• Beverages,  Recipes

    Maple Syrup Coconut Milk Mocha Recipe –Paleo!

    I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. You can blame my husband. Yup, it’s all his fault. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was the tea drinker, and he was the coffee drinker, and he kept begging me to come to the dark side and join him. Anyone else have the same kind of situation going on? And once you’re on the dark side, it’s hard to leave it, isn’t it Anakin? Oh, I mean–sorry, we’re not talking about Star Wars here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ These days,ย I’ve been eating pretty much grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar only on rare occasions. One day I decided to make up a mocha that wouldn’t be “cheating.” I’ve been drinking it…

  • Beverages,  Desserts,  Dinner,  Full GAPS,  GAPS Stage 6,  Recipes,  Salads,  Side Dishes

    Grain-Free 4th of July

    I have been finding so many great looking GAPS legal 4th of July recipes, I thought I would link up and share them with all of you!   Salads Cucumber Tomato Saladย from The Well Fed Homestead Green Bean Salad from The Well Fed Homestead Carrot Raisin Salad from The Well Fed Homestead Blackberry Vinaigrette from Pantry Paratus Raspberry Grapefruit Salad from My Real Food Life Persian Watermelon Rose Salad from Nourishing Gourmet Nourishing Broccoli Salad from Divine Health from the Inside Out   Side Dishes Coconut Flour “Corn Bread” from The Well Fed Homestead Fruit Juice Gelatin from Nourishing Gourmet Grilled English Peas from Simply Recipes   Main Dishes Grilled…

  • Beverages,  Recipes

    Honey-Sweetened Chocolate Milk

      We got a cow a month ago. A DAIRY COW, named Violet! I have wanted a dairy cow ever since I can remember. And now we have one! The best part about having a dairy cow? Fresh, raw milk–every single day. And do you know the best thing to do with fresh, raw milk? Make chocolate milk, of course! I mix this wonderful sweetness up in my Vitamix or pour it in a pitcher and use an immersion blender. I tried using a cheap little frothing tool from Ikea and it was worthless. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Did any one else have a great grandmother with a metal chocolate milk shaker something…

  • Beverages,  Full GAPS,  Recipes

    Homemade Sangria with Honey

    I am not a big alcohol drinker. I can count the number of times in my life that I’ve ever had alcohol. I don’t like it much. I like really good quality red wine (the expensive stuff!), and Sangrias, and that’s pretty much it. Sangrias are nice because they’re so fruity and sweet, you hardly notice that you’re drinking any alcohol. ๐Ÿ™‚ I purchased all of these ingredients (besides the honey, because we buy wholesale from a local apiary) from Trader Joes. I like Trader Joes, because I think they make it easy to buy and cook real food. There’s a lot of not-so-real-food there, too (avoid the candy, box…

  • Beverages,  Full GAPS,  Life,  Recipes

    Real Food Pumpkin Spice Steamer for Two

      Don’t forget that we’re giving away some shredded coconut! It’s easy to enter, and there are hardly any entrees so far! Also, if you’re trying to figure out what to make for Christmas, don’t worry, just check out A Whole Food Holiday for all of my yummy holiday recipes! Now, for a simple but delicious treat! The Farmer and I enjoy having some kind of “treat” after the kids go to bed. Last night I came up with this easy, amazing drink! It’s the time of year when we crave all things pumpkin, spicy and warm. The coffee shop that starts with an “S” can be such a temptation…

  • Beverages,  Full GAPS,  Life,  Recipes

    Honey Peppermint Hot Chocolate

    First, don’t forget about our give away!!! My family has a tradition: every time we decorate the tree, we have hot chocolate. And since we decorated the tree on Sunday, we had hot chocolate! This is the most you will get to see of foster son, because I am not allowed to show his face on the internet. You can see that he completely unbuttoned his shirt, put it on inside out, and buttoned it up again. That kid has talent! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can see The Farmer’s face though. And Farm Princess 1! This is the ONE good photo I got with her eyes open. She’s got a blinking problem!…

  • Beverages,  Breakfast,  Recipes

    Orange Cantaloupe Smoothie

    This is another area where my taste buds have grown up: cantaloupe. I never liked it, ever. I can tolerate it now, and even enjoy it in a smoothie like this! Simple & refreshing, and a great addition to breakfast–or perfect for an afternoon thirst quencher/energy booster after being in the sun! (Or, don’t add the ice and pour it into popsicle molds for a frozen treat!!) ย  Orange Cantaloupe Smoothie Ingredients 1 cantaloupe 4 oranges 2 c ice Instructions Remove the rind of the cantaloupe and scoop out the seeds. Cut into large chunks. Peel the oranges, remove seeds. Place the cantaloupe, oranges and ice into a Vita Mix,…