idea how it was

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For the Family

Diastasis Recti Surgery Update…

Diastasis Recti Surgery Series

{If you haven't read the Diastasis Recti Surgery Series, you can find the beginning here.) Hello friends! I get many emails, my dear readers, from those of you who

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Frugalities

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth…

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Hello there! Ever since I've discovered food-grade diatomaceous earth, it has served so many purposes around our home. Have you ever heard of it or used it? (You can

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Natural Care

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth…

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Hello there! Ever since I've discovered food-grade diatomaceous earth, it has served so many purposes around our home. Have you ever heard of it or used it? (You can

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Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads, 7.13.13…

Weekend reads, 7.13.13

Hello wonderful readers! How was your week? Our family has had a pretty good last couple of weeks. My parents drove from Texas (ah, such a great state) to see us for

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From The Heart

40 Day Complaining Fast: Revisited…

Complaining is toxic to your mental and physical health. Want to join the 40-day fast?

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my biggest goals was to quit complaining. Now, I realize some don't like to do New Year's goals, and that's fine! But I

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Recent Posts

Savoring Saturdays #23

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Hello friends! I have some happy news. I've been thinking about starting a blog hop/linky party for other bloggers to link up to, but I really had no idea how it was done or how it worked. Thankfully, Raia from Raia's Recipes and Eve from Whole Food Mom on a Budget graciously allowed me and Trish from Keep the Beet to join their link party! I was very thrilled, because the party covered the exact subjects I was wanting to cover. So yay! :) The Hostesses: Raia from Raia's … [Read More...]

50 Grain-Free & Paleo Ground Beef Recipes

50 grain-free paleo ground beef recipes

So, the other night, I found myself in a quandary. It was suppertime, and I had NO MEAT thawed to eat. Nothing! The only thing I could do was try to cook some frozen ground beef (the fastest thing I had available to cook) - and quickly try to figure out what else we could have with it. You'd think, after almost six months on the GAPS diet, that I would have thought ahead, but alas, this supper completely took me by surprise. (Am I the only one that has ever done this?) So, racking my … [Read More...]

How to Dehydrate Beets – Beet Chips

How to dehydrate beets and make your own beet chips!

Being on a special diet or healing protocol pretty much means any kind of fried potato chips (other than homemade) are out the window. (Especially on the GAPS diet protocol - no potatoes are allowed at all.) This is not really a bad thing. I've been reading lately about the levels of acrylamide in commercial potato chips and french fries, and it's a little alarming. You see, I LOVE potato chips. The wavy kind.... paired with my dad's kick-butt salsa. I've eaten countless bags of these … [Read More...]

How to Dehydrate Kiwi

How to dehydrate kiwi - dried kiwi snacks

Hello there! You want to know something funny? One of my favorite snacks has always been sour gummy straws. You know, those sticky, mouth-puckering, strawberry-flavored straws coated in citric acid? The really healthy ones? Oh, er. . . maybe they're not so healthy. But that's why this is such a fun tutorial. Because - in my world anyway - dried kiwi tastes very, very similar to my old favorite snack. Except this version is much healthier. It's just pure fruit, with no additives. This … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Seed Blender Bread (paleo, GAPS)

If you can't do nut-based breads, try this pumpkin seed blender bread: just toss into a high speed blender and blend away!

So, pumpkin seeds have been our thing as of late. I haven't wanted to try giving the kids almonds. I actually did give them a bite of homemade almond bread during the early part of the GAPS Intro Diet, but wasn't brave enough to give it twice. But pumpkin seeds, I could do. So I messed around a little while with the recipe, and here it is. Gluten-free Grain-free Nut-free Dairy-free option Egg-white-free option Refined-sugar-free Pretty stinkin' yummy, to boot Pumpkin … [Read More...]

Creamy Chicken

I'm never buying another can of cream of chicken again! This is simple and delicious!

This recipe - more like a technique, really - has really been a lifesaver these past few months! It is one of the simplest dishes I know how to make, and for those who like making the most of the food they purchase, this dish is a winner - the only parts left are the bones - and those can be easily dumped into a pot for bone broth! I'll write more about bone broth later, but for now, here's our family's creamy chicken. Creamy Chicken by: Danielle @ lovelovething.com Ingredients one whole … [Read More...]

40 Day Complaining Fast: Revisited

Complaining is toxic to your mental and physical health. Want to join the 40-day fast?

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my biggest goals was to quit complaining. Now, I realize some don't like to do New Year's goals, and that's fine! But I personally LOVE them; I think they are a fantastic way to begin the new year; so full of hope! So I decided to try a 40-day complaining fast, to see if I could break the destructive habit of complaining, and see if there were any real results from the fast. The short answer: It kind of changed my life. The long answer: Okay, here I … [Read More...]

GAPS Diet Update: 5 months

This freezer fudge whips up real quick! Paleo, GAPS, SCD. Yum!

It's been 5 months since we began the GAPS Diet. I still can't decide if that is - no, wait. Yes, it does feel like a long time. It feels like an eternity! But be that as it may, it's time for a little GAPS update. We made it! Well, we made it to the Full GAPS diet, after around 4 months on intro. For some people this is not a long time to spend on the intro phase, but it was way longer than I had expected. I was feeling like we had kind of rushed into Full GAPS, and I started stressing. We … [Read More...]

Blog Hop: Women Writing

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I have always loved reading and writing. I learned to read by my mother reading to me every night, until I eventually memorized the words and somehow figured it out, and it wasn't long after that when I started writing. My parents once bought me a junior typewriter and I loved typing out my own stories. It seems writing has been a passion and desire of mine for as long as I can remember! To me, growing up, there was nothing better than a brand new journal, with fresh blank pages ready to be … [Read More...]

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth Toothpaste

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Hello there! Ever since I've discovered food-grade diatomaceous earth, it has served so many purposes around our home. Have you ever heard of it or used it? (You can read more about it in my guest post for The Prairie Homestead.) One of the ways I love to use diatomaceous earth is by adding it to my homemade toothpaste. I've made my own toothpaste for the last several years. It works really well, and it wonderful for remineralizing your teeth. Why would I want to make my own toothpaste, … [Read More...]