Slow Cooker Carrot-Cauliflower Soup with Coconut milk and Caramelized Onions

GAPS & Paleo Crockpot Creamy Cauliflower & Carrot Soup

  Nothing says fall and winter like soup. I really like a good vegetable soup, but sometimes the classic toss-a-bunch-of-veggies-in-a-pot-and-cook-them-for-forever gets old. And flavorless. But it’s so easy, right? That’s why we keep doing it. This soup is a marvelous cure for that problem because it IS easy. You DO toss a bunch of veggies […]

New Moms: You need to rest. Everyone else: This is how you can help

Caring for mothers postpartum

How many of you have heard the following in regards to how much you should rest as after birth: 1.  “Only do what you feel up to doing for the first 6 weeks” 2.  “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” 3.  “Your only job after giving birth is to sit on the couch and take care […]

Soup Once a Day, Every Day, All Winter with a Use-What-You-Have Soup Variety Formula

Soup Once a day every day all winter

Since the weather turned decidedly to fall from summer, we’ve been having soup every day again.  Putting it in the crock pot in the morning not only fills the house with a delicious aroma all day, but it also means that I just need to make a side dish for dinner.  We’ve been doing a […]

Gut and Psychology Syndrome Introduction Diet Experiences: A group of posts by people doing the GAPS Diet

Links to blog posts about families doing the GAPS introduction diet

  It’s soup season again! This is a fantastic time to think about starting the GAPS introduction diet.  Wondering what the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Introduction diet is? This explains the how and why of it here.  When you’re starting a new diet like this, especially for a child or for a whole family, it […]

Crockpot West African Nut Butter Chicken (with Cauliflower Rice)

Crockpot West African Nut Butter with Cauliflower Rice - GAPS, Paleo, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, from Health, Home & Happiness

  International food can be incredibly easy to make special-diet friendly. Even better, warm ethnic dishes like stews and curries are easy to make in your slow cooker if you need exotic flavors blended with American ease. This flavorful, nut buttery West African comfort food gets tossed in my crockpot at the beginning of the […]

8 Free Things You Can Do Today to Help Fix Leaky Gut

8 free ways to help fix a leaky gut

  While we were doing the Leaky Gut Webinar yesterday, Steve brought up some free things that we can do to improve leaky gut.  What a great idea! I wanted to recap the ones that he shared, and share some of my own.  Did you know that managing stress is a key component to keeping your […]

SUPERHERO Gummies – Tart Cherry for Sleep, Elderberry Flowers and Berries for Immunity, and Gelatin for skin

adding tart cherry elderberry gummies to lunch

  Anyone who works with children, or has school-aged children, is on the edge of their seat at this time of year.  Colds, the flu, unexplained tummy bugs – they’re all going around where people are gathered indoors and more in contact with each other’s germs.  Sleep deprivation from being *so excited* about school the […]

Things I Love Lately

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There’s nothing like the changing seasons to make me excited about life (cue the Lego Movie song, Everything is Awesommmmeeeeee). Here are some things I’m loving lately, that I bet you will too. Pictured above, a simple banner of triangles sewn on bias tape. I could have pinked the edges, but I didn’t. This cheery […]

DIY Pumpkin Puree – Easy, seasonal, BPA free, and less expensive than canned

DIY Pumpkin Winter Squash Puree that is Thick

Pumpkin puree is used in breads, muffins, pies, and even pumpkin smoothies at this time of year.  It can come from a can, but then you have the question about where your pumpkin actually came from as well as what’s in the packaging.  When you opt for organic squash in a BPA free can, the […]

Meal Plan – October 2014 – Grain Free Meal Plans Free Printable

Grain Free Meal Plan - one week printable - oct seasonal menu

  I know how important meal planning can be for families, it can make or break both a special diet and a limited budget (and who has an unlimited budget?!).  I wanted to share a sample menu plan for you, so you can get started on the right track this week!  Print it out, and […]