A Month of Smoothies — 31 Recipe Links to Keep You Happily Slurping All Summer

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Image by Miriam Our blender sees a lot of action once the warm weather hits. We’re smoothie fiends all year long, but our cravings go into overdrive during summer. For my family, there is nothing like a frosty glass of something smooth and sweet, not to mention how easy it is to use smoothies to add superfoods into our diet. I aim to always keep several types of frozen fruit, as well as fresh fruit, kefir or yogurt or coconut milk, greens (fresh and dried), […]

Blueberry Maple Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream

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Summer wouldn’t truly be summer without homemade ice cream. This dairy-free recipe is delicious for those who eat dairy AND for those who don’t. We all love it! Here’s an excerpt from my post today over at Simple Homemade: This recipe came about when we were first learning to eat dairy-free for the sake of two of my children. I was sorely missing ice cream, but was worried that anything I tried to make would be dismal failure and wouldn’t come close to satisfying. I am so […]

How to Prepare for Going on the GAPS Diet

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Just today I was over at a friend’s house and as I said “no thank you” to the offer of coffee, I casually mentioned we had just started a special diet. She asked which one, and (as a mom of children with special needs) when I said the GAPS diet, she responded with a knowing “Ohhh. I’ve heard of it, but it’s way too intense for me.” Yes, I agree. It really is intense. And work intensive. But thankfully, still entirely possible! I’m sure it […]

Chewy Gingersnaps (No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy)

Chewy Gingersnaps {No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy}

These cookies may be “free” of a lot of things (gluten, grains, dairy) but they do definitely have some things in abundance: ginger, protein, taste, yumminess. Since we have two little munchkins who don’t do gluten or dairy at all, I like to find treats to make that everyone can enjoy, rather than trying to make different things for different people. Brown rice is something that my kids get commonly (whether it’s actual rice, or rice flour in baked goods) so I set out to […]

Cream of Tomato Soup: Quick and Easy Fall Comfort Food

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With fall and cooler weather comes the return of soup simmering on my stove. Too hot for summer dining, it is just the perfect, warming end to a crisp autumn day, and so soup begins to find its way back on our table once again. I have been making this simple Cream of Tomato soup recipe for probably 3 years. Provided I remember to thaw a jar of stock earlier in the day, it makes for such a simple and easy dinner that is satisfying, […]

Strawberry Coconut Cream Popsicles (Dairy-Free Indulgence for Summer Days)

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I made this recipe accidentally the other day, when I realized I had blended too many strawberries and didn’t want them to go to waste. It was a hot, hot day so popsicles sounded like the perfect fix, and they were! Most ice-cream style popsicle recipes are incredibly simple. Blended fruit, mixed with a creamy base (like yogurt, kefir, or in our case, coconut milk), some sweetener and you’re done. Blend up: 500 ml of strawberries- this measurement is after they are blended up. I […]

Dairy Free Alternatives That Work For a Traditional Diet

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I have to begin this post by stating that we love dairy. I mean, we really love it. Our desire to take dairy out of our diets has been for one reason only– while doing the GAPS diet for two months, we noticed that each time we tried to add dairy back in, several members of the family had trouble with it. We are hopeful that continued healing of their guts will remedy that problem and allow us to return to our beloved raw milk, […]

Video Blog: How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir

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Since beginning the GAPS diet back in March, our family has been dairy-free. Although we are currently not on the GAPS diet anymore, through doing the diet we discovered that at least two members of our family react poorly to dairy. Though I am a huge advocate of raw milk (and cheese and creme fraiche and yogurt, etc.), we’ve had to say good-bye to this part of our diet, at least for the time being. I am preparing a post that will hopefully go up […]