Throwing Something Together


I had been running all morning and it was time to pick up Whitney from work.  I knew she'd be hungry for lunch.  Many times in the past I've stopped at McDonald's and picked up some nuggets and fries, but since I found out what actually goes into a McNugget, I won't do it!  I wanted to come home and eat, so we could stick to our whole foods diet.  We walked in but I had no plan.  So I improvised!  I opened a can of pinto beans.  Whitney loves them and I figured I could flavor them up somehow. … [Read more...]

Making Fresh Vegetable Juice


Fresh vegetable juice is one of the best things you can put in your body. The juice feeds your body on the cellular level. Because your body does not have to digest the juice (since the fiber is gone) it can go straight to the cells where it can benefit your health in many ways.  I thought I'd share my process of making juice this morning!   Here's our juicer! It's an Omega VRT 330HD.  It's one of the best juicers on the market today.  And here's what I juiced: carrots, celery, … [Read more...]

Raw Salad Dressing = YUM-O


I haven't even tried this yet, but I can just tell it's delicious.  I'll be making this VERY soon. He's using a Vitamix blender, which is very expensive, but don't be afraid to try it in a regular blender.   And just so you'll know... Nama Shoyu is raw soy sauce, and it's SO yummy. Whitney prefers the taste over any other soy sauce or tamari we've had.   All of the unfamiliar products he mentions can be found at a good health food store or online. Look how easy it is to make a super … [Read more...]

My Health Journey: February


Praise the Lord, Carl got a job, and life is starting to get back to "normal"!  Thank you to those who prayed for us.  We truly appreciate it. February was an interesting month, and there isn't much to tell about my health journey, other than it was difficult to eat right!  Carl was let go from his job because of cut-backs, and so he was out of work for almost a month.  If you lose your job and know you'll be working again in a month, you can get lots accomplished around the house, and catch … [Read more...]

Makin’ Homemade Sauerkraut


I know I've been a little quiet on my blog lately -- lots going on since my hubby lost his job.  I've been wanting to write about my sauerkraut making, and so here I am!  I found online a contraption for making it, and ordered one several weeks ago.  I've been reading online about fermented (cultured) foods, and how healthy they are, and so I was determined to give sauerkraut a try.  It turned out so delicious!  We call it "Happiness" because it makes us happy to eat it!  I wish you could taste … [Read more...]