Tips for a healthy immune system and healing your body with food!

My inspiration is the GAPS diet, Paleo & all things grain free!

Live well, eat clean & feed your body real nutrition.

Whole foods prepared with hands.

 

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Finally, Organic concealer that works and looks beautiful on! Thank you RMS beauty! Thank you Blush Beauty Bar! I love local businesses that offer clean choices. Shout out to the owner Deborah!
I picked up this concealer for $36 today. A little pricey but it’s twice the size of my $30 suki concealer that I can’t stand.
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RMS “un” cover up

I also snagged a lip2cheek in beloved. It looks bright red but goes on like natural flushed cheek color. Love it!

Buying organic spices is more affordable than you think!
I think few people realize that you can buy fresh organic spices for less the price of a bottle.
From organic taco seasoning to organic cinnamon sticks. How many of your spice jars just sit for years?

 Most of those spices have been radiated and are full of chemicals and anti caking agents.
Buy what you need for a few recipes. I bought all of these at New Seasons for about $3.50. And when the bag is empty I place it in a small basket so I know what spices to replenish. You can print out recipes and get exactly what you need and save a ton of cash.

Try it, You’ll like it!

Essential oils for a healthy home & immune system.

Ingredients:

Mix all essential oils together in a dark glass bottle.

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Creamy, Sweet & Spicy
Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup

4 pounds whole butternut squash (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1 stick of butter
1 large Honey crisp apple peeled and chopped
1 large sweet onion
A few sprigs of rosemary chopped fine
1 gallon or 4 quarts chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp ground cardimum
1/8 teaspoon freshly cayanne pepper, 

Heat the oven to 425°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the squash pieces cut-side up on the baking sheet. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and brush all of it over the tops and insides of the squash halves (alternatively, you can rub it on evenly with your fingers). Season generously with sea salt. Roast until knife tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, peel, core, and cut the apple into medium dice. Cut the onion into medium dice. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a large stainless steel pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the apple, onion, and rosemary,  and and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. 
Make sure the bottom of the pan gets brown and crusty, not burnt. This is how you get a good soup flavor!!

Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
When the squash is ready, set the baking sheet on a wire rack until the squash is cool enough to handle. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into the saucepan with the sautéed apples and onions; discard the skins.
Add the broth, water, and measured salt and pepper and spices, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up any large pieces of squash, until the flavors meld, about 1 hour. Remove from heat and blend with an  immersion blender. 
Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. 
Serve hot garnished with roasted seeds or fresh cream.

Creamy, Sweet & Spicy
Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup

4 pounds whole butternut squash (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1 stick of butter
1 large Honey crisp apple peeled and chopped
1 large sweet onion
A few sprigs of rosemary chopped fine
1 gallon or 4 quarts chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp ground cardimum
1/8 teaspoon freshly cayanne pepper,

Heat the oven to 425°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the squash pieces cut-side up on the baking sheet. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and brush all of it over the tops and insides of the squash halves (alternatively, you can rub it on evenly with your fingers). Season generously with sea salt. Roast until knife tender, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, peel, core, and cut the apple into medium dice. Cut the onion into medium dice. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a large stainless steel pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the apple, onion, and rosemary, and and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes.
Make sure the bottom of the pan gets brown and crusty, not burnt. This is how you get a good soup flavor!!

Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
When the squash is ready, set the baking sheet on a wire rack until the squash is cool enough to handle. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh into the saucepan with the sautéed apples and onions; discard the skins.
Add the broth, water, and measured salt and pepper and spices, stir to combine, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up any large pieces of squash, until the flavors meld, about 1 hour. Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender.
Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serve hot garnished with roasted seeds or fresh cream.

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My favorite morning pick me up is organic sweet orange oil ($2.75 for 1/2 ounce) & organic spearmint oil ($5.25 for 1/2 ounce). It cleans the air of bacteria and smells amazing! Great for kids with a cough, skip the vapor rub and put a few drops in a diffuser.

I love that my shipment came with a book of 20 herbal recipes, from how to make tinctures to throat sprays and tea!
Video soon to come!

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If you have never had a delicata squash before, your missing out. They are firm and sweet and when you roast them they stay firm. I tell my kids they are squash fries.

I just sliced one up, cut out the middle with cookie cutters, added a little kerrygold butter and lots of sea salt .

Roasted in the oven 350 degrees for 15, then bump up to 400 for 8 more minutes.

Flip them at 10 minutes! Sprinkle with you favorite seasoning herbs after you pull them out of the oven. I just tried out my dehydrated tomatoes, rosemary & thyme blend.

You can use spices you like or add hard cheese. This squash will surprise you!! It’s really good!

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Yes on 92! We have the right to know what’s in our food!! Stassi and I Join the team!

Yes on 92! We have the right to know what’s in our food!! Stassi and I Join the team!

I just received a heart warming message from one of my you tube subscribers and am so touched. 
For a while I stopped blogging because I had just didn’t believe that there where still people who were willing to work hard to get healing!
I was working with countless moms who had sick children or were sick themselves and they just did not want to change their lifestyles to get well! It makes me sad and angry all at the same time.
Some even mocked and scoffed at me for suggesting they remove processed (fake food) from their diets.
I mean people are appalled to actually cook! That is just way too much work for some.
I figured why Blog? No one is reading it or really cares. But I was wrong. There are growing numbers of people that are fed up with gut damaging medications & or are fighting for their child’s life!
Some people have just hit a wall and are extremely desperate for healing!

This journey not only saved my sons life but I believe it saved mine! If I continued the lifestyle I was living I surely would be very sick! I was one panic attack away from a suicide. 
God pulled me out of that dark place & gave me a natural way to heal my family.
I have personally been able to help over a dozen families turn a loved one from sick or hospitalized to healthy and thriving! 
I’m not trying to brag, I’m just telling you all, I have seen diet and clean living heal all types of disorders from start to finish! I have trouble shot and get it! I do this to make your life better, not harder. Trust me, if you are reading this, you know you need to get it together. 
Don’t wait until things are really, really bad. Sadly, most people wait until they are too sick to live the lifestyle they need to heal. It’s heartbreaking! I know many of these people and have watched them go back to a horrid diet and are now in huge trouble. I’m sorry, I can not do it for you….
My advice, start before your body shuts down and becomes autoimmune!
I have seen many people become allergic to most foods and let me tell you something, it only gets worse the longer you wait!

Sorry for the long wing, going to sleep now 😘

I just received a heart warming message from one of my you tube subscribers and am so touched.
For a while I stopped blogging because I had just didn’t believe that there where still people who were willing to work hard to get healing!
I was working with countless moms who had sick children or were sick themselves and they just did not want to change their lifestyles to get well! It makes me sad and angry all at the same time.
Some even mocked and scoffed at me for suggesting they remove processed (fake food) from their diets.
I mean people are appalled to actually cook! That is just way too much work for some.
I figured why Blog? No one is reading it or really cares. But I was wrong. There are growing numbers of people that are fed up with gut damaging medications & or are fighting for their child’s life!
Some people have just hit a wall and are extremely desperate for healing!

This journey not only saved my sons life but I believe it saved mine! If I continued the lifestyle I was living I surely would be very sick! I was one panic attack away from a suicide.
God pulled me out of that dark place & gave me a natural way to heal my family.
I have personally been able to help over a dozen families turn a loved one from sick or hospitalized to healthy and thriving!
I’m not trying to brag, I’m just telling you all, I have seen diet and clean living heal all types of disorders from start to finish! I have trouble shot and get it! I do this to make your life better, not harder. Trust me, if you are reading this, you know you need to get it together.
Don’t wait until things are really, really bad. Sadly, most people wait until they are too sick to live the lifestyle they need to heal. It’s heartbreaking! I know many of these people and have watched them go back to a horrid diet and are now in huge trouble. I’m sorry, I can not do it for you….
My advice, start before your body shuts down and becomes autoimmune!
I have seen many people become allergic to most foods and let me tell you something, it only gets worse the longer you wait!

Sorry for the long wing, going to sleep now 😘

Oven Roasted Cheesy Bacon Butter squash!

Ingredients
2 acorn or delicata squash , a little over 1 pound each

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 slice if cooked bacon
1/2 cup of ghee or melted pastured butter (salted kari gold is great!)
1 large garlic clove
7 basil leaves

1/2 cup hard cheese grated (Sherpa milk machego, asiago, parmasean or Comte cheese.

1 jar of maranara, heated up (whatever your fav or homemade)


Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend 1/2 cup of ghee with bacon, garlic and basil

you can also chop up the ingredients fine & stir it together (slightly less cleanup!)

Split the squash in half through the equator and scrape out the seeds with a spoon. Slice up the squash into 1/2 inch slices, place slices on a parchment lined baking sheets and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Spoon melted butter mixture and coat the tops of each squash slice.
Bake until tender, 20 minutes.
You may need to rotate your baking sheets after 15 minutes of baking.

Remove your baking sheets from the oven and
Sprinkle cheese on the slices and turn the temp up to 400 degrees and place the baking sheets back in the oven. Cook until melted and slightly crispy.

Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper again.

Serve with hot maranara of choice.
Whole foods organic fat free pasta sauce is acceptable. I reduce it while the squash is cooking.

This dish can be made with refined coconut oil in place of ghee or other cooking fat of choice, it is also great without cheese. Just include the higher temp crisping.

My daughter can’t stop saying mmmm when she eats this! It’s sooo good!

Twist on my classic fluffy cashew muffins!

Chocolate mini muffins

Light fluffy Cashew butter muffins
Yields 11 muffins
Ingredients



1&1/2 cups cashew butter (I use homemade)

2 eggs

1 & 1/3 large very ripe bananas (I always have ripe bananas frozen, no need to defrost)

1/4 cup honey plus 2 tbs
1/4 cup cocoa powder (non alk)

1 & 1/2 tsps. pure vanilla extract

1/2 t. baking soda

1/4 t. sea salt



Instructions
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
2. Place 30 liners in muffin tin (if you care small muffin liners)
3. Put all ingredients in the blender (vitamix, blendtec, food processor)
4. Blend until it looks like thick pancake batter.
5. Use a small ice cream scooper 3/4 scoop per mini cup
6. Bake muffins for about* 12-14 min you want a toothpick to come out clean
7. Let cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes
8. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack

Dinner does not have to be complicated…
Pick a protein & lots of veggies, add a sauce or just balsamic & oil! Boom.
You don’t have to have a production or stress out. Lots of veggies is key!
My favorite combo is broccoli, sweet onion, zucchini, garnet yam.
Do whatever you like, just cook enough veggies to get full so you don’t OD on protein!