Simple Beef and Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Based on my healthy skillet dishes, here’s a main dish we really enjoyed last week. Both satisfying and easy, I know most people would love it. 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef 1 medium onion or 2 small onions, diced 4 cups soaked, cooked and cooled quinoa* 2 to 3 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste […]

Orange Egg Yolk


Until the great day when we raise our own hens to produce our eggs, we buy our eggs from a natural farm. I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, not too long ago and from it learned to recognize that we’re getting some mighty fine eggs from this local farm. (We […]

Sprouted Kamut Bread


Besides soaking grains, I am also trying another method to make gluten grains more tolerable to my gluten-sensitive family. My inspiration from this came from Sue Gregg’s Introduction to Whole Grain Baking (2007). I soaked kamut berries overnight, then sprouted them for one day, until the sprouts were just barely visible. Then I dehydrated them […]

Soaking Grains – Sue Gregg’s Blender Baking Method

On the advice of a friend, I recently purchased Sue Gregg’s 2007 cookbook, Introduction to Whole Grain Baking. I’m intrigued by the idea of using sprouting and/or soaking gluten-containing grains in baking, even for the gluten-intolerant people in my family. Some people suggest that the soaking and/or sprouting can aid in the digestion of those […]

Some Down Time…

I know I haven’t been posting very much lately. Everything is fine with me and my family; I’m going through some growing pains with my web hosting company. I’m having to make some changes. I hope to have it all sorted it out very soon. I know that viewing my site has been unpredictable for […]

New Website for Real Food Living

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I have been working with Vickilynn Haycraft for the last couple of weeks to update her website, Her goal has been to make it more interactive, to make a bolder statement for Jesus and to contain more up-to-date information. Some of the older pages still need updating, and we’re also waiting on a brand […]

C.’s 8th Birthday Menu

Just so you know… C. picked everything on his birthday dinner menu! He’s a real gourmet! By that I mean, I never dreamed my child(ren) would gush over foods like cabbage salad, but he does and they do. cabbage salad — just shredded cabbage loaded up with other veggies and pumpkin seeds, dressed with extra-virgin […]

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Bottled Water Report from EWG

Yesterday, EWG released an industry-rattling report that reveals the dirty truth about bottled water. “The bottled water industry promotes an image of purity, but comprehensive testing by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals a surprising array of chemical contaminants in every bottled water brand analyzed, … at levels no different than routinely found in tap […]