Welcome to Modern Alternative Mama!

This is a blog dedicated to real food, natural health, Biblical Christianity (everything I write is through a Biblical worldview), natural parenting, and even my random thoughts. :)

You’ll find a lot of recipes and cookbooks here, because developing recipes has always been a passion of mine.  From the time I was 7 or 8 and tall enough to reach the stove, I was trying to cook.  I started out making food from cans and boxes.  By the time I was 19, I was sick of college cafeteria food and I started to teach myself to really cook.  I watched the Food Network obsessively and studied their recipes, notes on ingredients, and techniques.  I mimicked them and tried stuff.  My poor family had to eat my early experiments — not always winners!

By the time I was in my early 20s, I had found real food and cooking took on a totally new meaning to me.  I had to cook if I wanted to eat well!  I continued to study and try out techniques.  I conquered one “area” of cooking at a time (yes — all my sauces used to come out bland and flavorless, and all my cakes used to come out flat) until I had mastered cooking with recipes.  Then I set out on my own to combine my favorite ingredients and create recipes.  I started to succeed more and more often, and realized I could finally achieve my dream of writing my own cookbook.  Real Food Basics came out in October, 2010 and has since sold over 5000 copies (as of July, 2013).  Currently we have eight cookbooks out: Real Food Basics, Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods, Against the GrainTreat Yourself: Real Food Desserts, Wholesome Comfort, Breast to Bib, Simply Summer, and Festive Traditions.

Our plan is to continue to release cookbooks every 3 or 4 months, and to expand recipe offerings — tips, hints, tutorials, choosing ingredients, and much more.


  1. I just wanted to thank you all for putting this website together. I just found you all by googling “attachment parenting biblical.” I’m about to have my first baby at home with a midwife, and she gave me an article and book on attachment parenting. I love so many of the concepts, but felt as well that it could tend towards permissiveness if taken to the extreme. So I love your article on that subject. Then I looked at all your other links, and I feel like I’ve found the website I’ve been looking for – thoughts and ideas shared by other young mothers who are seeking to live life simply, naturally, and in a way that brings pleasure to God’s heart. Thank you all for creating this site!!


  2. I’m a blogger as well and I’m glad that I found your blog. While reading your “About Page” I was amazed that you are a Christian as well. Continue your love to God and your passion to write about Christianity. Thanks


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