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step by step, how to make bacon cups

In clever ideas, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

For step by step instructions, see: http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/

3 minute mayo

In clever ideas, paleo, recipes on July 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

3 minutes, no clean up!

Only “special” equipment needed is an immersion blender.

http://picketfencepaleo.com/3-minute-mayo/

the eating game: autism resource & more

In autism resources, clever ideas, products on July 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

Solutions are often very simple and sometimes we miss them in the search! A little boy with ASD and my passion as an autism advocate led me to invent The Eating Game, a solution that’s making a big difference! www.theeatinggame.ca

Jean Nicol is committed to creating and producing visual support materials for folks with special needs.

EYECAN CREATIONS Publications was established by Jean Nicol as a home for The Eating Game line of products which support the planning of healthy meals every day for those of all ages and abilities. Invented for a child with autism and helping them and many without autism too. Kids love being in control and are making a wider variety of healthy choices. For more product info check outwww.eyecancreations.blogspot.com andwww.theeatinggame.ca

Do you have fussy eaters? Or are you just introducing new foods? Here is a fun way to get your little ones to try new and healthy foods.

watermelon whole fruit popsicles

In books, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

You can replace the watermelon puree with honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree.

Use any fresh organic fruit you have on hand.

I like using contrasting colors because it makes the popsicles look so pretty! And don’t forget to use seedless watermelon.

3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Recipe and instructions: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2012/07/watermelon-whole-fruit-popsicles.html


Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family is available for pre-order here. Release date August 20, 2012.

Buy The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health, Second Edition here

apple pie baked in the apples

In clever ideas, desserts, recipes on July 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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Baking an apple pie inside an apple. What a creative idea! The recipe is super simple. You just basically find some apples that can sit upright without falling over, chop off the tops, scoop out the insides, mix the part of the apples that you scooped out with a few ingredients, spoon it back into the apples, place the dough on the top and bake those badboys. You’ll end up with some single serving apple pies that everyone will love.

For complete step by step instructions:  http://paperplatesandchina.blogspot.com/2011/08/pie-la-apple.html

My notes:

Eliminate the sugar from this recipe.
If granny smith apples are too tart for you, use a sweeter apple instead.

Make it primal by using almond flour pie crust: http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/almond-flour-pie-crust/

lemonade cucumber spa popsicles “spa pop”

In casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, desserts, food porn, gluten free, recipes, snacks on July 9, 2012 at 12:32 am

  • These spa pops are a healthier & more cost efficient alternative to store bought pops. More eco too, no packaging to toss!
  • As always, use your own taste buds to determine how sweet you want your ice pops.

Slice lemon in half and squeeze it over a strainer into 2 cups of cold water. Sweeten lemon water to taste with your favorite sweetener. Fill popsicle molds 2/3 with lemonade. Freeze uncovered for about 1 hour. Take pops out of freezer. Scrape and stir any ice crystals that have formed. Add a spoonful of the julienned cucumber to the pop molds. Be sure to leave a tiny bit of room at the top of your popsicle mold so they don’t overflow when you add the stick. With a popsicle stick or a butter knife, press the cucumber into the mixture so it is evenly distributed. Add your popsicle sticks, freeze pops for another 3-4 hours until solid. Makes 3 cups of popsicle mix

http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2010/08/03/lemonade-cucumber-spa-popsicle-recipe/

all citrus flavored water

In beverages, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, gluten free, recipes on July 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

All Citrus Flavored Water (adds refreshing tartness to water)

Slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar, press and twist with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Press enough to release some of the juices, but don’t pulverize the fruit into pieces. Fill the jar with ice. Pour in water to the top. Stir it with the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick. Put a lid on it, put it in the fridge, and chill.

You can drink it right away, but the flavor intensifies if it’s made an hour or two ahead. It’s even better the next day. 24 hours later straight from the fridge, the ice still hasn’t melted completely in mine. The ice at the top serves as a sieve so that you can pour the flavored water without getting fruit bits in your glass.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water 

raspberry lime flavored water

In beverages, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, gluten free, recipes on July 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Raspberry Lime Flavored Water

Raspberry Lime Flavored Water (beautiful color and mildly tart)

Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add raspberries. Press and twist with a muddler to release some of the juices (don’t pulverize the fruit). Fill the jar with ice, then add water to the top. Stir, cover, and refrigerate.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water

perpetual soup (bone broth)

In beverages, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, gluten free, nutrition and meals, recipes, step by step how to make ... on June 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

“Once a week, I place the frame of a roast chicken into the slow cooker, cover it with filtered water (We use a Berkey to filter our water, and you can find them online.), toss in a few bay leaves, black peppercorns and vegetable scraps, turn it on and call it good. As I pull broth from the slow cooker, I filter it through a reusable coffee filter which helps to strain out any floating herbs, chicken skin or pieces of bone and results in a beautiful clear broth. As I remove broth, I add water and continue the process throughout the week – ensuring that by the end of the week every bit of goodness has been pulled from that chicken frame.
And, in case you’re worried about the cost of keeping your slow cooker on twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week, the estimated cost of running your slow cooker is about $0.01 to $0.03 per hour – for a total cost of $1.68 to $5.04 for the week. ”

http://nourishedkitchen.com/perpetual-soup-the-easiest-bone-broth-youll-make/

 

“Buy a rotisserie chicken each week (and make broth). If you’re strapped for time and even the thought of making my easy roast chicken seems daunting, do yourself a favor and head to the store and buy a rotisserie chicken. If you’re lucky, you might stop by Whole Foods and pick up a chicken there. Will it be pasture-raised? No, of course not. But it still fills your belly, provides meat and protein and its bones still make a good broth.
Pick the chicken clean, store its meat in a containers in the fridge and transfer the chicken frame to your slowcooker to make perpetual broth – it’s the easiest bone broth you’ll ever make, and your body will still benefit from the minerals and protein that leaches from the chicken frame into the broth. Drink a cup or two each day and, if your adventurous enough, pour it into a saucepan, drop in a few vegetables and make a super simple soup.”

http://nourishedkitchen.com/the-cheaters-guide-to-real-food/

natural homemadebaby wipes recipe – easy and inexpensive!

In clever ideas, step by step how to make ... on February 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

“My discovery of what was in baby wipes led to a search for healthier alternatives. I found out that there are natural alternatives, including wipes made from bamboo, but they are expensive! I stumbled on some recipes for homemade baby wipes, but they suggested using baby oil (mineral oil) and baby lotion- check those out on Cosmetics Database too. I figured that if you could make your own with those ingredients, you could make a healthy version too!

After much trial and error (mainly error), I finally have a great recipe for baby wipes that after using it on two kids for several weeks, has shown no irritation. A side benefit to my wipe making experiment is that homemade wipes are a lot cheaper. When I buy ingredients in bulk, the wipes end up costing less than one cent each, saving us almost $200 a year with two in diapers. Healthier and cheaper- I’ll take it!”

Recipe & instructions here: http://wellnessmama.com/1459/natural-homemade-baby-wipes-recipe-easy-and-inexpensive/