Chopped Liver, a Super Food

close up image of chopped liver with crackers and condimentsLiver provides a powerhouse of nutrition. It is one of those foods that you like or hate. I have learned to like it, since discovering the amazing health benefits of liver. I have also spent time experimenting with several recipes to make a good chopped liver. My husband and friends love my chopped liver dish. Unfortunately, I have been unable to entice my children to eat liver. If I had started making this when they were younger, it probably would  have been easier!

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Delicious Homemade Vegetable Soup

January 2015 122On warm winter nights home made vegetable soup is especially enjoyable. It is a delicious and an easy way to add healthy vegetables to one’s diet. It can be enjoyed as a main meal or side dish. Adding meat broth will increase the nutrition of this meal. Chicken broth can be saved and frozen from chicken crock pot meals, to be used in this recipe. See Simple, delicious crock pot pastured chicken for an easy recipe. Continue reading

Pressures to Vaccinate and Why Not To Listen to Your Doctor

th (38)From a young age, most of us are taught the importance of vaccinations. If we are ever confronted with facts which challenge this information,  it can feel very uncomfortable. In my article posted yesterday with Vac Truth, I share some of my own feelings and challenges in very gradually changing my views from extremely pro vaccination to anti- vaccination. I also discuss some of the important real life challenges and pressures individuals face in making the vaccination decision. Continue reading

Home made, gluten free organic apple pie

applepieI rarely make home made apple pie, but I am moved to do so on Thanksgiving and other special occasions. I use a recipe very close to my mother’s recipe which serves as a nice reminder of my mom, whose sweet memory I carry with me. I use less sugar than the original recipe and play with the crust, using a gluten- free crust which seems to vary a bit each year. I usually serve it warmed with home made vanilla ice cream. It is definitely a family favorite in our household. Continue reading

Delicous Real, Raw Vanilla Ice Cream

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Ice cream is loved the world over for its sweetness and creamy, cool taste.  Vanilla ice cream is a favorite dessert in our home. We enjoy it alone or occasionally combined with other sweets like warmed home made apple pie or gluten free brownies for an extra decadent treat. If I am in the mood for chocolate, I may add raw organic chocolate syrup to my ice cream. (Wilderness Family Naturals has a chocolate syrup with the cacao left intact.) Raw cacao is extremely high in anti-oxidants. Occasional desserts as part of a well balanced diet are acceptable and can be enjoyed on special occasions.

Ice cream made with real, nutrient dense ingredients is probably one of the healthiest sweets around. Continue reading

Simple, delicious crock pot pastured chicken

October 2014 photos 028Coming home to the delicious aromas of food cooking in my crock pot is a treat. The added bonus is the simplicity and time saved by using my slow cooker. Plus, slow cooking is an excellent way to preserve the nutrients of  foods. When food is cooked on high heat, toxins are created and food becomes less healthy. This recipe is so simple, it almost does not seem like a recipe. There are only 5 ingredients.  Continue reading

Drink Your Real Milk with Your Chocolate

local raw milkChocolate can be enjoyed in moderation, especially if it is dark, organic chocolate. Washing it down with real, raw whole milk will add tremendously to its health benefits. Enjoy both without any guilt. Real milk has healing powers, along with raw cacao. To learn more click on the articles below. Continue reading

Health Benefits of Interval Training Exercise

runner at Creve Coeur LakeExercising is an important part of prevention and good health. In my guest blog today for Kelly the Kitchen Kop I share information about the tremendous health benefits of intensive interval type exercise to increase lung and heart capacity. Interval training also reduces insulin resistance and helps to lose weight. Continue reading

Spicy Pakistani Spinach Potatoes

Summer 2014 471Years ago my good friend Shane taught me how to make this dish at her home. She estimated her ingredients when she cooked, but tried to help me measure the portions. Shane is an excellent cook and I had the pleasure of enjoying many of her home cooked foods over the years. Shane’s spinach potato dish became a family favorite and many friends have enjoyed this side dish, as well. My children used to refer to the dish as Shane’s potatoes and would often request that I make it. You may adjust the ingredients and spices as desired. I tend to use more spinach and less potatoes. As many traditional recipes do, this recipe uses many healthy spices such as cumin seeds, tumeric, sea salt and crushed red pepper. Continue reading