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Hey mama, if you have a picky eater in your house, you are not alone. It is totally normal for kids to go through picky stages. Your sweet babe, who once ate anything you put in front of her, is suddenly turning her head and refusing to eat foods she used to love. Suddenly meal […]
Sauerkraut and other fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, and kvass are considered some of the first (good for you!) processed food products consumed by humans. They have been a food staple of nearly all cultures for thousands of years. Once upon a time, fermentation—when Lactobacillus bacteria beneficially alters food—was one of only a few […]
INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground sausage1 medium onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced6 cups chicken bone broth2 red or russet potatoes, diced (swap out with cauliflower to make RESTART-compliant)1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped1 cup coconut milksalt and pepper DIRECTIONS 1. In a large skillet, brown sausage. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the […]
Carving a pumpkin? Don’t toss the seeds. Here is a recipe to use those pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are packed with antioxidants and minerals including zinc, mangesium, and manganese. Ingredients:1 medium pumpkin or approximately 1 1/2 cups raw unsalted pumpkin seeds1/2 Tbsp coconut oil1 Tbsp butter1 tsp dried minced onion1 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp dried […]
How come everything is so much cuter when bite-sized? Ingredients:One pound cooked chicken breast, shredded1/2 cup mayo (I used @primalkitchenfoods mayo)1/2 cup celery, diced1/4 tsp pepper1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp dried dill1/4 tsp dried parsleyCooked bacon, crumbledCucumber, sliced Directions:1. Mix chicken, mayo, celery, and seasonings till well blended. 2. Spoon out chicken salad over cucumber slices. […]
I recreated this appetizer after sampling something similar at Natural Grocers. I couldn’t find their recipe, so I created my own! Ingredients:Thinly sliced radishesRaw cheese Chutney (bonus points if you use fermented chutney! Mine was just what I grabbed from Central Market) Directions:Layer radish, cheese, and a bit of chutney for a delicious appetizer treat!
We all know the struggle: It’s the holidays, and everyone is bringing over their favorite “guilty-pleasure” dishes. For those of us who have food sensitivities or restrictions, it can be kind of an adventure to navigate through the maze of lemon icebox pies, store-bought hot dogs, and all the gluten you could ask for. You […]
It’s springtime and all the vibrant colors blossoming in the garden is truly breathtaking. Although I’ve written about my concerns about smoothies being meal replacements and their impacts on digestion (read more here), I’m not completely against them. I still think that we can enjoy them from time to time and that they are actually […]
The microbe population living within us, including on our skin, within our oral cavity and gut, is what makes up our “microbiome”. Our microbiota contains hundreds trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria with more than 3 million genes.1 That means that we are more bacteria than we are actually […]
Breakfast Bake INGREDIENTS:1 pound sausage2 cups sliced mushrooms6 green onions, sliced1 bell pepper, diced1 tablespoon basil, chopped16 ounces spinach, choppedsea salt10 eggs PREPARATION: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble sausage. 3. Add mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add remaining […]
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