Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Warm Lemon Water - A Morning Routine

When I quit drinking coffee, I starting drinking a mug of warm water with the juice of half a lemon every morning instead. This was something I had tried off and on over the years, at the recommendation of Dr. Hyman in his Detox Box, and had also heard this practice recommended from numerous other sources. However, it wasn't until I quit coffee that I starting drinking a glass of warm water with lemon every day. And, I'm glad I did! There are many, many wonderful reasons to add a glass of warm lemon water to your morning routine, and I've discussed several below.

Try drinking a mug of warm water in the morning with the juice of one-half lemon squeezed into the water. ***Be sure to scrub the outside of the lemon before using and try to use organic if at all possible.

Why is this a good idea...?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

I usually don't really care to make pancakes. For one thing, they take forever and mine always turn out funny looking. Now, in all honesty, part of my problem, I am sure, is that I refuse to use a pancake griddle. So, instead, I am trying to cram these tiny pancakes in a skillet with rounded sides and gravity takes over and the result is these funny oval-shaped things. The other reason I don't care to make pancakes is because, normally, I don't think they taste all that great for so much work involved in making them.

Well, this is not any old pancake recipe. This is a super amazing pumpkin pancake recipe and, despite everything I mentioned above, these pancakes are totally worth it. I have to thank Two Peas and Their Pod for the inspiration for this recipe. Go check out their recipe though for really slick looking pictures.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bolognese Sauce with Green Olives

I love pasta. I mean, looooove pasta. And one of the most disappointing parts of transitioning to a real food lifestyle (for me) was eliminating pasta, since it was primarily made using white flour. However, as food choices have improved over the years, there are now really great alternatives to the white flour pasta noodles of days past and my family enjoys pasta once or twice a month now. If you have not tried the Jovial line, I highly recommend it. This meat sauce goes really well with whole wheat pasta, brown rice pasta, or even rice. Or get creative and try serving over gnocchi, pierogi, spaghetti squash, Portobello mushrooms, or even potatoes.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guest Post: LittleOwlCrunchyMomma - Superfood Series #3: All About P**p!

Those of you who know me know how I love a good conversation about poop. So, talk about great luck, when I invited Jacquelyn with LittleOwlCrunchyMomma to join us here at Axiom at Home she decided to share a post about, of all things, poop! Actually, this article is about way more than just poop.... It is a wonderfully eye-opening and candid article about Jacquelyn's experience using the power of food to heal her own body.

You are going to love this blog as much as I do, so I hope you head over there to check out all the wonderful content. In addition to this incredibly informative and interesting third installment in her Superfood Series that she is sharing with us today, you will find a host of other information on this blog, from helpful to humorous and enlightening to heart warming. I've recently started incorporating spirulina in my diet after reading Superfood Series #1 and my family loves all the delicious meals and treats I've made from her recipes! And, her post on Coconut Oil (15 Ways I Use Coconut Oil Every Day) is a great reminder of the wonderful benefits and daily uses of this amazing oil. If you haven't already, be sure to like her on facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

So, without further ado, please welcome Jacquelyn, LittleOwlCrunchyMomma....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pumpkin Cornbread (with GF variation)

It seems like we all have pumpkin fever around this time of year and are looking for places to include pumpkin in our recipes. I came across this recipe by The Comfort of Cooking, which is a perfect combination. Man, is this stuff good! I modified it slightly from the original version, which you can find at the link above, and also include a Gluten-Free variation that is equally good for those who are interested.

Basic Chili

The following is a very flexible recipe for a hearty, rich tasting chili. Feel free to substitute in and out ingredients to your preference using whatever is available at your farmer's market or provided in your CSA box.  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Body Series - Test Lab: Lip Balm, Bath Fizzies, & Body Scrubs

I have a close friend that I have known since I was 15 years old and we have found ourselves living somewhat close to each other after all these years and are lucky enough to see each other a few times a year. Last year around the holidays, she gave me a gift of homemade cookies and treats. My family and I enjoyed that gift so very much--the thought (and love) that was behind it as well as the enjoyment of the baked goods and thinking of her and her family as we snacked on the cookies and candies she made.

So, in that spirit, this year we decided to collaborate and craft homemade items as gifts for other friends and family. First, we canned pears and strawberries and recently, we made homemade bath fizzies, lip balm, and body scrub. We researched many different recipes and decided to try these three, which turned out really nicely. In fact, we were incredibly impressed with how easy they were to do and how pretty they looked (to the point of high-fiving each other all day, I mean, they turned out that well)!    :)

They are awesome projects for beginners, which I definitely am, and they make beautiful, wonderful gifts.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Personal Pumpkin Pies (Crustless)

It's about this time of year that I'm trying to figure out what will be on my table for Thanksgiving. Desserts are always up in the air, as I spend most of my time on the main course. Honestly, we used to order our pies out, which was super easy, but those pies didn't have that home cooked taste, and even worse, you really don't know what's in them. The following recipe is a fairly quick and easy pumpkin pie recipe with adaptations and you'll wind up with about six little personal desserts.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hamburger Stroganoff

I love the idea of making a "hamburger" stroganoff because it's so easy and relatively inexpensive and everyone loves it. Holy cow, the trifecta of a smart dinner! :) We enjoy this version a lot.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Baked Beans

For this recipe, baked beans is actually a misnomer because they are not baked at all. Although you could bake them, if you are so inclined, but I don't think it's necessary. However, the name "Barbeque" Beans doesn't really work either because barbeque sauce is not a dominant ingredient (and it's optional). So, baked beans it is, but even easier since there is no baking involved!

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