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Ditch the Pancake Syrup and Grab Maple Syrup

Switching to Maple Syrup

My family has been making different food choices for a few years now, in hopes of living a longer/healthier life.  We’ve adopted a few “real food rules.” We’ve been making  swaps slowly and surely to eat cleaner, healthier, and incorporate more whole foods. “Cause that’s the only way to do it…slowly and surely – because [...]

Eat Real Butter – And – Which Butter is Best

why you should eat real butter

Since my family has been making some new food choices in hopes of living a longer/healthier life we have adopted a few “food rules.” Make no mistake, we ENJOY eating, we eat meat, AND we live on a budget – but we are not deprived. This may or may not be similar to your life [...]

Summer Tomato Pie with Whole Wheat Black Pepper Crust {A Clean Eating Recipe}

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I have tomatoes running out my ears!  Anybody in the same camp this summer?   Guess that’s what happens when you plant a garden and God blesses it!   I’ve got a delicious recipe you can use up some of those abundant tomatoes in! It sounds a lot more gourmet than it is {and if [...]

Clean Eating Street Food: Israeli Falafel

Traditional Israeli falafel recipe

This recipe came about after some dear friends of ours invited us over for dinner.  Her mother was in town from Israel and was preparing a traditional Israeli meal for her homesick daughter and we were invited to enjoy the meal with them…what an honor!  My husband {being very picky at the time} was very [...]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Watermelon, Strawberry, and Mint Fruit Salsa

watermelon salsa

Today is the last post in this series, although it is probably not the last post you’ll see about lunchboxes!  I hope you have enjoyed this series and you’ve gotten a few good ideas and some inspiration for how you can make lunchbox meals simple and/or fun while still being packed with healthy foods. This [...]

Homemade Chocolate Syrup… SOOO Good!

Chocolate Syrup

I told you last week that I was searching for a replacement for my Hershey’s chocolate syrup.  It has High Fructose Corn Syrup … a deal breaker for my whole food pantry/fridge makeover.  I’m trying my best to find replacements for the last few bad guys hanging out in my fridge and pantry.  I’ve recently [...]

Flashback Friday: My Whole Food Journey 4.25.10

 This is a post from almost three years ago.  I have been rereading some of the posts I wrote here in the beginning – My Whole Food Journey- as a way to reevaluate what I am doing now and what I could be doing differently.  A lot has happened with my family in the past [...]

Potato, Asparagus, and Mushroom Hash

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Mother’s Day is just one week away! Do you have anything planned for your mama? Lots of people go out to eat to celebrate – but the restaurants will be crowded! In fact, it is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants.  So, why not make a delicious meal for mom right [...]

Naturally Nora – Birthday Cake and More Without Artificial Ingredients!

Do you love to bake but due to work, running errands, shuttling kids, and a host of other chores and obligations you don’t always have the time to bake from scratch?  You’re not alone. In fact, because there are so many moms that feel this way – moms who want to make homemade treats for [...]

Pinata Apples – Have YOU tried ‘em yet?

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Recently a box of apples arrived at my door.  (I love it when I get the opportunity to review REAL food!).  They were all neatly packaged and delivered right to my doorstep.  When I opened the box I was surprised to find these beautiful apples – a slight bit unusual in color.  They are the [...]

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