Whole New Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas!First of all, as I mentioned in an earlier post about things Christmas, I know that many of you may be of a different faith. I think we all have something to learn from each other and a lot of what is included in this post may be applicable to you as well.This morning, I thought about just writing "Merry Christmas" here and having that be my post of the day.Now, I am ...Read The Full Post

Teff Waffles or Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

(Sorry folks -- no photo of these yummies yet. I hope to get one up soon :)!)Typically we have simpler foods like this Berry Mousse or Healthy Chocolate Pudding for breakfast, but these gluten free waffles are a real treat that we love for special occasions.A long time before we went completely gluten-free, I started playing around with gluten free flours and found teff.Teff has some ...Read The Full Post

Embracing Suffering at Christmastime and Always

"May it be to me as you have said." A quote from Mary in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1, verse 38.It's easy for me to read Scripture without letting it sink in sometimes.  Then I am on to the next thing.  Sometimes I don't even read it.This morning I was wondering what to post about.  Another recipe?  Certainly easier than thinking deeply about the Scripture.  However, I am feeling that ...Read The Full Post

Reducing Pressure in the Kitchen with a Pressure Cooker

I'll bet that you have often wondered how to use a pressure cooker.I used to too.Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?  Reducing pressure using a pressure cooker?  Well, it's true. ...Read The Full Post

Jojoba and Rose Water Natural Facial Cleanser

Would you like to make your own natural facial cleanser?  Have you heard of using oil to cleanse your face?  Today I'm going to share something that really surprised me -- a Jojoba Oil Cleanser.If you are:Wondering what to use for skin care that does not put harmful chemicals into your skin? Dealing with inflamed skin from rosacea or other conditions? Looking for a low cost ...Read The Full Post

Oat Bran Muffins (low carb, gluten free with sugar free option)

While I like to have my kids eat veggies for snacks as much as possible, I try to have other healthy snacks on hand as well. These oat bran muffins are a favorite in our home, as are these "Almond Joy" Bars, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Bean Fudge, and Chocolate Truffles.In our household we go back and forth between making oat bran muffins sweetened and unsweetened.  ...Read The Full Post

Fast and Yummy Bean Dip

We love bean dips of all kinds.  But have you seen the price of them in the grocery store?  Unbelievable and untenable in today's economy.  And really - for beans?  I thought they were supposed to be the budget-friendly food :-)!Well, here is money and time-saving recipe for you.  And oh---it tastes great as well. By the way, any of the following links may be affiliate links. If you click on ...Read The Full Post

Focaccia Flax Bread (gluten and yeast-free with grain-free and vegan options)

If you're on a gluten-free diet or grain-free, low carb, or paleo diet and you miss bread, this flax bread is just what you have been waiting for.It's grain free and even vegan (if need be) to boot and is one of our family's favorites.  It's a very forgiving recipe that you won't even need my gluten-free baking tips for :).And if you haven't heard about how healthy flax is, then read ...Read The Full Post