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My (EASY) Mayonnaise! (Soy free)

Mayonnaise is such a polarizing food, kind of like raw oysters or Chicken McNuggets.  Either you love them, or you think they are disgusting.  Yes? I happen to love mayonnaise.  The problem is, I also hate soy products, because soy is most likely to be genetically modified (approximately 94% U.S. soy products are GMO as of 2012). When I joined the Real Food movement a couple years ago, I swore off...

Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

I have come to love all the vegetables that come in our weekly CSA vegetable box; however, I admit to feeling a little grumpy towards the beets. #1: My family hates beets.  I like beets, but with three other mouths to feed, it just happens that the poor beets get pushed aside in lieu of more crowd-pleasing fare.#2: Beets tend to take more prep than other vegetables to get them to an edible state.  I am...

Grain-Free Pancake Round-Up

Ever since I had kids, I have been making pancakes at least weekly.  Before our big diet change, I had perfected the classic buttermilk, diner-style pancakes and even had the recipe memorized from repeated use. Because of some food intolerances, we’ve baby-stepped our way into the alternative pancake world.  First I tried many gluten free pancake recipes.  Piece ‘o cake.  I think we finally decided...

Fermented Cranberry “LOVE” Sauce

I’d like to introduce another contender in the “best dessert for an autoimmune healing diet” category – it’s what I call Cranberry “LOVE” Sauce.  It is a powerhouse of nutrition – first, because it’s made with fresh cranberries, which have some pretty awesome healing properties on their own.  In fact, I’m holding out hope that this report on...

(5 minute!) Cinnamon Macadamia Nut Butter – aka Paleo Ice Cream

Funny how only a little over a year ago, I started this blog – I was rethinking food and thinking REAL FOOD was the way to go.  I definitely still believe that with all my heart, but recently I’ve had to undergo serious dietary restrictions in order to try to heal my (inflamed, overly sensitive, intolerant) body.  I was already strictly gluten free, but suddenly I needed to give up all...

“Almost Paleo” Pumpkin Muffins (Nut, Dairy, Gluten, Grain-free)

These muffins are moist and pack a nutritional punch.  The best part is it only takes one bowl and a muffin tin to make them!  I call these muffins “almost Paleo” because I can’t stand stevia and “cheat” by using a little maple syrup to sweeten these spiced pumpkin muffins.  You can further divert from the Paleo lifestyle by throwing in some leftover cooked quinoa, which adds a little texture and adds volume.  Or,...

Real Food for a Year

Let’s see, a little over a year ago, I made a commitment to change the way my family eats.  To support the people in my community that are trying to produce food the right way.  To be the change I want to see in the world.  Real food became my new passion, in other words.  I signed up for a bajillion real foodie blog feeds.  I read all the reasons why I should choose raw dairy,...
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