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Paleo Recipes and Real Life Adventures

Month: July 2012

Freezer Jams

Freezer Jams

My grandmother used to make Strawberry Freezer jam from her own strawberry plants. My strawberry plants are new and didn’t produce very many but I got some great berries from the farmers market a few weekends ago and decided to try and make her freezer

6 Tips to Keep Moving

6 Tips to Keep Moving

In the summer time I am not working so I have an entire day to do whatever I want. During the school year I make all of these plans to hit the gym a lot, run more, eat healthier, try new stuff, cook more etc. […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

I have a garden overflowing with Peppers, Tomato, Basil, Herbs, squash and pumpkins. I love my garden but I was really concerned I wouldn’t be able to use all of this delicious food before it spoiled. I started giving all of my guests bags of tomatoes before they left. I finally decided to start making sauces, soups and salsas and canning for the winter. This is a lot of work but I have a lot of time in the summer and it will be worth it when I start teaching again.

Tomato Basil Soup

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Frozen Banana Nut Pops

Frozen Banana Nut Pops

I had a dinner party tonight and almost forgot about dessert until I remembered seeing a similar pin on pinterest. Here is my Paleo approved version of Frozen Banana Nut Pops. Frozen Banana Nut Pops Ingredients:

Gobble Gobble Grillin’

Gobble Gobble Grillin’

It’s never too early to practice your Thanksgiving skills! In our house Sunday is our cooking day. We like to make some meals so that if we get busy we are not tempted to eat out all the time. On Saturday we decided to try […]

Garden Fresh Salsa

Garden Fresh Salsa

This is a simple restaurant style salsa. Most of the ingredients were from my garden the rest came from last weekends farmers market.  You can make it hot or mild by tweaking the ingredients. I will even throw in a bonus to this post and tell you about my Guacamole.

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Summer time Hot Dogs

Summer time Hot Dogs

Sitting around the campfire, roasting hot dogs is something that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do when we decided to eat better. Luckily, I found Applegate Farms and discovered their  Organic uncured grass fed beef hot dog. We have enjoyed several bonfires and […]

Pesto Bacon Chicken Salad

Pesto Bacon Chicken Salad

Pesto always reminds me of summer. My mom used to make pesto chicken salad and put it on homemade croissants. Although I will not be serving mine on Croissants, you are free to serve it however you wish!  Homemade Pesto

Why Compost?

Why Compost?

There are several reason to compost your foods.

  1. You are creating nutrient rich soil that will give you healthier, richer foods.
  2. Prevents pollution.
  3. Free dirt when you are gardening!
  4. Don’t need to water as much
  5. Compost is easier to work with.
  6. My number one reason that I compost- See the pictures below, you never know what you will get in good healthy compost. (more…)
A Special Birthday Meal

A Special Birthday Meal

Brandon’s birthday usually consists of Steak, Potatoes, Ice Cold Pepsi, Caravel Ice Cream Cake or Cheesecake factory cheesecake. This year things are slightly different! He is currently taking some College Classes to learn more about Computer nerd stuff for his job. Tonight he had a […]


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