The Benefits of Raw Cultured Butter | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

I love cultured butter! It makes me feel good from my head to my toes.  It’s so easy to make, here is a great how-to tutorial if you are interested in making your own cultured butter.   I am not going to get into how to make it today, my focus is sharing with you all the benefits of cultured butter. Butter is incredibly misunderstood and can have a negative reputation, but is actually a very nutrient rich and a necessary…

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Salted Caramel

I Have Discovered A GEM!   The other night, I pulled out my 10 minutes, no machine homemade ice cream recipe and was really craving a rich homemade caramel! Better yet, one of my favorite things to eat is my salted caramel ice cream!  Have you tried it?  It is amazing! I was looking for a great salted caramel sauce however that you could top on ice cream, fresh fruit or even in some delicious greek yogurt! Make This 3 Ingredients…

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What Do I Use In Place of Cane Sugar?   I am super excited to share this awesome and simple post with you all today!  What is it?  Homemade powdered sugar.  But this homemade powdered sugar isn’t made from granulated cane sugar, it is made with granulated honey or dehydrated powdered maple syrup. Granulated honey and powdered maple syrup are simply dehydrated and sold in granulated form.  This is great when you are creating glazes or cooking a recipe that requires…

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Blanched Almond Butter | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Blanched Almond Butter Recipe Photos   Ok,…I am SOOOO excited about this recipe!  But first, I have to share with you all that wowzers…shooting these photos were quite the challenge.   I have always had the theory that everything (especially food), looks better on white.  Well, I needed and wanted to step out of my comfort zone for this photography shoot. This subject might I add was a bit bland, no color what so ever, so I had to create…

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Recipe Adaptations   I recently published a post Chocolate Zucchini Bread {Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo}.  This is hands down one of my favorite recipes.  I have made this chocolate zucchini bread numerous times and have always had terrific results.  But as this post gained popularity, a few wrote how it did not turn out for them, so I wanted to do a how-to video to show you exactly how I make this bread. First, let me start by…

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The Best Strawberry Dressing Ever | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

A Recipe From One of Our Readers   A few years ago, I was given an AMAZING recipe from one of our readers, Julie Skinner.  I am so glad she reached out to me with this amazing recipe!  Every year I set out to get some fresh strawberries at our local strawberry farm.  Here are some pictures from this years trip. There is nothing like fresh strawberries picked out of the field.  This year they were especially sweet making this…

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  Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette Dresses Up Summer’s Bounty   Bright, crisp, and full of character, this creamy vinaigrette salad dressing is a refreshing addition to this summer’s fresh garden bounty! Originally known as “Colonel’s Lady Salad Dressing” this organic parsley herb vinaigrette dressing recipe was my favorite growing up. I’m not sure where my mom found the recipe, and I have no idea what the name has to do with anything, but I just couldn’t get enough of the…

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Farners' Expo/WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Welcome to The Kansas City Food Circle’s Farmer’s Expo!   Every spring, for the last 15 years, The Kansas City Food Circle has held an “Expo”; an opportune time for the community to get together and see what is available within a 120 mile radius of Kansas City in the way of whole, healthy, local eats.  A little over 3 years ago, when I began my journey to a healthier lifestyle, a friend shared with me, this had to be…

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How About Some Salsa

I’m new here, so let’s get acquainted, shall we?   Hi, I’m Jenna.  A little about me; I love hiking, reading, photography, making healthy snacks and meals for my two kiddos, blog-stalking (yup it’s a problem), eating (mmm…food), exercising (necessary after eating) and playing with my kids and exploring new places with them.  Wow that’s a lot for one sentence but hey, that’s me! I’m lucky enough to call my photography obsession my “job” and I don’t take it for…

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  Why You should Try Roasting Peppers I recently did a post for my photography series and I used peppers to demonstrate my point.  After the shoot, I had all these beautiful peppers that needed to be used up.  One of my favorite ways to eat peppers is smothered all over a juicy sandwich!   What comes to mind?  A Philly Cheese Steak, oh my!  For those of you not familiar with a Philly Cheese Steak, it is thinly sliced…

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