How to French Press Coffee

Plastics. A recent study proves that BPA AND BPA free containers release synthetic estrogens, before being exposed to heat. I sure did love my Keurig, but was left to find a better way to make coffee when I kept thinking of straining my scalding water through those thin plastic K-cups. Coffee brewers had the same … Continue reading How to French Press Coffee

Biohacking Autism

What does the pediatrician say to the parent of an ASD (Autism Spectrum Diagnosis) child? No, it's not the beginning line of a joke. The answer is far less funny and typically involves a pediatrician simply referring out to a pediatric psychologist or support group. After my son's diagnosis, we were sent home with the … Continue reading Biohacking Autism

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 … Continue reading Adaptable Chocolate Chip Nut Butter Bars

Instant Pot “No-mato” Sauce

From headaches to rashes, nightshades are well known to wreak havoc for some individuals.  If you are researching this for the first time, Dr. Axe is a great resource on Nightshade Vegetables. When food sensitivities prevent you or your family from having spaghetti, you have to get creative.  This carrot based pasta sauce is surprisingly hearty … Continue reading Instant Pot “No-mato” Sauce

The Necessary Breakdown

     We are one of "those" parents.  The ones who were told that our two year old was just fine and would catch up on milestones on his own time, only to be confused and worried when things didn't change.  "Oh, he's fine!  Some kids just start talking in full sentences."  That might have been the last time … Continue reading The Necessary Breakdown