Chocolate Peppermint and Coconut Citrus Fudge

The holidays are my favorite time of year, full of excitement, friends and family, food, and entertaining.  But it is also the time of year when we need to give our immune systems some support, not bombarding them with foods that are difficult to digest.  So instead of making fudge with conventional ingredients like marshmallow fluff

REAL FOOD 101: How to Make Beet Kvass (and why!)

Beet kvass may be one of the most beautiful lacto-fermented drinks that I make at home.  Deep purple and slightly effervescent, some claim that beet kvass cleanses the blood, detoxifies the liver, and supports kidney health.  I have even heard that kvass pulls heavy metals from our bodies.  I’m not able to make any of

Hydrating Watermelon Face Mask

I may not be the girliest girl.  I mean, the usual amount of makeup I wear is mineral mascara that I either purchase or make.  But even though I might not get fully makeup-ed except when I go out, I could live at the spa!  Every day.  Forever.  Ahhh!  I love the spa! There’s only

Simple Honey-Sweetened Chocolate (and GAPS Chocolate Chips!)

Handmade chocolate, fragrant with cocoa butter and vanilla bean and enhanced by just a touch of coffee.  Chopped fine, this simple chocolate becomes chocolate chips for truly spectacular homemade chocolate chip cookies.  Poured into molds, this chocolate can easily become homemade candy, such as these GAPS Peanut Butter Cups.  And simply cut into bars, you

Yellow Coconut Cake with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

Tender yellow cake is layered with fluffy cocoa buttercream, and all gently sweetened with the floral notes of raw honey.  Fresh milk, eggs with richly colored yolks, and dense coconut flour combine to make a cake of substance that won’t throw you into a sugar-spiral.  It is nice to enjoy your food without having to