Note From Mommypotamus: Today's recipe for crunchy, maple goodness comes from Carol of Ditch the Wheat. Her cookbook recently came out and it's fantastic! We're talking grain-free pizza pockets, nachos, three kinds of cheesecake, tart cherry gumdrops, gummy worms and salami basil fig bites, so no procrastinating, mmmkay? Grab it here.
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Confession: I Haven't Used Toothpaste In Five Years
It's true. And I still have friends. And no, it’s not because all bad breath is equal over the internet. Despite how unseemly my confession must seem, I didn’t give up toothpaste in an attempt to create a six foot “personal space bubble.” My mouth is actually minty fresh as I type this - I just [...] Continue Reading
Once bananas start to turn brown, they never really seem to get eaten. For that reason, I'm always looking for new recipes that use bananas. I have found a few recipes that I really enjoy such as a coconut flour banana bread recipe, these homemade granola bars, and this chocolate almond butter banana ice cream bites recipe. They’re cold, creamy, [...] Continue Reading
If liver is the Cinderella of traditional foods, bacon is its fairy godmother. Over the years I've failed more times than I've succeeded in getting my family to love liver. This homemade chili and bayou dirty rice have gone over very well, but it's not like I personally jumped out of bed in the morning and thought, "YAY, it's liver day!"Until [...] Continue Reading
So, the other day my husband stopped by Whole Foods after picking up produce, meat and cheese from our local farmers market. The cashier took one look at our reusable bags and, um, insisted on giving us new ones. Apparently, they don’t like the look of them after they've been repeatedly dragged along the ground by children who “help” unload the [...] Continue Reading
After being wrongly accused . . .
For generations, lard is finally making a comeback as a healthy, traditional fat. If you've put off rendering your own because you worried it would take oodles of time, I have good news. It's actually very easy, and today as part of our real food basics series I'm going to show you how
WHY I ♥ LARD
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Beef Jerky: The Original Protein Bar
Maybe you free climb 200 foot cliffs, play underwater hockey, or race down an active volcano on a handmade sled. Me? My version of extreme sports involves racing through the house to put pants on everyone when someone pulls up in the driveway.No matter what adventure is ahead, we all need on-the-go sources [...] Continue Reading
“Mom, I’m HUUUUNGRY! What’s for lunch?”
I turn around, hoist the baby a little higher on my hip, and say, “I don’t know. What are you making us for lunch?”Thirty minutes later I post her answer on Instagram: Shredded chicken with caramelized onions and capers with avocado, made without any help from me. Y'all, my daughter is SIX. I was kidding [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.