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Flip Your Health With Buckwheat Pancakes!

healthy recipies Apr 08, 2021

Food is only unhealthy if you make it that way. There’s always a healthy alternative! 


A weekend favorite at our house is buckwheat pancakes. When we make buckwheat pancakes, we get our kids involved so they can learn how to cook, build a positive relationship with food, increases fine motor skills, reading, math, and safety skills along with their vocabulary and scientific concepts. Not to mention buckwheat is healthier for them, so we avoid common brands like Bisquick, Aunt Jemima, and Krusteaz since they put so many additives into the mixture and it’s those additives that cause health problems. 


In one box of Bisquick pancake mix you consume: monoglycerides (which can be contaminated with toxins like lead and mercury during the manufacturing process), corn starch, salt, DATEM (an additive that can lead to “leaky gut syndrome”) and dextrose. When you make buckwheat pancakes from scratch, you avoid all the additives food manufacturers...

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Homemade Almond Milk


It’s what we do on Sundays! Have you ever tried making your own? It’s super easy and quite delicious!

𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝:

•1 cup almonds (soaked in water overnight)

•5 cups filtered water

•1 pinch sea salt

•2 whole dates (pitted)

•1 tsp vanilla extract

•mason jars

•food processor (we use Vitamix )

•nut bag


•Add almonds, water, salt, vanilla extract, and dates to the Vitamix. Blend until it’s smooth (1-2 minutes).

•Strain using a nut bag.

•Transfer milk to mason jars and refrigerate.



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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

healthy recipies Sep 11, 2020

Did you know that mushrooms are loaded with nutritional value (selenium, vitamin B2 & D), and low in calories? Yet, many people overlook them! 

Head to The Lake Bluff Farmers' Market and snag some of River Valley Ranch's mushrooms, and make this tonight - we promise you won’t regret it! 


You’ll need:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms - stems and gills removed, wiped clean
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper - optional, plus additional to taste



  • In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, avocado oil, soy sauce, rosemary, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne. Taste and adjust seasonings if you like. Add the mushrooms and turn to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes on one side, then flip and let sit 5 additional minutes. While...
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