our new food adventure

our family has decided to change our eating habits.  praying that we might see some changes in our physical and emotional health.  we’ve cut refined sugar, dairy, and most gluten, along with all processed foods.  i’ve always made most of our food from scratch, but “made from scratch” is taking on a new meaning for me.




we appreciate the food we eat all the more when we actually have to work for it.  milling our own flour, gathering fresh eggs, and enjoying fresh pork from our summer pigs has deepened our joy in the food set before us.




it also makes me look forward to growing, and harvesting, and preparing.  my thoughts have been drifting towards planting veggies, foraging for wild berries, and expanding our little flock of chickens.  i want to grow in myself and my family a deeper appreciation for the food that nourishes our bodies.

our new food adventure is taking some getting used to; our palates have grown accustomed to artificial sweetness.  but as we experiment and eat more real, good food we are seeing changes; and they are good.


here’s a quick and easy recipe for you:




Happy Morning Muffins

1 medium well ripened banana ( i wait for mine to turn dark then freeze them to pull out for recipes and smoothies)

1/2 cup of your favorite nut butter (we’ve been using peanut and almond)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp baking soda

2-3 pitted dates

1/4 cup cocoa powder

throw all those ingredients into your blender and whip em up real good!  then scoop into some greased mini muffin tins and bake 8-10 minutes at 350.  you won’t believe how fluffy these flourless muffins are!  we like to eat them with raspberries or strawberries and maybe a little coconut cream.  these muffins make for a happy morning in my house.




2 thoughts on “our new food adventure

  1. Hi Jen,
    Still miss you like crazy! So glad to read this post. Have you read 100 Days of Real Food? It might further inspire you. It works! Are you using a bread machine? I make all my own from Kamut and wheat berries with coconut oil and molasses, and add-ins. Refined wheat was my problem, not gluten. Enjoy the journey. Love, Miss Marie

    • so good to hear from you Miss Marie! i will take a look at the book for sure, and i’d love to hear any other suggestions you have. it is a challenge to keep my hungry crew fed well. God bless!

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