How to Make Fermented Ketchup

Fermented Ketchup… a staple in my kitchen Ketchup is just one of those things…. kids just love it. For years I avoided ketchup, considering it just a dousing of salt and sugar. But then I discovered how to ferment food.  And how to make fermented ketchup! Homemade ketchup is now a staple in my kitchen. The…

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3 low sugar summer treats

I admit, I’m one of those health-nut moms.  To be honest, I used to be somewhat shy about that (not really sure why), but I’m getting used to the identity.  What’s so shameful about wanting to be healthy and raise healthy kids?? My kids are really healthy – I want to say something like “I’m blessed”…

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oh-my-goodness-delicious gluten free salmon burgers

I used to make a great black bean burger.  But because of a few health issues, we’re not eating beans right now.  Or the bread crumbs and oats the recipe called for. But I had a hankering for these delicious burger so I decided to try my hand at adapting them to our family’s dietary…

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dairy free gluten free mac and cheese

  Mac and Cheese is a comforting meal.  It’s not the most nutritious in the world, but it’s fast and it’s a child pleaser in most families.  So when I suggest to clients that they go off gluten and/or dairy, it’s a meal that they often miss. I know I did when I took my…

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Homemade healthy breakfast cereal for kids

  For kids, or for anyone, really.  I came up with this cereal recipes when a batch of snack bars I was making fell apart.  Literally.  We ate the bar pieces as a breakfast cereal.  Then I tweaked it a bit and out came this recipe! You’ve heard it said, breakfast is the most important…

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Nut-Grain-Gluten Free Homemade Granola Bars

These bars have quickly become a staple in my house.  They are packed full of good stuff and the best part is that they are quick and easy to make. This recipe is… FILLER FREE – CHECK!      GLUTEN FREE – CHECK!     DAIRY FREE – CHECK! NUT FREE – CHECK! (or you can…

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How to Cook Oatmeal – not bloatmeal!

When I was a canoe trip leader, oatmeal was a staple breakfast.  But we called it bloat-meal. I hated the oatmeal breakfast because it make me feel heavy in my stomach and I was hungry an hour after eating it. After I studied nutrition, it all came clear.  Now I know why I felt this way…

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Is feeding babies liver ok?

I’m still trying to perfect the liver pate.  It was something that intimidated me for the longest time.  But when my chef friend Jamie brought me some and my 12 month-old devoured it, I knew I had to learn to make it. There’s a real art to making liver pate, but this is a pretty…

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Ground Pork Lettuce Wraps

What to do with a pound of ground pork??? Make ground pork lettuce wraps… a quick and easy dinner reminiscent of family gatherings at the local Chinese restaurant (but without the additives). I had defrosted some pastured pork a few days ago and just didn’t really know what to do with it.  Then for some…

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Vegetarian Stock

Is there such a thing as a vegetarian stock?  Vegetarians sometimes ask me what they can do if they don’t want to partake in the bone-broth party.  If you’ve been reading my blog or browse my site you know that I am not a vegetarian and that I am a huge proponent of animal fats…

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