One of the things about becoming healthy is all the foods you must give up. I've had a love hate relationship with French fries my entire life. My taste buds love them and my hips hate them. Potatoes are something we try to stay away from and there are several reasons but I think the … Continue reading Why Give Up French Fries?
I love my garden and spend many hours outside pruning, watering, and fertilizing. I need to feel nature and my plants takes me there. I began growing herbs that can be used to make teas a few years ago. Lemon balm is one of my favorites. I'll actually eat a leaf when walking past the … Continue reading Growing Herbal Tea in My Garden and Kitchen
One of the things I love about healthy eating is guilt-free dessert. On an average day, I drink green juice when I wake up. Have two shots of ginger orange an hour later, and another shot of green juice before heading to the gym. Two hours later I come home and shower then sit down … Continue reading Stay Healthy and Eat Cake
The older I become the dryer my skin. I make this lotion when I make soap but sometimes I run out early and go to coconut oil. At those times I miss this lotion like crazy. My granddaughter Shaylee also uses this when she visits because it's gluten free and works so well on her … Continue reading Luscious Grandma Lotion
Soap: Such a wonderful thing but the soap you buy is not so wonderful I was a Dove soap user for years. Here are the ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium … Continue reading Homemade Soap with Lye Just Like Grandma Made
We live for these and use them as a meal replacement and also as a treat at night when we fast. Start with my maintenance green juice recipe here to make the smoothie yummy and packed with nurtrients. We freeze old bananas by the quart bag full and also freeze fruit before it goes bad so … Continue reading Green Juice Smoothy
Coconut Cereal This is our go-to in the morning and we sprinkle it over fresh fruit. Ingredients: 1- 12 oz package shredded coconut 1- tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts (I buy my SALT-FREE organic nuts from nuts.com so I know they're certified gluten free). *There should be NO added oil. If … Continue reading Grain-free Cereal
I know that seems harsh but it's hard for people to tell a doctor NO. Saying NO is made even harder when you're ill. During a self-defense class I recently taught, one of the students said she became compliant each time she entered a doctors office and she almost died because of it. My daughter … Continue reading Say NO to Doctors!
You might recognize my French bread recipe because its ingredients make cinnamon rolls although the French bread is made without the cinnamon. (I quadrupedal this recipe and freeze the extra loves for later) You will need a French bread pan. I purchased mine at Amazon. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup finely blanched almond flour (Amazon) ¾ … Continue reading Grain-Free French Bread
I'm asked about my no-grain policy a lot. Changing to a Paleo diet 5 years ago, cured me of my grain/carb cravings and I'll never go back. We do however eat 2 grains: Quinoa & Teff. Both have nutrients we need and those nutrients have not been processed out. Quinoa and Teff are also minus gluten … Continue reading Why no Grains?