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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Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

This is true comfort food to me. All it needs is a glass of wine, maybe a chocolate chaser, and I am in heaven.  I have not a drop of Italian blood in me, but I somehow have the stomach of an italian.  I love crusty bread dipped in Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.  I…

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Sometimes Things Don’t Turn Out Quite as Planned

This could be a title for so many posts.  Let’s be honest, it could be a title for my life.  But that’s another story. I posted a few days ago about pickles.  And for some crazy reason it went viral.  WordPress featured it, and people pinned it like there was no tomorrow.  Go figure.  I…

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A Bit of My Food Journey, and Unanswered Questions

I’m feeling a little lost and confused right now. I love food.  It is life.  It is health.  It is fun. I love to cook it, I even love to buy it.  Alone time at a farmer’s market or my favorite grocery store is almost akin to going to the spa to me. But I…

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Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Detox diet, day 8.  So much to say about it, but no time to do so.  For now, I will leave you with a recipe for this delicious salad I have eaten every day for the last 8 days, and I still look forward to it every time.  Its bright, flavorful, healthy and takes about…

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Pumpkin Waffles- a breakfast we all can agree upon

We eat a lot of pancakes and waffles around here.  Its one of the few foods that we can all agree upon.  My oldest has always struggled with eating, but one thing she would usually eat when she was younger was Eggos. I couldn’t even count how many boxes of that stuff we bought over…

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