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roasted root veg

Sweet potato (peeled), two carrots, three small beets (peeled), a finger of ginger, two large cloves of garlic, garam masala, turmeric, salt. Dice into squares and sauté. Delish!

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GAPS, Paleo, Primal Eating and the Challenge (because I did not feel like cooking!)

For 7 weeks I’ve been eating what is pretty purely the GAPS diet. No grains, starches or sugar other than honey. This all began as a way, I hoped, to help my sickies: my husband and my oldest daughter. However, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is always filled with tension for me though I seek desperately for ways to end that and to feel happy and and have fun on this food holiday. Every day of my life, with few … Continue reading

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Food and passion and renewal and the desire to heal

Last weekend I went to a conference. This one. It was fabulous. Spending those days with like-minded sisters is a fabulous way to re-center, feed my beliefs and learn awesome new things from amazing women who are passionate and who … Continue reading

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Eating Breakfast on a (Tight) Budget

First of all I want to tell you that if you’re going to eat well, you have to be willing to cook  and wash dishes. In other words, you have to get over wanting a maid and/or McDonald’s to do … Continue reading

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Eating Well on a (Tight) Budget

People often claim that they cannot eat well for the small amount of money they are allotted each week for food. Let’s examine this for a moment. I want to take up a the challenge that a family of 4 … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

FISH TACOS Not too long ago my husband came home with one hundred pounds of flounder. I don’t mean nice little fillets but whole fish. He bought them while doing his daily business, which, on that particular day, took him … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

OMG yummy! I have no idea why I was craving this tonight but I had to have it. 1 head red cabbage thinly sliced 1 red onion, halved, peeled and thinly sliced 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/2 stick … Continue reading

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We’ve got ‘taters!

These beauties grew in our compost. They are the epitome of Free Food. Creamy inside, waxy outside, they are brown balls of deliciousness. One of the coolest things about organic produce is that it tends to grow in the compost. … Continue reading

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What our food looks like

This is a great time of year to be a part of an alternative food culture, particularly if that alternative food culture is the local, chemical-free group and you live in southeastern Virginia and it’s early July. Right now we’re … Continue reading

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