Sourdough Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sourdough Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s right. Sourdough cookies. Who knew you could do so much with sourdough?

I’ve always loved sourdough bread, but I had no idea how versatile a sourdough starter really is! A couple of years ago I took the Gnowfglins Sourdough eCourse, and a whole new world opened up to me! Since then, I’ve made not only bread, biscuits, and pancakes, but also pie crust, cake, cookies, batter for frying onion rings, okra, and fish, and even donuts! [Read more…]

Paleo Friendly, Quick and Easy Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins Title

I’m always looking for healthy, simple breakfast ideas!

I like to keep breakfast quick and uncomplicated most of the time so we can get on with our day without getting bogged down in the kitchen, but I also want it to be nutritious! We don’t do boxed breakfast cereal and most other “quick” options, so I have to get creative. Last week, we decided to try a variation of an idea I’d seen floating around the web.

Check out these easy egg “muffins” we came up with: [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars: A Nutritious Snack from “High Protein, No Powder”

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Finding quick, healthy, tasty snacks to keep on hand for a busy family who’s constantly coming and going is a real challenge.

There are a couple of days a week when we don’t get home to eat supper until late, so we need a healthy, filling snack in the late afternoon to get us through, and when the Dancer has early morning rehearsals she needs a nutritious breakfast to sustain her, but doesn’t have much time and can’t have something heavy like eggs. I refuse to resort to most commercial products. They’re expensive and full of soy and other unhealthy additives and ingredients. But I don’t have a lot of time to spend making things from scratch either. I’m constantly looking for nutritious alternatives that I can make that aren’t too time consuming, but my list is pretty short. 

For the last few weeks I’ve been testing out the recipes in High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars & Smoothies Made With Real Food by Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs.

This 150 page ebook contains 14 protein bar and 20 smoothie recipes that are soy, dairy, grain, gluten, wheat, and corn free. They’re also raw and vegan-friendly. There are step-by step picture tutorials, and each recipe has detailed nutritional information. [Read more…]

The Top 13 Posts of 2013

Top 13

As we wrap up 2013, I thought it’d be fun to share the top 13 posts of the year with you.

It’s fun to look back and see the variety of things I’ve shared this year, and what captured the most attention. Since I moved my entire site over the summer, these may not be as accurate as they would have been otherwise, but we’re going to go with it anyway. Healthy recipes, household tips, and holidays dominated this year!

Here they are, in reverse order from #13 to #1: the top 13 posts of 2013! [Read more…]

Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide (Book Launch & Giveaway!)

Weeding-Out-WheatGoing wheat and/or gluten free is all the rage these days. But is it just a fad, or are there valid reasons to consider it?

I’m convinced there are significant benefits for many people, but only in conjunction with a nutrient-dense diet. Replacing wheat and gluten with much of the “gluten free” junk in the grocery store and continuing to consume other unhealthy foods (sugar, transfats, and the like) isn’t going to have much benefit.

Another issue is the evolutionary argument many proponents of giving up wheat use. Many Christians are put off and unconvinced by this line of reasoning.

Weeding Out Wheat: A Simple, Scientific, Faith-Based Guide by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson addresses both of these issues and more. Combining Trish’s love of reading medical literature and Luke’s love of history and theology, this little book explores the scientific basis for this trend, but from a solidly Christian foundation. [Read more…]

The Best of 2013: A Round Up 48 Links You Don’t Want to Miss!

Most Popular Posts

Christmas Day has come and gone (although the Christmas season really doesn’t end for ten more days), and most people are looking forward to the new year!

To get you off to a good start, I got together with a few of my blogging friends to compile a list of our most popular posts from 2013. Whether you’re looking for tips on organizing and housekeeping, some new recipes to spice up your menu, natural health advice, or something else to start off your new year, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here! The following list is divided into different categories, and it contains the top 2 most popular posts from more than 20 different bloggers: the best of 2013! Pin them, bookmark them, share them, USE them!

Enjoy! 🙂 [Read more…]