Homesteading for Autism

I get anxious every time I see my son’s pediatrician.  From ages 6-8, he developed persistent and worsening dermatitis around his eyes and face.  I scheduled a check-up and went in determined to get to the root cause of it; my belief being that it got worse after eating certain foods.  He looked at me…

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GAPS Cilantro Chicken Salad

This chicken salad recipe began with a finished product; Chicken Stock, which is a staple of the GAPS diet.  The problem was that after separating the poached chicken from the liquid, I found I needed a more creative way to use it than a lifeless pile of meat!  I’m sure you’ve come across the same…

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Basic Meat Stock Recipe: GAPS, Keto, Paleo Compliant

Stock is unique in its ability to sooth our gut lining, more so than broth in that it includes more joints and bones from the animal. If you were particularly adventurous, chicken feet and fish heads also contain a wealth of gut healing nutrients that can be added to a stock without compromising flavor. According…

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Gluten Free Quesadillas

This taco inspired quesadilla recipe is a weekly staple in our house, when we aren’t on a no carb diet. I was sick of buying taco seasoning mixes, or even the taco kits in the store. I’m a simplist. I like to just throw things I already have on hand together to get the right…

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Three GAPS Intro Soup Recipes

On our forty days of GAPS, stage one of the intro is the hardest. Our bodies are converting from using carbohydrates for energy to fats, causing blood sugar imbalances, lethargy, vomiting, and nausea. It’s not the environment that encourages appetite. Nevertheless, making tasty soups can encourage kids to actually eat something that seems unappetizing. Really,…

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Perfect Every Time Roast Chicken

Not everyone is born with the innate ability to cook. For most of us, it is learning through failure. Thick, smoking and charred failure. Roast chicken has become a frugal staple for our large family. It took quite a while to research and test different cooking methods and using different spices to ensure that the…

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Sauerkraut from Scratch

I’ve done my research. I know how important our gut health is, and how easy it is to damage it. After having my children, I knew I had to actively support our microbiome in order to boost the immune system, to overcome allergies, digestive issues, and neurological disorders. But how do I do this with…

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The Pasteurization Problem

I have written before about the history of pasteurized milk, https://wp.me/p5weJb-17, but felt the need to provide a more concise, three reason video to help you clarify for yourself whether or not dairy is right for you. Enjoy!

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Fried Plantains Dessert

A paleo friendly dessert that you won’t feel guilty about eating.

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Hens for Health

I’ve grown up with my fair share of strays, so I know the golden rule; don’t feed a stray or they’ll never leave. Little miss Cuckoo Cassidy is no stray, but I still don’t feed her anywhere near my porch. I know better than to allow a little poop factory to soil my weathered but…

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Adaptable Chocolate Chip Nut Butter Bars

This recipe was born out of necessity.  Feeding 5, constantly hungry kids can break the bank just with the amount of food they need.  It’s all too easy to buy the cost effective, sugar laden granola bars from the grocery store; many brands of which use oats from Round-Up ready fields.  Due to the microbiome-disrupting…

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Growing Garlic for Beginners

Can I just say that I am on board for anything simple, that makes it look like I did a lot of work? That makes garlic the perfect garden addition. Not only is it simple to grow, but it helps deter pests on surrounding (or inter-planted) veggies! Step 1: Prepping. Prepare soil by weeding or…

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Which Sweeteners are Okay and Why

When we look back at every birthday party and celebration, baseball game or movie theater experience, there is usually one thing that we all use to heighten our experience, Sugar. From soda to cake, sugary foods are the epitome of indulgence and enjoyment. These experiences become markers in our memory, calling us back time and…

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40 Days of GAPS

I am not one of those parents who believe autism is one thing, and that it can’t be changed. Static Autism implies that there is no room for improvement and an increased quality of life. Autism comes with a host of challenges, so it is incredibly difficult to narrow down where all of these tics, rashes,…

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Choosing the Right Sweetener

After writing “Which Sweeteners are Okay and Why,” and realizing that not everyone can read such a lengthy article, we have filmed a short synopsis with details on exactly which sweeteners you can use to meet your health goals. If you are interested in staying up to date with our videos, feel free to find…

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