Hamburger Soup: Hearty, Seasonal, GAPS Friendly

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There’s something about the heartiness of this soup that makes it feel like such nourishing comfort food to me. Packed with seasonal winter veggies (onions, carrots, turnips, celeriac) and grass-fed beef, this is a meal that truly satisfies, even without grains on the side. Quite sadly, soup lovers do not inhabit our home (other than my lone self). It takes real creativity on my part to come up with soups that I can serve more than once without hearing, “We’re having soup again?”. This soup went […]

A Sweetheart’s Breakfast: Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes and Homemade Pancake Syrup

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The heart bone’s connected to the stomach bone We don’t eat pancakes too often anymore, but for Valentine’s Day breakfast I’ll be serving these luscious oatmeal pancakes to my hubby. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Even after 34 years of marriage, this still holds true for my sweetheart. A healthy alternative pancake syrup The syrup I serve with pancakes is a concoction I came up with when the price of organic maple […]

Healthy Breakfasts: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Waffles

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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer As we seek to improve our health in different areas this month, we all know an important aspect of that is starting each day with a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal, and an opportunity to start off the day right by feeding our families fruits, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats (and even veggies!), and avoiding overly processed and high sugar conventional breakfast foods. Eating a well rounded and healthy breakfast is often easier said than done though, […]

Sweet or Savory Roll Ups: Grain and Gluten Free

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Written by Cara, Contributing Writer Roll ups using grain free crepes are a protein rich breakfast or lunch.  This is an easy way to make a grain free peanutbutter and jelly ‘sandwich’ and are easier for little ones to eat because they are nice and soft.  They also pack nicely in lunch boxes for meals on the go! Fillings can be altered to be dairy free, or to incorporate a superfood such as salmon roe or liver for a special nutrition boost. Coconut Flour Crepes […]

Simple Food {for winter} : Nourishing, Seasonal Recipes

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The idea of seasonal eating is coming back into vogue, as notions of local food and “100 mile” eating spread. A small portion of the general population is beginning to realize that out-of-season foods like fresh lettuce from California, avocados and tomatoes from Mexico, or watermelons from Ecuador in January (for goodness sake, seriously people?) just don’t make a whole lot of sense in so very many ways. Trouble is, it’s easy to think and buy and eat local when it’s summer and the farmer’s market […]

Gingerbread Fruitcake: A Holiday Tradition Improved

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If there’s one running joke at any Christmas celebration, it’s fruitcake. I personally happen to love fruitcake, complete with the shiny oddly colored faux-fruits. But once you know what kind of strange alterations those fruits have been through, it tends to take all the joy out of it. Here’s one of my favorite recipes for a delicious alternative to white flour, processed sugar, and fake fruit. The spice from the gingerbread is the perfect complement to the sweet fruit pieces and crunchy nuts. Just a note: this cake […]

Real Food Holiday Recipe Roundup: 398 Wholesome Recipes

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I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year. It can be tough to find “real food” recipes. I know, because I’ve gone to local stores and looked around online and found little. Yes, there are books on whole foods, but rarely with traditional techniques. There are books that don’t use processed foods, but they shun animal fats and dairy. It’s not hard to […]

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 […]