Recipes

I get frequent requests for recipes, as do most food bloggers.  Here are all my posted recipes pulled together on one page for easier access.  If you only want suggestions for meal plans, take a look at the Meals page.  The meals are also listed here because many of them include recipes.

 

Recipe: Home Cooked Beans Can Boost Your Food Budget

I love beans, especially pinto beans, and home cooked beans are absolutely the best!  In fact, if you have only eaten canned or commercially cooked beans in the past, you are in for a real treat if you try these … Continue reading

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On the Real Food News Front – 7/17/14

I know it’s not still morning, but while reading my newspaper today, I did have a cup of homemade chicken bone broth.  Chicken is my favorite broth, but I have made broths from beef, pork, chicken, duck, and goose bones.  … Continue reading

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Blueberry Banana Nut Bread

Here in Houston, blueberries are in season, and I love blueberries!  They have always been my favorite berry and one of my overall favorite fruits.  I eat them with my homemade Nutty Granola and raw milk, in smoothies, in homemade … Continue reading

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On the Real Food News Front – 7/10/14

Yes, I know it’s old-fashioned, but I still read my newspaper every morning while I drink my cup of bone broth and eat my breakfast. However, the newspaper is not my only, and not even my primary, news source. I … Continue reading

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Blackberry Cobbler with Crumb Topping

I found some really fresh, beautiful organic blackberries last week and immediately thought of a fruit pie.  What’s the easiest, quickest way to have fruit pie?  It’s a cobbler, and the quickest topping is a crumb topping. After some online … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Popcorn, and You Don’t Need a Popper!

One of my favorite snacks is fresh popcorn with lots of melted butter drizzled all over it.  I love the smell of popcorn popping, even in the theaters, but I don’t want to eat their popcorn.  Theaters use unhealthy oils … Continue reading

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Gingerbread with Cream Cheese and Raw Honey Topping

Finally, this is the last recipe I will post from our delicious Christmas dinner.  This gingerbread was a real treat, a special occasion dessert.  It was made with shredded fresh ginger and sprouted whole wheat flour and served with a … Continue reading

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Homemade Cream Gravy – you don’t need to avoid gravy!

Have you been avoiding gravies because you thought they were unhealthy?  Traditional gravy really wasn’t unhealthy.  It was usually made with fat from cooking meat or some butter, a little flour, and some homemade broth, milk, or cream. In fact, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie made with Raw Cream and Lard Crust

We all have our favorite pumpkin pie recipes. Here is the one we had with our Thanksgiving dinner.  This version is made with healthier ingredients, like raw cream, unrefined organic sugar, organic spices, and a lard pie crust. Although I … Continue reading

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Cornbread – Gluten-Free, Made with Sprouted Corn Flour

Traditionally, the bread at many Southern meals has been cornbread, especially if those meals included pork, beans, or greens.  I’ve always loved homemade cornbread and have tried different recipes, but this is my favorite. The kind of cornbread I grew … Continue reading

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Roast Goose for Thanksgiving Dinner

My family doesn’t especially like the white meat in chicken or turkey.  That’s why we usually prefer goose or duck because the meat is all dark meat–tender and full of flavor.  Last year’s Christmas dinner featured roast duckling.  Modern turkeys … Continue reading

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Pastured Chicken and Okra with Coconut Milk and Indian Spices

Summer in Houston means a plentiful supply of fresh okra,and I’m always looking for new ways to use seasonal, organic produce.  Last Saturday at the farmers’ market was no exception–I found a nice bunch of beautiful red okra pods grown … Continue reading

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Better than cake! Birthday Chocolate Cream Pie

My son has always preferred pie to cake, and for many years on his birthday he’s asked for his favorite chocolate cream pie instead of cake.  The recipe has evolved over the years as I’ve learned to use healthier ingredients, … Continue reading

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REAL Peach Ice Cream in 15 Minutes (or Less) Including Cleanup!

It’s summertime hot in Houston, and what could be better in hot weather than cool, creamy ice cream?  We love our homemade REAL ice cream, and one of our favorites (maybe number 1) is peach.  There are many ways to make … Continue reading

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Fresh Fig Smoothie

Figs are definitely in season here in Houston, TX, and I love their sweet juiciness.  My local farmers market had 4 or 5 varieties of ripe figs last weekend.  And today’s feature in the food section of the Houston Chronicle … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Pancakes – a delicious, earthy, family favorite

My family loves the earthy flavor of buckwheat pancakes, especially when served with lots of butter and a little real maple syrup.  However, buckwheat doesn’t just taste good, it is also very nutritious. Buckwheat is not wheat.  It’s not even … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates with Pecan Topping

Heavenly and decadent, these lightly broiled stuffed dates are delicious and will satisfy your sweet tooth without any additional sweetener!  I love Medjool dates and eat them just plain, but these stuffed dates are way better than even I imagined.  … Continue reading

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Coconut Flour Cornbread

Having been born and always lived in the South, cornbread is one of my favorite foods, especially served hot with lots of butter melted inside.  I’ve posted a recipe for traditional Southern Cornbread before; however, I’ve been wanting to reduce … Continue reading

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Lentils with Cheese

For many years, one of my family’s favorite homestyle foods has been Lentils with Cheese, but I’ve learned that to be healthier the lentils need to be soaked or sprouted, which requires a lot of preplanning and extra time.  I … Continue reading

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REAL Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s the middle of March and we’re already close to breaking high temperature records here in Houston! It was 89 yesterday, which tied a record from 1907. Of course, summers are always hot here, but we don’t usually start quite … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmigiana

How about this for super easy! I really love a recipe that is delicious and nutritious but also quick and easy to prepare. Eggplant Parmigiana Ingredients 2 medium eggplants (these were from my local farmers market) 2 cups tomato puree … Continue reading

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Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

As you probably have noticed by now, I love my morning smoothies!  Although my usual smoothie is a Banana Cocoa Smoothie, I like to try new flavors.  I don’t often find really ripe, organic strawberries, but I was lucky last … Continue reading

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Pepperoni pizza with soaked whole wheat crust

Pepperoni pizza has always been a favorite food, but we don’t eat it very often since we switched to a healthier diet.  For Super Bowl Sunday, I thought I would make some pizza for a treat and wanted it to … Continue reading

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Cheese Biscuits – Grain Free

I made my favorite vegetable beef soup the other day and wanted something to add a different flavor to the meal.  We don’t eat a lot of bread or bread substitutes; however, we had really enjoyed the coconut flour blueberry … Continue reading

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Grass-fed Beef Tostadas with Guacamole

We celebrated New Year’s Eve with a special treat this year.  I fell in love with Mexican food when I moved to Texas many years ago, and although there are lots of Mexican restaurants here in Houston–in fact sometimes it … Continue reading

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Banana Cocoa Smoothie

It’s been almost a year since I wrote about my morning smoothies.  I still have one most mornings but thought it was about time I updated my post with some changes I’ve made in the recipe.  The base of my … Continue reading

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What’s for Christmas dinner? Roast duckling and veggies!

The roast duckling we ate for Christmas dinner is probably the best I’ve cooked.  It was tender and juicy, but still flavorful with brown, crispy skin.  My family prefers duck to turkey or even chicken because it is ALL dark … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins – Grain Free

One of the projects for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course was to make a real food recipe that I had never made before.  I had not experimented much with grain-free baked foods so I chose to make a blueberry muffin … Continue reading

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Chicken Taco Salad

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with the chicken meat leftover from cooking bone broth, here’s a super delicious way to use it–season the meat and use it on a chicken taco salad.   Top it with shredded cheese, guacamole, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Olives and Lemons

My whole family really loves lamb, and this version of Moroccan stew has some interesting spices that add an exotic taste and aroma to the dish.  This is a true traditional dish based on a recipe I found in another … Continue reading

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