Easy Homemade Granola

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Cold cereal is probably one of the worst foods you can eat. No matter what is says on the label, it is not real food; it is a food-like product. And I’m not just talking about Lucky Charms and those “sugar cereals” as my mom used to call them. Even … Continue reading

Fish Pie

Fish Pie // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

The first time I ever attempted a fish pie, I was daunted by all the steps, but now I know it’s actually super easy to throw together — and I can do almost all of it in my cast iron pan. Plus my kids love it. And how can you go wrong? It’s … Continue reading

Toodles: the Tuna Noodle NOT Casserole

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  Contrary to popular opinion, Real Food does not have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. And there is no reason you can’t adapt your well-loved comfort food recipes into something that will nourish your body, as well as your soul. And, let’s face it: March is all about comfort … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Pancake Day

Pancake Day (a roundup of pancake posts) via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! We are all about pancakes today! Next Wednesday (February 18, 2015) marks the beginning of Lent, which for many Christians is the reflective, penitentive season before Easter: growing up we used to talk about, “giving things up for Lent.” Ideas like, … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Chicken Soup

My Week on Wednesday and Chicken Soup from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! The weather has gone all October on us… which is to be expected, since it is October. The wind is damp and strong, yanking the leaves from the trees and tossing them into puddles. The nights are dark and full … Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Soup

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This soup is a simple soup that is easy to throw together on a nippy fall day and has Comfort Food written all over it. Cock-a-Leekie Soup is an old Scottish soup made with leeks, chicken stock, and prunes (yes, really!) that dates back to the 16th century and is … Continue reading

Indian-Spiced Split Peas

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  Indian food and summer just seem to go together, as do crock pots and summer. And Indian food and crock pots… making this dish just perfect for when the temperatures soar. It’s also an ideal way to incorporate radish greens into your diet. Radish greens are often seen as … Continue reading

Pepperup Potion

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I’m not a Witch. Well… okay, I am. But not the Hogwarsts graduate, flying on a broomstick sort of Witch. I’m more of a walking in the woods, hugging trees, natural healing sort of Witch. Which is fine, because you don’t need to have spent hours in a dungeon with … Continue reading