Date: December 14, 2012

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Kale chips

All you need is fresh kale,  a tablespoon or two of olive oil,  and salt & pepper.   If you would like to get creative try adding  things like turmeric or cayenne pepper.  I have a steak seasoning mix that tastes great on them also. How to: Wash and dry your kale leaves.   If they are large leaves remove the large vein in the middle with a sharp knife.  I used…

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Date: December 14, 2012

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Gluten-free crackers

This is a basic recipe for a plain cracker,  feel free to add herbs and or spices. Ingredients: 1 cup sorghum flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1/4 tapioca starch 1/4 cup rice, millet or other GF flour 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt 1/4 cup (half a stick) cold organic preferably raw butter 2 cups plain kefir or buttermilk 1 egg Sift all the flours together in a large bowl. Next cut…

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Date: December 10, 2012

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Personalized mugs for holiday gifts an EASY DIY project

This is a super easy DIY project good for any time of year, Christmas, mother’s day, father’s day, weddings, birthday etc. All you need are, Sharpies (I find fine to med tip work best) and Plain mug(s) (I picked mine up at the dollar store) Wash, dry and decorate your mug.   Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Let cool. All done. This one is for my kids Grampa, done by…

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Date: December 9, 2012

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Here’s a wine grossly underrated!

Chateau Amour, Grand Vin Bordeaux Medoc, France Smooth, almost light, earthy, but big enough to pair with a burger or my homemade raw chocolate. Not astringent as some reviews say. No this isn’t a FABULOUS expensive bordeaux but it’s a steal for $3.99 @ Trader Joes!!

Date: December 7, 2012

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Cotton ball snowmen, art project for kids

I saw my super smart and talented second cousin in-law post one of these on Facebook. Thanks Nicky! I decided to try them out with my kids. The 2 year old made me do most of his but my 4 year old insisted she do hers solo. (she’s the one on the left) I think she did an awesome job! We used: A of a bag of cotton balls Construction…

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Date: December 5, 2012

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Nourishing easy gluten free noodle soup

  Ingredients: Box of Ancient grains pasta 4 cups homemade bone broth Salt and pepper Boil water and add one box Ancient Grains organic quinoa/corn pasta, cook 7 minutes and drain. Add 4 cups or more chicken bone broth.   If you’ve make my crock-pot chicken lately you’ll have some handy, or pull some out if the freezer and thaw, heat slightly (it gets hot fast!) salt and pepper to…

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Date: December 5, 2012

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Salt dough ornaments

My 2 and 4 year old children did these,  yours make look a little different.   Perhaps your kids are older and you can use acrylic paint for a brighter effect and or glitter is fun but messy. Needed: 1. Cheap regular white flour 2. Cheap table salt 3. Water 4. Cookie cutters if you want certain shapes. 5. Paint and or markers (we used water based paints and markers for…

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Date: December 3, 2012

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Herb chicken in a crock-pot

Ingredients: One whole organic/free range or better yet pastured chicken A few springs of fresh rosemary and thyme Half a large or one small onion 2 large cloves garlic (peeled) fresh cracked pepper Himalayan salt   My favorite chicken in the crock-pot combo….fresh rosemary, thyme, onion, garlic, fresh cracked pepper, Himalayan pink salt.   I stuff the onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme right in the cavity.   Add fresh cracked pepper…

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Date: November 27, 2012

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When organic isn’t better…

If you know me, or read my blog, you know I always try to buy organic food. Well I did, until I noticed this huge difference in eggs! The ones on the left are Vital Farms organic pastured eggs, quite yellow and zero flavor.   Cost over $7 a carton at Mother’s Market. The one on the right closer to my adorable daughter is packed at the same farm, Alfresco Farms…

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Date: November 26, 2012

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Toasted quinoa

My family loves this recipe, it healthy, easy and goes with everything.   Toasting the quinoa gives it a nutty taste.   I use my homemade bone broth to add flavor and for it’s nutritional value.   I happen to have adrenal fatigue and found this post from Nourished Kitchen interesting http://nourishedkitchen.com/bone-broths-adrenals-bones-teeth/ If your vegan however you can ABSOLUTELY make this with water or vegetable stock. Enjoy and here’s to good health!…

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