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Our Incredible Experience

Bella enjoying some time at the lake with her sweet cousin.


I’m sharing our experience with the National Jewish Health Atopic Dermatitis program at It’s an Itchy Little World today.  Hop on over and check it out!

Living without a Microwave

My brother recently called me a hippie.  I had to laugh, because I am not a hippie!  But when I say things like “We don’t have a microwave” I certainly see how it could look that way.  Click on over to Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy to read why we don’t have a microwave and how we survive without one.

Photo Credit: dougww

Benefits of Maca and Maca Malt Smoothie Recipe

Today I am sharing about Maca Root at Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy.

Maca root is a super-food that is packed full of nutritious goodness. It’s loaded with over 60 micronutrients, 18 amino acids and 20 fatty acids. Maca is 40% potassium, 10% calcium and contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, B12, B1, 2, 3, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, silica and zinc.

It is believed that maca is most beneficial because of its effect on the endocrine system. Maca is an endocrine modulator and the endocrine system includes all of the body’s glands and the hormones they secrete.  Hormones regulate many, many things including tissue function, mood, growth and sexual development.

You can find the recipe and learn how maca can help regulate hormones, increase libido and more at Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy.

This post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy Friendly Friday


Oven Baked Asparagus Fries

As you know, I am working to be more creative with our veggies.  So far I’ve made Bacon and Ranch Roasted Cauliflower and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Pieces.

Today I bring you Oven Baked Asparagus Fries.  These savory asparagus are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  They are kid–friendly.  You can pick them up with your fingers and dip them in ranch if you want.  Adults will find them tasty enough on their own.

You’ll have to click on over to Passionate Penny Pincher to see the actual recipe!

This post is part of allergy friendly friday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday

Check Out My Interview on Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy!

I am so flattered that Anne of Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy has recruited me to be a regular contributor on her blog!  Anne is one of many friends I would have never met had I not started this blog.  I’ll always appreciate her early support by leaving encouraging comments on just about all of my posts.

I love her blog theme:

* QUICK – because who has time for anything more?
* EASY – because I’m no gourmet.
* CHEAP – because who has money for anything more?
* HEALTHY – because you are what you eat.

Anne’s son has multiple food allergies, so she knows what it’s like to work with a limited diet.  Her blog is not completely top 8 free but she does have quite a few recipes that qualify.

Anne thought it would be fun to introduce me to her readers in an interview format.  Hop on over to Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy and read all about my fantastic family, my three favorite blogs and more!

Check Out My Interview on Make a Food-“e”-Friend Monday!



Yay!  Real Food, Allergy Free is the featured guest for Make a Food e-Friend Monday at The Saturday Evening Pot.  Check out my interview to find out why I started this blog, my favorite allergy-friendly resources and more here!

Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars on $5 Dinners!

I’m at the hospital with my 5 year old who has pneumonia.  She is improving and should be going home soon.  I’ll tell you more about it when I get home and get my life back together.

In the meantime, I wanted to pop in and say check out my guest post at!  I can’t tell you how flattered I was when Erin invited me to kick-off a new series of after school snacks on her blog.  Click on over and try some Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars!

Real Food, Allergy Free Featured

Around My Family Table
Special thanks to Wendy at Around My Table for featuring Real Food, Allergy Free today in her Turning the Table Thursday post.  Around My Table is where I found the patriotic fruit kabob recipe idea that my kids made and loved on the Fourth of July.  Check out her blog here.