Breakfast To Go: Berry Smoothie

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I love my stick blender…no huge machine to take up space and no hard-to-wash, oddly-shaped carafe to bog down my morning routine.

I also love whey protein powder.  One scoop contains over 20 grams of easily-digestible protein and can be used for all kinds of Real Food applications including quick, easy, delicious smoothies.  Our favorite brands are Jay Robb and Central Market whey protein powders because they are sweetened with stevia as opposed to creepy artificial sweeteners and they taste SO good! Read more…

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Essential Oils Or Fragrance Oils? What We Use And Why

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If you’ve read my post about essential oils, you know what they are, what they do and what they are not.  If you are familiar with our soaps and other products, you know that we use essential oils in many things but use fragrance oils in others. Read more…

Essential Oils: What They Are (And Aren’t)

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There seems to be a lot of interest – and misunderstanding – surrounding essential oils these days.  Lots of people – myself included – are looking for ways to get away from unnecessary chemicals and drugs and essential oils are being touted as an all-natural answer to all kinds of ills.  Let me offer a little dose of reality here and talk about what they actually are and, more importantly, what they are not.  I’ve been using them around my house for about fifteen years and you can read about how we use them in our products here.

So what are essential oils? Read more…

Raising Our Own Meat

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We have been on Real Food journey for several years now and have gotten used to growing our own food, both plants and animals.  We enjoy fresh vegetables from our garden, blackberries from our bushes and fruit from our trees.  Read more…

Fattening Us Up

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We are all familiar with the USDA food pyramid, right?  I know it changed to My Plate a few years ago but it’s essentially the same.

Isn’t it nice of them to educate us, out of the goodness of their bureaucratic hearts, about what we should be eating?  After all, I’m sure that our health is their top priority and they have nothing to gain but a nation of happy, well fed citizens. Read more…

Welcome!

We are a Christian, homeschooling, Real Food-eating family living on a little piece of Texas.  This blog is a work in progress – if you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear them!  I hope you are encouraged and inspired here –  click here to find out what kind of posts you can expect or click on a category to start reading.  Thanks for visiting!