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Today was the day to make a triple of batch of this amazing recipe. Using the Universal Plus, it turned out great! I added 3 T of vital wheat gluten & just followed the recipe. Talk about soft, I am excited. We are celebrating John’s birthday on Monday with 20 friends, so the bread is in the freezer! http://www.food.com/recipe/crusty-french-bread-101476


If you missed our ... Make It ~ Can It ~ Dry It

Event, you can at least try some of the  favorite lunch recipes!




Adapted from BUZZFEED  




These make up quickly for a great freezer meal or snack!  Loved them at our March Event! NO LEFTOVERS!


1. Using either the Bosch Food Processor or the either Meat Grinder, process into a bowl

                3 carrots                                       1/2 head cauliflower

                1 head broccoli                             2 cloves garlic                                        

                 2 potatoes                                     3 stalks celery               

                2 slices whole grain bread            1 onion


2. Add: 2 eggs 1 t pink salt ½ t pepper


3. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and form a small nugget. Coat with bread crumbs or bean flour.


4. Pan-fry with small drizzle of coconut oil over medium high heat until both sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes OR Bake on a silicone mat at 400 for 25 minutes, flipping after the first 15 minutes.



This one features our new beef gelatin! There’s always room for Jello!





Our Family favorite made better!

Heat to dissolve in sauce pan:

                3 T beef gelatin                                   3 T ECJ Sugar

                Juice from 1 large can of pears

Process in blender:

                Canned Pears                             1/3 C mayo

                1/2  C cottage cheese                 1 C frozen rasp- or blue-berries


Add the liquids to the blender. Pour into serving bowl & chill until set.


Variations: to add color, add some colorful berries to blender. The original was made with green Jello, but this works so well without all the packaged ingredients! Garnish with come colorful berries to serve.

Note: 1 ½ t is enough gelatin for 2 C of liquids. Use your imagination to create your own homemade Jello dishes! 1# is enough for a lifetime! I am so excited to use mine! 








1. Combine your favorite dried fruit, nuts & seeds in a bowl. Using a coarse disk on the meat grinder, gradually process them into a bowl.         Cranberries, raisins, apricots, cherries, pumpkin, sunflower, almonds, cashews, walnuts.*


2. Add orange juice if necessary for moisture.

3. Form into balls & roll in shredded coconut. No need to refrigerate, just enjoy as a healthy snack or grab & go breakfast.

4. OR … Pat our flat onto a cookie sheet.. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top. Sprinkle shredded coconut as a topping.

5. Cut into squares.  YUMMY!  *I used this in granola bars, so good!

***THIS IS REAL, DELICIOUS,FAST FOOD! Just think of all the processed ingredients you avoid by making your own fruit treats!



Heart Healthy Meals Defined


Recently the VA informed my hubby he has high blood pressure. Time for a monitor & meds. I wasn’t convinced, but at least John became more aware of his diet and started monitoring his BP. The pharmacy gave him their recommendations for  the Heart Healthy Diet! My heart sank as I read the protocol. It failed my dad back in 1992. Amazingly, they still publish it today!


From my studies over the last 20 years, this is MPBO = Margaret’s Personal Biased Opinion.

· “Low to no fat.”  Low fat usually translates to high sugar, which usually is high fructose corn syrup.  High sugar is obviously not heart healthy! Instead of no fat, use a conservative amount of HEART HEATLHY FAT, medium chain fats! Our bodies need fat! Exchange vegetable oil, canola oil, corn oil and margarine for coconut oil, butter & olive oil. I know our Aunt Patty’s coconut oils & olive oil are EXCELLENT quality. Our olive oil turns solid in cold, meaning it has not been ‘diluted’ with lesser grade oils, but it doesn’t have that pungent odor. Here is a great article about common cooking oils: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/common-cooking-oil-cancer-nightmare/?mpweb=144-675584-501355571

· “Use vegetable oil & soft margarine”  Again, olive oil, coconut oils, and butter are superior oils that don’t damage the body like vegetable oil & margarine do. These are man made products, not natural products.

· “Use little or no salt”  I agree. Eliminate Morton bleached processed white salt. However, our bodies need salt, the micro nutrients are vital to our health! Choose a salt with color! The color denotes unprocessed salt with nutrients. Our Pink Himalayan Salt is perfect and very inexpensive! Read our book on salt & you will agree! God commands us to be salt & light. Jesus is the True Bread.  Would God use these analogies if they were unhealthy?

· “Remove fat from homemade broths, soups & stews” I agree if you purchase your chicken & beef from the grocery store. If you are blessed to raise your own chickens and have access to more natural beef, then these broths are vital to your well being. Don’t skim off all the fat. At least consume some. Vital nutrients are in those home made broths! *If you do consume store bought meats, yes skimming off the fat is a good idea. Toxins hide well in fat. Avoiding toxins, good idea!


· “Reduce sugar intake” I agree, especially if you use artificial sweeteners, refined sugar & corn syrup! Even reducing ‘healthy’ sugars” is not a bad idea. But if you do want some sweetness, use a better choice like evaporated cane juice sugar, molasses, honey (a good grade), coconut sugar, etc.

So please do some self study & find out what truly is HEART HEALTHY! It might surprise you!






Directions to 15091 Lazy Lady Lane  in Palmer:

Come to Palmer via the Glenn Highway. At the last light before heading to Glennallen, turn onto Arctic headed out of town toward the Butte, from Anchorage a right hand turn. Proceed about 3 miles across the Matanuska River to Clark Wolverine Road on the left. Turn up C W Road, following all the signs and general traffic pattern, go another 3 miles. Where Clark continues straight, turn left onto Wolverine Road. Go 1.5 miles to Lazy Lady Lane on the left. We are the 5th driveway on the right. Wholy Living signs should direct you right on in. Allow about an hour from Muldoon and 30 minutes from Freds in Wasilla except during the 5 pm rush hour traffic. If necessary, give us a call ~ 745-5639.


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