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I HATE  politics. I don’t like voting, I don’t like being politically involved. I don’t like debates, I don’t like lobbying, I don’t like signing petitions, I don’t like calling senators and I could go on and on. HOWEVER! If I’m going to complain about the way things are, then I need to be willing to take action. Continue reading “Take Action!”

Mediterranean Pepper Salad

So I can’t even come close to claiming this recipe.  But is it SO amazing I just have to post about it, even if it is just forwarding a link.  Our Care Group leaders made this for one of our monthly dinners and Brian and I went gaga over it! Continue reading “Mediterranean Pepper Salad”

Family Photos

I know I don’t usually talk much about our family on the blog except in regards to taste testing recipes or a little story to go with a post.  I’m not changing that, but I thought maybe you might like to see what our family looks like!  There are a few photos in the “About Me” page, but I don’t really know how many people actually look at that! Continue reading “Family Photos”

Chocolate Muffins

So who like muffins?  ME!!!!  and so do my kidos!  One morning last week I ask the kids if they wanted muffins for breakfast and Koa pipes up stating “I want Chocolate muffins!”  I’m not sure where he has ever had chocolate muffins much less heard about them… but obviously he has!  At first I said absolutely not, but then when I thought about it… it doesn’t necessarily have to be sweet, just chocolate color!  Hmmm… it started the wheels turning! Continue reading “Chocolate Muffins”

Green Smoothies

For the longest time I thought I didn’t really like smoothies… but I actually think it was just that I didn’t like it first thing in the morning!  I REALLY like them, I’ve found out, for a mid morning snack or afternoon snack.  Especially as the days are getting warmer it’s a great afternoon refresher and snack.   Continue reading “Green Smoothies”

Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XX – Game, Beef & Lamb

This time I’m going to combine two chapters together for a few different reasons.  First off it’s taking FOREVER to get through this book, and while I’m enjoying it I will also be glad to finish!  Also, the chapter on game is relatively short and I assume that most of us cook with beef and lamb without too much of a problem, so I didn’t think there would be a whole lot to comment on this chapter… but we will see how that turns out!  It is usually the case that I find enough to talk about! Continue reading “Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XX – Game, Beef & Lamb”

Chocolate Dessert Smoothie


Two nights ago all of us had finished dinner and were sitting around and wishing we had a dessert or something sweet to finish off the meal. We don’t usually have dessert; in fact, we rarely have dessert, so why we were even craving it? Continue reading “Chocolate Dessert Smoothie”

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can be simple at times and also so frustrating.  We use cloth diapers and rarely had diaper rash unless we were introducing new foods or if they had eaten something acidic that just ate their little heinies raw.  I think there are some kids that just have sensitive skin and others who can tolerate a bit more.   Continue reading “Diaper Rash”

Fresh Green Beans

I’m not one for a lot of side dishes.  I prefer to cook one main dish and maybe a side of bread (paleo bread that is!) or fruit or salad or a veggie – preferably raw.  My goal is to be able to prepare dinner in an hour or less… all of dinner. From stepping foot into the kitchen until served.  Sometimes there is a bit of prep work to be done earlier in the day(defrosting meat, making mayo), but I don’t count that! Continue reading “Fresh Green Beans”

Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XIX – Organ Meat

My first thought is “YUCK. GROSS. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS!”  I can remember having liver and onions as a kid and it was dry and crumbly and I just couldn’t eat it, no matter how much I tried and no matter how much I wanted the dessert that was awarded if I cleaned my plate!  Sometimes there was turkey liver, heart and giblets in the Thanksgiving gravy and I would opt for dry mashed potatoes before eating that!  Tree Climber on the other hand had a totally different experience… Continue reading “Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XIX – Organ Meat”