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Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

By | August 26, 2014

By Margaret Anne, Contributing Writer One of the hardest transitions for my family when we switched to traditional foods was going from store bought to homemade bread. We just couldn’t let go of the fluffy, white kind from the grocery store and we thought that making bread at home would be hard and take too long. Read More

Why Adding Natural Supplements To Your Water is a Good Idea

By | May 21, 2014

   As more and more individuals become aware of the benefits of natural health additives, attention swings toward vitamin, mineral, and flavor enhancements that are consumed by mixing with drinking water. Since water intake is essential, it makes perfect sense to add nutrients and beneficial inorganic compounds. Besides, many of these additives contain natural flavors Read More

Kefir Ranch Dressing

By | April 29, 2014

By Robyn, Contributing Writer One of the first things I switched to making solely from scratch was salad dressing.  It was a very easy, early switch to make.  The store brands are loaded with junk that I didn’t want to consume and making your own is so simple.  I’m embarrassed to say before I started Read More

Easy Honey Butter Popcorn

By | April 1, 2014

 By Julia Mangan, Contributing Writer It’s DIY month around here — we do this every April, and this is our third annual DIY month! We love to encourage you to do things yourself, in your home. All month long we’ll be sharing projects, recipes, remedies, crafts, and more with you. Be sure to pin your favorites, Read More

Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

By | March 10, 2014

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not Read More

Honey Whole Wheat Cornbread

By | February 26, 2014

  By Robyn, contributing writer With the cold weather and snow we’ve been getting I can’t help but crave warm, comforting soups for dinner.  Typically we have a nice salad with our soup or maybe half a sandwich but every once in a while I crave sweet corn bread slathered with honey butter.   Your Read More

A Soup-er Roundup: 35 Soups to Warm You Up!

By | February 25, 2014

  By Laura @ The Spinach Spot, Contributing Writer This is the perfect time of year to enjoy all the amazing benefits of soup.  The cold wet weather is a great excuse to make as much delicious and nourishing soups as possible! The Many Benefits of Soup Besides being comforting, soups are an easy one Read More

5 Minute Chocolate Cookies {no grains, dairy, eggs, or refined sugar}

By | February 18, 2014

By Kimball Young, contributing writer It’s been many months since we’ve had blanched almond flour in our house.  I am pretty loyal to one particular brand, and I keep forgetting to order it!  I love Honeyville Farms blanched almond flour because it is ground very finely and has more moisture in it than other brands Read More

12 Valentine’s Day Treats

By | February 11, 2014

I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day (mainly because I think that is perpetuates the idea of “you must have a mate to be happy” which is so not true!) and I don’t have any big plans to celebrate this year.  I am not big on buying a gift for my spouse on Read More

Strawberry Coconut Butter Hearts

By | February 7, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Jo at Nourishing Time. Jo is an attached mom to her smarty-pants son and a full-time student majoring in Public Health. She is fascinated with holistic healing and loves to read, cook, and watch Grey’s Anatomy in her spare time. She blogs at Nourishing Time about natural ways Read More

Comfort Foods that Nourish: Shepherd’s Pie

By | February 5, 2014

By Jerri Ann, Contributing Writer We call it sheepherder’s pie in our house. That is what a shepherd is after all, a herder of sheep. So why is it called Shepherd’s Pie anyway? I went to the google machine. It seems that Shepherd’s Pie is used synonymously with Cottage Pie. Cottage Pie dates back to Read More

Salad Dressings and Seasonings: Why You Should Make Them Yourself

By | February 4, 2014

There are so many reasons not to buy seasonings and salad dressings. First and least important … they are expensive (on sale, Annie’s salad dressings were $4.99 per bottle at Whole Foods the last time we were there). Secondly, of course, are the ingredients in commercial dressings and seasonings that are not actually food … so we really shouldn’t Read More


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