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The Elimination Experiment

Our family has been lucky (*knocks on wood*) to NOT live with food allergies.  However, I know that many other families are living with food restrictions either by choice or by necessity.  I wanted to put our family to the test … Continue reading

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Recipe: Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter

Compound butters are extremely versatile and can be extremely useful for a real food household.  Prior to our real food switch, my husband and I relied on pre-seasoned sides as part of our regular meals.  Knowing what we know now, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Banana Nut Muffins

Banana nut anything brings me back to my childhood.  I’ve been searching for a real-food alternative to the traditional recipes that include refined white sugar.  This recipe from “The Family Cooks” cookbook by Laurie David (one of my all time … Continue reading

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Recipe: Avocado Hummus

Whenever I need a no fuss lunch that I know my kids will gobble up, I turn to guacamole and hummus (along with carrots, crackers, cheese, and almonds to round out the meal).  They go nuts for it and it’s … Continue reading

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The Right to Choose

My kids are becoming more involved in activities outside of the home with school, soccer, and birthday parties.  It has been a wake-up call for me that they will be – and are – making more and more food choices … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cinnamon Maple Yogurt

Yogurt has many health benefits including protein and probiotics , but mainstream pre-packaged varieties contain added refined sugar (some with more sugar than a Twinkie) and added food dyes.  Believe it or not some yogurt companies even use carmine – a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Spread

I’ve never been a fan of Elvis, but maybe he was on to something with his famous peanut butter banana cravings. My family has been in a bit of a breakfast rut, so it was time to shake things up … Continue reading

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Recipe: Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes, but I hate COOKING crab cakes.  Every time I attempt the traditional method of pan searing them, I always get frustrated when a majority of them completely fall apart.  So, I decided to make up my … Continue reading

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Recipe: Whipped Chocolate Fruit Dip

What’s that old saying?  “Necessity breeds brilliance”?  Well, one day last week I had promised my kids that I would make them our favorite whole wheat waffles for breakfast.  I checked the fridge for pure medium amber maple syrup (that’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spinach Carrot Hot Slaw

I recently purchased a 5-pound bag of whole, organic carrots.  Why so many?  For no other reason than they were ridiculously cheap and I’m a sucker for a sale.  So, carrots made an appearance almost in everything that week.  One … Continue reading

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