Posts tagged food
I Thought I Fixed My Food Issues...

Today's post is a day later than I intended but the reason it's late is related to the topic. I restarted the GAPS Intro Diet on Monday so my energy has been low, my brain has been foggy, and I've had headaches half the days. I had so much of my heart to share but the words just couldn't make their way from my brain to the keyboard.

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Is food making you feel CRAZY?

I remember a long period of time in my teenage years where I wouldn't eat anything in front of people other than my immediate family and best friends. Not lunch at school. Not out on a date. Not even at a weekend camp. It makes me really emotional to think about how poorly I treated my body.

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Better Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

For a lot of us, it is almost time for the school year to start again. We will be rushing and packing and planning every morning to get kids to school on time (whether that is an actual school building or just around the homeschool table). Mornings can become the busiest time of our day, making sure people are dressed and fed and the day is mapped out.The last thing we should be worrying about in the morning is getting a healthy breakfast in everyone's belly. We have enough things to worry about for the day. With a little planning ahead, we can have several options for the week to get a healthy, filling breakfast in and not have to rely on the store-bought, sugar-filled breakfast items.

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Homemade Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

I don't know exactly why it took me so long to buy an ice cream maker, but I think I had a couple subconscious reasons why I never thought about getting one...It seems like everyone I know who has an ice cream maker doesn't use it. We don't eat dairy, so why would we need an ice cream maker? They're an expensive indulgence. But when I saw that Kelly Brozyna (from The Spunky Coconut) published a new cookbook called "Dairy-Free Ice Cream" I realized I may have been missing out. I haven't purchased her cookbook yet, but I did finally decide to get an ice cream maker and see what all the fuss was about.

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Cooking from Scratch without the Stress

Cooking an entire meal from scratch can seem like a daunting task. This can be overwhelming if you have never done it, were not brought up eating home-cooked, from-scratch meals, or if you feel like you just don't have the time.I have found a few key steps to getting a meal from scratch on the table about 95% of the time (and then there's our frozen pizza night for the other 5%!). As long as I stick to these steps, cooking from scratch goes much more smoothly and seems like a lot less work than it used to!

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How to: Make Ghee

Ghee, also known as clarified butter or even "Liquid Gold," is basically butter made better. It is an amazing cooking fat that should be a staple in your home.While you could simply use butter all the time, here are 3 reasons why you might want to take the extra time to make ghee: It can be used for higher temperature cooking than butter (and most other fats and oils.) People who are allergic to dairy can often tolerate ghee. It tastes amazing.

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Honey Mustard Sauce (Two Ways)

I love honey mustard. I used to think it was only good for one thing: dip for chicken strips. Boy was I wrong!When I perfected my recipe for homemade mustard, I knew that I had to create a sweet & tangy version stat. Not only was it so stinkin' simple to make but I've discovered that it is amazing on baked or grilled chicken. I also blend it up with avocado oil to make a delicious dressing for salads and coleslaw.

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