How to Make Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract

Homemade pure vanilla extract is so easy and inexpensive to make at yourself, with no added chemicals, dyes, and artificial flavorings! It makes a beautiful gift, even for the person who’s not easy to shop for. Here’s my free and easy tutorial! Believe it or not the holidays are upon us, breathing down our necks! I always […]

Healthy Homemade Gummy Candy – Real, No Added Sugar with Ningxia Red!

Making your own gummy candy at home is so easy, you’ll probably wonder why you’ve never tried it before! This recipe is extra healthy with the added antioxidant power of Ningxia Red, healing properties of grass-fed gelatin, and the nutrients from raw honey. Not a single dye, artificial coloring or weird ingredient in sight, either. It is so […]

How to Make Your Own Kombucha Tea At Home

Making your own kombucha at home is really quite easy – it’s become a new weekly thing in my household and I LOVE the taste! It is so good, and so healthy as it contains 1 billion probiotic strains. So many good bugs for your gut! Here’s a tutorial on how I do it. Kombucha Coocha […]

My Favorite Real Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen gadgets, tools, contraptions, dust collectors, etc.  Whatever you call them, they are (or should be) things that help you get real food preparation done quickly and efficiently.  As you may know, cooking traditional, real foods takes a bit of work.  Let’s just be real.  It be more time consuming than pulling a box out of […]

Moroccan Chickpea Vegetable Soup Recipe

It’s been so chilly up here in New England it’s a perfect time to use some fresh veggies in a delicious flavorful soup! This Moroccan chickpea vegetable soup recipe is super easy to prepare, even with kids running around! Plus it contains all real ingredients, nothing processed so it’s healthy and guilt-free. Beans, beans, beans. […]

How To Make Ghee – Easy Tutorial

Ever heard of ghee? If you haven’t, it might sound like some strange baby word, but it’s actually a healthy and versatile cooking fat that is super easy to make yourself at home! It has the benefits of butter without the casein and protein that aggravate many digestive systems. It’s also-known-as clarified butter. I suppose you could say […]

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 […]

Bacon and Veggie Quiche – Grain and Dairy Free and Real

A quiche recipe that’s real, grain-free and can easily be vegetarian if desired. Not a single thing from a can or a box included – all real and easy! Ten days after my husband and I tied the knot, we flew off to Europe for a three-week honeymoon and then settled down to live in France, where […]

Real Food Jello Recipe – Healthy & Sugar-Free

Looking for a healthy alternative to store-bought jello mixes? I’ve just just the thing for you, and it’s so easy to make you’ll wonder why you ever bought the mix as there’s no stovetop involved! It’s also kid-friendly and immune-supporting if you add essential oils to it. Did you know that jello can be a healthy food, […]