Quinoa – what is it?

Quinoa – what is it?

This is my jam right now. Quinoa is a seed packed with fiber, complex carbs and is a complete source of protein. I throw mine in the Instant Pot {if you don’t have one, you NEED one??} or you can easily cook on your stovetop. It is a GREAT substitute for rice and is also gluten free. Plus, you can put your own spin on it by adding veggies, make sweet with cinnamon and raisins or just eat plain. It’s so good!

Benefits to Coconut Water

Benefits to Coconut Water

A powerhouse of natural electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Coconut water is from fresh, young coconuts that have not matured yet. Also, known as “dew from the heavens”, coconut water has anti-inflammatory properties, supports the immune system, protects your heart and can even balance glucose and insulin levels. It is also known to alkalize and support your bodies proper pH balance. Coconut water is great for post-exercise rehydration and considered to be “Natures Gatorade”. It is antiviral and antibacterial so it flushes the body of toxins to detoxify the body.

When you are done drinking, don’t forgot to eat the meat, mash it up and dilute with water for coconut cream or extract the coconut oil from it.

Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth

Homemade Bone Broth is another one of our secret weapons during the cold & flu season. Actually, we have bone broth consistently, year-round, because of the amazing health benefits. A good bone broth can resurrect the dead, just kidding, only Jesus can do that, but a good bone broth made of grass-fed bones, organic veggies and herbs has amazing health benefits that can heal the gut encouraging proper digestion and is super immune boosting. MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE FAT/GELATIN IN YOUR STOCK. Many recipes will direct you to skim the fat off, but this is the most important part for real healing to take place. When combating a cold, make sure your batch of bone broth is hot and spicy with lots of pepper!

My mom would spend hours making her broth on a stovetop, which is still an excellent way to make bone broth, but if you have an Instant Pot, it will save you hours and still have the best quality of nutritious stock. Here’s our recipe, but you can use any veggies you have on hand or want to add 🙂

Organic Ingredients:

Chicken carcass – 3 organic/free range carcasses
Carrots – 6 carrots
Celery – 2 stalks
Onion – whole
Garlic – 2 cloves
Apple cider vinegar – splash
Himalayan Pink Salt
Peppercorns – a handful
Oregano – pinch
Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
Kombucha – splash

*Set Instant Pot to 120mins, throw all the ingredients in and fill with water an inch above the carcass. When it’s done cooking, pour the pot of goodness through a fine strainer or cheesecloth to make sure your broth is just broth, then toss the carcass and veggies out because all the nutrients are sucked out and are now in your broth??

I like to store bone broth in different sized ice trays (with lids for sanitation purposes), so you can heat the amount you need as often as you need. Just pop as many cubes out as needed then heat up. [We recommend heating everything on a stovetop, but understand that sometimes you only have a microwave at work. We will talk microwaves soon.]
*** Remember when choosing plastics/silicone containers to look for: BPA, PVC and Phthalate free✅

Homemade Bulletproof Coffee

Homemade Bulletproof Coffee

Homemade Bulletproof Coffee

Coffee is consumed more consistently than any other food or beverage. However, coffee is a crop known to have the highest amount of PESTICIDES. First item in order is to make sure your coffee is ORGANIC. Releasing yourself from this consistent dose of trace pesticides will do a number for your overall health. But what makes it bulletproof? What is homemade Bulletproof coffee?

First, as mentioned, use organic coffee for better gut health. A good ratio is 4 tablespoons of coffee for every two cups of water.
Second, it is recommend using a French press made of glass and/or metal optimal coffee results. It’s time to get rid of the traditional coffee makers made of plastic that no doubt leave trace amounts of plastic in your drink. While the French press takes a little longer and is more physical effort, would you agree your health is worth it? Recommended steep time is around 4 minutes…
Third, I urge you to no longer use the over-processed and highly-sweetened dairy creamers. These creamers usually contain a ridiculous amount of ingredients and will give you a sugar high resulting in a crash around lunchtime leaving you tired in the afternoon. Instead, us a little grass-fed butter! 2 tablespoons should do the trick. This saturated fat is great for brain health and function early in the day.
Fourth, try adding 2 tablespoons of organic MCT oil. Derived from coconuts, this oil is also high in saturated fats promoting good brain health early in the morning. The MCT oil and grass fed butter together will give you sustained energy throughout the day, better mental focus, and also has fat burning benefits.
Fifth, once the coffee is steeped, add the grass fed butter and MCT oil and use a hand held emulsion blender to froth it all up into one of the best home made coffee concoctions known to man kind. *Bonus step: for extra flavor, feel free to add some organic cinnamon, organic vanilla, and/or organic stevia sweetener for added flare before emulsifying.

Homemade Gluten Free Muffins

Homemade Gluten Free Muffins

Gluten Free

We follow the Weston A. Price diet in our home, so manipulating recipes has become a necessity to allow us not be feel deprived. Here is our take on gluten free muffin recipe –

Organic ingredient list:

1/2 cup of steal cut oats
2 eggs
1 banana
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup blueberries

Grind up oats in @vitamix, then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend. •
Pour in mix into mini muffin tray then add in about 3 blueberries per tin. Bake for 12mins at 375 then cool before eating (blueberries will be hotter than batter)

Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

This food has a lot of controversy, on whether how much to eat or not to eat at all. Through my education, my personal research and observing what works for our family, I highly recommend organic, pastured (free-range) and humanely-raised eggs. While cage-free is good, it does not mean the chickens have access to outdoors, so that is why pastured (free-range) is important.
When chickens are properly raised and the eggs meet these requirements, they are healthy sources of nutrients and complete proteins, which mean they provide the 8 essential amino acids that are essential to the building and repair for your skin, organs, muscles, support memory development, good eyesight and cardiovascular health.

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