Joel and I

Where Have I Been?

Thanks for stopping by! If you’re interested in healthy eating check out my free gifts! and subscribe to get regular email updates. *Some links may be affiliate.*Some of my loyal readers have noted that I have not been posting at all for months, and have been very haphazard in frequently posting for quite some time…. 

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Lemon Peppermint Tea

Lemon Mint Tea (Using a Whole Lemon)

This easy tea combines the gentle flavor of mint with the bright, fresh flavors of lemon. I drink a quart of this almost every day as it makes me feel more energized and keeps me hydrated. It’s also soothing to drink when sick. Add honey for sweetness or when you have a sore throat. Pour… 

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This dairy-free salad dressing will help you enjoy dark greens all year long! The secret to it's wonderful taste? Two special ingredients.

Creamy Winter House Salad Dressing

This creamy dairy-free dressing has rich undertones from surprising ingredients that make it perfect for dressing salads during the cold winter months. Lately I’ve been craving big green salads and I’ve been almost obsessed with making this dressing to go over it! The backstory to this dressing was a beautiful bottle of salad dressing my… 

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When you feel the worst, you need to eat the best. But how can you manage it when you have chronic health issues or low energy (or are simply busy). This series seeks methods to make eating healthy easier on us. --- The Nourishing Gourmet

The Low Energy Guide to Healthy Cooking

Do you need to eat well, but have little energy to put into cooking? One of the ironies about ill health is that it makes it harder to cook healthy food for yourself when you need it the most. This is especially a problem when you have long-term health issues. Often friends and family will… 

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Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa -www.thenourishinggourmet.com

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa

By Katie Mae Stanley of Nourishing Simplicity Warm spices mingling with rich cocoa, a touch of pumpkin mixed in, topped with maple whipped cream – it’s a whole new way to enjoy fall. Every year as the cooler weather settles in the world gets a tiny bit extremely excited about pumpkin spice lattes and other fall drinks. I didn’t get… 

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This easy dish makes a wonderful and flavorful frugal main dish that is paleo and AIP friendly too! Serve it over desired carbohydrate (AIP - think cauli-rice or sweet potato). -- The Nourishing Gourmet

How to Enjoy Vegetables (Methods and Recipes)

“You gotta eat your spinach, baaaaby.” I grew up watching a young Shirley Temple singing about not wanting to eat spinach in the movie Poor Little Rich Girl. Her sentiment that spinach was that “awful greenery” represents an attitude towards vegetables that many take into adulthood. That’s too bad because not only are vegetables good… 

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Serve over rice, baked sweet or white potatoes, or use as a burrito filling. Yum! -- The Nourishing Gourmet

Vegetable Pork Skillet Dinner

Why cook up plain pork when you can add so much rich flavor with onions, garlic, mushrooms, and dried herbs? If desired, you can serve this over rice, quinoa, or sweet or white potatoes. I also think this would make a delicious burrito stuffing – just add salsa, avocado, or whatever you desire for toppings!… 

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