Vegetables Are Overtaking My Kitchen

Kayla Howard Real Food 2 Comments

Have you heard about Bountiful Baskets? It’s a fun co-op designed to help you get more veggies in your kitchen for less money. And I mean a lot more veggies. Here is how it works. Every week you make a $15 contribution, then show up on Saturday to pick up a loaded box of veggies and fruit. Of course, there …

Gluten Free, Grain Free Granola

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Gluten Free, Grain Free Granola by Kayla Howard Granola is something that I'm really picky about. It needs to be crunchy, toasty, not terribly chewy and most certainly clumpy. Clumpy has been the more illusive quality when it comes to my homemade attempts at granola making.  I've tried recipes after recipe without finding just the right results. This week I …

3 Simple & Nutritious Breakfasts Made Special

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3 Simple & Nutritious Breakfasts Made Special by Kayla Howard #1 Oatmeal Growing up, I would not eat oatmeal.   Even today, I will not eat traditionally rolled oats. YUCK! I know most people like them, but there is something about the squishy, lumpy texture that I do not like.  I am so thankful that I discovered Scottish, or steal cut oats. Now those …

The Two Most Important Ingredients in Your Kitchen

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The Two Most Important Ingredients in My Kitchen by Kayla Howard There are two ingredients in my kitchen that I reach for every single day. Not only do they make cooking easier, but perfectly tasty. They stay on top of my oven where they are always within easy grasp. In fact, if you dropped me out of an airplane somewhere, make sure …

You can cook that at home?

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You can cook that at home? by Kayla Howard Virtually any processed, package, let’s-preserve-as-a-mummy-forever-food can actually be made at home.  It’s true!   It can either be made at home or suitable substitute can.  One of the things that I struggled with as I switched over to mostly real food was how to decide who was right. I read stacks and stacks of …

Major Mistake: Only Pruning the Old

Kayla Howard Self Care 6 Comments

Have you ever had this thought?  “I need to stop eating so much junk.”  That’s a good start, but can lead to a fatal mistake. Monday Breakfast, scrambled eggs & kiwi Lunch, Sandwich on sprouted seed bread Dinner, salmon, oven roasted potatoes (with olive oil and season salt) & lightly cooked green beans with butter, olive oil and lost of …

7 Day Sugar Fast Menu Plan

Kayla Howard Real Food, Self Care 7 Comments

Nope.  It’s not, “WooHOO!  We’re eating jelly beans and chocolate bars for 7 days!”  No, this means, zero sugar for 7 days — a sugar fast.  Not only no sugar, but no wheat.  There comes a time, when bad attitudes run rampant, that cutting out wheat and sugar becomes a necessity to survival.  My aim is to keep this low …

Sugar free for 7 days, did you do it?

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“Smack!” For the 100th time I must smack my own hand and remind myself, 15 extra pounds doesn’t disappear without sacrifice and the York Peppermint Patties are included in that sacrifice. So far I’m 5 days in to my wheat and cane sugar free diet, and several inches down. Most notably I’ve lost 1” off my waist, 1” off my abs, ½” of …