Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

This refreshing sugar-free Strawberry Lemonade is a favorite around my house on a hot summer day. I’ve been making homemade lemonade for the boys since they were wee little ones. In order to cut back on the amount of unnecessary sugar (including natural sweeteners) that my family consumes, I’ve been sweetening my homemade lemonade withRead More →

How to Juice a Lemon

How to Juice a Lemon

I love cooking with fresh ingredients, and one of my favorites is fresh squeezed lemon juice. There is little you could do to convince me to purchase lemon juice at the store. The thought of acidic lemon juice swimming around in (and eating away at) a plastic bottle does not make me do a happyRead More →

The Complete Guide to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapty Chamber Dog

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a medical treatment in which pure oxygen is inhaled, in a total body chamber while atmospheric pressure is increased. The Food and  Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of 13 conditions, including stroke, burns, and carbon monoxide poisoning. These usesRead More →

Iced Dandelion Mocha

Iced Dandelion Mocha Recipe

By now you all know that I’m a huge fan of Dandelion Root Coffee. I’ve been consuming this incredibly delicious, detoxifying drink since the 1990’s. Dandelion root coffee is a fantastic coffee replacement for several reasons. First, it’s an amazing herbal tonic that helps to detoxify the liver, second, it does not contain caffeine. For moreRead More →

Cherries

Cherries

Cherries are one of my favorite fruits! Growing up in Davis, California, we had a tree in our backyard. I used to sit in that tree each summer and devour homegrown ripe cherries by the handful. Now I live in Colorado and cherries are only in season for a few weeks a year –usually fromRead More →

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles recipe bomb pops paleo

Cool and refreshing, Red White and Blueberry Popsicles hit the spot on a hot summer’s day. The base of these homemade popsicles is coconut milk, berries, and a touch of honey. They’re a fabulously healthy, yet festive dessert for the Fourth of July! I’ve made these Red White and Blueberry Popsicles using stevia in placeRead More →

Probiotics Contain Gluten?

Probiotics Contain Gluten?

Probiotics are a great thing. Right? In some cases, maybe not. I’ve tried taking probiotics several times since the 1990’s. One would think they are a helpful supplement given the latest research on the gut microbiome. One would also believe that they are imperative for someone such as myself, working to heal a leaky gutRead More →

How to Relieve Stress Before your Wedding

bride

A young person in my life (she’s under 30) is getting married this month, and from what I can gather, planning a wedding these days is a rewarding, yet stressful process, full of non-stop surprises. It’s been quite some time since I was in those bride-to-be shoes, as my husband and I tied the knotRead More →

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding paleo dessert recipe

A couple of years ago my mother-in-law (MIL) asked my to make her a healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe. Although it took some time, I now have one. My MIL loves that my recipes are the easiest out there, and this Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanillaRead More →

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs paleo recipe

Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a huge hit in our house. The boys (now teenagers if you can believe it!) and their friends love this healthy after school snack. I love that it’s high protein and full of healthy fat. If you’re looking for healthy St. Patrick’s day recipes, I’ve got you covered with this one!Read More →

Thrive Market

thrive market paleo products

One of the biggest “barriers to entry” when it comes to healthy living is cost. The most frequent complaint I get on this website is about the prices of the ingredients that I use in my recipes, and I could not agree more. It’s frustrating that living well is so expensive. Thankfully, my friend JohnRead More →

How to Boil Eggs

How to hard Boil Eggs recipe

My boys love hard boiled eggs, and so do I. Since eggs are a healthy, high-protein, real food snack we’re in luck. I’ve been teaching my boys basic cooking skills since they were in kindergarten. I think knowing how to boil eggs, i.e., how to make a hard boiled egg, or a soft boiled eggRead More →