Breakfast Casserole Cups

This is a basic breakfast casserole recipe, made into individual servings.  Try making a veggie version by adding in some sauteed chopped bell peppers and green onions, or fresh diced tomatoes and chopped spinach.  Use your  imagination. . .it’s just an omelet shaped like a muffin!  

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Roasted Chicken and Veggie Stew

The perfect solution to using up leftovers from your holiday turkey or a whole roasted chicken. This is a hearty soup loaded with delightfully roasted veggies that will satisfy and warm you up on a chilly day.

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Grain-Free Granola

I have been making granola every month for 25 of the 27 years that Dr. Jerry and I have been married.  It’s a staple at our house, a necessity that we always have in the pantry.  We even give it to our neighbors at Christmas time! Dr. Jerry probably has granola at least 5 times…

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Essential Spices

Herbs and spices give food layers of flavor, add interest, and even contain medicinal properties. This is my list of essential spices, and herbs too!  I’ve included guidelines for using herbs and spices, general rules for amounts and substitutions, tips for storing them and money saving tips. Although this is certainly not a comprehensive list,…

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Pantry Essentials

Nothing is worse than having a craving for some delicious made from scratch gluten-free muffins only to find that you’re missing the basic ingredients. If the pantry is stocked then the creative possibilities are endless when it comes to eating from scratch. These are the essentials that Tammie likes to have on hand in her…

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Home Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done. Make sure to sign up for the Nourishing Families Newsletter on the homepage to receive Real Food Fast an ebook full of quick family friendly recipes!

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Spice Up the Fall Season

Fall is in the air and anything with Pumpkin Spice is sounding super delicious! This time of year always reminds me of elementary school and learning about Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims and the delicious foods that come along with the harvest season. Why was Columbus looking for a faster route to the East..Spices!  Spices…

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Top 3 Benefits from Eating Fermented Foods

We are not only surrounded by bacteria in our environment; but in a very real way, we are bacteria. Did you know there are more organisms in and on your body than cells that make up your body? Think about that for a minute. You are made up of more things that aren’t you than are you by a ratio of 100 to 1! You are a complex ecosystem that is made up of more than 100 trillion microbes.

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Fermented Pickles

Fermented pickles are the real thing when it comes to pickles. These pickles don’t get their sour flavor from vinegar, but they get that sour goodness from time and the help of beneficial bacteria. These pickles are made with a saltwater brine and the anaerobic process (without air) of lacto fermentation- that means the cucumbers…

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Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies-gluten free/grain free/dairy free/egg free/refined sugar free/nut free

This is the perfect cookie for those with restrictive diets. I’ve been eating gluten-free for over 10 years now and because of digestive issues have been both grain and nut-free for just over a year.   Although this has made many of my food choices difficult at times, it has been worth it because of the…

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