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Okra Seasoning & a New Format

Hi All! You are going to need this yummy okra seasoning recipe if you are going to make the oven baked okra recipe I will be posting, so I thought it would be wonderful if I got it posted for your reference! I have also come across a lot of websites using this really nifty […]


Amy’s Season All – (AIP)

I was getting so tired of having to drag out a million different spice jars in order to season everything that I cook. I have a pretty standard selection that I use for almost everything, so I figured it would make a lot more sense to come up with a “season all” recipe, rather than […]


the Save My Cravings Chocolate Shake!

What a wonderful relief it was for me to come across this recipe for a CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE! I have soooo been needing a way to get my chocolate fix, paleo style! With all of the food sensitivities I have, it seems darn near impossible to grab on to anything like this…but this was right up […]


Sole Anyone??

So who has heard of Sole?? I feel like maybe I have been living under a rock…never heard of the stuff. I am not a fish eater, not a fan at all…however, I know how good this stuff is for me, so I am always willing to try to “learn” to like it. ;)  Steven […]

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the Homewich…our version of the “unwich” from Jimmy Johns

I have been craving me and unwich for a looooong time…so I finally decided that I was just going to figure out how I could make one at home! Something with all the ingredients that are good for me and none of the ones that aren’t. So here it is! We had this for the […]

Vibrant Produce

Oh my!

Can we say writers block and totally side tracked!?  It has been so long since I have blogged I am afraid people are going to think that I don’t exist anymore. Rest assured, I am alive and kicking, and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and bring you some more recipes! […]

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Vitamix – Review & FREE Shipping Code

There are so many things to say about the Vitamix! And ALL good! I don’t think I have found one negative thing to report about this machine yet…and I don’t know that I ever will! I LOVE my Vitamix! I have only had this wonderful machine since the first part of February, but I am […]

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Almond Flour Rosemary Biscuits

  I was so excited when I found a fellow blogger that has a lot of the same meal restrictions as me! I can thank my awesome sister Glenda for that one. What a relief to know that I wasn’t alone…and what a great way to find some new wonderful and tasty creations! Roost: A […]

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Hamburger Jerky – (AIP option)

We are some jerky lovin fools, and this recipe has been a life saver. It’s so easy, and it’s wonderful to be able to enjoy jerky without the worry of the MSG and other additives! 2 lbs Grass Fed Beef or Bison (we have also used ground chicken or turkey) 4 teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt […]


An Overdue Post and Some Fudge! :)

This post is long overdue. My body is healing. The Lord is giving me great things through my natural doctor and the diet I am on. Slowly, my immune system is calming down and getting back on the track it is supposed to be on. I have finally started getting back on my feet (natural […]


Debi’s Gluten Free Brownies

Having to learn to cope with these new diet restrictions seems darn near impossible…but these brownies that my sister Debi created for me are by far worth the hassle!! We love them! Even hubby is totally crazy over them. They are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free…and they are a “must try!” 5 […]


Stromblapple Juice!

Gotta love this stuff! When mom was up here last week, we created this in the Vitamix…simple ingredients, but oh so tasty…And mom was instrumental in helping me come up with the clever name! 1 cup pomegranate juice 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (about 4-5 large) 1 apple (cored) Put everything into […]


Vision Juice ;)

A great combo of nutrient packed foods into a simple and healthy drink! My VitaMix is by FAR, the best investment we have ever made!! Love love love this machine! What you need: 1 Whole Pineapple 4 cups JUST Orange Juice (we use Simply Orange Juice) 3 large Carrots (peeled/washed) Start by cleaning the pineapple…trim […]

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Grandma’s Salad Dressing

I was craving a new kind of salad dressing today. I tend to get burnt out on the same ole thing all of the time. While drudging through the internet I remembered that my grandma used to have the most awesome salad dressing. I asked dad if he knew how she used to make it…I […]

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Homemade Dark Chocolate!

So, I have been reading all of the awesome research that supports the high content of antioxidants found in dark chocolate…there is also tons of stuff suggesting that because of this high content, it can be very benificial in helping with disease. Along with a healthy diet of course! But you all know me, I’m […]

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Perfect Homemade Gyro Meat – (AIP)

I’m a sucker for Gyros, but rarely find a good one, and even more rarely can justify spending what they charge for a good one. So a homemade alternative was a MUST! This meat is fabulous, and I will post a full on “gyro” recipe in the future…but the taste of this is so wonderful, […]

Food As Medicine…

This set of you tube videos is a must see! There is A LOT of “technical” stuff, but the basic premise is very easy to understand. This woman is a medical doctor. She has/had progressive MS and has researched her way from a permanent wheel chair to skis and a bicycle. Her research is astounding […]

Words of wisdom from a fellow blogger…

I was enjoying a blog that I frequent quite regularly, and came across this post that I just HAD to share with all of you! What a great reminder to keep our eating habits in perspective with what is really important. It doesn’t matter how healthy we eat, or what graces our plates, if we […]


HFCS – The “Dirty” Word In Our House…

For those of you that know me personally, you know that I am pretty blunt about sharing my disdain for certain things. HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is probably one of the highest on that list. The commercials that the corn industry are now plastering all over the public media in order to save what […]


Garden Fresh Pasta Salad w/ Italian Herb Dressing

This pasta salad is fabulous! And the dressing that you make to go on it is so good, it has become a family favorite for our primary salad dressing! The Dressing: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (we use organic) 1/2 cup Nutiva brand hemp seed oil (or another 1/2 cup of EVOO if you […]


Dark Chocolate Coconut Yummies

Steven and I absolutely LOVE these no bake cookies! They are one of our favorite “quick treats” for when we are having a late night chocolate craving.  I created this recipe by modifying one that I received from my sister. They turned out absolutely fabulous and are so easy to prepare! These are gluten free […]

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Amazing Turkey Sausage

This sausage recipe is tripled from the original one that we started with so that we could make up a bunch and freeze them. So you can divide everything by 3 if you want a smaller batch. 3 pounds Ground Turkey – free range organic is best (local farmers are great for finding quality meats […]

Unearthing the truth about FAT

How many times have we heard it?? Low fat diets are optimal for good health. A low fat diet will help to avoid cardiovascular disease. People with MS should consume no more than 15g of saturated fat a day. The list goes on and on. Since I was very young, people have always raved about […]