Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mexican Pizza (gluten free)

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I have a confession. I am a recovering Taco Bellaholic.   I was totally addicted. Before I converted to eating real food, I used to eat Taco Bell 2 to 3 times per week, if not more. I loved it! The thought of it makes my mouth water as I sit here typing.

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Alas, I discovered what was in Taco Bell’s food. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of real food in there. Reconstituted, dehydrated refried beans, barely food grade ground beef, GMO corn tortillas, not to mention all of the MSG laden sauces. You can check out some gory details on Food Babe’s latest post on Taco Bell right here. I would imagine that many of my current physical ailments are due to my indulgence in this fast food joint’s food-like cuisine.

After walking away from this 20+ year addiction, Continue reading Mexican Pizza (gluten free)

From Full Time Career Woman to Stay at Home Mom

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If you had told me 10 years ago that in 2014 I would be a stay at home mom, homemaker and homeschooler, I would have laughed you out of the room. I mean, that’s a lot of home and I’m not really a homey person. I went to college to make lots of dough and live the good life, right? So how did I get here? It was a long journey and had many bumps along the way. If you’re struggling with this transition, just know that you are not alone. And you can do it. Here is my story.

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Soon after my husband and I got married, we were still growing in our relationship with God and with each other. There was a couple in our lives that were raising incredibly obedient kids and had a great God centered marriage. We wanted that. She stayed at home and they homeschooled their children. It seemed great for them…but I didn’t know if that was for me.

Fast forward a year later, Continue reading From Full Time Career Woman to Stay at Home Mom

Anytime Guacamole…Anytime You Crave It

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Photo by Justine Whitworth
Photo by Justine Whitworth

Have you ever seen those “Guacamole Kits” for sale in the produce department?  You know, the clear plastic take-out boxes containing a couple avocados, a jalepeno, a red onion, and a tomato?  All the ingredients necessary for delicious, homemade  guacamole.  It’s very convenient…as long as you don’t mind at least one of the ingredients being somewhat “off.”

A withered up jalapeño, unripe (or overripe) avocados, or a sickly looking tomato?  No thanks.  I’ll buy the ingredients separately.

Which brings up another difficulty:  When the guacamole craving strikes, it’s usually not the day after I’ve been to the grocery store with a specific plan to make guacamole.  And the way I run my pantry, it’s extremely unlikely that I’ll “accidentally” have each of the typical guacamole ingredients on-hand (and ripe enough) to use all at the same time. Continue reading Anytime Guacamole…Anytime You Crave It

Blueberry Coconut Muffins (gluten free)

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One fine morning, us girls, decided to make muffins together. Now, you may be wondering why these muffins are gluten free with all the bread posts on our site. Well, the truth is, I just recently found out that wheat doesn’t particularly like me much. With all of the gluten free hype, I thought I’d cut it out of my diet for a while, reintroduce it, and see how my body reacted. Now, I’m not saying I’m full blown allergic or anything, but there sure is a noisy, not so pleasant smell after my consumption of wheat. What?

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So, low and behold, the gluten free blueberry coconut muffin! Why blueberries? Because my 3 year old eats them by the bag full. Why coconut? Continue reading Blueberry Coconut Muffins (gluten free)