recipe

Why I Don’t Use Store-Bought Sunscreen & My Own Solution

We’re told that sunscreen not only helps prevent burns, it protects us from developing skin cancer.   But, does it really protect us from cancer?  Are the chemicals in sunscreen worse than the UV exposure?  In other words…  Should we use sunscreen?   Store-bought sunscreen may not be as beneficial as we have been led to believe.  The government allows…

Read More

“Healthier” Peanut Butter Balls (Sunflower Option)

I’m thrilled to report that our Candy Chemistry workshop at Ellwood Thompson’s was a success! In fact, Hunter and I have been asked to host the workshop again next year!  Thank you Ellwood Thompson’s!   During the workshop, both children and their parents were surprised to learn about the hidden chemicals commonly contained in store…

Read More

Tortilla Shells (Grain-Free)

After living without tortilla shells for roughly 3 years, I am happy to report that I have successfully created a recipe that I can eat!   These are simple to make and taste so good!   They even bend without breaking so you can turn them into wraps for sandwiches. The first time I made this…

Read More

Salad In A Jar (Time Saver)

This simple idea has reduced the time I spend in the kitchen by one hour each week!   It’s easy, and it has inspired my children to create their own unique salads.  I make at least 7 jars of salad at one time – one for each day of the week.   The key is to make the salads as soon…

Read More

Anything Goes Rice (15 Minutes & Grain-Free)

Right now, all I want to do is play!  I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking another meal from scratch.  I don’t want to spend my “free time” experimenting with a new recipe that I will undoubtedly have to modify.  I want to ride bikes with my children and go hiking with my dogs.  I…

Read More

Ketchup (Grain-Free)

Most ketchup sold in the grocery store contains gluten in the form of corn (from vinegar).  So, I make my own ketchup.   This recipe is quick to make and the ketchup stores well in the fridge.  You can also double the batch and freeze half of it for later in a glass container.   Ingredients: 1 jar tomato paste (7 ounces)…

Read More

BBQ Sauce – 4 Ingredients!

My boys love this BBQ sauce and it’s so simple to make!  Plus, it’s grain-free!  Most BBQ sauces contain grain, typically in the form of corn-derivatives.  So, we make our own BBQ sauce.   Ingredients: 1-1/2 Cups Grain-Free Ketchup* 1/4 Cup Mustard 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup or Honey 1/4 tsp. real salt   Directions: Combine…

Read More