20 Gluten Free School Lunch Box Ideas

  A month’s worth of gluten free lunches! Here are 20 Gluten Free school lunch box ideas. That’s a whole month of school lunches. My family isn’t gluten or grain free, but I know many of you are, and I do try to limit the amount of wheat my kiddos eat. I made it easy […]

Do It Anyway

When I started moving toward a Real Food diet several years ago, I found I often got caught up in an “all or nothing” mindset. Our budget simply wasn’t large enough to accommodate the switch to 100% organic produce and pastured meats that a Real Food diet requires. And honestly, few people’s are. I did […]

5 Foods Your Grandparents Didn’t Eat

  I’m using the word “grandparents” loosely in this post, because I know some of my readers may be young enough to have grandparents who were raised eating these foods and if that’s you, then just think “great-grandparents”. My grandparents were born in the 1910s, and grew up eating fresh, local, and homemade foods.  The […]

Homemade Frijoles Negros

We eat a lot of beans at Casa de Baker. They’re inexpensive, delicious and when prepared properly, extremely nourishing. Beans need to be soaked in an acid and cooked slowly to break down antinutrients that would inhibit proper digestion. In addition to this, I cook them in homemade bone broth, which enhances their nutritional value […]

Easy Recipe for Refried Beans

This easy recipe for refried beans includes an extra step.  By soaking the beans overnight in lemon juice and water, any undesireable side effects (yes, like gas) can be eliminated and the full health benefits of the beans can be received by your body. This recipe can be a great side dish for Migas, or […]

Basic Salad Dressing

Basic Salad Dressing 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons expeller-pressed flax oil Method: Place all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake ’em up until they’re well assimilated. Optional add-ins: Blue Cheese, chopped herbs, garlic, shallots…use your imagination! […]

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