Book Review & Giveaway: Autoimmune The Cause and The Cure

1 in 31 people have an autoimmune disease. 75% of those affected are women(1). Annesse Brockley was one of those women.

In 1992 Annesse’s health and life changed dramatically. She went from full of energy to exhausted. Soon new symptoms began to appear. Eventually Annesse was given a diagnosis of Lupus. In the years that […]

Menu Plan Week of November 25

On Saturday at 6AM I fly out to go to spend a few days working in Oregon. I’m a bookkeeper/office manage/virtual assistant for a shop on the Oregon coast. I’ll actually be able to spend Saturday with my oldest daughter that lives outside of Portland and then drive to the coast on Sunday. The rest […]

A New Development

Almost four years ago, I heard about something called traditional foods and a book called Nourishing Traditions. It took several months to locate a copy of this book (that was before I spent much time on the internet) and once I did get one, I spent several weeks being completely overwhelmed. The concepts in Nourishing […]

Menu Plan Week of November 18

Last week’s menu plan ended up with a few slight changes. Mainly Friday night’s Taco Soup. When it was time to make Taco Soup I just didn’t feel like having Taco Soup that night! Instead we had something similar; hamburger patties, sauteed greens, corn bread and black bean soup (a super tasty soup from Nourishing […]

Introduction to Food Storage: Make a Plan

I like making lists. I make a ‘to do’ list almost every morning of the things I need to accomplish that day. I make a menu plan nearly every week. When we have a trip or vacation coming up my planning time usually starts several months in advance (yes, I’m already planning for next summer’s […]

Campfire Broth

Homemade broth is an important part of a real/whole/traditional foods diet. Making broth was one of the first things I started doing when we began to transition to real foods. The homemade broth is wonderful for making soups, cooking beans, making sauces, etc. Broth is a protein sparer which allows you to consume small amounts […]

Menu Plan Week of November 11

It is quite cold here! We had snow and single digit temperatures over the weekend. I think it is supposed to warm up later in the week.

Last week’s menu plan kind of fell apart. Christopher came down with a flu bug Sunday night. He was sick all day Monday which meant my day was […]

Introduction to Food Storage: Why?

What would you do if you could not go to the grocery store? If you were not able to go to the farm and pick up your eggs, meat and milk? And your weekly produce CSA delivery was no longer running? What if all of the restaurants in town were closed?

I’ve read that the […]

Taking the Pantry to the Next Level

Last month I did a few posts on some of the methods we use for tightening our financial belt as far as food costs are concerned. We are smack in the middle of several months of belt tightening. The reason for this is we have a new debt that we are paying. And that debt […]

Menu Plan November 4

Last week’s menu plan turned out great. Planning for breakfast, lunch and dinner really helped me with my organization– something that had been lacking quite a bit lately! We didn’t 100% stick to our breakfast and lunch plan but having it was a great reminder to staying on track. We did stick with our dinner […]