I’m sure most of you are like “huh?” You’ve never heard of kefir…..and I hadn’t either, until two of my friends told me about it. They were both using it and hailed the benefits of it. I shook it off myself, thinking, “nah, this is not for me.” I was wrong! I was sick a little last year, and I had to take antibiotics. If you know anything about antibiotics, you know that they are hard on your stomach. I had problems with them, and my friend told me that I needed to eat lots of probiotics – she was right. Once I upped my probiotics, I got better fast. Now I’m making kefir every day…….do I have your attention now?What is kefir? Basically, it’s fermented milk. That sounds pretty nasty, right? When I was told what it was, my first thought was “Ew!” Kefir tastes somewhat like buttermilk. It can be used as a substitute for buttermilk, plain yogurt, or sour cream. It’s chocked full of probiotics – it’s really, really good for you. It’s full of vitamins, minerals, and it is very easy to digest since it’s already partially broken down. It will keep yeast infections at bay…..sorry guys. Pretend you didn’t hear that. Some people who are lactose intolerant are able to drink kefir without a problem. There are TONS and TONS of health benefits. Go here to Dom’s Kefir Site to read them all. You can buy kefir at the store, usually in the health food section, or you can make your own. I am making my own, so let me show you how. It is very cheap to make once you get started. [Read more…]
I saw this recipe in All You magazine and it reminded me that I really liked these. It had been a long while since I had made them, so I decided to try again. I thought it would make a good tutorial because they’re quick and easy. I’m always looking for good, nutritious snacks for Annie so I thought this might be good – and boy, was I right! Good grief. I couldn’t feed them to her fast enough……and when I finally cut her off, she sat in her chair and cried like it was the end of the world. So, if you need a good snack for your kids, this might fit the bill. They are a little bit messy because of the spices, but I just consider it a little extra character to add to Annie’s face and my kitchen floor. [Read more…]
Well, it’s that time of year when pumpkins abound! I just love them. They’re so pretty…..and tasty! Barry loves pumpkin pie (gag attack!) and I like putting pumpkin puree in breads, cookies, and stews.
It can get pretty expensive if you use a lot of pumpkin puree – unless you make it yourself. Then it becomes pretty cheap. Y’all know I like to keep things cheap! And I also like to teach y’all how to do things for yourself.
Which is why today, I’m sharing all about how to make your own pumpkin puree!
|***We’ve adapted this recipe to fit our Whole Foods lifestyle by using rolled oats and sucanat. See printable recipe below.***I love granola bars! I buy them when I can get them really cheap (which is this time of year). But if you’ve had homemade granola bars; you’ll know the ones from the store can’t hold a candle to them. Embrace the love of granola! It’s ok to admit it. It doesn’t mean that you’ll have to sell your house, go live in a tree and never shave again. Let’s make them, shall we? [Read more…]|