Meal Plan Like A Boss

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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The Secret To A Fulfilling Marriage

My need for external reassurance as a woman came home to me many birthdays ago. I decided to test everyone (especially Honey) by making no reference to my personal holiday during the entire month

Salted Chocolate Almonds

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How to Create a New Year's Mantra

Now that the Christmas rush is behind us, have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? For most people, that includes a new resolve to be better to their bodies. But how? A fe

Why Mantra's Are So Effective

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1 Bread Dough Made Into 8 Different Types Of Bread

Can I just begin by saying this bread dough is life changing!!!  Seriously it will save you time and make you look like a rock star in the kitchen.  8 different types of bread can be made with

Can I just begin by saying this cookie dough is life changing!!!  Seriously it will save you time, can be converted into 8 different unique cookies, and they ALL taste amazing.  Did I mention

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The sugar rush of Halloween is finally over and now we have our sights set on that big beautiful bird coming in a few weeks. And after that, all the Christmas goodies brought into our homes. I kno

Kicked Up Cranberry Sauce

What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Everyone has their thing. Some people can’t get enough of the mashed potatoes with gravy, others need that green bean casserole or it doesn

Crockpot Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Curry

You know those nights where you literally cannot think of one thing to make for dinner (besides cold cereal).... If you're like me, this happens just about every other night! Between kids, carpool

Fun Halloween Ideas

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Perfectly Satisfying Homemade Chili

As the weather turns cold, I find myself with new cravings. My desire for salad and the fresh fruit of summer changes to needing everything pumpkin flavored with hints of cinnamon. But one cra

Mom Conference Giveaway!

MOM CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY Guess what time it is??? It’s time for The Mom Conference!!!!  Thousands of moms have already signed up for this amazing online event.  We have 20 well renowned experts

Apricot Fruit Leather- An Easy Lunchbox Favorite

There is something in the air, can you feel it? It’s something that speaks of the end of summer rapidly approaching, and it comes with a strange urge to buy pencils and backpacks, and to stock

Homemade Chips

I don't know about YOUR cravings, but if MY family is wanting something salty, chips and salsa hits the spot! But what if chips are not a staple you buy in your home?  That's ok!  You don't have

How to Take the Stress Out Of Toddler Feeding       

 I am so excited to share this post from guest blogger, Dr. Orlena Kerek. If you have a toddler, you definitely will want to read this! There is no doubt that parenting toddlers is a t

FREE 7 Day Meal Plan

I am SO happy you are here for our free 7 Day meal plan.  I have intentionally made the recipes in this meal plan healthy, simple, and with ingredients you will actually recognize. With so m

The Three-Box Method for Organizing Your Space

I’m so excited that April Perry of LearnDoBecome is going to share her incredibly simple way to get rid of clutter! If you feel like you are so entrenched in “stuff” that dreams and fam

Apple Nachos

School is quickly approaching and I’m pretty much having mixed feelings about it. Believe you me, I love a quiet house but I think about getting back in a routine again and I want to cry! The upsi

How to Grill a Whole Chicken

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Strawberry Picking and Summer Salads

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Cucumber Tomato and Basil Salad

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Don't be BORED this summer!

Summertime is in full swing! School’s out, kids are home, and if your kids are anything like mine, the word BORED is used much too often! So a few summers ago we created a poster with the word B

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Craft Box Review Round Up

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Fat Burning Treadmill Workout

      People who have success with improving their health make little changes over time to become healthier, and even lose weight. Maybe they stop drinking soda for a day,

Simple Sauteed Greens With Over-Easy Egg

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My Favorite Thing In My Medicine Cabinet - Cristina

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Magnesium - The Missing Link

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Chocolate Bliss Balls

These are perfect for lunchbox treats, or for an energy boost when hiking or exercising. Ingredients: 1 cup of cashews 2 tablespoons of raw honey 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tab

Apple and Pear Bite Snacks

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Instant Salted Almond Butter Chocolate Pudding

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“Clean out your fridge” Beef Stew    

I often find myself staring into my fridge at the end of the week wondering if there is anything left in there to cook with? Maybe I didn’t make it to the store on the day that I should have, (H

Dill Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Chicken Pho Soup

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How to Make Chicken Stock in Your Crock Pot

Knowing how to make your own, homemade stock is a beautiful thing.  Homemade stock/broth will really take your cooking to the next level - it makes the BEST gravy, sauces, or base for soups. I

Kale and Pesto Power Bowl

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Post Holiday Cleanse

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Healthy Baking Substitutions

This super informative post comes from Veggie Lisa, but around here we just call her Lisa. :) She is so knowledgable. If you want to upgrade the ingredients of your baked goods, check out these healt

The Perfect Healthy Blondie

These blondies are simply to die for.  I am so thankful that Lisa shared this recipe with us.  If you are looking for a healthy treat that is easy to put together, gluten free, sugar free, and still

Banana Lime Magic Bars

These delicious bars are so creamy.  They are also no bake.  So if you are looking for a healthy, no bake bar recipe this is your ticket.  This recipe comes from our fabulous team member, Fauzia, w

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Christmas Traditions

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Homemade Vanilla

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Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Another great recipe from the lovely, Mel.  This one is perfect for an in between Thanksgiving and Christmas reset. You could probably even use leftover turkey meat and stock if you still have leftov

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Gratitude

"If you want to find happiness find gratitude." -Steve Maraboli This Thanksgiving season, I have been thinking of ways to be more deliberate about teaching my kids to be grateful.  I searched Pin

Pecan Bran Muffins

This recipe comes from another member of the Unconventional Kitchen volunteer team, Kristi!  She is so inspiring because she has two day jobs: Mom and Scientist! I'm excited that she shared this yumm

Pick Me Up Green Freezer Smoothie Recipes

This recipe comes from Liz!  She is Mom to a very busy toddler, and loves creating the healthiest possible life for herself and her family. When things get busy, I don't always have a goo

Magic Weight Loss and Detox Soup

This soup comes from Favorite Family Recipes.  I found it when I was trying to pack my diet full of veggies after giving birth to Cooper to lose some baby weight.  When I nurse, I am HUNGRY for

Butternut Squash and Parsley Pasta

This post comes from the awesome, Mel.  She is Momma to three busy boys and one tiny girl.  She does a great job keeping her whole family healthy and fit.  I am so excited that she shared one of he

Baked Cinnamon Apples with Coconut Cream

Our guest post today comes from the lovely, Daphne. She shares her story of infertility battle, how she turned her life around by getting healthy, and how her life changed from that point forward.


MOM CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY Guess what time it is???  It's time for The Mom Conference!!!!  Thousands of moms have already signed up for this amazing online event.  We have 20 well renowned exper

Homemade Kettle Corn Kettle corn is such a great snack, easy to make, tastes great, and is good for you (that is hard to come by sometimes).  This kettle corn is done in three easy steps and makes

Why are those darn baby food snacks so expensive at the grocery store?? Well, I’ve been on a mission to find something that is healthy, fast, and simple to feed my baby. All of my kids have stru

Something To Make You Feel Special/ Gift Card Give Away 100$ Value

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Lara Bars

Its back to school week and here is a perfect snack that is quick to make with the added bonus that its healthy. These are home made Lara Bars! They are easier than you think, it's  literally blendin

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

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    This post is from Fauzia, a sweet Hawaiian mama that knows her way around a healthy kitchen. One of my favorite things about the summer season is getting together with famil

Pineapple Green Juice

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Homemade Rawnola

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Chicken with Peanut Satay Sauce

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How to Get Enough Vitamin E

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How To Fix A Broken Diet

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At Home Workouts

Our guest post today comes from the amazing Veggie Lisa! She is the mom of four cute kids, and is passionate about eating healthy, and exercise! You don't need a gym membership to get in shape and fee

Gluten Free Almond Cranberry Lemon Muffins

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4th of July Recipe Round Up

Can you believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner? I can't wait for all of the parades, picnics, barbeques, and family get-togethers. This brings back memories for me of watching parades,

The Best Cowboy Caviar

  If you need something to take to a BBQ or summer pot luck look no further. This cowboy caviar is THE easiest and tastiest dip EVER. I have taken it to countless family get togethers and

Unconventional Kitchen $1,700 Give Away

  You guys I am pretty dang excited for this give away.  We are giving away some of my very favorite gear for your kitchen - think blender, and super foods to add to your smoothies.   Al

Easy Peasy Chicken Dinner!

When I had my baby girl a couple months ago, I had a dear friend who made it her job to make sure that I had meals brought to my house for 3 weeks! It was the most amazing present anyone has ever

Ice Cream For Breakfast (How To Make Green Smoothies Into Ice cream)

I discovered something one morning purely by accident.  I added half the amount of liquid to my green smoothie and it was thick.  So thick that I could eat it with a spoon.  My little

How To Make Green Smoothies Taste Good

Raise your hand if you are with me in that you have made some pretty awful smoothies in the past?? Ones that taste like weeds, the texture just was off, or some of the ingredients just did not go well

Love Your Greens, Green Smoothie Challenge 2015

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DIY Healthy Ramen Noodles

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Almond Butter Easter Eggs

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Healthy Homemade Energy Bites

  I have made these countless times.  They are pretty much a staple in our house right now.  I double the batch and roll them in balls then freeze them.  Feeding my kids (bottomless pit

Gluten Free Homemade Protein Bars

I used to make homemade protein bars all the time.  Then life hit.  While I was pregnant I could not cook for awhile and subsisted on Quest Bars and Sea Salt Caramel Lara Bars.  They are not cheap.

Coconut Cashew Granola (THE Best Granola)

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Valentine Glitter Rocks: A Quick Craft

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Valentine Veggies

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My Favorite Things 2014

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

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Baby Ward Is Here

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FREE Parenting Webinar

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Eating Our Way Through Turkey (Babymoon 2014)

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Cookie Dough Blizzard

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Mango Avocado Salsa and Pan Seared Salmon

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Orange Creamsicles (seriously awesome!)

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10 Almond Butter Snacks

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Cinnamon Maple Almond Butter

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Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts (makes a great gift)

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Honey Brown Sugar Scrub (An Easy Gift)

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Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie

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Carrot Cake No Bake Cookies

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We set off to Spain as the first stop on our around the world ticket. We chose Spain because Scotty has a "brother" that lives in Spain. He actually was a foreign exchange student, but they were so

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How To Get Your Kids To Drink Green Smoothies Part 2 (with a really fun downloadable chart)

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What To Do If Your Kids WON'T Touch a Green Smoothie

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$798 Dollar Give Away, Real Foods Made Easy is OPEN!!!!

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Day 2 Freezer Session (5 different freezer burritos)

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Freezer Batch Cooking, Day 1 (5 different frozen burritos)

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Crockpot Salsa Chicken (good for burritos)

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Before You Set a Goal, You Must First Do This

  I learned something today, a powerful lesson, that goes along with anything that you want to achieve whether it be loosing baby weight, cleaning up your diet, or in my case it had to do with

Butternut Squash Black Bean Burritos (they are tastier than they sound!)

These burritos are a filling and veggie filled burrito and taste mighty fine!   The filling can be used to top salads, inside a quesadilla, in tacos, or of course in a burrito.  If you are wonde

Quick and Easy Indian Curry (loaded with veggies)

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Chicken Fajita Burritos

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Easy Banana Roll Ups (5 minute lunch that is not peanut butter and jelly)

This is a super easy lunch that mixes up the whole PB and J sandwich routine. Don't get me wrong, we do that a lot here too (try Crofter's Jam - the jam is all fruit with no sugar added), but this i

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Definition of Healthy part 2

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Things I Am Afraid To Tell You

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How To Make Homemade Yogurt

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Blendtec Twister Jar GIVEAWAY/Unconventional Kitchen on t.v.

I just had a blast going on Studio 5. They asked me to try out a yogurt making kit and show how to make home made yogurt. You can check it out here: Studio 5 segment. A funny side note. I almost mi

Whole Wheat Blender Waffles/Pancakes and How To Freeze Them

This whole wheat blender waffles/pancake recipe came from my sister.  She is an amazing cook and always has yummy recipes. This recipe is no exception.  Awesome as in tasty, easy, and freeze well.

Whole Grain Gluten Free Blender Waffles/Pancakes-Can be used for sandwiches!

I love these whole grain gluten free waffles for a quick and easy breakfast or dinner.  They are perfect for anyone just starting to go gluten free, or who wants to get a variety of grains in their d

Spicy Honey Chicken

We fired up the grill in the dead of winter to make this chicken, for my sister in law who had a baby.  It is sweet and spicy.  If you don't like a little kick,  leave out the chipotle chili powder

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My Definition of Healthy Part 1 - Real Food

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Cream Cheese Frosting, and Easy Glaze Recipe (naturally sweetened)

Here is the Part II to sugar free sugar cookies-the perfect refined sugar free frostings a guest post from The May Files.     The Perfect Glaze 1 cup natural sweetener: raw su

Naturally Sweetened Sugar Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Toasted Coconut Cookies (grain free)

 This past weekend I had the privilege of participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Hosted by Love and Olive Oil, a really fun blog.  To participate in the swap you bake three dozen

How To Bake With Coconut Oil

When I bake I mostly use coconut oil,  and butter.   I mostly use coconut oil because it is so amazingly good for you, but some things just call for that buttery flavor .   If I want that butte

Sunshine Muffins

Today this fabulous recipe is coming from Cookie Athlete.  These three women are the most grounded, and down to earth woman I have met.  They put on 5k races, bake beautiful baked goods, and hav

Apple Cinnamon Crepes

  It might be bold to say this, but I think these apple cinnamon crepes are just as good, if not better than homemade apple pie!  Here is the dairy free version we make, but have also

Lemon Cranberry Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

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Orange n' Clove Oatmeal Cookies

A couple days ago my son asked me to make cookies. Since we make cookies all day long in the Raw Melissa Commercial Kitchen, you'd think I'd be tired of making cookies, but I actually love to bak

Holiday Gifts Ideas - Treats with a “Healthy” Twist!

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Healthy Holiday Baking Party

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Thanksgiving Roundup

A quick round up of whole food Thanksgiving recipes: but first......... Thanksgiving can't be this week.  To be honest I have been so busy putting together my upcoming holiday classes, and program,

Pumpkin Chai Donuts

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GIVE AWAY!!! Gogurt Molds/Green Smoothie Pop Molds

  We are giving away TWO SETS of nor pro silcone molds!!!  These are the one of the BEST  molds I have found to make your own popsicles, frozen green smoothie pops, and of course GOGURTS.  


Today is not a food post, but  a great idea for a little boy's birthday party.   The super hero capes only cost me a little over a dollar to make and the boys LOVED them.  I bought all  of the

Chocolate Whipped Dip and Fruit Kabobs

Between all the cake and ice cream we had for Isaiah's party I decided I would take something a little different to school.  I made  fruit kabobs and chocolate dip, so easy, and kid friendly.  

Moms You Are the Role Model

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Summer Berry Salad

  This salad screams summer.  It is so fresh and full of fun flavors.  Truthfully it is not an exact recipe just the ingredients that make up a fresh fun summery salad.  In fact this pi

Superfood Quinoa Cookies

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GIVEAWAY: Chaffin Family Orchard Olive Oil $72 Value

This giveaway is now over!! Thank you to all who entered!!                                                                      

Good News Giveaway

 Thank you to all who entered! But this giveaway is now over!!! Today I am so excited because not only do I have good news but I think it's also time for a giveaway. Lets start with the good news...

Skye Turns One! How to Throw A Fabulous Party Inexpensively

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First I wanted to thank you for being so awesome.  I don't know if I have thanked you enough for coming to my blog.  I LOVE experimenting in the kitchen and learning about all things healthy.  Than

How To Color Your Easter Eggs Without Artificial Colors

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Cleanse Recipes

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Day 8 and 9 of Reboot Cleanse

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Day 7 of Reboot Cleanse

Day 7 of Reboot Cleanse Today was more of the same.  We went to a baby blessing tonight and their was a big spread of fresh salads and warm soup.  I wanted to eat a big strawberry salad and somet

Day 6 Reboot Cleanse

Day 6 Reboot Cleanse Wow as time goes on this cleanse is getting easier.  The big test today was a wedding luncheon of one of my good friends.  I didn't cave.  Luckily Scotty was with me so I wasn

Day 4/Day 5 Reboot Cleanse

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Day 3 Reboot Cleanse

Today I went for a 5 mile run.  I ran yesterday 3 miles and felt sluggish.  Today on the other hand I felt SO good.  This morning I had tons of energy, I felt light, and it didn't feel like much ef

Day 2 of Reboot Cleanse

Today was harder than yesterday.  This morning was more a comedy act than anything.  We borrowed a juicer  from someone else so that Scottie's brother could use ours.  They couldn't gag down the

Day 1 of Reboot

The week leading up to starting reboot I felt like I wanted to eat as much as possible.  I was craving chimichangas and donuts,  don't ask me  why chimichangas??  Our family got together for Sunda

Auction For Africa Win a Private Group Class

  My friend has the greatest opportunity to go to Africa this summer and distribute Tom's shoes.  She is doing an online auction to raise money for it. I am donating a class for it.  The

Shopping List/ 10 Day Plan For Reboot Cleanse

Here is the menu plan and shopping list that I promised you  for the 10 day reboot cleanse.  I don't know if I am going to stick to this plan exactly.   I might do green smoothies and juice for the

Juice Fast Cleanse, Reboot Your Life

Here is Joe.  He is the inspiration behind Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.  You must watch this documentary if you haven't already,  it is SO inspirational.  For the cleanse that we are doing  he

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

Have you seen the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly, Dead"?  It is an incredibly inspirational story.  If you haven't seen it download it on Amazon or I think Netflix has it.  This movie hit home as we

Valentine Real Food Treats

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Coconut Oil Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much for all of you who took the time to fill out a survey we had a HUGE response, so much so that we had to add more bandwidth to the website !   The winner of the Mountain Rose Herbs

A Winner Picked For the Giveaway

We have picked a winner for the giveaway and are trying to get a hold of her before we announce who it is....stay tuned!   A quick healthy tip: chlorophyll that comes from eating greens helps y

Coconut Oil Give Away/ Whole Foods Made Easy Course

This giveaway is now closed, thank you so much for all of those who participated!!! The definition of insanity is doing what you have always done and expecting different results. If you have a Ne

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Healthy Holiday Cookbook

Healthy Holiday Cookbook The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that can mean; drained energy, lots of refined sugar, and your pants getting a little tighter. That doesn't have to

I Made It a Month Without Grocery Shopping!!

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A Weeks Worth Of Meals

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Day 19 Month Challenge This video is what we are having for dinner on day 19 of not going to the grocery store, and a tip on how to get dinner on the ta

Day 14 of Month Challenge Not Going to The Grocery Store

This video shows is the half way point of not going to the grocery store for a month. I also show how to make applesauce.

Month Without Grocery Shopping

Scotty challenged me during dinner one day to go a month without grocery shopping, this video outlines the rules of the contest.

How to freeze corn

This video shows you how to freeze corn on the cob so you can enjoy it all year long.

My Month Without Grocery Shopping

my month challenge of no grocery shopping Scotty challenged me to go a month without grocery shopping. Follow me for a month living off of food storage. for more details watch this video.

Fresh Tomato Basil and Zucchini Wrap

Fresh Tomato Basil and Zucchini Wrap We have so much abundance from our garden and our neighbors' gardens that I was looking for more recipes to use up all of the zucchini and tomatoes. I found this

Tyke Toter

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Eat Yourself Skinny, A Whole Foods Lifestyle

Thanks for all those who came to this class! Please check our classes page for new upcoming classes! Class: Eat Yourself Skinny, A Whole Foods Lifestyle Date: Sept 1, 2011 Cost:$15 Where: My

Whole Foods Part 1 and Part 2

Thanks for all those who came to this class! Please check our classes page for new upcoming classes! Class: Whole Foods Part 1 and Part 2 Dates: 8 week course:July 20-Sept 7 2011 Cost:$120 Wh

Slow Down and Enjoy the Simple Things

Slow Down and Enjoy the Simple Things Today I learned an important lesson from my toddler, to slow down and enjoy life a little more. This morning I found myself getting frustrated that getting o

How to Make Baby Food

Thanks for all those who came to this class! Please check our classes page for new upcoming classes! Class: How to Make Baby Food Date: Sept.14, 2011 Cost:$10 Where: Bella Vista Reception Cent

Gluten Free Made Easy

Thanks for all those who came to this class! Please check our classes page for new upcoming classes! Class: Gluten Free Made Easy Whole Grain Baking Gluten Free: Quick Breads, Muffins, Cookies Da

Healthy Freezer Meals Workshop / Private Parties Available

Thanks for all those who came to this class! Please check our classes page for new upcoming classes! Class: Healthy Freezer Meals Workshop Date: September 29, 2011 Cost:$45 (unless you bring a

Whole Foods Made Easy Part 2

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Whole Foods Made Easy Part 1 and Part 2

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Come Get Busy In The Kitchen, Take a Cooking Class This Summer

Exciting news, I am teaching cooking classes this summer, and offering In the past I have taught cooking classes at UVU and Orson Gygi, which I loved doing, so I decided to do it again. I am going

Blendtec Sale

Blendtec is offering a sweet gift for Valentines starting Jan 31-Feb 8 all blenders are 50$ off!!!! This is your chance to pick up a blender if you have been wanting one. Just type in the word CHOC

Chia Seeds On Sale

This post is for locals living in Utah. Sunflower Market has their chia seeds on sale for 3.99 a pound. That is a great deal! Chia seeds are so packed with nutrition that if I was stranded on a d

Blendtec Blender

"> "">Don't Wait Another Minute, Invest In Your Health and Buy a Blendtec Blender Today If I could pick one thing in my kitchen that I can’t do without, it would be my Blendtec blender.

Creamy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

This soup is my healthy makeover of the traditional potato leek soup. Potato leek soup usually consists of bacon, cream, and lots of starchy potatoes. Not that potatoes are necessarily bad for you, bu

Blendtec Kitchen Mill Grinder

Bottom line, grinding your own flour saves you money, and has considerably more food value than flour purchased from the store. All-purpose flour has gone through a series of steps to take all of the


This is a great online store that has a wide variety of natural products, including a great gluten free section. Another great thing about Iherb is that their prices are very affordable. IHerb is

Coconut Oil

  Buy My Favorite Coconut Oil Here If you are wanting to buy coconut oil, a small favor, please go through my website to purchase the coconut oil.  It is the same price.  I am affiliated with

Almond Flour

Almond Flour This is a wonder flour when it comes to Gluten-Free baking. Not only packed with protein and nutrition, Almond Flour can be used as a stand-alone flour. Almond Flour saves you the ha

My Dream Kitchen

We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel right now. Scotty, would love for the internet to be out of commission at our house because I keep finding pictures of things I like and want to add them in t

Healthy Holiday Cookbook

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that can mean; drained energy, lots of refined sugar, and your pants getting a little tighter. That doesn't have to be the case. This year

Buckwheat Berry Cereal

Kick start your day with buckwheat berry cereal. I like this cereal because you don’t have to plan very far in advance to have a really high nutrition breakfast. Just soak the hulled buckwheat over

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread

I always look forward to pumpkin baked goods in the fall. I love pumpkin bread, cookies, granola, and the list goes on. I saw a recipe recently for pumpkin cornbread and thought I would give it a



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Dinner in 20 Minutes, Fresh Mozzarella and Heirloom Tomato Pizza

This meal is a life saver on a busy day, margarita pizza, with garden tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. It is quick, easy, and everyone loves it. The secret to making this dinner so fast and easy is

Pics from the Farmers Market and Summer Quinoa Salad

Isaiah loving the market, sampling the bread, and wearing his sweet shades he would not part with at DI. I went to the farmers market today, and I am kicking myself that I haven't made it t

Restaurant Review: Reef’s Kitchen in Park City

The last two birthday celebrations for Scotty have consisted of mountain biking in Park City and going to dinner. The trails in Park City are always fun, but we really lucked out with dinner this

Blendtec Tamper

This post is for you wonderful ladies’ question, who I met last night in Melissa's cooking class: Where to get a Blendtec tamper. Before I answer that question, I just want to put in a plug fo

Not Your Ordinary Apple Sauce

I picked up this applesauce at Target on clearance to give it a try. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! It is all naturally sweetened with fruit juice and without preservatives. The biggest thing that

Bud and Rhubarb

Meet Bud, this is my greatest neighbor slash gardener extraordinaire. He has an acre garden full of tomatoes, peppers, egg plants, whatever you can think of he grows it. Whenever I am in the backyard

Southwestern Corn and Sweet Potato Soup

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Gluten Free Cupcakes

These little tasty treats are another rendition of my favorite banana bread. This recipe has been altered so many times I don't remember the original. I have a confession to make. I am a curious

Fun in the Kitchen

Lets just say Isaiah wanted to express his own creativity in the kitchen with the baking soda!

Sprouted “Grainola” with Strawberries

Follow my how to sprout post, to know how to make sprouts. After you have sprouted your grains you can make breakfast cereal out of them. Sprouts can be kind of crunchy, so for the texture I like

Sprouting 101

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Roasted Root Veggies over Quinoa

Photo by Katie Dudley, Roasted root vegetables and quinoa are the perfect meal for winter time. When it is cold outside, I love a steaming bowl of quinoa topped with veggies. Ro

Raw Friday Congo Bars

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Cooking Classes in Utah

Cooking Classes in Utah Thanks for coming! I have no upcoming classes at the moment but please keep checking back!    



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About Me

How I ended up in the kitchen......... I wish that I would have known much younger how enjoyable it is to cook. My passion for cooking quite honestly came out of necessity. I did a study abroad

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