Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lots of links

The inspiration from around the web never ceases to amaze me. Here are a few things I've had in my browser lately.

Worthless women and the men who make them.....this left me speechless. The world needs more men like this.

John Durant on The Colbert Report.....this combines my two of my favorite things: nutrition and laughing. What more could you want?

Parent like a caveman....If you're eating like a caveman, might as well parent like one.

Everyday chemicals may be harming children....wake up America!

Piece Together Peace....a wonderful remind of the simplicity and joy of childhood

New Traditions....some wonderful ideas for Christmas traditions

Fudge....this needs no explanation

The marvelous health of unvaccinated Ella is one example

Friday, October 15, 2010


The kids and I are heading to the farmhouse for at least a week. We are going to play, eat, sleep, and recharge our batteries. Be back online soon.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Real Food Kids: Party Edition

Seth has his 5th birthday party yesterday. It was our first kid-only party. He requested the theme to be "construction". The backyard was full of sand, trucks, yellow and brown balloons and caution tape. I wanted to make sure the kids had fun, but healthy, food.

I served fruit skewers, veggie sticks and hummus in a cup, popcorn made with olive oil and sea salt, and Elana's vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting.

The party was everything it should be. Friends, food, laughs, a couple new toys, and lots of proud smiles from mom and dad. And guess what else? No sugar buzz at the end!

I love my little 5 year old guy. He has put me on quite a journey these past few years. This tiny person is so full of life, energy, and emotion. He is the one who put me on this path of real, traditional foods. For that, I will always be grateful.

After the party was over, Rhett and I celebrated 5 years of parenthood with a simple salmon and roasted veggie dinner. The salmon was cooked with butter, salt and pepper. I roasted the sweet potatoes and beets in some olive oil, herbamere and pepper. So simple, so satisfying, so beautiful.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Almond Butter Cookies

These cookies deserve a post of their own. In one word, they are amazing. These are the best thing that ever happened to grain-free baking. If I didn't know any better, I would guess they were filled with white flour, white sugar, etc. You must try these. Like tonight.

Almond Butter Cookies

1 16oz jar almond butter, extra oil drained off the top
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sweetener - since these are a once in a while treat for us, I use pure dehydrated cane juice
1/2 cup (or more) dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp vanilla.

Mix together and drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I usually pull them out at 8 minutes. They look a little underdone, but they will continue to cook/harden as they sit. Let these cool completely, or they will be crumbly. But, hey, if soft gooey cookie crumbles are your thing I say go for it.


*It has been brought to my attention that this recipe is almost identical to one on Elana's blog. I did not know about this recipe at the time, but wanted to cover my bases. :)

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