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An Effective Plan to Treat Candida

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First of all, before I get into this post, I must point out the disclaimer at the bottom of this page and remind you that I am not licensed as a physician or a nutritionist.  But that being said, I have done hundreds of hours of research on this topic for my own personal understanding.  And, from that research and lots of God-directed paths, I have successfully led myself, my children, and numerous other people and families through the Candida healing process.  Furthermore, considering that most licensed physicians and nutritionists have absolutely zero hours of training in how to deal with Candida and remove an overpopulation, I will liken my credentials to that which I had when I was hired on as one of the first Quality Assurance Analysts for testing manufacturing equipment for FDA regulated medical devices...a little experience trumps no experience at all and what I have to say, I believe, is worth taking the time to read. OK, now for all of you who have been asking me for years to …

Rice Noodle, Pear, and Turkey Salad with Raspberry Dressing

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While trying to figure out how I could make a salad without lettuce, that my husband would enjoy (he isn't too big on the sprouts that I tend to like), I came up with the following salad that made him exclaim, "How did you come up with this recipe?  I really like it."

So, here is what you will need to make this very "liked" new recipe of mine:

Raspberry Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Braggs "Live-culture"Cider Vinegar OR strong kumbucha
2 Tablespoons honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (warmed if you live in a climate where it solidifies)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds

Salad Ingredients:
1 package rice noodles
2 pears (sliced)
1 cup smoked turkey (cubed)
1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup crumbled cheese (the more tart the cheese the better it will pair with the sweetness of the pear)


To start off, put all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender and pulse until it reaches a smooth cons…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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I do so apologize that it has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog, but life has its way of taking over...and in our case it took over our entire household and moved us(literally) in the most dramatic way - from a hobby farm in Minnesota to a travel trailer that is now parked in The Woodlands, Texas.

So, now that the boxes are packed and we are living on the minimals...it seems I have a little more time to get to some of those things that got put to the side while our moving was going on, like blogging.  Of course, you will notice that my kitchen is not what it used to be (actually not even a fraction and some of that is even outside) but good food is plentiful here in Texas and I plan to make the most of all the ingredients I have close by from the many sources I have already discovered in this area.

Onto the recipe at hand:  Whole What Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Here is what you will need:
3 cups Soft White Whole Wheat (Pastry flour), freshly milled
1 3/4 cups Milk
2 Eggs
2 T…

Hamburger Country Fried Steaks

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What kid doesn't love a good hamburger?  But, add a little breading and fry it in some oil and you have a burger that my kids would tell you is the best burger they have ever tasted, while I would tell you that it is the one that you rarely can find as a leftover in my refrigerator! 

Here is what you need to make this recipe:
2 eggs, beaten1 cup milk1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup bread crumbs1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper3 pounds ground beefGrape seed oil for frying in First,  make patties out of the ground beef.


Next, mix together the eggs and milk in a shallow bowl.

Finally, mix the rest of the ingredients in another shallow bowl (flour, crumbs, & spices).


Now, in a frying pan, add enough oil to cover the bottom and heat over medium heat.  


Then add a few patties at a time that have been dipped in the egg mixture and then dipped in the flour mixture.



Fry until the patties are browned on each side, then into a pan in a 300 degree ov…

Soaked Chocolate Muffins

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You would not believe the amount of chocolate I cook with each month for our family of 5...and it is not because I really love chocolate all that much, it is my husband and children that absolutely crave it.  I do admit that I have a weakness for butter cream frosting, and would take it any day over chocolate, but then again I can't see needing to have it on my breakfast items as much as those listed above like to have chocolate in theirs.  

So, to satisfy this "need for chocolate" and my desire to keep my family fed in a healthy manner, I came up with this recipe...which is now a weekly staple in our home.

Ingredients:
List #1
4 cups soft whole wheat flour3/4 cup organic cocoa powder3/4 cup organic carob powder1 cup SUCANAT2 1/2 cups of a mixture of any of the following:  milk, whey, yogurt, and/or milk kefir4 eggs4 Tablespoons melted butter2/3 cup grape seed oil2 teaspoons vanilla1 cup organic chocolate chips
List #2
2 Tablespoons non-GMO baking powder
Mix all of the ingredi…

Soaked Coconut Scones

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I may be the only one who LOVES coconut in our house, but I am not the only one who loves these scones...they seem to cross the "liking" barrier even for those who don't mind coconut in baked goods, and thus my husband and daughter have been known to chose this delicious option over some of their other favorite breakfast choices.  

Plus, I managed to pull off adding into this recipe an ingredient that I was challenged to make "something good to eat" from: Einkorn flour.  The friend who gave me the bag of this flour said that she thought it tasted awful in all the recipes she tried with it...and you know me and challenges.  What I found is, this flour has a bit of a tart/bitter taste to it, so pairing it with coconut flour, which is naturally sweet, was a perfect blend.  But, don't take my word for it...try it yourself.

Here are the ingredients you will need:
List #1
1 cup soft white whole wheat flour
1 cup Einkorn flour
1/4 cup cane juice crystals
1/4 cup SUCANAT

Homemade Taquitos

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting three friends for three days of cooking classes.  And, with their help, we took a lot of pictures so we could share these recipes I have been wanting to post up here on my site...but just haven't had the chance, or in this case, the recipe was a little too messy to make while at the same time take pictures of the process. I hope you enjoy this family favorite of ours!

Ingredients:
2 cups leftover meat1 cup mashed beans (see easy instructions below on how to make these from bean flour)1 cup cheese, shredded2 teaspoons cumin1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon paprika30 corn tortillasOil for coating pan and tortillas.  I use grape seed oil
First, make the mashed beans...either mashed already cooked beans OR to make 1 cup of mashed beans from bean flour, just add 1 cup of water to 1/2 cup of bean flour, put into a pot and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes...or until the mixture is thickened.

Then, coat a large baking pan (with a lip) …

Sprouting as I Wait for Spring

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If you live anywhere in the northern part of the United States, like I do, I don't have to tell you how long and cold this winter has been.  Truly, this weather has been trying on even the hardiest northerner.  And, although spring looks like it will never come,...


...in time, the snow will surely leave, the green grass will appear, and once more it will be gardening time, and I also will be able to feel my appendages!

But, if you have been as impatient as I have been about eating some fresh, home grown produce, then here is an idea...sprout some!  I find that sprouting through the longest winter months is not only a good thing to do to add fresh greens to my diet, but also it helps me keep my sanity (OK, maybe not all of it) when I start thinking that the gardening season will never come.

Here is how simple sprouting is:

Start with seeds, beans, and/or a mix of both that are specifically sold for sprouting. 

In a mason jar put the following, depending upon what you will be sprouting:…