Elderberry Syrup

One of our favorite home remedies is Elderberry syrup. Researchers in Switzerland and Italy have discovered that the elderberry may have been cultivated by prehistoric man. There are also recipes for elderberry-based medications in the records dating as far back as Ancient Egypt where some Ancient Egyptians even had the tincture buried with them. Historians,…

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Holiday Hacks for Joyful Gatherings

This year try some of these Holiday Hacks to help your festivities be less stressful and more joyful! For many of us, the holiday season (Thanksgiving through the New Year) involves endless lists of things to do, calendars bursting with events, and feelings of overwhelm.  With all that and more the holidays lend themselves to…

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Soaking Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors for the purpose of protection.  The enzyme inhibitors keep them in a hibernation state until conditions are optimal for sprouting and growth.  These enzyme inhibitors contain a substance called Phytic acid.  Phytic acid is the principle storage form for phosphorus in plants.  Plants need this stored phosphorus when they…

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5 Tips for Packing Real Food Lunches

Many parents know that packing home lunches are healthier than anything the school can provide.  The struggle comes when trying to balance nutritious choices with food that your child will actually eat. Maybe you are stuck in a rut when it comes to packing home lunches, and your kids may be begging you for something…

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Cooking Beans- a no soak method

Who has time to let beans soak and then cook all day long?  I know I don’t.  I try to plan my weekly meal ahead of time, but sometimes I don’t know what’s for dinner until a few hours before.  That’s when one of these two cooking methods for beans comes in handy.

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Tostadas

This is one of our most favorite recipes.  I think the reason it’s such a favorite is because everyone can make it just the way they want.  I love all the ingredients in a bowl and my kiddos prefer the crispy corn tortilla smothered in beans, meat and guacamole. This recipe has several parts, so…

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Ranch Dressing (AIP friendly, GF, DF)

Ranch dressing is a favorite of many, but that store bought stuff contains a lot of chemical ingredients,  this simple homemade Ranch Dressing is made with real food ingredients. The best part about it is that it’s AIP Friendly, dairy free, egg free, Paleo, and Whole 30 friendly. Use it as a veggie dip, a…

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Ranch Spice Mix

Ranch Spice Mix is well loved by many and used for making Ranch Dressing, seasoning meat, fish and poultry or sprinkled on veggies.

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SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Just about every day in clinical practice I have the opportunity to teach patients about the role their digestive system plays in the grand scheme of their health. Of course, when a patient is coming in for a typical digestive complaint, like bloating, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, that is an obvious connection. But when the…

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Bacon Fried Rice

Fried rice has always been a go to meal at our house.  It’s an easy meal that you can throw together, but when we added bacon to it life has never been the same.

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