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How to Cold Brew Coffee from

How to Cold Brew Coffee

Do you enjoy those fancy cold coffee drinks that you find at big chain coffee shops? The ones that taste really yummy, but cost like $5 a piece? I do! I love iced coffee and those “coffeechino” drinks. But I don’t like how much they cost and I really don’t like all of the hidden, […]

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Southwestern Crock Pot Chicken from

Southwestern Crock Pot Chicken

I am completely in love with my crock pot! I absolutely love being able to throw ingredients into in, turn it on, and go on with my day. No matter what I cook, it fills my house with the most wonderful scents. And the food is absolutely divine. Here is a little recipe that I […]

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Are You Chasing Happy?

Are You Chasing Happy?

If you’ve been paying attention over the past month, you will see that I’ve done a little website updating including a new logo and tagline. The tagline now reads “Real food. Real health. Real happy.” So while I’ve always shared great real food recipes and ways to keep yourself healthy naturally, I have just been […]

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Vegetable Fried Rice from

Vegetable Fried Rice

I will admit that I love Chinese food….particularly fried rice. And of course, most Chinese restaurants use lots of bad additives like MSG in their food, which is definitely NOT clean! So I wanted to create a fried rice recipe that was much healthier and still yummy, and this is what I came up with! […]

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Almond Parmesan Chicken from

Almond Parmesan Chicken

I was trying to think of something for dinner tonight, and had to get creative. I had some chicken breast (free range, of course), but with it raining outside, knew that grilling was not an option. So I decided to do a gluten and grain free, real food, coated chicken breast in the oven. It’s […]

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Shepherds Pie from

Shepherd’s Pie

I’m always looking for dishes that are really simple to make, but healthy and yummy. I had never tried Shepherd’s Pie before, but it looked really yummy, so I looked at several different recipes, and created mine  from there. This is a great cold weather dish, that is full of great veggies. This recipe has […]

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Ground Beef and Brown Rice Casserole from

Ground Beef and Brown Rice Casserole

I always had a question about how best to use rice. Unfortunately, there aren’t as many recipes for casseroles using rice as there are for pasta and potatoes. I looked around for some inspiration, and found a few recipes that were just full of ingredients that I try to avoid. So I created my own recipe […]

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Creamy Hot Cocoa from

Creamy Hot Cocoa

As soon as fall approaches and the temperatures dip here in SC, I eagerly look forward to being able to snuggle up with a warm mug of hot cocoa. Living a whole food, traditional lifestyle means walking away from the convenient but junk filled packets of cocoa mix and this cocoa is the perfect substitute. […]

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Apple Crisp from

Apple Crisp

There is nothing quite like the start of fall. The days begin to get shorter and you begin to feel a little chill in the air. The farmer’s markets here always begin to sell fresh apples from the mountains of North Carolina, which makes it the best time of year to make great apple goodies. […]

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Skillet Smoked Sausage and Potatoes from

Skillet Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

This is one of those recipes that is complete comfort food for me. I remember my Mom making this when I was really young and so there is a strong connection between family and this dish. I love that it is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. It is completely done on […]

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