Fast Delicious Mushroom Chips Seasoned with Lemon and Garlic – Made in the Dehydrator

10 minute mushroom chips

Sometimes you just need something crunchy and savory. It’s tempting to reach for tortilla or potato chips, but with this recipe you’ll never desire to again!  Here we quickly slice mushrooms (I buy from Costco) in a food processor, toss them with seasonings, and then dehydrate them to crispy crunchy perfection. Even the kids love […]

4-Ingredient Chia Blueberry Jam (Paleo and GAPS- refined sugar free)

chia seed jam gaps paleo recipe

“But I just want peanutbutter and jelly,” She whined. Now, I normally am not a fan of giving into whining, but sometimes when you’re 8, and you eat differently than your friends at school, and it’s the end of the school year and life is chaotic, you just need some peanut butter and jelly. Wanting […]

It’s So Easy! Amazing Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken That You’ll Want Again and Again

Sometimes we forget that the most simple dishes can be the absolute best tasting. This simple meal uses less-expensive chicken thighs, and the bones are used later for chicken stock as well, making this the dish that keeps on going.  See that crispy chicken skin dusted with pepper? It tastes even better than it looks. […]

Easy Homemade Jerky From Ground Beef

jerky from ground beef

Beef jerky is an easy portable way to get needed protein in either as a quick snack, or even a meal replacement in a pinch. I love to bring this camping and when we do errands or otherwise are out and about.  Less chewy than beef jerky from a roast, this beef jerky from ground […]

Depression: It’s in Your GUT, Not Your Head {Why Your Microbiome Matters}

Depression Gut and What You Eat

As it affects about one tenth of the population, people are catching on that depression isn’t something that people can just will to go away, or snap out of. Though situational depression can be caused by a temporary situation, in general depression is something that points to an overall imbalance in the body. It’s thought […]

Amazing GAPS-Friendly Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Yogurt Cheese Frosting

carrot cake muffins with cream cheese frosting

After all the health issue posts lately, which are a little bit stressful to write, but are much needed, I found myself wanting to just talk about cake. So cake it is today. A delicious GAPS-friendly carrot cake cupcake brimming with carrots, and all the other goodies that were in my cousin Tori’s family-famous carrot […]

Autism: It’s Not Just MMR or ‘Genetics’ – take a look at how gut health is related to autism

ASD starts in the gut

When Hannah woke up on the 3rd day after removing gluten and casein (wheat and dairy) from her diet, we saw evidence of a miracle. She was three, and before this miracle she had never made good eye contact, had epic meltdowns, sensory issues prevented her from being able to do something as simple as errands […]

Things You Need to Know About High Quality Probiotics (read this before taking Biokult)

5 Things to Know Before You Take Biokult Probiotic

“Yeah, Aaron’s dad gave us kefir that he made, it tasted really good but then we were all sick the next day.”  A friend explains his first experience with probiotic-rich naturally fermented water kefir to me.  Some people take probiotics, or probiotic-rich fermented food, and then assume that they’re allergic to it, or it isn’t […]

5 Packaged Foods I Buy Every Week {with only a little shame}

Packaged food doesn't ALWAYS mean a huge compromise.

I know how to cook from scratch. I know the benefits of cooking from scratch.  I know it’s better for the environment, my bank account, and my family when I cook from scratch. But there are some things I’ve settled on for convenience, sacrificing as little health as I can in the process. Be careful, […]

ADHD: It’s More Than Just Too Much Sugar and Screen Time (the root is in the gut)

adhd add gut connection

ADHD is one of the more polarizing health topics.  Hyperactivity or inattention (ADD) have been blamed on too many electronics, lack of consistency in parenting, just boys being boys, too much structured time in the classroom, not enough structure at home, food additives, or just a normal part of childhood. I do think that all […]