Category Archives: Main Course

Paleo Enchiladas (grain free with dairy free option)

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist June 28, 2014

paleo enchiladasBefore I reveal this very creative Paleo enchiladas recipe, let me tell you a little about the recipe creator, Tara Rayburn.

I first met Tara, author of the cookbook Essential Gluten-Free Recipes, in yoga class about 10 years ago.  She was pregnant at the time and we struck up a conversation about Labor of Love, a local birthing center in Tampa that offers women a fantastic natural birth experience as well as holistic prenatal care (this is where I delivered all 3 of my children).

A natural opportunity to talk to Tara about traditional cooking and the travels and teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price presented itself when her child began to experience a challenge with food allergies.

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Bone Marrow Custard: Nutrient Dense Delight

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 31, 2014


A casual scan of the shelves of your local bookstore quickly reveals an overwhelming array of cookbooks. For one interested in truly healthy cooking, the choice can be overwhelming – which to choose, what recipes are best?

I don’t recommend many modern cookbooks on this blog for the simple reason that few are authentic from cover to cover from a traditional cooking perspective. Most are only partially accurate with excellent recipes here and there with the remainder promoting faddish, misleading, or incorrect information to the detriment of those earnestly seeking a wholesome, balanced cooking style.

I am pleased to say that in recent weeks, a giant among cookbooks has joined the ranks and it contains recipes and information that I can get behind 100% and wholeheartedly recommend for anyone interested in a time tested cooking approach that is worthy of learning yourself, but also priceless knowledge to pass along to your children and grandchildren.

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Quick Quiche from Holiday Leftovers

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 28, 2013

Quick Quiche
The holiday weekend is here and for many of us, family and friends will be dropping in to visit. Or, you may be doing the visiting yourself. Here is an easy, quick quiche recipe to share with those who drop in for a chat.

I use leftover steamed veggies to make this dish super fast and easy. You can use whatever veggies you want. My favorite combinations are asparagus/red pepper or broccoli/onion.

I like the Wholly Wholesome brand of organic pie shells if I don’t have the time to make it myself. Many healthfood stores carry them. These pie shells are made with a healthy traditional fat and have no questionable ingredients.

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Sprouted Grain Stuffing Recipe

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist December 6, 2013

sprouted grain stuffing recipe

For many people, using the perfect stuffing recipe that appeals to all the guests is critical to the success and full enjoyment of a holiday meal. The challenge is making it in a manner that is easily digestible and/or gluten free for any guests that might have an intolerance to this hard to digest plant protein.

If you choose to prepare a grain based stuffing, the most digestible choice is a whole grain bread that has been prepared traditionally either via sour leavening, sprouting or soaking.

Unfortunately, the emphasis of conventional nutritionists to consume whole grains is without caveat, but this is neither complete nor optimal advice. Traditional societies never prepared their whole grains in modern fashion as quick rise yeasted breads, granolas, pasta and other rapidly cooked grain dishes nor did they consume grain based foods in the large quantities of today.

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A Peek Inside a Busy Woman’s Fit Kitchen

by Fitness Editor Paula Jager, CSCS Owner of Crossfit Jaguar November 3, 2013

Fit kitchen

By Fitness Editor Paula Jager CSCS

Fall is here, no doubt about it even here in sunny Florida, and I am getting into the swing of the seasonal shift in culinary pleasures in my personal fit kitchen.  It was an enjoyable but extremely busy summer.  If you follow the fitness posts on this blog, you may know we moved our CrossFit box to a new location and have experienced some serious growing pains along with the trials and tribulations of the construction process.  All good.

Whether you’ve experienced something similar or have 12 children we are ALL busy in our lives and everyday frenzied pace.  So what do we do — buy Swanson fake chicken broth, use processed vegetable oil and hit the drive-thru? Of course not but how does one keep up with or maintain the healthy traditional diet for ourselves and families in these light of these busy times along with keeping up our fitness?  It ain’t easy but I’d like to share my tips and recipes for what’s going on in my fit kitchen and hear about yours. . .

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