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
It's that time of year again. Time to reflect on the year past, and set goals for the new one. It has been about eight years since I started learning what it really means to live naturally and well. Through this journey, I have achieved significant weight loss and a more vibrant life connected to … Continue reading 8 steps to a real food kitchen
Nourishing ‘Nog (revised recipe)!
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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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
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
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
I have just returned from another cross-country mission trip and am yet again full of peace. Following my first disaster relief trip to Greenbrier County, West Virginia, I shared a post called The cure to my anxiety (read it here). In it, I told a bit of my story, and how I came to find inner … Continue reading Perfect Peace: a different perspective on mindfulness