Archives

Chicken, Bacon, & Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Around here, I’m all about quick and easy meals, especially lunches. The Hubs comes home four out of five days every week for lunch; plus, he’s home all day on the weekends. I love having leftovers for lunch since all I have to do is re-heat and serve, but sometimes I run out of leftovers by the end of the week. Especially on the weekends, I want a healthy meal I can throw together quickly so that I can spend the hubby’s days off with him instead of in the kitchen.

This chicken, bacon, and kale stuffed sweet potato recipe is one of those meals that I love having up my sleeve. Every, single ingredient is nutrient-dense, so this simple meal is also very filling.

Southern-style Salmon Croquettes (GAPS, Paleo, Whole30)

I grew up with my Memaw and my mother making salmon croquettes. Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, salmon croquettes (or patties) were one of my favorite comfort foods as a kid…

Cooking Pastured Chicken

Cooking Pastured Chicken

Today, I’m talking about cooking chicken: the kind you get from your local chicken farmer/friend/neighbor and the kind you raise yourself.

Pastured hens and roosters lead full, happy lives, roaming freely through open spaces, eating their fill of worms and bugs, picking at wild grasses and weeds, clucking and cocka-doodle-doo-ing their days away. Until the day they are respectfully laid to rest — on the dining room table. 🙂

Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: 7 Easy Ways to Support Daily Detox

Since the New Year is upon us and many consider this a natural time to evaluate personal health, people commonly opt for a cleanse to jump-start that process. Yesterday, at Traditional Cooking School, I posted Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: Why Kits, Powders, Fasts, and Pills May Not Be For You, and I discussed why the typical “cleanse in a box” might not be your best option if you’re wanting to detox.

Today, rather than giving you a magic formula to clean out the toxic substances in your body in a certain number of days or weeks, I’m going to share some effective, simple, and inexpensive things you can do every day to support your body’s natural detoxification.

Reconsidering the “Cleanse”: Why Kits, Powders, Fasts, & Pills May Not Be For You

It’s January — time to think about how to get healthy and fit during the coming year. Instead of making slow changes, you may find yourself wanting to jump on the fast-track to getting healthy. Quite often, this involves embarking on “detoxes” or “cleanses” of all sorts. If you’re looking to make some healthy changes this year, that’s excellent! And I want to support your healthy choices … while steering you clear of the boxed detoxes, powders, fasts, and pills.

My Review of the Intellibed

My Review of the Intellibed

I was so excited to “achieve the healthiest sleep yet” (according to their site) that any fears of a used mattress were soon allayed by my desire to go to bed and stay there for at least 29 days straight. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we were and how we fully expected to fall in love with our Intellibed. Except we didn’t…

Anatomy of a Blended Soup

Anatomy of a Blended Soup

Blended soups are among the easiest and most frugal soups to make — without a recipe! At Traditional Cooking School, I’m giving you a basic blueprint for creating blended soups of your own. Join me over there and share how you use up your veggies and your favorite blended soups!

Why You Should Avoid Farmed Salmon + Garlic & Rosemary Baked Salmon

Salmon taking sun-less tanning pills and teeming with lice?? If that sounds like something out of a weird nature documentary or sci-fi magazine, I thought so too. Actually, it’s real. And you might be eating that salmon if you’re not careful about where your salmon comes from.

A Week at the Dietz Table

A Week at the Dietz Table

I always want to know what Real Food people eat. I mean, do they ever eat out? Go through a drive-thru? Have dinner and drinks with friends? Go on non-healthy dates??? In answer to those questions, I’m opening our dining room curtains and letting you peek into a week of real-life meals for our family!

Homemade & Reusable Baby Wipes

Homemade & Reusable Baby Wipes

I finally took the plunge from our very soft, overpriced brand of t.p. to a more natural brand: Seventh Generation. It has taken some adjusting because it’s just not as soft as what our pampered hineys are accustomed to. First world problems … sigh. But I like that this toilet paper isn’t bleached, doesn’t leave behind “fuzz”, is safe for septic systems, and is hypoallergenic.

And when I switched to a more natural t.p., I knew it was time to consider baby wipe alternatives.