Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nourishing and Simple Bone Broth


Best crockpot ever. Circa 1979.
Many of the recipes that I share require homemade bone broth. This is not something that can be substituted with anything from a can or tetra pack. Real bone broth is a beautiful thing. It's packed with bioavailable minerals for strong bones, teeth and nails. Broth is also healing to the gut lining and because of the collagen and gelatin it supports your joints and reduces the appearance of cellulite! I am not making this stuff up. Bone broth is amazing. I have been experiencing it's benefits for months.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Probiotic Ranch Dressing

Sometimes a few paper plates slip into my house.
I adore ranch dressing. It's one of those comfort foods that you either love or hate. For me and my girls it's nothing but love. Sadly, the ranch dressings sold on store shelves taste awful and the ones at restaurants are still made with garbage like MSG and preservatives. Thus, I decided to make ranch dressing a super food instead of a guilty indulgence.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo Friday!

Noah had eaten some apples today not sparing the seeds! Hey, it happens. So to help him avoid a tummy ache from the cyanide in the apple seeds Michael mixed a small amount of activated charcoal with yogurt for dessert. What ensued while I was drawing the bath water for the kids can only be described as a mustache party! Enjoy!

 Best quote of the evening, "Kaitlyn is trying to lick my moustache!!" 

I had to join in!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Who Are You?

Who are you...?  Are you a lawyer? Are you a wife? A mother? A gay person? A straight person? Are you just a sinner? How do you identify yourself?  It's an important question, because who we believe we are dictates who are going to be.  Proverbs 23:7 says " For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."  Who do you think you are?  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Master Tonic Soup

For those of you familiar with "The Master Tonic" you know that it's a fiery blend designed to boost your immune system and circulation. For those who aren't already acquainted  let me introduce you to its friendlier cousin, the master tonic soup.

It starts with fresh onions, garlic, ginger, hot peppers and of course, homemade bone broth. The result is a deeply nourishing soup to warm you up and give your immune system a little kick!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blog Hop!

I shared one of my posts over at Sarah Mae's new blog. Check it out. And share yours if you have something to offer. :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Elderberry Oatmeal

It's fall! I woke up this morning around seven and saw a beautiful and cold fog settled in around my garden. It's time to pick apples and pumpkins and start ramping up our immune systems for the cold and sunless months ahead.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Trip to Ming Yip, Traditional Chinese Medicinalist


Goosey and I got really sick a little while back. We were exposed to mold, which we are very allergic to. I took her to the pediatrician who said she was fine but maybe had an ear infection. This child was not fine, she was wheezing and coughing and sad. I was even worse. My lungs closed and tightened nearly to the point where I couldn't breathe.