Good-Bye Intro, Hello Full GAPS

So we lasted a total of 6 days on GAPS Intro. We knew from the beginning that it was possible we wouldn’t be able to do the entire Intro process so our back up plan was to do Intro as best we could and then go into full GAPS. Last night we determined it was […]

GAPS Intro: Plan for Stage 2

“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.

We are doing GAPS Introduction at my house. The GAPS diet is from the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride.

Introduction is a 6 Stage diet that starts with very limited foods and gradually adds in additional […]

GAPS Introduction Ongoing Thoughts

I wanted to have a record of how GAPS Introduction progressed for us. I think it would be helpful for me to have something to look back on and also for others considering doing GAPS Intro. But I don’t want to have GAPS posts completely take over the blog. I’ve decided to keep a running […]

Someone Else’s Shoes: Meet Joy

Don’t you love taking a peek into the life of someone else? If you said yes, I’d say you are not alone. Just take a look at all of the ‘reality’ shows on TV (okay, I have to say I don’t really think those are ‘reality’ but hey, that is how they are marketed).

At […]

Planning for a Real Food Road Trip

This is the most recent installment to the series Someone Else’s Shoes. Real Food Hits the Road— that’s what my family is attempting. The desire is to eat our normal 85% real food way while living out of hotel/motel rooms for the next 2+ weeks.

Planning for this trip began last summer while we were […]

Real Food on the Road

How do you stick with your real food eating when on the road for vacation or work? Or do you just not worry about it?

Road Trip Car- stock photo from Chevy showing the type of car we drive. It's on the small side but we love it.

For this month’s installment of Someone […]

Wyoming Herdshares in Jeopardy- We Need Your Help!

I received word late Friday night that the Wyoming Department of Agriculture is attempting to prohibit cow and goat shares in Wyoming. They are attempting to add rules and regulations which have the effect of law unless we stop them.


A Weston A. Price Chapter Leader here in Wyoming discovered this proposed rule change […]

Gluten and Dairy-Free eCourse Review and Giveaway

We started our real food journey in January of 2009 after reading Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig. I’ve have mentioned several times (so much that I probably sound like a broken record) that we made changes very slowly in order to accommodate our budget and to make lasting changes.

KerryAnn of […]

What if the Family is not on Board? Plus a bit of a Rant…

I have a confession to make, I’ve been feeling a little frustrated lately. There have been several online conversations lately that have me questioning our real food journey and if it’s ‘good enough’.

You see, while we do strive for a real food diet we do not eat 100% real food. We are about […]

Money v. Time Kickoff

This month’s experience for Someone Else’s Shoes is two-fold. The two most common conversations that come up when discussing a diet based on real/whole/traditional foods are the money involved and the time involved.

I believe that we can eat a real food diet based on whole, high quality ingredients for an average amount of money. […]

Water Kefir Soda Cremosa

Vanilla Cremosa

Many (many) years ago, fresh out of high school, I worked at a gourmet coffee shop. Working there was the first place I heard of ‘fancy’ drinks like Italian Sodas and Cremosas.

Fast forward to now, we make our own version of soda out of water kefir grains. I love making these […]

Your Diet. Your Health

For the past several weeks we’ve had a book club of sorts discussing the book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price. Dr. Weston A. Price was a dentist who travelled the world in the 1930’s and studied peoples diet and how this diet corresponded with their dental and overall health.

I have to […]

Thrifty Food Plan Experience

This eBook is an in-depth look at the 2 week Thrifty Food Plan Experience that my family did in March of 2012. 67 pages of thoughts, tips, and ideas plus a 2 week menu plan, over 40 recipes and links to many more.


This experience was based off of the USDA’s food cost guidelines. […]

Take it Easy! How do you do it?

Something I’ve been thinking alot about lately is Self Care.

I get pretty busy and forget about tending to my own personal needs in the process. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who does this! This can be extremely detrimental. I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “if mama ain’t happy, no one […]

A Real Food Journey Toward Optimum Health

The more I learn on this real food journey the more I discover that I have to learn.

We started on real food over 3 years ago because it made sense from a stand point of eating foods as close to the way God designed them as possible. At that time, we didn’t get the […]