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Healthy Play Food Give Away!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in GAPS, Give away, Kids, Traditional Foods | 6 comments

I know that many of my readers are parents. Even those who aren’t probably have children in their life that they love. This give away is going to make the children in someone’s life very happy. One of the first “big” gifts that I gave to my older daughter was a play kitchen. She was not quite two when we got it for her for Christmas. She immediately loved that kitchen and still plays with it at nearly 9 years old. One conundrum that I faced with that play kitchen however was how to stock it. My daughter is allergic to wheat and I have always tried to feed her healthy foods. I didn’t want to give her a bunch of fake processed foods that she couldn’t even eat to play with in her kitchen. Unfortunately that seems to...

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Be Young Green Monday Sale

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in essential oils, Low Oxalate, Sale | 2 comments

Today is the annual Green Monday sale that Be Young offers every year.  20% off all in stock products for one day only.  It is a great time to stock up.  Don’t forget that if you sign up as a sharing partner you already get 20% off the regular customer prices. This is an additional 20% off!   For those of you on the Low Oxalate Diet this is a great chance to try the essential oil versions of some high oxalate herbs.  I have been using the Cinnamon, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils to flavor lots of holiday foods.  Of course their value is far more than as a flavoring.  I have also used essential oils for our digestive and respiratory aliments with great success and I wouldn’t want to face the winter cold and flu season without Spice...

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in essential oils, GAPS, Holiday Foods, Kids, Low Oxalate, photo, Recipe | 15 comments

Those who are on the Low Oxalate Diet know that chocolate is not allowed. It sadly has far too many oxalates. However, white chocolate is allowed!  It isn’t the same thing but it is rich and tasty and makes a great hot winter drink.  I almost don’t miss the brown stuff.   My kids had this for the first time today.  I made it for them last week but drank it all before they appeared.  Oops!  They liked it a lot and I love how quick and easy it is and it is filled with healthy foods and even some sneaky gelatin!     Peppermint White Hot Chocolate 1 oz Cocoa Butter Wafers(my wafers were 13 to an oz. These may be different.) 1/8 tsp Ground Vanilla Beans 1-2 drops Be Young Peppermint Essential Oil (How to order) 2 eggs...

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Winter Cranberry Roast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in essential oils, GAPS, Holiday Foods, Kids, Low Oxalate, photo, Recipe, Traditional Foods, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Turkey Day is over and  you may be finding yourself longing for some different flavors.  You may also find that you still have some cranberries in your fridge or at least they are still plentiful in the store.  This roast is very popular with my children and it gives a new twist of flavor to a plain old roast.  Best of all it doesn’t take very long to get ready and then sits in the oven for hours breaking up the chores of making dinner.  Serve this with some sauteed kale and winter squash and you have a perfect hearty winter meal. I hope you enjoy it! Winter Cranberry Roast 3-4 lb chuck roast or other similar roast. I get mine from Missouri Grassfed Beef 3 tablespoons lard or other healthy fat 1 teaspoon salt pepper to taste (use...

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Thanksgiving Menu on GAPS

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in GAPS, Holiday Foods, Recipe | 4 comments

I’m going to go ahead and put this up and pretty it up and add a few more links later. We are getting close to the big day and I hope that my plans will inspire some of you.-PattyLA This is last year’s turkey. It was a 32lb monster bird!  It was hard to cook it evenly because of the size hence the burnt parts. I know how difficult it can be to plan holiday menu when you can eat anything you want.  It is even more difficult to plan them when you are on a special diet like GAPS.  For me, consider what foods mean the most to me for that holiday and try to emulate them and any foods that we don’t really love (or that are too difficult to make with our current diet restrictions) I...

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