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White Sangria – A Guest Post from “Easy Peasy Organic”

June 3, 2013

I’ve been following Amanda’s blog, Easy Peasy Organic, for several years now and I’ve always loved her honesty, humor and laid-back vibe. She’s a strong lady who has survived breast cancer and is very honest about her struggles. I appreciate her taking the time to write a guest post while I’m hanging pictures and arranging […]

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The Unprocessed Kitchen: Beverages and a Strawberry Cow

February 8, 2013

Unhealthy beverages can undermine a great diet. If you’re eating vegetables, healthy fats, meats, and cultured dairy but add a couple of chemically processed drinks each day, you may wreak havoc on your health. There are many better alternatives, and if you want something fun to drink, why not add some probiotics, vitamins or minerals […]

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Paleo Bread (Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Gaps)

January 29, 2013

Most of us like to sink our teeth into a piece of bread, slather some butter on a muffin or eat a crunchy cracker every once in a while. Eating gluten free, grain free, or Paleo can complicate that for us, though. With all the tricky food labeling out there, we may have trouble discerning […]

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The Unprocessed Kitchen: Step 5 – Salad Dressing

January 24, 2013

When we’re trying to eat better, we usually add more salads to our diet. Sadly, many of us don’t realize that most supermarket salad dressings are loaded with soy, preservatives, GMOs, processed salts, additives and other unwanted ingredients. Plus, they can be pretty pricey! You can throw out all those pre-made bottles of dressing and […]

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Reading Labels

January 11, 2013

Have you read the labels on the food packaging in your pantry and fridge? Did you find anything surprising, or confusing? Many times the labels can deceive, so I thought we’d walk through the definitions of many common terms found on the outside of the package. This list isn’t meant to frustrate or overwhelm. Remember, […]

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Chocolate Truffles (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)

December 21, 2012

Christmas is in the air! Hymns and carols serenade us as I pack foods for family. My giddy girls complete the joyous process of their last few weeks – carefully finding and wrapping gifts for friends and family members. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. I’m excited […]

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Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Hazelnuts

December 14, 2012

With the way sweets abound during the holiday season, it’s always good to have some easy, nourishing dishes you can pull together in a snap. My slow-cooker has been in full use these last few weeks. Soups, stews, and roasts often grace our table and I’ve kept plenty of vegetables on hand so I can […]

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Eggnog Cheesecake Bars and Cultures For Health Giveaway

December 11, 2012

As you know, I’m a “from scratch” kind of girl. Sometimes I enjoy digging a bit deeper by making some of the ingredients for my cooking and baking. Making cheese at home is much easier than it sounds and with great starter kits, like the one I used from Cultures for Health, it was a […]

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Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Dairy Free, Paleo, Grain Free)

November 29, 2012

The homemade variety always trumps processed food found on store shelves for me. There’s always a way to create the same flavors at home without so many harmful ingredients. I’ve made dozens of chocolate-hazelnut spreads, but none of them really wowed me – until I met this recipe. I adapted it to use either dairy-free […]

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