The real life struggles of getting my kids to eat real food

I’ve done 8 loads of dishes in the last 3 days. I’ve made chicken broth (twice), beef broth, gumbo, carrot cardamom soup, chicken veggie soup, homemade yogurt (twice), chili, eggs, homemade sausage and juiced like there’s no tomorrow. I’m tired… But I’m not giving up! I started the GAPS diet for myself and my kids…

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Finally, Step by Step Details on How to Cleanse the Whole Body!

Let’s talk poop. Just kidding! OK, only sorta kidding. Have you guys heard of toxic buildup? We’re exposed to millions of toxins over our lifetime, many of those in our food and medicines. Our bodies are able to process and excrete some of them, but much of it remains stored up in our fat, organs…

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Spring Brown Rice Risotto

Risotto is my favorite comfort food.  Its a little fussy, sure.  But totally worth the wait. Normally its made with a very short grain arborio rice, but I decided to try to make it with a healthier brown rice and it actually turned out just as good.  It takes longer, so its no quick weeknight…

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Grandma’s Clam Chowder

Have I ever told you about my Grandparents?  I had four amazing ones that I grew up spending the summers with.  So much of my childhood and who I am is wrapped up in them. I told you about Gigi here.  She is an amazing woman, I can only hope to learn to give like…

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Roasted Wild Cod with Meyer Lemon and Caper Relish

I’ve started cooking again. It makes me happy. They tell me I should do the little things I enjoy. And so I cook. When my head is aching so much I feel like I am going crazy I try to distract myself by thinking of what I could cook and tweaking recipes to make them…

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a go to cookie recipe?  This is mine.  Boring, I know.  Unoriginal- definitely. But my kids LOVE them, I always have the ingredients on hand and I can get them in the oven in under ten minutes.  A perfect trifecta in this house. Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Nestle Toll House Cookie…

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Tom Douglas’ Creamy Tomato Soup

Do you have a comfort food?  For me its always soup.  Gumbo when I’m sick, chili when I’m cold.  Tomato Soup cheers me up.  It seems like a bright, happy food to me.  Pair it with a smoky grilled cheese sandwich with basil, and I’m a new woman. So, when I heard an interview with…

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Warm and Soothing Caramel Apple Cider

This is one of my comfort drinks.  Its sweet, hot, and smells like the holidays.  It also takes about 2 minutes to make, and is something the whole family can enjoy.  I need things like this in my life right now.  Maybe you do too. Hot Caramel Apple Cider Warm up some apple cider (or…

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How to Peel a Pomegranate- I Promise its Easier Than You Think!

I am here to answer the perennial question… How on earth do you peel a pomegranate?!! I love these things.  They are gorgeous, they last forever in the fridge (even after peeling!), they taste amazing, they are full of vitamins and nutrients, and they are ripe in the winter! But most of us are thrown…

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Cooking Goes in Spurts…

Perhaps you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately… I’ve been here.  Playing with this little guy and trying to teach him to talk.  Attempting (unsuccessfully) to keep him out of trouble.  Making snowflakes with my 7 year old like they’re going out of style (I counted 42 of them yesterday).  Teaching my 4 year old…

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