Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tasty Paleo Pasta - Gluten Free

Are you missing pasta dishes due to your Paleo lifestyle or a gluten sensitivity?  Look no further!  You CAN have pasta and you don't have to pay a fortune for it.  My entire family liked this pasta and that alone is impressive.  Best of all, this pasta is easy to make.  Adapt the recipe for lasagna, home style noodles, fettuccine, or even linguine dishes by changing the width of your noodles.

To make your own Paleo noodles, you will need....

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paleo Tortillas - Delicious, Easy and Gluten Free

For the most part, eating Paleo approved foods has proven to be a tasty experience.   But I'm still preparing non-Paleo foods for my family members that aren't ready to jump on the bandwagon.  So I am still tempted by non-Paleo food items.  Ugh!  Hands down, the most difficult meal for me to pass up is burritos.  I can eat the meat and veggies but I feel deprived the whole time, watching my family eat my tasty homemade whole wheat tortillas.   So I decided that it was time to try a Paleo tortilla recipe.  My friend gave the recipe and I'm so thankful that she did!  To make your own delicious Paleo tortillas you will need...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make Your Own Healthy Deodorant - All Natural

I first became aware that commercially prepared deodorants and antiperspirants could be bad for us was when I was a teenager. (Way back in the dark ages, as my teenagers like to say.)  My mother worked for a chiropractor who sold supplements and healthy alternative beauty products.  I will never forget the day my mother brought home a big deodorant crystal from work.  She wet the crystal and rubbed it under her armpits.  I thought this was strange and vowed to never rub a rock under my pits.

Fast forward many years later and I am the crazy mom, making deodorant in the kitchen.
All joking aside, the recipe I'm going to share is a good replacement for the commercially prepared, aluminum based products on the market.  It may not work for everyone but many people find this homemade version to be more than adequate for controlling stinky sweat.   To me it is worth the time to make this in order to reduce the cancer risk and other health concerns.  To make this all natural deodorant....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Paleo Chocolate Almond Pudding - Gluten Free

Even though we don't physically NEED dessert, sometimes our heart just craves it!  My friend gave me this easy pudding recipe to try.  It is creamy and while it may not taste exactly like store-bought pudding, it is a welcome treat to this girl who thought desserts were off limits!  This recipe also would be great for anyone staying away from gluten.  To make this delicious recipe....

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Homemade Magnesium Oil Spray for Skin Care

Magnesium is necessary for hundreds of processes in the body and yet so many of us are reported to be deficient in it.  One possible explanation for the deficiency is that our food is grown in soil that is depleted of magnesium.  

To make matters worse, oral supplements can cause diarrhea in some people.  Trans dermal magnesium therapy using Magnesium Oil is said to be more readily absorbed and perhaps more effective. 

I recently read the exciting news that magnesium oil is also being used as skin care.  Read this article in Huffington Post about Magnesium Oil Skincare Benefits to learn more about this trend.  Apparently, Magnesium Oil is being used to help with acne and other skin conditions.

I wanted to try some but realized quickly that the oil can get pricey.  I found that I could make my own magnesium oil at a fraction of the cost of the commercially prepared versions.  And the best part is that it was so easy to make the formula! To make your own Magnesium Oil Spray....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tasty Raisin Nut Cookies - Paleo Friendly & Gluten Free

I have been trying to make eating Paleo feel good to the more resistant members of my household.  Of course, the biggest protest has been, "What? No cookies?"  So I played around with some of the Paleo acceptable foods in my pantry and came up with this recipe.  While it is definitely NOT low fat and it does have natural maple syrup in the recipe, this cookie satisfies the urge for a treat in a healthy way.  And because the ingredients are gluten free, the cookie works for those who are avoiding gluten!

Recipe makes approximately 30 cookies

~ To make this recipe you will need ~
* 1/3 cup coconut oil
* 3 eggs
* 1/3 - 1/2 cup real maple syrup
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 cup almond flour
* 1/2 cup coconut flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp sea salt
* 1/2 cup raisins
* 1/4 cup almond slivers
* 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

Monday, January 12, 2015

Easy No Grain Granola - Great for Paleo or Gluten Free Diet

Avoiding grains can be a very difficult thing to do!  For me, granola was always something that I enjoyed, especially if it came in the form of a handy little bar shape.  Convenient and tasty, granola is a mainstay for many busy families.  I was given this recipe by a dear friend and love it so much that it will be a mainstay for healthy snacking or an on the go breakfast!