How to Render Lard in a Crock Pot

When you hear about rendering lard does it take you back to your grandmother’s kitchen? Or perhaps even your great-grandmothers kitchen? Not exactly something that screams “modern cooking,” right? If you’re like me, you’ve found an interest in bringing back those traditional kitchen skills and a great place to start is rendering lard. It’s not […]

How to Make Easy and Healing Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the most nourishing and nutritious real foods you can make – full of the vitamins and minerals from the bones of animals, it provides nourishment we seldom get in conventional diets. Here is a very easy, slow cooker version that anyone can make! If you’re into real food, you’ve most likely […]

Homemade Refried Beans Recipe – Soaked and Real

A recipe for authentic, tasty, made-from-scratch refried beans from soaked beans. No need to worry about the sodium content, chemicals or BPA-liners here and it’s nourishing and very healthy! It’s also vegan, vegetarian, Paleo and GAPS friendly! I’m crazy about Mexican food and have many happy childhood memories eating at the local Mexico Tipico with […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – GAPS, Paleo, Slow Cooker

A nourishing, hearty delicious butternut squash soup recipe that’s made from homemade chicken stock. Feeds the heart, soul and entire immune system! Butternut squash is one of my favorite vegetables so I was excited to learn it is a common vegetable used while on the GAPS diet (based on the book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome […]

Easy Crock Pot Bavarian Roast & Egg Noodles

A delicious and hearty Crock Pot meal with roast and the sweet flavor of apples, with the tangy bite of vinegar and cinnamon, all over egg noodles and veggies. There’s nothing like cookin in the Crock Pot as your whole house fills with a mouthwatering aroma for hours on end. I really love using mine, […]

Easy Crock Pot BBQ Chicken & Tomatoes, Rice and Veggies {recipe}

I really need to go to the store – no more fruit, crackers, and only a couple of eggs! This is likely to cause an uprising in my household. But I really don’t feel like throwing the kids in the car and braving the grocery store with a toddler and a baby right now. So, […]

Grandmama’s Chicken Brunswick Stew {recipe}

So, after posting my Easy Crock Pot Chicken Brunswick Stew Recipe, I will now share with you my Grandmama’s version. After baby #2 came along, I only tackle this one when I’m feeling rather ambitious (which isn’t often!) because it takes two days to stew. The recipe is also printed in this awesome cookbook… …that comes […]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew {recipe}

A classic Southern tangy soup that’s super easy to make in your slow cooker. The barbecue sauce, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce give it a tangy and sweet flavor that fills the whole house with a comforting, warm aroma. Mmmm…I wish you could smell the tangy aroma coming from my kitchen right now (one day that’ll probably be possible!). […]