Real Food. Real Farm. Real Farmer!

There’s a ton of talk going on these days about saving family farms. Some blame goofy government subsidy programs.  That’s a factor. Some blame the industrialization of the food chain. That’s a factor, too. Two questions for you: Do family farms matter? And if family farms matter, how do we save them? Family farms matter […]

Great Fresh Food Sources!

It’s awesome to know that you have been enjoying the recipes I’ve been sharing with you for the past three years. It’s especially rewarding to hear that so many of you have experimented with foods you would never have considered before reading about how delicious they are, and how simple it is to prepare them. […]

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

I love easy recipes, especially when I can make ahead.  This makes a nice alternative pudding for special occasions… and no one will EVER know it’s dairy free unless you tell them!         Ingredients: 1/3 cups chia seeds 3 TB cacao or unsweet cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt Dash of cinnamon 1-1/4 […]

Egg Muffins

You think you have no time for breakfast?  Think again!  I MUST have a morning breakfast that includes protein in order for my brain to function, but probably like you, the mornings always seem a bit too rushed to scramble up some eggs.  So I came up with egg “muffins”!  It takes me about 30 […]

Hot Pink Smoothie

In support of breast cancer awareness month, PINK is the theme of this month’s recipe! As always, my ingredients are gluten- and dairy-free, but feel free to substitute any ingredients below to make this your own.  I’m a huge fan of using what you have on hand – what’s in your refrigerator?       […]

Homemade Mouthwash

This month I’m taking a bit of a detour from the typical monthly recipe! While you COULD eat this if you wanted to, it probably wouldn’t be very satisfying. But as a mouthwash, this recipe is VERY satisfying! I’m extremely focused on reducing toxins in the Conway home, and several years ago started using more […]

Kickin’ Kiwi Coleslaw

Ah the tastes of summertime!  I love this for outdoorsy activities like grilling and boating since there’s no mayo in it.  Very light and refreshing, but with a bit of zing.  You could substitute any in seasonal tropical fruit – mango or papaya, even mandarin oranges would be nice.  Super versatile and yummy!  I like […]

“No Meat March” Peppers

It’s No Meat March!  Wally and I take up the challenge each year, we find it’s a fun way to get creative with our food – check it out at  But we’re still busy people, so it has to be fast and easy.  So here goes – my version of a one pan meal […]

Jicama, Black Bean, & Papaya Salad

You’ve got to love using seasonal ingredients because they are usually freshest – plus, they’re also cheapest!  I recently found some jicama, which I don’t see very often, and it was on super sale, so I just had to get it.  When I also found the papaya on sale, I knew what I wanted to […]

No Bake Energy Bars

No Bake Energy Bars These bars meet my 3 requirements: fast, easy, and yummy!  This is a wonderful mid-afternoon energy boost – I’ve even had a slice (or two) for breakfast.  I try to keep some of these in my refrigerator regularly, but Wally can never eat just one!  My favorite part of this recipe […]