Simple Honey Barbecue Sauce

April 28, 2022
Simple Honey Barbecue Sauce Blog Post with a picture of chicken wings covered in barbecue sauce

Do you enjoy barbecue sauce but don’t like the additives in store-bought varieties? I’ve created this simple honey barbecue sauce that can help! When the weather starts to get warmer here in South Carolina, I find that I don’t want to cook as much indoors. I prefer to keep the oven off and instead, I grill more. Using my oven just tends to make my house too hot.…

Condiments/Sauces Salads

Homemade Greek Dressing

June 10, 2019

I am a huge fan of Greek Salad. Seriously…I love them. So much so that I have created a Greek Burger that is topped with some. It is so yummy I almost can’t stand it! Now that I’m trying to avoid many of the store-bought versions of my favorite products, I knew I needed to make my own Greek dressing. Simple ingredients, so you know what you’re putting into…


Homemade Pizza Sauce

June 12, 2017
A picture of a pizza and the blog post title "Homemade Pizza Sauce"

Doesn’t everyone like pizza? I sure do. And once in a while I just need to whip together a pie and enjoy! Of course, one night when I was craving a pizza, I was pulling out all of the ingredients and realized that I didn’t have any pizza sauce. Of course, I also try to do as much as I can to do everything from scratch. So I…


Homemade Ketchup

April 9, 2017

Ketchup has to be the most popular condiment out there. But most store-bought versions are full of high fructose corn syrup or refined sugar….which I really try to avoid when possible! And it is used for so many different things and in so many different recipes, that it was really important for me to do clean homemade ketchup. What would a burger or french fries be without it?…


Onion Soup Mix

November 5, 2016

I have several very yummy recipes that I’ve really wanted to convert to real food recipes. But one problem that I encountered was that some of my favorites contain onion soup mix. I was surprised at just how many casseroles call for it! So I picked up a package of onion soup mix when I was at the store and read the ingredients…..Yikes! I just couldn’t buy the…

Condiments/Sauces Herbs and Essential Oils

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice

October 30, 2016
table covered with the seasonings that make pumpkin spice

It’s fall here in the US and as we approach November, pumpkin spice season has been in full swing for almost two months. Starting September 1st, you can find more pumpkin spice products and recipes start popping up everywhere. This seasoning combination has been wildly popular for several years. And die-hard fans need little excuse to consume pumpkin spice in their favorite products, whenever they can. But are…


Simple Chocolate Syrup

September 2, 2015

Mmmm…..chocolate! Now, who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, there are a few people out there who don’t adore chocolate. But I am definitely NOT a part of that crowd!  I don’t have to gorge myself on chocolate every day, but a few times I week I do enjoy indulging in some chocolatey goodness! One thing that I have really missed since starting to eat a real food diet is…

Appetizers Condiments/Sauces Recipes

Onion Dip

April 4, 2015

I grew up eating store-bought french onion dip….and love it! Of course, my family didn’t eat it every day, but we had it for cookouts and special times when we entertained. Even now, when my family gets together, there is usually a container or two of the store-bought variety. But because I have to be careful about what I eat, I wanted to try to recreate my favorite…


Taco Seasoning Mix

December 30, 2014

When it’s Taco Tuesday, and you’re getting ready to whip up a batch of taco goodness, do you typically use store-bought seasoning? Have you thought about trying a simple homemade taco seasoning mix? Store-bought seasoning mixes are convenient and easy to use. But do you know what is in your seasoning mix? If you deal with chemical sensitivities as an energy-sensitive person, you need to be aware of…