Mexican Frittata Recipe

I whipped up this tasty comfort food the other night and it was a huge hit with the whole family! Frittatas are so versatile that you can put just about anything in them, season them with whatever seasonings sound good and you can even make them when you’re out camping (check out out campfire frittata recipe!).

For this recipe, I went with a Tex-Mex theme. It’s full of flavor without being spicy. Feel free to spice it up with some sauteed jalapenos, freshen it up with some cilantro and salsa on top or toss in leftovers that need to get eaten. Frittatas are very forgiving and easily adaptable. 🙂

What You’ll Need Oven-safe skillet (I’m using a 10 inch cast iron. If you are using a larger or smaller skillet, adjust the amounts of ingredients accordingly.) 10 eggs 1 pound ground beef (or other ground meat) 1/2 […]

Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

I often post about what to do when you’re already feeling badly, such as natural remedies for ear infections or ways to ease morning sickness, but today I’d like to talk about a yummy way to boost health to help prevent problems before they start!

We all know that antioxidants are a good thing, right? They neutralize those pesky free radicals that wreak havoc on our cells. Getting plenty of antioxidants is one of the beautiful benefits about a real foods diet. What are good sources of antioxidants? I’m so glad you asked!….

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How to Make Savory Muffins (Freezing Instructions!)

One of our favorite foods to freeze is a big batch of savory muffins. They are perfect for a quick breakfast, mid-afternoon snack, or as a bread to go with dinner. When I was pregnant with my second baby, my mom, four-year-old, and I spent an afternoon making several batches of muffins to freeze. This is a wonderful recipe for your kiddos to help with, both with the planning and the cooking!…

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Make Yogurt in a Cooler

After having several yogurt makers ruin our yogurt-making attempts, I was thrilled to discover this method! I just might get a cooler exclusively for yogurt making! We use yogurt for smoothies, veggie dip and yogurt cheese. Here’s how to do it.

What You’ll Need Milk (we use raw, whole milk) Yogurt culture Glass jars with lids Cooler (a small one is best, unless you’re making several gallons of yogurt 🙂 ) Pot to heat the milk in Thermometer (I use digital- it’s usually more accurate) Whisk What To Do Pour the milk into the pan and start heating it. Stir occasionally until the temperature reaches 110 degrees. While the milk heats, put your culture into a glass measuring cup and put warm/hot water (115 degrees) into the cooler until it’s about 3 to 4 inches deep. Remove the pan from the heat and ladle some of the milk into […]

Creative Eggs For Breakfast

I get tired of eating the same old breakfast every day, so my last post was about making delicious and creative oatmeal packets (your kiddos will love this!) and today’s post is going to give you all some creative new ways to eat eggs.

Eggs in Pasta Sauce: Sounds a little odd, I know, but it’s goooood! Here’s what you do- Pour enough pasta sauce into a pan to make it about 1 1/2 inches deep (use a small pan for 1 or 2 eggs and a large pan for 3 or more). Get the sauce simmering and then crack an egg into a bowl. Gently slide the egg into the sauce. Repeat with all eggs, then let it cook until the eggs reach the desired doneness (yes, I know “doneness” isn’t a real word). People who like runny yolks will love this recipe, but just leave your eggs in […]

DIY Flavored Oatmeal Packets

I’ve often heard people say that they just don’t have time to make a healthy breakfast that tastes good. This week and next I’m going to give you some fun ways to make delicious and healthy breakfasts, fast! This week it’s oatmeal.

When everybody likes something different or the family is eating at different times, those prepackaged flavored oatmeal packets can be appealing. Don’t do it! They are not only crammed full of unnecessary sugar, but they have next to no nutritional value. Instead, have a breakfast prep party!

What You’ll Need: organic old-fashioned rolled oats baggies or 1/2 pint jars dried fruit (apples, pears, bananas, raisins, dates, cherries, apricots, strawberries, pineapple, etc.) nuts (peanuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, etc.) spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, powdered ginger, pumpkin pie spice, etc.) sweeteners (make brown sugar by mixing 2 parts rapadura with 1 part molasses- you’ll get lots of minerals!) […]

Campfire Frittata

Do you think that camping means you can’t eat delicious, healthy food? Trust me, you can! And it’s easy, too. We whipped up a frittata in no time, for a hot and filling breakfast.

How delicious does that look?! Frittatas are basically baked eggs with tons of yummy ingredients. I’ll tell you what we used, but be creative and try out different combinations. Here’s a Mexican Frittata!

What you’ll need: A campfire or grill A camping pan (8 to 12 inches wide) 2 to 3 eggs per person Butter or olive oil Fillings (we used asparagus, mixed mushrooms and blue cheese) Seasonings (we used sea salt, but you can add herbs, too) What to do: If using a campfire without a grate, level one side of the fire to set the pan on the wood/coals. Put a few tablespoons of butter or olive oil in the pan and add […]

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

How delicious does that look?! Making cinnamon raisin bread is fun and easy, but it looks so impressive! Here’s how to make it yourself.

Make a bread dough of your choice (here’s what I used) and let it rise. Punch down the dough and then roll it out into a rectangle. The short end should be small enough to fit in the bread pan. Brush melted butter onto the dough. Sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mix evenly on the dough (I used about 1/8 cup sugar to 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon). Sprinkle raisins, if desired, evenly. Just use as many as looks good to you. Roll up the dough tightly, started from the short end (so it will fit in the bread pan!). Pinch the ends together and place the loaf gently in the pan and let rise until double, then bake according to the directions for your dough.

That’s […]

Smoothies, the “Real” Food Way

I have always LOVED a good smoothie. There is just something so indulgent about the creamy blend of fruits and flavors. Before we switched to real foods, I thought I was making a healthy choice by buying the prepackaged smoothies from the grocery store. Just the thought of all of the sugar, artificial flavors and pasteurized dairy makes me cringe! In fact, I’m pretty sure that my tastes have changed so much during this one year of eating real foods that I wouldn’t even like the store-bought smoothies. Happily, I have everything I need to make fabulous and extremely healthy smoothies here at home. If you’re new to real foods, you’re going to be shocked by how many delicious combinations you can make!

Side note: To make a good smoothie, you have to be able to blend it up well. Around this house, that means using our […]

Real Foods Thanksgiving and Christmas: Leftover Ideas

This is the second week of the Modern Alternative Mama’s

We are all sharing ideas for Real Foods holiday menus, this week. Since I won’t be cooking the Thanksgiving meal, I will be offering some fun ideas for ways to use those leftovers in Real Food recipes! Be sure to look at the bottom of this post for my fellow blogger’s menu ideas!

~Monte Cristos: Theses sandwiches are a delicious way to enjoy leftover meat! Use slices of turkey with a bit of cheese and a layer of cranberry sauce, or leave the cranberry sauce on the side and dip your sandwich. For the ham version, use a good honey-mustard (you can even make your own with Dijon and honey!). Either sandwich can include any side dishes (I happen to LOVE turkey and mashed potatoes together).

~Louisville Hot Browns: This is something I’ve never had, but I’m going to try […]