coconut milk pudding in a cupCoconut milk pudding is the ultimate comfort food especially when the weather turns cool.

Warm, right off the stove is the way I most enjoy it just like my Grandma used to make it.  A pudding box wasn’t good enough for her, and it’s not good enough for me either. Who wants to feed their children (or themselves) a bowlful of GMO white sugar,

homemade strawberry syrup with a glass of milkWhen I was a kid, I really enjoyed a big spoonful of Nesquick Strawberry Powder or Carnation Strawberry Instant Breakfast Mix stirred into a glass of whole milk.

Little did I know how nasty that stuff truly is. My Mom didn’t know either as nutrition information wasn’t required on the label back in the day.

focaccia

I’ve been puttering around in the kitchen this summer experimenting with different gluten free and grain free flours both alone and in combination.

Learning how to easily bake delicious breads, cookies and pastries with various flour combos – both grain and non-grain based – is something I am very much interested in mastering.

In my opinion, the brownie is hands down the most important American contribution to the world of pastries. I typically make brownies for my family using sprouted flour (recipe here), but I have gotten into the routine of making them grain free with whatever sprouted nut butter I have on hand of late.

garlic bread recipe

I view bread thusly:  it is the ideal vehicle for getting loads of healthy fats into your children quickly, easily and with no fuss!

We don’t eat a lot of bread in our home, about two loaves per week for a family of five. But, when bread is served,

Boiled PeanutsStay tuned below for a very easy boiled peanuts recipe plus a video on how to eat them without embarrassing yourself!

The peanut, which is actually a legume and not a nut at all, was originally cultivated in what is today Brazil or Peru at least as far back as 3,500 years ago.

sweetened condensed milk recipeThere is absolutely nothing healthy or beneficial about sweetened condensed milk. Sadly, this is true even if it is made from grassfed organic milk. Watch out for the many recipes and videos on how to make sweetened condensed milk at home. Without exception, these methods are best avoided.

Here are the unsolvable problems with this heavily processed food:

Strike #1:  Lengthy heating time is necessary to reduce the milk down to a condensed state.

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