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Hello, I want to welcome you to my home, my unprocessed home in the Pacific Northwest.

I enjoy eating real food in a processed world and am here to share my recipes for dishes and toxin free items for you and your home. I eat primarily  whole or minimally processed plants, primarily fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tubers, and legumes. The majority of my recipes are gluten and dairy free, except for the few that have the optional use of goat or sheep cheese.  Most are free of corn, soy, and refined sugar.  I also am striving to be more grain free too. On occasion I will enjoy feta goat cheese or an excellent piece of wild Alaskan salmon, organic chicken, or grass-fed beef.

This is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.

I’m very passionate about this lifestyle and want to share it with those that are interested, so that you too will feel and see the benefits. Let this blog help and be an encouraging incentive for you to educate yourself and improve your eating habits. To inspire you to bless your body with nutrient rich food and progress to eating outside the box.

Cooking healthy can be simple, yet it’s important to create dishes that make you feel that every meal is a treat and not leaving you deprived. Striving to keep it to ingredients that are easy to find, I use creativity and spontaneity in my kitchen but sometimes I can get carried away. Though these recipes aren’t complicated, the first time you make something it will always take a bit longer. Some of the ingredients or combinations used may be unusual, but I encourage you to be adventurous. The recipes on this blog are composed of both originals created by myself and one’s I’ve revised or adapted.

We live on 5 acres in the country and that allows us plenty of room for gardening, another one of my passions. Married to my best friend of 29 years, mother to three grown children and grandmother to one of the sweetest and cutest little boys around, of course I’m a little biased.

Update 2014-We have moved from our 5 acres to 40 acres and plan to make more of a homestead and be more self sufficient. Raising and growing more of our own food. Our daughter and son-in-law, and grandson will be joining us on the homestead, it’s going to be a multigenerational homestead.

I love to cook. It’s not only my hobby and talent, it is my passion. I hope you’ll join me on this journey, from my kitchen to yours. -Valorie