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 […]

Do you get some quiet time?

Do you get some quiet time?

Quiet Morning Bible Time All while growing up mornings were hard for me to get going even when working in Chicago where getting on the expressway by 6 A.M. could make a commute 40 minutes shorter. Then when having nursing babies, mornings felt like the worst. Reading His Word at night was what worked.

Ready for school?

Ready for school?

 What is your vision for the school year?   As a home school family we get to choose our school starting date, which I haven’t exactly nailed down yet. Last year we started after Labor Day, but this year we’ll start in August since we’ll be taking a vacation at the end of September when there’s […]

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 […]