Soaking Nuts & Seeds

Adding seeds and nuts to your recipes, like my Choco-Coconut Power Bites, gives added minerals and protein. You want your body to be able to digest seeds and nuts as easily as possible, and soaking can really help. This is how I started soaking nuts, seeds, beans and some grains a few years ago. Soaking Nuts for better […]

Chocolate Cravings and Carb Withdrawals

Chocolate Cravings and Carb Withdrawals

For many of us there are days when you feel as if you just must have Chocolate! Here is a chocolate treat I started making for myself when I started a sugar restricted diet to combat an auto-immune candida problem. One of the other things I had to remove temporarily was good old wheat. Bread making isn’t […]

Finding Bargains, Make it at home affordably & Ice Cream!

Finding Bargains, Make it at home affordably & Ice Cream!

Making it at Home as affordably as possible:   Kitchen gadgets and tools can be so pricey, but so necessary to helping you make your more affordable and healthier meals. This can be essential when trying to eat with dietary restrictions. In attempts to heal an autoimmune, I’ve had to try a Low FODMAP diet […]

Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut an inexpensive probiotic food

Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut an inexpensive probiotic food

Have you heard some of the buzz words of “gut health” and “probiotics”? Well there’s good reason to be thinking of your gut health, that is the biggest portion of your immune system. The balance of good bacteria in your digestive system is how you able to not only fight infections, but also absorb the nutrients needed […]

Laundry Soap: What are you putting on your skin?

Laundry Soap: What are you putting on your skin?

Keeping it Clean Laundry, we all have to do it, some more often than others. With a family of seven it’s being done just about every day. Thankfully, three of our oldest  children that are 13 years or older do their own. We have a schedule so the kids know when I’ll be using the […]

Homemade Mayo, one of the easiest things you can make!

Homemade Mayo, one of the easiest things you can make!

Trying to find a store-bought mayo that does Not contain soy is a challenge. When you can, buy farm fresh eggs, possibly from a farmers market, those are the healthiest kind to use. Do not use canola oil ( from toxic rapeseeds and chemically processed -yuck!) Use a cold pressed or expeller pressed oil. This just means […]

Join me on the journey of growing our garden

Join me on the journey of growing our garden

This is the beginning of my blog, and we’re in the middle of summer and my favorite part of gardening. Getting to eat the fruit of our labour! Here is just some of the yummy home grown veggies we’ve been blessed to be eating. In a nutshell, our home gardening journey: This summer we’ve had […]

Canning and preserving your abundant harvest

Canning and preserving your abundant harvest

Canning or fermenting makes your fresh picked or bought produce last longer and with fermentation it even becomes more nutritious.   We had an abundance of red raspberries, and were picking just under a pound a day for a week and then little bits for a month total. Picking raspberries can be fun especially when you take […]