Fall Bliss Butternut Squash Soup

2015 butternut sq soupThis is a new and improved recipe from a couple of years ago. It’s very easy and absolutely delicious. As always, use all organic ingredients if possible. It makes a huge impact on your health over time.

Ingredients:

1 large or 2 medium butternut squash

1 box or can of organic pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

2 medium onions

4 cups of vegetable broth

½ cup of cashews soaked for a couple of hours if possible, but not completely necessary Continue reading “Fall Bliss Butternut Squash Soup”

World’s Best Vegan Spinach Dip

spinach dipThis is a pretty tasty alternative to traditional spinach dip that is loaded with fat from mayonnaise and sour cream. It also avoids additives such as MSG from Knorr vegetable soup mix that is usually mixed in to spinach dip for flavor. Continue reading “World’s Best Vegan Spinach Dip”

Healthy, Homemade Dog Food – updated raw recipe

My dog, Bella is one of my favorite “people” in the world. She was a timid, mangy mess when we rescued her about 8 years ago.  She has become a funny, loyal, and loving companion to our family.

Bella waiting for her dog food to defrost
Bella waiting for her dog food

She was still shy and cowering after a month or two of living with us, but was getting better every day. Around this time, my young son and I were playing Chutes and Ladders on the floor. She eyed us from the corner of the room for a few minutes. She slowly grabbed her bone, came over to us, laid her bone on the playing board and spun the spinner with her nose. I DID NOT DOCTOR THIS STORY IN ANY WAY. My son and I laughed until we cried and hugged Bella while we cooed, “Good doggie.”  She wagged her big tail in delight. It was a turning point.

I could go on and on with funny stories about her. But you get the point. She means the world to us. Anyone who has a dog or a pet that they love can relate.

Imagine my terror about a year ago when she suddenly couldn’t get up and down the stairs anymore. She would either fall, struggle, or simply stare at the stairs knowing that she couldn’t tackle them.

I knew that when we adopted her she was one to two years old, but that only made her nine at the most. Was she really that “old” all of a sudden? Continue reading “Healthy, Homemade Dog Food – updated raw recipe”