Taz: Adrenal Recovery Soup

This is a recipe that I found a couple of years ago and love making. It is a wonderful, nourishing soup that provides many of the minerals our bodies need desperately.
Originally from “Balancing body chemistry with nutrition” seminars by Dorthy S Downey.
I have modified the recipe a bit to how I make it.
It is so simple, and tasty as well.
Taz, or Adrenal Recovery Soup is a simple, nourishing soup to give your body what it needs. #soup #adrenalfatigue #nourish #realfood #gourmet #recipe

Taz Soup (Adrenal Recovery Soup)

  • 16 ounces green beans, cut into bite sized bits
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 zucchini*, sliced
  • 1 medium onion*, chopped
  • 1 16 can tomato* diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup spring water (I use filtered water)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound uncured smoked beef sausage, uncured ham chunks, or two chicken breast cut into bite sized bits
  • Pepper to taste

Prepare ingredients. In a large pot, combine ingredients and simmer for about an hour, or until the veggies are tender.
One of my children does not like eating green veggies, but happily ate this and asked for more.
Great for when you are really stressed or sick to help your body get on the mend faster.
*Since this is about getting minerals and helping our bodies recover, these ingredients I highly recommend making sure that you get organic.
 

Loaded Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is a big hit around here. It is a great way to get the children to eat veggies. With the cheddar and bacon there is a bit of protein in there as well. This recipe has evolved a bit over time, but I think we finally have it down.
This loaded broccoli salad is a big hit whenever I make it. It is great for cookouts and picnics! #broccolisalad #bacon #cookout #bbq #recipe #realfood #foodie @godschicki

Loaded Broccoli Salad

  • 3 pounds of broccoli florets, trimmed into bite-sized pieces*
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 24 ounces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4-1 cup of raisins (I like golden raisins) or dried cranberries
  • 10-12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, hauled
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons organic sugar (I use turbinado sugar)

Mix mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Mix with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. I usually make this up the night before and it is great when it sets overnight.
*I usually trim the stem bits in as well, just in small bits.
This loaded broccoli salad is a big hit whenever I make it. It is great for cookouts and picnics! #broccolisalad #bacon #cookout #bbq #recipe #realfood #foodie @godschicki

Have you ever tried broccoli salad?

Earth Day, Spring Bucket List, and The Aprons & Pearls Update

We survived the week. Touch-and-go at a few points, but we made it. Not as productive as I had hoped, but still fairly productive.
More plans have changed, this time for my postpartum recovery period in June/July.  God is working on me…but at least He is doing it now so that hopefully He will have time to soften my heart and attitude. More reliance on His Grace.  More tough day playlist.
It has been a busy week here on the blog. I am arranging some guest bloggers for after baby comes. If you are interested please let me know. I have what I normally blog about, but there are a lot of things that fit under those umbrellas, and I am open to other ideas as well.
Sunday was Earth Day. I try to do what I can to be a good steward of the earth. No, it is not our home, but God has put us in charge of it, so we should be good stewards. In most cases, doing things more naturally is also better for our bodies, which we are also stewards of as temples of the Holy Spirit. I shared about some plants and ways to clean the air in your home.
I also shared one of my favorite easy beauty recipes, a nice honey sugar scrub.
The spring bucket list is coming along nicely.
We went to a new museum/historic house and learn about cooking and life in the 18th century. The children thought that the outhouse was the greatest thing ever, and our oldest was rather upset that he couldn’t use it….
We have been enjoying the sunshine and picking flowers a lot since the weather has been so nice.
I was hoping to join the ball game that the children had with dad and their cousins this past weekend, but  helping out in the kitchen at a family gathering got in the way. We will try again later.
We have had a few picnics in the backyard, and I hope to take one to a local park one weekend.
The children think hunting for clovers is great. Thankfully our backyard has several plants that put up four leaved ones, and one that puts out five leaved ones.
I am hoping that our raised bed will go in this week so we can get a proper garden going. Unfortunately our seedlings have died…
It has been a rather exciting week on Timeless Mama. I set a new daily views record, and then broke it in the same weekend. That newest record was broken yesterday. Not huge numbers for bloggers in general, but it’s about 16 times my usual “good day” views!
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Roast Lamb

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It has become a tradition in our home to have lamb for Easter. It is a symbolic reminder to us that Jesus was the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
It might sound intimidating, and some are not crazy about the taste, but it is rather easy.
The hardest part is getting it tied up before roasting. I made a video showing how I do it that you can watch here.
You will need a probe thermometer, and some butcher’s twine, but that is all the extras that you will need to make this amazing dish (and really, you should have a good probe thermometer anyway!).
Roast Lamb #easter #roastlamb #lamb #gourmet #realfood

Roast Lamb

  • Boneless leg of lamb roast
  • 3-4 Sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 cloves of garlic, finely grated
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Avocado oil/bacon grease

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Open up your boneless leg of lamb.
Rub the roast, inside and out, with garlic, salt and pepper. Place rosemary sprigs across inside of the roast.
Roll meat up into a roast shape and secure with butcher’s twine (see above mentioned video). Put roast opening side down in baking dish. Brush with oil.
Insert probe of thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Cook at 450°F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325°F.
Cook until roast reaches about 5° below desired doneness. Remove from oven and cover to rest. Carry-over while resting will continue to raise the temperature about 5° degrees, so always set your thermometer for 5 degrees below your goal.
Rare is about 15 minutes per pound, medium-rare is about 20 minutes per pound, and medium is about 25 minutes per pound.
Remember to let your meat rest for 10-15 minutes before carving for a much juicier meat.
Roast Lamb #lamb #roastlamb #gourmet #easter

Lamb Doneness

  • Rare: 115 to 120°F
  • Medium-Rare: 120 to 125°F
  • Medium: 130 to 135°F
  • Medium-Well: 140 to 145°F

You really do not want it well done. Do not even think it! I usually go to Medium-Well. That gives you just a bit of pink inside, and stays nice and juicy.

What Size Leg of Lamb Do I Need

Typically figure for 1/2 pound per person. So if you are feeding 8 people, you will want a 4 pound roast and so on…
 
Have you ever cooked lamb? What does your family eat for Easter dinner?

Intentional Family Dinners

 Intentional Family Dinners @godschicki

Family dinners are something that are becoming less and less common. Between extracurricular activities, and work we are busier than ever. Conversation and connecting are becoming lost arts.
Being intentional about passing on our faith is something that is vital to Christian parents. Having a dinner as a family is a great opportunity to pass along faith. While not every meal or conversation will be about faith, it does often provide teachable moments, as well as relationship to build them up in the faith. A lot more is caught than taught. Seeing you make family time a priority will set them up well for the future.
I firmly believe that quantity time leads to quality time. If we try to force quality time, many times is only stressful, yet if we have quantity time, quality time, those moments that you and your kids will remember, tend to just happen.
I understand many parents want their kids in lots of activities for various reasons, but if you are constantly running, please show them how to slow and enjoy what is really important.
Faith at Home is something that I have shared about before.

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.” -Andy Stanley
If we want our children to see our faith as more than rules, we need to model it for them, and relationship is key. Family dinners are such an important tool.
Even the secular world is acknowledging the benefits of family dinners.
Having dinner as a family has been shown to have many benefits including promoting literacy in young childrenreduced risk of obesity, better mental health for teens, improved academics, as well as reduce the risk of substance abuse.
Children that eat with their parents tend to be more adventurous eaters.
It is a great time to practice good manners (another lost art I fear), compassion, forgiveness, joy, respect, patients, kindness, self-control, and empathy.
You show and pass along your family values during dinners together.
It might not be easy if you are making this as a big change, but it is well worth it. Just set your mind to it, and understand that there will be an adjustment period.
Put the phones in a basket away from the table. Give your undivided attention to those around you.
Meals do not need to be fancy. Real food does not have to take long or be complicated. (You can check out my review of 100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous here, and the 100 Days of Real Food Blog is a fantastic resource)
These resources are not Christian, but they offer some great tools and information:
The Family Dinner Project Benefits of Family Dinners  (They have a ton of resources including conversation starters)
It’s Science:Eat Dinner Together
This year, let’s take time to be intentional about breaking bread together as a tool to pass along our faith.
Need some ideas to get conversations going? Check out Family Dinner Games.
Do you regularly have family dinners? Is there something holding you back? What do you find is the biggest challenge in having regular family dinners?
 
 
 

Gluten Free, Real Food Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

I have this thing for pumpkin. September to early December is pumpkin season in our house. I try not to go too crazy since hubby does not love it as much as I do, but I get it in where I can. We try to eat real food (less processed), and we eat gluten free as well, so I wanted to make a round up of gluten free real food pumpkin recipes.

Key

With the exception of one or two that can easily be modified to be gluten free (GF), these are all gluten free. If there are other bits of info about the recipe, I have included them. Some are paleo, keto, dairy free (DF), sugar free (SF), vegetarian, vegan, and soy free.
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Basics

Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Pressure Cooker Sugar Pie Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Pie Spice

Main Dishes/Soups/Sides

Flourless Pumpkin Waffles (GF, Paleo)
Pumpkin Broccoli Soup
Roast Pumpkin Mediterranean Salad
Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Spiced Pumpkin Risotto
Pumpkin Overnight Steel Cut Oats(GF, DF options)
Kale Mushroom Pumpkin Alfredo (Not Originally GF, but you can easily substitute GF pasta)
Savory Paleo Pumpkin Soup(GF, DF, Paleo)
Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Curry Chicken
Roasted Apple Pumpkin Soup with Potatoes(GF, DF, Vegan)
Meatless Pumpkin Lasagna (GF, Vegetarian)
Quick Vegetarian Chili
Pumpkin Soup
Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Sweet Potato Yellow Curry (GF, Paleo)
Quick & Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Chestnut Pasta (GF, Vegan)
Chickpea Pumpkin Biryani (GF, Vegan)
Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Salad (GF, Vegan)
Vegan Miso Pumpkin Soup (GF, Vegan)
Savory Pumpkin Casserole
Pumpkin Soup With Bacon (GF DF)
Vegan Pumpkin Curry(GF, Vegan)
Super Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Slow Cooker Beef & Pumpkin Stew (GF, Paleo)
Pumpkin Sauce With Meatballs(Not GF, but can sub GF bread crumbs and pasta)
Maple Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal(GF, SF, Can be DF)

Breads

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bake
Pumpkin Donut Recipe
Light & Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (GF, DF)
Pumpkin Muffins
Healthy Pumpkin Muffins (GF, SF, Paleo)
Sugar Free Pumpkin Bread (GF, DF, SF, Paleo, Keto
Sour Cream Pumpkin Butter Muffins
Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies
Pumpkin Apple Harvest Muffins
Pumpkin Fritters/Gulgula
Oat Flour Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Grain Free Pumpkin Nut Bread

Desserts

Easy Pumpkin Fudge(GF, DF, SF, Paleo)
Keto Pumpkin Pie(GF, SF, Keto)
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Dessert Nachos (GF, Paleo)
Pumpkin Spice Frosted Brownies
Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Swirl Cake
Crustless Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie From Scratch
Pecan Pumpkin Shake (GF, Vegan)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Cobbler with Brown Butter Streusel (Not GF, but could easily swap a GF baking mix for the flour)
Caramel Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting(GF, DF, Soy Free)
Healthy Wheat Free Pumpkin Cookies
Magical Paleo Pumpkin Crumble Bars(GF, Paleo)
Pumpkin Date Cookies

Miscellaneous

Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie (GF, DF)
Pumpkin Popcorn Balls
Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup
Pumpkin Spice Hummus
Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Sticky Pumpkin Wedges (GF, Whole 30)

What is your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?

Spring Thoughts and The Aprons & Pearls Linkup

Totally dropped the ball on posts the past two weeks.
Littlest man is going through a phase of no sleep and hates being set down for anytime at all. While I love baby wearing, I can’t wear him in the front and type very well, and I can’t sit comfortably with him on my back… And times that he does play, I have stuff around the house to catch up on.
I always feel like typing on my phone (as I am now) is so much slower, so I usually don’t bother. Slow but steady might just be the way to go for now.
Spring is here. Flowers and trees are blooming (just ask our seasonal allergies!). Days are getting nicer, so the kids and I get outside more.
Spring means planning the garden. I have been weeding out the raised bed. I love digging in the garden. Preparing the soil for the seeds.
I love lessons from the garden. There’s a good one in preparing the soil, I hope to get it typed up soon.
I’ve had another guest post published. Nichole over at Defying Shadows is doing a Fearless 365 series and I shared what Psalm 56:4 means to me.
If you missed it, I did a Guest post on Making Grocery Shopping Easier for The Stay-at-home Mom Survival Guide.
I also have a giveaway going on right now. You can check out how to enter the giveaway of His Word Alone here.
On to the linkup!

   The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

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   The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”

C.S. Lewis

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Freezer Meal Planning & Diet Changes

Freezer Meals & Diet Changes @godschicki
With a busy season of life coming up, I am starting to think ahead to freezer meals for after the baby comes in November. I need to pull out the recipe binder and gather what recipes I want to try from around the web.
Having meals in the freezer makes the postpartum period so much easier. Not having to worry about meals-then anyway- is a load off my mind.
This will be a feat made slightly more complicated by the fact that we are cutting out gluten and corn, trying to reduce grains, dairy and processed sugar and cut out the processed foods that have crept in over the past year or so (it’s not a lot, but for convenience sake, I have slipped in a few healthier ‘snacks’ and meal items that are from a bag/box).
We are cutting out gluten because our son is very sensitive to it (not sure if it is celiacs yet, but it really causes some issues), and to corn as well (ever heared of ‘corn rage’?). I’ve tried to stay away from GMO corn, but that will not be a worry if we cut it out. The problem with corn is that there are about 100 names that it can ‘hide’ under. I am still working on learning them, but again, cutting out premade things will make this easier.
Grains do not hold a lot of nutritional value and are essentially fillers. They are also higher in phytic acid, which blocks the body’s absorption of nutrients.
Since I have yet to find a raw milk source, and raw milk products (cheese, etc) are harder to find (and more expensive if you can actually find them), I plan on reducing our use of diary. Diary is not particularly great for your gut anyway.
Everyone knows processed sugar is not good for you. We do not use a lot (I have the remains of a 10 pound bag that has been in the cabinet for a long time), but I am going to start watching it closer and subbing maple syrup or coconut sugar when and where I can.
Making stuff from scratch will also help eliminate artificial colors. Red dye causes major behavioral problems in our house, yellows have been linked to cancer…so we do our best to avoid artificial color.
Even though I try to opt for healthier processed items, they are still processed, changing and eliminating much of the nutrients.
I would love to get us all on a GAPS diet, but since I am pregnant and nursing I have to be careful about detoxing, and cooking two sets of meals (one for me and one for everyone else) is a bit much at the moment, I am sticking with the changes I listed above.
Something of a muddled Paleo/GAPS modified hybrid. So, pulling some recipes from each of those areas.
I have several blog posts planned and in the works. I plan to write about making real food and share some of the recipes and resources I am using in the process. I have already modified a few to be real food recipes (working around things like using canned soup or seasoning mixes).
Just freezer meals. Just one more thing that has been swimming around in the already packed space of my brain for a while. Just one more thing to be done before baby. Hopefully not the straw that breaks the camel’s back!
Do you do freezer meals? Do you have favorite real-food (no canned soup or packaged processed foods) recipes? Does your family have special dietary needs? Have you done a GAPS or Paleo diet? Have a recipe that is freezable?

Veggie Cream Cheese

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100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous @godschicki
If you have spent much time around my blog at all, you have probably picked up on the fact that I am big on real foods. That is why I am so excited to be selected as an ambassador for Lisa Leake’s new book, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous [Affiliate Link], which comes out tomorrow.
I love this recipe and see us making it a lot in the future! Extremely quick and easy to make, this recipe is gluten and nut free as well as vegetarian.
Great to dip veggies or crackers, or use on sandwiches or roll ups (with cucumber slices, or left over sliced chicken or turkey).
This recipe does require a food processor, I only have a mini one, but it was still pretty easy, I simply did the veggies one at a time and then mixed everything in a bowl with a mixer. If you do not have a food processor, you could probably grate the veggies and mix them up…
Veggie Cream Cheese 100 Days of Real Food @godschicki

Veggie Cream Cheese

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cucumber, skin on, cut into large chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 green onion, white and green parts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

 In the food processor, combine everything but the cream cheese and pulse until finely chopped.

 Drop the cream cheese into the veggie mix and pulse until well combined. Serve or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

More About The Book

In 100 Days Fast & Fabulous, Lisa shares some tasty, quick recipes proving that real food doesn’t have to take forever to cook. She also shares some helpful information on buying real foods (including her typical grocery list-by store), when homemade or homegrown is really worth it, food prep and storage ideas and meal plans.
There’s a total of 100 recipes-75 that you will only find in 100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous-not even on the 100 Days of Real Food blog.
Fast and Fabulous includes a great break down chart in the back letting you know quickly which recipes are freezer friendly, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian or nut free. Here’s how they break down.
chart

  • 85 recipes are (or can easily be) Gluten Free
  • 52 recipes are (or can easily be) Dairy Free
  • 69 recipes are (or can easily be) Vegetarian
  • 85 recipes are (or can easily be) Peanut / Tree Nut Free
  • 35 recipes are Freeze Friendly-so you can still give your family real food when busy times are coming

This greatly reduces the time I have to take combing through recipes to find gluten free ones and takes the guess work out of figuring out what freezes well!
There is still a bit of time to preorder it, which will get you a great discount. Instead of the list price of $29.99, you can score it for just $16.50 on Amazon! Hurry, it can go up at anytime. You can order your copy here [affiliate link]. As of 2 pm November 21st, 2016, it is still  $16.50.
If you want to start your family on a healthier lifestyle on real food, but think you do not have the time, this book is for you! Know someone looking to make real food for their families? This would be a great Christmas present!
Do you fix real foods? What are some of your favorite cookbooks?
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