• Savoring Saturdays #28

    Hello there! It's time for this week's Savoring Saturdays! How was your week?? Mine was great!!! Getting ready for the new school year. I think it's … ...Read More

    Savoring Saturdays #28
  • Savoring Saturdays #27

    Hello there! Can you believe it's already time for Savoring Saturdays #27?! How are you savoring this Saturday? We will be trying to take it easy - … ...Read More

    Savoring Saturdays #27
  • Fermented Carrots

    When I was a young, newly-wedded lass, by accident I discovered something quite magical: If I put baby carrots into a jar of leftover pickle juice, … ...Read More

    Fermented Carrots
  • Savoring Saturdays #26

    Hello there! Time for Savoring Saturdays #26! How are you savoring this Saturday? Savoring Saturdays is hosted by: Raia from Raia's … ...Read More

    Savoring Saturdays #26
  • Savoring Saturdays #24

    Hello there! Time for Savoring Saturdays #24! How are you savoring this wonderful Saturday? (Or well, Friday, if it's still Friday?) We've had a … ...Read More

    Savoring Saturdays #24
  • Savoring Saturdays #23

    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 … ...Read More

    Savoring Saturdays #23

From My Kitchen

Fermented Carrots…

How to ferment carrots - one of the easiest ferments and they taste so yummy too.

When I was a young, newly-wedded lass, by accident I discovered something quite magical: If I put baby carrots into a jar of leftover pickle juice, I would end up with

...More from my kitchen

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

...more for the family

Frugalities

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth…

IMG_6475

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

...more frugalities

Don’t miss out!

Be sure to sign up for free email updates so you don't miss a thing.

Natural Care

Homemade Diatomaceous Earth…

IMG_6475

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

...more natural care

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

...more weekend reads

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

...more from the heart

Recent Posts

Savoring Saturdays #28

savoring saturdays

Hello there! It's time for this week's Savoring Saturdays! How was your week?? Mine was great!!! Getting ready for the new school year. I think it's going to be a great year... I just have this feeling. :) Savoring Saturdays is hosted by: Raia from Raia's Recipes: Eva from Whole Food Mom On A Budget: Danielle from It's A Love/Love Thing: Trish from Keep the Beet: Be sure to follow all of your Savoring Saturdays hosts in some way! :) Also, be sure to follow the … [Read More...]

Savoring Saturdays #27

savoring saturdays

Hello there! Can you believe it's already time for Savoring Saturdays #27?! How are you savoring this Saturday? We will be trying to take it easy - and also planning an upcoming yard sale. It's going to feel so good to get rid of so much clutter and make a few bucks doing it. :) Savoring Saturdays is hosted by: Raia from Raia's Recipes: Eva from Whole Food Mom On A Budget: Danielle from It's A Love/Love Thing: Trish from Keep the Beet: Be sure to follow all of the … [Read More...]

Fermented Carrots

How to ferment carrots - one of the easiest ferments and they taste so yummy too.

When I was a young, newly-wedded lass, by accident I discovered something quite magical: If I put baby carrots into a jar of leftover pickle juice, I would end up with crunchy, juicy, mouth-watering carrot pickles. Yes, my husband did think I was crazy, but it was a feeling he would be growing accustomed to during our nine years of marriage (and counting). :) Years have passed, and due to health challenges in our family, I have stopped buying the neon green jars of pickles from the … [Read More...]

Savoring Saturdays #26

savoring saturdays

Hello there! Time for Savoring Saturdays #26! How are you savoring this Saturday? Savoring Saturdays is hosted by: Raia from Raia's Recipes: Eva from Whole Food Mom On A Budget: Danielle from It's A Love/Love Thing: Trish from Keep the Beet: Be sure to follow all of the Savoring Saturday co-hosts in some way - and be sure to follow the Savoring Saturday Pinterest Board, where all of the posts who fit the qualifications will be pinned. Follow Raia's board … [Read More...]

Savoring Saturdays #24

Savoring-Saturdays-Sidebar-Image

Hello there! Time for Savoring Saturdays #24! How are you savoring this wonderful Saturday? (Or well, Friday, if it's still Friday?) We've had a great week and have been so busy. It's good, it's good. :) Savoring Saturdays is hosted by: Raia from Raia's Recipes: Eva from Whole Food Mom On A Budget: Danielle from It's A Love/Love Thing: Trish from Keep the Beet: Be sure to follow all of the Savoring Saturday co-hosts in some way - and be sure to follow the … [Read More...]

Savoring Saturdays #23

savoring saturdays

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...]