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Christmas Tree Design #2- Stuffed Squash-Gone-KID-FRIENDLY! AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE A MUSHROOM STAR! (GAPS)

Megan Cooking With Kids, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

Of the two butternut squash Christmas tree designs I made, this was my kids’ favorite: Half a piece of hothouse cucumber makes the trunk. Cranberries and olive rings make the balls. Diced red and yellow bell peppers make the garland and pretty contrasting colors. A larger portion of the squash is hollowed out to make room for more filling.  (By …

Stuffed Butternut Squash CHRISTMAS TREES- Family Food Fun! (Dairy-free, Paleo, GAPS)

Megan Cooking With Kids, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Here’s a simple Christmas kitchen craft that is fun to surprise your family or friends with!  It’s pretty and the process is delightful- easy art! Alternately, grab some kids and include them in the process!  This option works great because every squash has two sides, once you cut it in half! You can do one half, and the kids can …

Grain-free Stuffing recipe

GRAIN-FREE STUFFING RECIPE with SAUSAGE {Paleo, Whole30, GAPS}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 37 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. My 13-year-old daughter loves stuffing and had a tough transition several years ago to grain-free holidays.  But getting her to cook with me changed all that.  She loves being in the kitchen and innovating new recipes.  Among our fun collaborations is this grain-free stuffing.  It combines …

My New Favorite Breakfast: The Prosciutto Egg

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

You’ve heard of a One-Eyed Sailor?  The ubiquitous Bacon & Eggs?  Eggs Benedict? Trifles. May I introduce you to my new favorite? THE PROSCIUTTO EGG She wins the starring role in your broad-based breakfast bowl due to her many appropriate attributes: Prosciutto can easily be sourced with only two ingredients: pork & salt.  It requires no sugar or nitrates for …

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing tea, and one that I wish to share with you, a nourishing version that includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free version). It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.

Saffron Milk Tea: A Recipe for Depression and General Wellness

Megan Drinks, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 13 Comments

Saffron Milk Tea is an Indian healing beverage. This nourishing version includes raw milk, (although I include a dairy-free variation).  It is wonderful to drink before bed to help with depression and insomnia.  The elixir has a lovely flavor, floral and tea-like. See if it helps to bring general wellness to your life… SAFFRON’S HISTORY AND USES The filaments of …

Poultry or Rabbit Organ Meat Saute with Garlic Cream Bone Broth Reduction Sauce

Poultry or Rabbit Organ Meat Saute with Garlic Cream Bone Broth Reduction Sauce

Megan Food Philosophy, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. I’ve been eating a traditional diet for over 10 years. This diet is inspired by the work of Weston A. Price and the book by Sally Fallon Morell, Nourishing Traditions (find it HERE). These educators helped many of us to understand how to prepare food for …

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ROSEBUD HIBISCUS TEA (depression, constipation, anxiety, immune and more)

Megan Drinks, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

Rosebud Hibiscus Tea tastes awesome, but as with all herbal teas, there’s more: it treats depression, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes; it provides immune boosting AND a record-high dose of antioxidants. Will it help you feel better? Better is a relative word.  I have definitely felt BETTER on coffee.  It’s a drug-high-happy.  These flowers aren’t going to do that for you; …

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Interviews with Two Families Who Raise Rabbits for Food …and the RECIPE for ROASTED RABBIT

Megan Food Philosophy, Uncategorized 3 Comments

WHY EAT RABBIT? Buying sustainably-sourced chicken is an expensive treat, ringing in at about $20 a meal, just for the meat.  For many of us, this is a high ideal that we budget in occasionally.  For others, we long for the day when we can raise our own meat and begin to save and flourish, living “the good life” with …

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CILANTRO CHICKEN SALAD GONE AUTUMNAL- 4 recipes in 1 (GAPS-Friendly)

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU STILL HAVE ROSY RED TOMATOES GROWING IN OCTOBER? We still have tomatoes, red and happy from our community greenhouse.  But they are not as luscious as they were in the height of our hot summer.  Using “pretty good” heirloom tomatoes in cooking is more fitting this time of year than highlighting them on a plate, …