Stretchy Breakfast: Fried Mush – Two Ways

One of my favorite breakfasts growing up was fried mush. My mama always made it out of cornmeal mush. It was a true ‘Stretchy’ food since day one we had cooked hot cornmeal mush cereal in a bowl topped with milk and sugar or molasses and day two the left over mush became fried mush.


Foods in Review: Week of January 22

I am happy to report that our bathroom project is just about finished. The room is now fully functional and we are working on the details. One thing still to come is a new shower curtain. Our tubs/shower surrounds have built in doors and they have seen better days. So that is being removed and […]

Has the FDA Gone Nuts?

I just heard about this the other day when this article from American Vision News was linked by a friend. Apparently in February of 2010 the FDA sent a warning letter to Diamond Nuts. The warning letter declares that Diamond Nuts are now drugs since the company shows the (accurate) benefits of the omega-3’s in […]

Grain-Free Almond Meal Pudding

One of my real life friends shared a great grain-free breakfast treat. She calls it Almond Flour Pudding. She says she’s been making it for some time and picked it up somewhere but doesn’t remember where. An Internet search yielded a few ‘Almond Pudding’ results but none quite like this incredibly simple version. I have […]

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: Through Chapter 2

Welcome to the first installment of our Book Club series for Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price. This week we read through Chapter 2. I’m reading from the online version that you can access here. I chose this to use as the ‘control’ since everyone can access it. Let’s dive on in.

The […]

Hash: A Great Stretchy Meal

When I’m looking at little bits of leftover meat and a small selection of vegetables (either raw or previously cooked) Hash immediately comes to mind as the perfect meal. Especially if I just happen to also have leftover gravy made out of nutrient dense bone broth.

I loved reading this description of Hash through […]

Foods in Review: Week of 1/15/2012

This past week was another busy one. We started redoing the girls/guest bathroom a few weekends ago. Sunday and Monday (a holiday) were spent working on it. I had the privilege of being the tile layer. I tell you, I could barely stand up straight for 2 days after that! The bathroom is nearing completion […]

How Do You Like Your Kefir?

The other day Lulu asked if she could make smoothies. I was in the middle of a project and was quite happy that she took the initiative for a snack. I figured that she would make the smoothie out of kefir since that is what we usually do. But she made it out of regular […]

Guest Post: Chicken Divan

I’m excited to have Teryl here today to share a very tasty main dish with you. I ‘met’ Teryl in the GNOWFGLINS eCourse Forum where she posted the recipe she is sharing with a request to rework it and make it more nutritious (nutrient dense/less processed). The recipe sounded delicious and a few simple changes […]

The Book that Started it All

My Well Loved Nourishing Traditions Book

Our real food journey started in January of 2009 with the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enid. That book opened up an entirely new way of thinking as far as food and nutrition was concerned. Among other things Nourishing Traditions showed me that saturated […]

“Butter Causes Diabetes”

Homemade Butter

This morning, my husband Joe, had one of those ‘morning shows’ on. I wasn’t really paying attention to it until one of the ‘medical contributors’ made a statement something like “Paula Deen has diabetes from eating butter.”


Butter causes diabetes? It’s not the highly processed donuts and white bread sandwiches […]

Grain-Free Clafouti

Grain-Free Clafouti with Pears

Mmmm. Clafouti.

Definitely a favorite.

I had actually never heard of clafouti until it was featured in the menu mailer from Cooking Traditional Foods which I subscribed to for several months. KerryAnn has shared a modified version of her recipe as a Budget Breakfast using soaked flour. I’ve made the […]

Foods in Review: Week of 1/8/12

This past week I didn’t spend too terribly much time in the kitchen. With tax stuff to be done, regular bookkeeping, my business getting this new website up and running plus getting what seemed to be a cold of some sort, kitchen time was at a premium.

I did try a new recipe […]

Goodbye Microwave, Hello Counter Space!

Over two years ago I put up a post with pictures of my kitchen. In the post I mentioned that we were going to get rid of the microwave but then my adult daughter moved in so we kept it for her use. Since then, that daughter moved out and my oldest daughter moved […]

Salt Restrictions

Yesterday I received an action alert from the Weston A. Price Foundation. Here is an excerpt from the action alert:

” The FDA is laying the groundwork for extensive restrictions on salt. This threatens your health and your access to foods traditionally prepared with salt, such as cheese and fermented vegetables. The agency is […]