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

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

GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper

GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper Serves 6 Ingredients (organic/local is best): 3 Medium  Zucchini 1/2-1lb Grass Fed Beef 1 Yellow Onion, chopped 4 Large Carrots, chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, roughly chopped 1 tsp Cumin 2 tsp Oregano 2.5 cups of Chicken or Beef Broth Salt and Pepper Cooking Fat (grass-fed butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado oil, … Continue reading GAPS Faux Hamburger Helper

GAPS Legal Kale Chips

I never believed I could make kale chips without burning them or turning them soggy.  After some recipe research and practice, lo and behold, the perfect kale chip! Not only are they beautifully green, but the kids devour them.  Kale is high in iron, B vitamins, magnesium, folate, potassium, and calcium to name a few.  Most … Continue reading GAPS Legal Kale Chips

Big News and Crispy Pumpkin Seeds To Celebrate!

I have become the proverbial slow blogger.  Ugh. But not for long!  These past couple of months have been filled with appointments, paperwork, estimates, and diapers.  Well, significantly less diapers considering the two middle littles are now diaper free!  All of this work has gone into giving our four children new potties to dirty.  As of yesterday, … Continue reading Big News and Crispy Pumpkin Seeds To Celebrate!