Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

+J.M.J.+ I mentioned in my post yesterday with resources for St. Valentine's Day our natural dye for our cookies. After all, artificial red dye is usually derived from petroleum, can cause hyperactivity in kids, and is incredibly toxic as you can read about here. It's really easy to naturally get around this using... beets. And no, [...]

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100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

+J.M.J.+ It's here! Lisa Leake has done it again; developing a mouthwatering collection of real food recipes for us to enjoy, this time focusing on clean eating with a budget in mind. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us [...]

Bulletproof “Coffee” Milk Drink {Toddler Approved}

Bulletproof “Coffee” Milk Drink {Toddler Approved}

+J.M.J.+ I am a huge fan of bulletproof coffee ever since we spent our week eating only from the new Wellness Mama cookbook! The coffee blended with coconut oil and grass-fed butter is so smooth, loaded with healthy fats and just plain delicious. This process of blending the fats with the coffee also allows for [...]

Kombucha: Grow Your Own Scoby and Brew at Home

+J.M.J.+ Kombucha. Surely you've heard of the healthy, soda-like bubbly drink of hipsters and crunchy people alike, right? Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic tea that has amazing health benefits, plus it tastes fantastic. At $3.50+ on average for a bottle of raw, organic kombucha, it can quickly become an expensive drink to enjoy. However, it [...]

My Favorite Smoothie {Toddler Approved Real-Food Recipe}

My Favorite Smoothie {Toddler Approved Real-Food Recipe}

+J.M.J.+ Most afternoons I workout, and Philomena can't wait for me to finish, because she knows it will be "moothie time!" This smoothie is our favorite afternoon pick-me-up, a great way to get in a bunch of greens without even realizing it, (seriously, you don't taste them!) and it has an amazing fruity flavor. I [...]

Real Food Weight Loss – Month 1 Results

Real Food Weight Loss – Month 1 Results

+J.M.J.+ When I posted about needing accountability last month, I meant it. That late night sugary snacking lead me to gain 20 pounds and has affected my health. I'm more tired. I feel sluggish. My knees hurt. I get out of breath way too easily. Despite a good, real food diet all day, those huge [...]

My Favorite Healthy Coffee at Home {Real Food Recipe}

My Favorite Healthy Coffee at Home {Real Food Recipe}

+J.M.J.+ I have a confession to make. I used to have a REALLY bad Dunkin Donuts coffee habit. This was just in the last couple years. Even with a very clean diet overall, those sugary sweet coffees were an indulgence that I knew was terrible for me, but I kept drinking as a treat because [...]

Grocery Haul/Menu + Instant Pot Grits

Grocery Haul/Menu + Instant Pot Grits

+J.M.J.+ Hello friends! I wanted to give you a quick peek at our grocery haul from this week, and a current favorite breakfast recipe. We went to Trader Joes for everything except milk, shrimp, and cheddar bunny crackers, which came from Whole Foods. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, [...]

{Real Food} 1 Minute Blender Whipped Cream

{Real Food} 1 Minute Blender Whipped Cream

+J.M.J.+ You know those strangely addicting to watch cooking videos all over Facebook? The dessert ones very often call for Kraft Cool Whip. I used to eat it whenever I had pie as a kid, and I always knew I didn't quite like it as much as I remembered when the holidays rolled around and [...]

Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna

Sunday Preparations + {Real Food} White Sauce Lasagna

+J.M.J.+ Even being married and having our own small family, Sundays have still somehow felt lonesome for Ethan and I. It seems like we should go from Holy Mass to one of our parents' homes to spend the day with them and our siblings, but that just isn't possible considering we live hundreds of miles [...]