Grain Free Granola: Super Easy, Use What You Have

Homemade granola and yogurt with fresh berries is almost perfection-in-a-bowl for me. During a grain-free stint we did earlier this summer, I quickly realized that I needed an alternative to eggs or breakfast meat or plain yogurt (without grains, breakfast can get boring fast). Could granola still be filling and tasty without the ever-present oat? To my delight, I realized it could indeed. In fact, I appreciate this granola more in a sense. It’s a bit heartier than a regular granola because it packs such […]

Does the GAPS Diet Make You More Sensitive?

I’ve talked about the GAPS diet on this blog previously, and I know that there are many of you that have been or are currently on the diet. Today we’re privileged to have Caroline share with us. I was blown away to read the blog of this very spunky, knowledgable and passionate 18 year old, and today she has graciously shared some of her own GAPS story with us. Meet Caroline Hi, I’m Caroline! I am 18 years old and I have a passion for nutrition and […]

10 Real Food Salad Dressing Recipes

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer In almost every fridge there are common items; the dairy, the veggies, the fruits, the meats, and there are a lot of sauces, jelly’s and always a couple bottles of salad dressings which are in the doors usually, those items are overloaded with all kinds of fake food ingredients. Here’s a list of ingredients from a typical bottle of ranch dressing: Vegetable oil, water, egg yolk, salt, sugar, cultured nonfat buttermilk, natural flavors, spices, dried garlic, dried onion, vinegar, phosphoric […]

The Easiest Sourdough Pancakes Ever

Guest post written by Paula of Whole Intentions Sourdough is my preference when it comes to preparing grains. If we were to compare the efficiency and health benefits of grain preparation to, let’s say speed, I’d say soaking is like riding a bicycle with training wheels, sprouting is a professional bike racer, and sourdough is akin to a motorcycle. There are many health reasons to prefer sourdough over others, and today I’m going to share one of my favorite sourdough recipes. Pancakes. As I mentioned […]

Ultimate Nachos: 30 Minute Dinner

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I am one of those people that actually likes spending lots of time in the kitchen.  Even so, it is still nice to have some quick and easy dinner recipes to fall back on, especially on hot summer days.  And this is one of our favorites! These nachos take no time at all to throw together, but they taste better than any nachos from any restaurant. They are completely customizable to your taste and what you have on hand […]

Blueberry Maple Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream

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 […]

10-Minute Lunches: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer My family doesn’t eat fancy lunches. I usually send leftovers with my husband to work, and my girls and I eat mostly snack-like plates. It’s just easier than stopping halfway through the day and preparing an entire meal. However, there are days I get a craving for a little more–but I still don’t want to stop to cook up anything elaborate! On those days, I look at what I have on hand and throw something a little nicer together. A […]

Chicken Enchiladas and Salad in Thirty Minutes Flat

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I looked at the clock in horror.  How could it be 4:30 already?  My husband would be coming home soon, and I had to feed him and eight kids at 5:00.   What to do? Thank goodness I write for Keeper of the Home.  Knowing I had this “Thirty Minute Dinner” assignment coming up, I had a few ideas swirling around in my head.  All I needed was that golden opportunity, and why, here it was, slapping me in the […]