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The Perfect Evening – Dinner, Champagne, Dessert, and Alice in Wonderland!

On Friday evening we celebrated my dear friend Jennifer’s 39th birthday by having dinner at our house and going to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. We made a chicken/chorizo/rice dish – sort of like Paella, with some local ingredients (check out this recipe for an idea of what we made – we used chorizo […]

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Alternative Medicine Real Food Recipes

Our Homemade Salad Dressing

We used to buy almost all of our salad dressing in a bottle from the store. Years ago, I’d buy Kraft, Wish Bone, or Hidden Valley Ranch.For awhile I thought these dressings tasted just fine and were healthy. Eventually I started buying Litehouse Brand and Annie’s Organic Dressings and other organic brands, thinking I was […]

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Simply Scrumptious Turkey Fried Rice

I’m a sucker for one-pot meals, and here is yet one more to add to my recipe collection. When I was little, my mother used to make fried rice. What I remember most was that she used a lot of celery, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. I think the meat was steak, but I’m not […]

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Green Living Healthy Living Real Food

Tired of Dry Skin? Use Traditional Fats And Oils In Your Diet!

Is your skin dry in the winter? Besides the air being full of static and moisture-depleted which can contribute to irritated skin, we can experience dryness because of three major factors – environmental damage, chemicals we put directly on our skin, and the lack of healthy, traditional fats in our diets. Water and your skin […]

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Healthy Living Real Food Recipes

The Unparalleled Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Recipe for Lime Cumin Sauce and Coconut Chicken Salad Recently I opened a brand new container of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Oil, and I have to say I was not disappointed. It’s flavor, texture, and aroma are unlike other coconut oils I’ve tried. It is rich, creamy, and a bit “smokey” in smell. This coconut […]

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Real Food Recipes

Da-da’s Sunny Yummy Popcorn

This recipe was also created by my husband. He’s great in the kitchen, and this is a fantastic way to get in more nutritious coconut oil. My son LOVES this popcorn and named it for it’s beautiful golden color from the grass-fed butter drizzled all over it. It is the most absolutely delicious popcorn I’ve […]