The Holistic Healer

Hey!  It's been a while.  I started writing this post about two months ago, but somehow I never got around to publishing it.  So I sat down at my computer today after work and decided that today was the day to hit "post".  But even after I had made up my mind, I couldn't seem to … Continue reading The Holistic Healer


Baked Quinoa

Who here likes quinoa?  Who here knows how to pronounce quinoa?  Ha.  It seemed like such a foreign food to me until a few years ago when I became fully committed to a real food way of life.  Turns out, it's a pretty healthy and versatile addition to your diet.  Here are some quinoa facts from this … Continue reading Baked Quinoa

Nourishing ‘Nog

Nourishing ‘Nog (revised recipe)!

Made Well

Now that you’ve (hopefully) read through part 1 and 2 of my “Just eat the fat!” series, let’s put that yummy, real, God-given fat to use!  Around Christmastime, I love making eggnog.  But back when I was a kid, I thought it had a funky flavor.  And now I know why.


Let’s take a look at the ingredients label of the eggnog we find in stores.  It’s packed full of fake goodies that my tastebuds must have been rejecting, even as a child:  high fructose corn syrup, powdered milk, carrageenan, guar gum, artificial flavorings, food coloring, mono and diglycerides, to name a few.

How many of those ingredients do you recognize?  How many of those ingredients do you think your body recognizes?

Additives in our food have become a huge source of controversy in recent years.  Between cancer, intestinal problems, attention disorders, headaches, and more, some researchers speculate that…

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The cure to my anxiety, part 2

I had a couple of rough days last week.  Holiday bustle and planning, my ever growing to-do list, and roller coaster emotions stemming from some personal health issues, all combined inside of me to form that familiar feeling of unrest. On top of personal and seasonal stress, this time of year also fills me with an intense … Continue reading The cure to my anxiety, part 2

Healthy coconut-mango-banana smoothie

Back in October, I completed my second Whole30.  I do not condone diets, diet products, quick fixes, fads, or anything like them.  What I do support is getting to know our bodies, finding out what food groups we are sensitive to, and what brings healing to us. Our bodies are in constant pursuit of homeostasis. … Continue reading Healthy coconut-mango-banana smoothie

Rosemary garlic roasted potatoes

Potatoes are a staple in my house.  Red potatoes, white potatoes, purple potatoes, sweet potatoes... we love em' all.  I tend to ignore criticism against potatoes, especially when people put them in the same category as white flour and sugar.  Potatoes grow out of the Lord's green earth.  White flour and sugar do not.  Potatoes … Continue reading Rosemary garlic roasted potatoes