I LOVE these cookies. I lost the recipe for a while and made a different kind last year, but those were too heavy and dense. This recipe is more cake-like, so the cookies are lighter and moist. Read more…
September 22, 2013
Here’s a wonderful recipe amended by my friend, Amy Estes.
Low-carb, gluten-free, GAPS friendly
My mother had sent me a recipe for mini-cheesecakes that she thought might be a good low-carb treat for my diabetic daughter. I used the basic cheesecake recipe but incorporated other ideas for the crust from this recipe (http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-tart-crust/) and for the topping. The end result was a delicious, healthy, low-carb, gluten-free dessert that I enjoyed along with my two girls. It is loaded with good fats, healthy fruits, essential oils and omega-3’s. A perfect treat that any cheesecake lover will enjoy whether you are gluten-free or not!
August 14, 2013
We’ve been getting zucchini from the farmer’s market, our friends garden and finally, from our own garden. If you do not watch them carefully, they can get the size of a baseball bat. Here is my mother-in-law’s awesome recipe for zucchini bread. We are lucky she was willing to share it with us!
Zucchini Bread Recipe
6 C white wheat flour
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 4 bread pans.
July 1, 2013
I’ve trained myself over the years to disregard recipes that contain cup after cup of processed dairy ingredients, but now that I’ve worked through some of my allergies, we use high quality dairy products sparingly and have no problems with it. So when my kids begged me for this popular dish, I decided to search for a healthy recipe I could use.
I ended up amending what I found still. It was a little different from the bright orange stuff we’re used to from the store, but overall, I was pleased with it. It got 7 stars out of 8 at my dinner table
4 cups uncooked medium, whole wheat (is pretty heavy) or mixed grain elbow macaroni
1) Cook your pasta according to directions on the box.
This dish pairs well with salad or steamed broccoli. I took my broccoli and put it in the pot with the leftover cheese sauce and stirred to make cheesy broccoli. Yum!
June 1, 2013
This is one of my most popular recipes! Can you believe I used to hate avocados? Before I made my big diet change about 15 years ago, I didn’t like avocados and I never ate guacamole. Boy was I missing out! My grandmother had an avocado tree in southern California, and one day, after I had started eating way more fruits and vegetables my sister made me some “avocado toast” with mashed avocado on whole wheat toast with butter and sprinkled with garlic salt. It was so good, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve loved eating avocados in many different ways. I’ve even made whole meals out of the special guacamole below, so read on!
I love serving this with corn chips, carrots, sliced peppers and jicama for healthy dipping (or try deluxe version). This is very popular, so make extra for a group.
4 sm. or 3 med. ripe avocados
Scoop out avocado and mash in a bowl with a fork. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Add favorite salsa to mashed avocado.
This wonderful meal is great in a whole wheat or corn tortilla wrap, on salad or even over a baked potato.
To above great guacamole, add any combination of the following:
Get out the corn chips! It’s a party!
May 6, 2013
This smoothie tastes amazing! I originally got this recipe from the green smoothie girl and have amended it to my own taste. We drink it every day! It is packed with antioxidants and automakers, I along with several servings of fruits and vegetables. You will love it! READ MORE
April 22, 2013
It astonished me and made me not want to eat meat for months! I was inspired me to be more conscious about the foods I was putting into my body and the bodies of my children and family. The book itself has sold millions of copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. It was the beginning of the Food Revolution.
I became increasingly concerned over the years with contamination of our food supply and the detrimental effects of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms), pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones in my food I was eating every day! The Food Revolution Network began in 2012 and since then, have grown their membership and message to over 85,000 concerned citizens! Their mission has been “to inform, inspire, and empower people toward positive action for healthy, sustainable, humane and conscious food for all.” So, when I found out about their Food Revolution Summit, I thought it was FANTASTIC and I couldn’t wait to promote it and tell all my like-minded friends about it.
What is the 2013 Summit?
When you register for the summit, you’ll have FREE access to any and all of the live calls and replays for 24 HOURS ONLY!
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I truly believe this summit will help empower you and your family to take more control of what types of food you put into your bodies. My every-day goal and message is to help you gain more confidence by educating you to have more power and confidence in the medicines and foods you give to your families. Join me in attending this inspiring, motivating, and eye-opening week full of incredible life-changing speakers and interviews at the 2013 Food Revolution Summit!
March 2, 2013
Whenever I pull out this recipe, my kids get excited. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was the last time I made it! We don’t eat tons of beef, but my grandpa used to have a ranch, and when he passed away it stayed in the family. So we are lucky enough to get hormone-free, antibiotic-free, pesticide-free beef on a regular basis.
Healthy Sloppy Joes
2 lbs. ground beef, grass fed or organic if possible
February 1, 2013
There are some nasty viruses going around this winter! When you get sick, go light on your normal foods and guzzle these drinks instead!
Be prepared by having these ingredients on hand. READ MORE
October 4, 2012
I’m so happy to share this recipe post by my friend Amy Estes!
August 29, 2012
Here is a great recipe I’ve wanted to try for a long time! I use kale everyday, but usually just in my green drinks. So when my friend Alayna told me she had this great recipe, I asked her if she would share it with us. I can’t wait to make it myself!
May 15, 2012
Here’s another winning recipe from my good friend Faith, who hosted an essential oil class for me in Tucson and served this yummy mayo as chipotle dip for veggies. My family and I love anything with a good kick!
April 10, 2012
My good friend Faith hosted an essential oil class for me in Tucson and served these delicious bars afterward. They were yummy and I knew my kids would love them so I asked her for the recipe. She was happy to share it, not only for my family but for you, my readers as well!
March 6, 2012
After buying some expensive little bottles of jalapeño/fruit jelly from the farmer’s market, I decided to try my own and save some money. I love eating jalapeño jelly on crackers, with cream cheese or just with corn chips. So I gave it a first shot and results were fantastic!
The whole process is so quick because Read more…