Easy, Real and Tasty Paleo Ketchup Recipe (that Kids will Love!)

If you’re a label reader like me, you may have noticed that ketchup often contains high fructose corn syrup, red dyes and more ingredients I don’t want my family eating! Making your own ketchup at home is an easy and inexpensive way to save on expensive, organic ketchup from the grocery store and you get […]

Easy Veggie Chips Your Kids Will Love

A simple and quick recipe for vegetable chips that will help make those “eat your vegetable” battles a bit more peaceful. Plus, they are tasty and fun for adults, too! Recently, I’ve found myself deep in hostile, hostage-like negotiation scenarios. Usually daily. Usually multiple times a day. Can you tell I’m the mother of a toddler? A two-year-old […]

Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing – Easy, Creamy and Real

A recipe that’s easy, creamy and made with all REAL food, this balsamic salad dressing recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Making your own salad dressings at home is an easy and inexpensive way to cut back on added chemicals and preservatives, and unhealthy fats. I used to think the only salad dressing worth eating was […]

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 […]

DIY Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar and Essential Oils

Are you worried about the ingredients in your skin toner and would like a natural, inexpensive and EASY option? Then this recipe is for YOU! Pamper your skin with ingredients found in nature – like apple cider vinegar and essential oils! As I’m halfway through my thirtieth year of life I’ve finally come to the point where […]

DIY Fridge Freshener – Natural and Easy!

A recipe to make an easy and effective fridge freshener! Perfect for a real-food household that buys a lot of produce. It’s also frugal and 100% pure and natural! Real Food Fridges Can Have a STANK What is that smell?  Where is it coming from? You know what I’m talking about.  That funky, musty odor that […]

Homemade Youthful Glow Sugar Scrub – Natural and Easy

A recipe for a quick and easy sugar scrub recipe using olive, jojoba and tamanu oils, plus essential oils like lavender, frankincense and grapefruit to make a gentle, moisturizing way to wash your face and exfoliate! Our skin takes a beating. Especially the skin on our faces which can show the tell tale signs of […]

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 Paleo Mayonnaise – Recipe

Delicious mayonnaise! It’s one of my all-time favorite foods. Here’s how to make the real food, healthy version, that also happens to be Paleo! The best thing about homemade mayonnaise is the incredible flavor. What’s Up with Faux Food Mayo? In my pre-paleo, real food days, I was a big fan of Miracle Whip. I would put […]

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 […]