I started my real food journey almost five years ago. My body was in need of a lot of healing at that time. I had eaten a very poor standard American diet full of processed foods for many years. When I began my journey I decided to become a vegan. I did well on my vegan diet. I lost 58 pounds, my skin cleared up and I felt healthy for the first time in my life. Continue reading →
I love Autumn. I love cool weather and rainy days. I love the warm nourishing foods we get to enjoy this time of the year. I love to create fun treats that I can give to my family. I use wholesome ingredients in my desserts like coconut oil, coconut butter, grass fed butter and natural sweeteners like raw honey and pure maple syrup. I don’t feel any guilt eating these goodies! My kids enjoy them too!
With the holidays approaching I can’t help but get excited about baking fun treats for my family and friends. My three year old daughter loves to bake with me. Yesterday she was really excited about these cookies because we got to use cute cookie cutters! Her face lit up when I gave her this special Gingerbread Man Cookie. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago Lauren of Empowered Sustenance shared her recipe for Coconut Flour Cookies with us. I really love her cookie recipe! I adapted her recipe to make these chocolate chips cookies. I used coconut oil instead of butter and added vanilla extract and chocolate chips to the recipe. These cookies are grain free, nut free, dairy free, egg free and refined sugar free! Continue reading →
I love a healthy breakfast that we can eat on the go! I prefer to have these fruit and yogurt parfaits in my fridge rather than store bought yogurt cups. Not only are they prettier, but they’re a lot healthier! We use high quality yogurt and cream (often homemade raw milk yogurt) sweetened with raw honey and seasonal organic fruit. Continue reading →
I wish I would have made these a long time ago! I never thought it would be so easy to make my own chocolate chips. I’ve had a hard time finding good quality chocolate chips that don’t use soy lecithin and undesirable sweeteners. These are soy free and are sweetened with raw honey and maple syrup.
Nothing makes my three year old more happier than crackers. Seriously, she would eat crackers all day if I let her. These crackers are gluten free, grain free and nut free! They are made with nutrient dense ingredients like coconut flour, eggs, butter and cheese. Eat them fresh out of the oven. After an hour or so they will be a little soft (but still tasty).
With football season approaching I can’t help but think of great snacks to serve for game day. Homemade french fries are a healthy treat that every one will love! This recipe serves up great with homemade ketchup (recipe below).
Homemade French Fries
2 1/2 pounds organic russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into desired french fry size slices
1. Soak peeled and cut potatoes in a bowl of room temperature water for 8-12 hours. Pat dry with paper towels.
2. Using a large skillet, heat coconut oil to 300 degrees. Fry potatoes until they are just barely cooked and still limp. Remove fries from oil and let cool.
3. Bring coconut oil up to 375 degrees. Fry French fries a second time until golden brown and crispy. Frying the fries a second time will make these fries crispier! Season with sea salt. Serve and enjoy!
3/4 cups tomato paste (1-7 ounce jar)
1/4 cup strained tomato sauce
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar or coconut water vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp allspice
This ketchup recipe is quick to make. All you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together. Add more vinegar to thin if needed. This recipe will make a little more than 1 cup of ketchup.