Green Banana Coconut Pie with Gelatin and a Raw Cacao Crust (grain and nut free)

  This pie can be served as a fabulous desert or a yummy breakfast treat. I found the inspiration for this pie from the cookbook, Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. I have been working in the morning a lot more lately which means I need to have some healthy breakfasts ready to go for the kids. This … Read More

Real, Nutrient Dense Food Snack Time System

Snack time for my four growing children comes WAY too frequently. Their appetites are amazing! Honestly, I am confident that they absolutely eat more than I do in a day. I can also tell when their snack requests are out of boredom, envy of another sibling’s snack or actual hunger. If it is the latter they get a filling snack … Read More

Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (grain, nut and dairy free)

  In the context of a real food nutrient dense diet, there is always room for a cookie. These are my kiddo’s new favorites. They are super easy to make and, like all of my recipes…they freeze very well. My last cookie recipe, Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free) was also a hit. I have a different perspective on … Read More

Blueberry Almond Muffins with Teff and Buckwheat Flour (gluten and sweetener free)

Another muffin recipe for you to ring in the new year! Who doesn’t like blueberry muffins? Well…me, I would rather eat plain blueberries and a big salad with sardines in the morning. I know, isn’t that fabulous? But, if I had to eat a muffin, these would be the ones!! I love baking with teff and buckwheat for the extra … Read More

Twin Mom Tips and Solutions

Today is the last day of another year, that I can proudly say I am not just surviving but thriving as a mom of two sets of twins. Wow, there have been some VERY challenging times in 2017. Big emotions, tons of energy, some “confusion” about the what not to do inside the house, lots and lots of cooking, millions … Read More

Rosemary-Garlic Rutabaga French Fries

This dish boasts both immune system health benefits as well as anti-inflammatory actions. Four simple, but powerful ingredients olive oil, rosemary, garlic and rutabaga all work together to build health! Read on to see how this simple snack or side dish builds great health in your kids!! OLIVE OIL The dominant fat in olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, called … Read More

Chocolate Star Cake with a Chocolate Avocado Frosting (grain, dairy, oil and nut free)

Annabelle is my little dynamo. She wanted a “brown” star cake this year. Annabelle loves all things adventure! Her personality is huge and determination inspiring. It’s hard to believe what she has learned in three short years. Annabelle is always ready to go, helping me in the kitchen…cracking eggs, chopping bananas or stirring; or climbing inside the true stretch, hanging from … Read More

Vanilla Coconut Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting (grain, nut, sweetener and dairy free)

When I asked Madelyn what kind of cake she wanted for her 3rd birthday, she said a pink cake. So, a pink cake is what she got! This sweet little cutie loves all things pink. This grain and dairy free cake is one of a kind. You will love the fact that the fiber rich coconut flour is 75% fiber … Read More

Wine or Run?

The magic of Christmas is amazing and beautiful. The energy behind the kids’ imaginations is at times unmanageable and unnerving. When I am able to be an active participant in the energy and enthusiasm…no problem! When I have to step into my mom shoes and manage the house, prepare dinner, pick up, give baths, take the girls to the potty…etc, … Read More

Lunchbox: Offal Meatballs (grain and dairy free)

Packing school lunches can be a real challenge. The boys are in first grade and I have learned that the main lunch dish must be both appealing to the eye and also not a distraction for fellow lunch mates. By a distraction, I mean it must not be too green, smell too fishy or look like anything other than commonly … Read More

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