Salmon Salad Recipe

This salmon salad is amazingly nutrient-dense and it’s delicious! We like to add fresh dill, but feel free to add other herbs, too. This recipe serves four.

What You’ll Need Wild-caught Alaskan salmon: I use either a 14 1/2 ounce can or a few cooked and chilled fillets 2-4 tablespoons sour cream (make your own!) or yogurt (make your own!) 4 cups of mixed lettuces 2 avocados 4 tablespoons fresh dill Celtic sea salt, to taste (don’t worry, salt is healthy!) What To Do In a small bowl, stir together the salmon, sour cream and salt. In a bowl for each person, layer 1 cup lettuce, 1/4 of the salmon mixture, 1/2 of a diced avocado and 1 tablespoon of chopped dill.

If you would like to use freshly cooked salmon fillets, it makes a beautiful presentation. Just leave the fillets whole and add a dollop of sour cream, […]

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 […]

Squash With Sausage

Up until two years ago I had never had any kind of squash except for “pumpkin” from a can. I wasn’t too crazy about that, so I decided I didn’t like squash. Then, I bought some squash on a whim. Oh, my! It’s love!

There are so many different kinds of squash with different flavors and textures, so don’t give up if you don’t love the first one you try. I’ll be doing a post next week on our favorite types of squash, so be sure to watch for that. I’ll include several ways to cook them, too!

This recipe is one of our favorite fall-time meals! This time, I used delicata squash, which is silky-smooth and creamy. It has a bit of sweetness to it, which perfectly compliments the savory flavors in the sausage. The sausage is a “breakfast sausage” […]

Homemade Mac and Cheese

My hubby believes that the ultimate comfort food is macaroni and cheese. I find this amusing, because he has gourmet tastes and is a pretty amazing cook. He can wander into a kitchen where I see nothing resembling the ingredients of a meal and he can whip up something fabulous. And yet, his favorite thing to eat when he doesn’t feel well, or is stressed, is mac and cheese. For years, I just bought him the boxed kind with powdered “cheese”. Gag! When we switched over from eating highly processed foods to “real” food in January of last year, I knew that I would have to learn to make mac and cheese from scratch. After following a few recipes that just didn’t pass muster, I decided to make my own recipe. He loved it- win!…

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Easy Crockpot Curry

Today I am guest posting over at Stacy Makes Cents. Folks, if you aren’t familiar with Stacy’s blog, you’ve got to check it out! You’ll love it!

So, here’s your sneak peek to convince you to click on the link and check this out. Our house smelled like an Indian restaurant all day. Yum!

Doesn’t that make your mouth water?! Now, if you’re not crazy about lamb, that’s okay. This recipe is just as fabulous with chicken or beef! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monte Cristos

I’m not crazy about cold-cut sandwiches, but coat them in egg and cook them… yum!


soaked/sprouted/sourdough bread (your choice, but we really enjoy the flavor of sourdough for this) lunch meats (do your research and get the healthiest kind available to you!) sliced cheeses several eggs, beaten (start with two and add more if you’re making a lot of sandwiches) mustard (my favorite is honey mustard, but use whatever you like best)


If you are pregnant, heat the lunch meat in the skillet while you prepare everything else. Let each person make their own sandwich with whatever combination of meats and cheeses they like. Heat the skillet and then carefully dip a sandwich in the egg, coating both sides. Cook in the skillet until browned, flip and cook the other side. Serve with mustard for dipping Print PDF

Shepherd’s Pie

We had this last night and it is delicious! I doubled the recipe and put the extra 9×13 in the freezer or an easy dinner after the baby arrives. The recipe below makes one 9×13.

Shepherd’s Pie


2 pounds of potatoes 1/2 cup cream 3 tablespoons butter 3 cups sharp cheddar, shredded 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (or shredded chicken) 1 large onion 1 cup thin carrot slices 4 to 6 ounces mixed mushrooms, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup beef broth (or chicken broth) 2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup frozen peas


Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain and add the cream, butter and half of the cheddar cheese. Mash and add salt and pepper to taste. In a large pan, brown the beef and then set aside (If using chicken, cook and shred). In some […]