New blog, New purpose {welcome!}

After a very, very long break, I am back! I’m so excited about my new & simple blog! The purpose of this blog is to pass along some tiny bits of the massive amounts of kitchen-food-diet-budget information I’m thinking about & planning for my family, in hopes that it will be helpful to you as you travel your … Continue reading

Homemade Yogurt {a recipe & tutorial}

Any google search for homemade yogurt can give you a million different links for a million different ways of making yogurt. Trust me, I’ve read them all. Well not, all, but a lot.🙂 So I figured I would add my post to the other million & give you yet another method of making homemade yogurt. Before we … Continue reading

Weekly Menu Plan {nourishing traditions} #10

[July 2011, Week 3] {Breakfast} Soaked Baked Oatmeal, Soaked Granola with Raw Milk or Homemade Yogurt, & Soaked Waffles* this weekend {A.M. Snacks} Peanut Butter Smoothies & Cultured Milk Smoothies* {Lunches} Peanut Butter & Raw Honey on Sprouted Bread, Carrot Sticks & Creme Fraiche* (I add the ranch dressing herbs from this recipe to make “Ranch Dip”), Apples & Peanut Butter, Salmon Salad (with homemade Mayo*) on Soaked Crackers … Continue reading

Weekly Menu Plan {nourishing traditions} #9

[July 2011, Week 2] {Breakfast} Soaked Baked Oatmeal, Soaked Granola with Raw Milk or Homemade Yogurt, & Soaked German Pancakes this weekend {A.M. Snacks} PB Smoothies & Cultured Milk Smoothies* {Lunches} PB & Raw Honey on Sprouted Bread, Carrot Sticks & Creme Fraiche* (I add the ranch dressing herbs from this recipe to make “Ranch Dip”), Apples & PB, Salmon Salad (with homemade Mayo*) on Soaked Crackers {P.M. Snacks} Popcorn* … Continue reading

Peanut….Peanut Butter! {a sweet success}

I finally did it! I made yummy peanut butter that our whole family loves! Yipee! My peanut butter making history… 1st attempt: I soaked & dehydrated my organic Valencia peanuts (with the skin on) from Azure & threw them in the Vitamix. Following the recipe in Nourishing Traditions, I added honey, salt & coconut oil. I loved it. It was the best peanut … Continue reading

Soaked Granola {recipe & picture tutorial}

Over the last couple years, I have tried granola recipes from… Little Birdie Secrets SouleMama Raising Olives Natural Health Information Passionate Homemaking, & Health Begins With Mom & I have discovered a few things… 1. Soaking & dehydrating feels best on our tummies. Plus it makes our home smell A-M-A-Z-I-N-G while it’s dehydrating. 2. Extra … Continue reading

Weekly Menu Plan {nourishing traditions} #7

[June 2011, Week 4] {Breakfast} (we are simplifying breakfast this week due to our church’s VBS, yay!) Fresh Fruit with Raw Milk or Homemade Yogurt, & Bulgur & Kefir Pancakes on the weekend {A.M. Snacks} PB Smoothies & Cultured Milk Smoothies* {Lunches} PB & Raw Honey on Sprouted Bread, Carrot Sticks & Creme Fraiche* (I add the ranch dressing herbs from this recipe to … Continue reading