Our church is entering into a congregational period of fasting and prayer. I find this extraordinarily awesome, as I don't know of many churches (and I've attended quite a few over the years) that have preached sermons on fasting. That said, being 5 months pregnant, I want to participate, while also nourishing my growing baby. … Continue reading Meal Prep: Homesteading Style
Maintaining a sourdough starter is like having a really finicky 5th child that eats exclusively einkorn flour and water. That might be an exaggeration. None the less, it is more effort than I previously thought. But it is DEFINITELY worth it. My family has been largely gluten free since 2013-14. Mostly due to my own … Continue reading Baking with Einkorn
My father-in-law was trying to convince me we needed a piglet because he found some for sale at $100/each. I now know where my husband gets his powers of persuasion. They drive hard bargains. That said, I stood strong- I just don't think we are ready for a pig yet. And then I realized something... … Continue reading Paleo’s Dirty Little Secret
I've noticed over the past several months that I'm spending more on groceries...Much more. There are a couple factors at play. "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto." I had a seriously skewed perception of the cost of food while shopping on base at Camp Lejeune while my husband was stationed there in the Marine Corps. … Continue reading What’s the deal?
I was sitting in my living room yelling affirmations at the screen while I watched a documentary on a Paleolithic lifestyle/diet. Everything I've been doing for the last 3 years with my diet and exercise was vindicated when I heard people describing their prior chronic health issues: fatigue, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, emotional … Continue reading The Narrow Path
Being allergic to wheat, gluten grains, and corn, I do 98% of my cooking from scratch. I get the usual reactions from people; "What CAN you eat?" or, "I wish I had an allergy so I could be as skinny as you!" or, "Oh, you're trendy!" or "Why? What does eating it do to you?" … Continue reading How I Cooked for my Family Without a Stovetop