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Last chance to get Dr. Izabella’s free 2-week recipe plan

The success stories of people feeling better after trying Dr. Izabella’s Autoimmune Paleo Diet protocol just keep pouring in!  I personally have watched The Thyroid Secret series and have read her recent book, Hashimoto’s Protocol.  You see, I have struggled with Thyroid issues as well.

 

I’m curious, have you downloaded your free 2-week recipe book yet?

 

This special offer is about to end, and I’m not sure it’ll ever be free again, so go ahead and click here to get your free copy.

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Here’s what you’ll get:

 

  • 14-Day Meal Plan — so you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat.
  • 2-Weeks Worth of Recipes — breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and dinners, that are filling, refreshing, and delicious.
  • Hassle-free Shopping Lists — for both weeks so that you get in and get out of the grocery quickly and efficiently.

 

It can’t hurt to give this diet a try because you win either way. 🙂

 

You’ll either get a breakthrough in your health and lose your thyroid symptoms, or you’ll go back to the way you’re eating right now. I hope you’ll let me know what you find out.

 

But like I said, this deal ends tonight at Midnight Pacific, so go ahead and download your free copy now.

 

To better health,

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P.S. Dr. Izabella’s step-by-step protocol guide can help you recover your health from thyroid disease in as little as two weeks. Click here to get your copy of Hashimoto’s Protocol today.

Did you grab your free 2-week recipe plan?

My friend, Dr. Izabella Wentz (thyroid expert and rebel pharmacist) has personally worked with hundreds of clients and reached millions with her best-selling books and documentary series…and she’s seen 75% of people feel better when they start doing this Autoimmune Paleo Diet!

 

Have you had a chance to download your free 2-week recipe plan yet?

 

Click here to get your free copy.

 

People are experiencing breakthroughs with thyroid symptoms like fatigue, stomach issues, and even depression just a few days after starting this diet – and some are even seeing a reversal of their thyroid condition!

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For a limited time, you can download this free Autoimmune Paleo eBook to help you overcome these symptoms and start getting your health back. Here’s the free 2-week recipe eBook to get you started.

 

Click here to get your free copy.

 

●     You’ll get 14-days worth of delicious meal plans and recipes. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, for two weeks, so you never get bored or feel like you’re missing out!

●     Plus a hassle-free shopping list for each week, so that you can go to the store, stock up on everything you need and keep living your life.

These recipes will easily fit into your lifestyle. So go ahead and download your two weeks worth of recipes, meal plans and shopping lists based on the Autoimmune Paleo Diet template because this special offer won’t be around much longer.

 

Click here to get your free copy now!

 

There’s no risk here except to try something new and feel a whole lot better. I hope you’ll give this diet a try and let me know how it goes.

 

 

Cheers,

 

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P.S. Dr. Izabella has a step-by-step guide to help you recover your health in as little as two weeks! Click here to get your copy of Hashimoto’s Protocol today.

Your 2-week recipe plan to take back your health

One of the first things you can do to empower yourself to start feeling better right away,
is to take charge of your nutrition.  This is what I did to make myself feel better. Let food be thy medicine, right?
You’ve likely heard about the Autoimmune Paleo Diet and my friend, Dr. Izabella Wentz,
a rebel pharmacist and thyroid expert, has found that 75% of people feel better when
they implement this Autoimmune Paleo diet!  I know I talk about eating bread a lot, but I only started eating it after I felt better and I only eat the bread that I make since I grind my own flour.
This diet can help eliminate the symptoms of thyroid disease and in some cases, help
some people get into a complete remission…
She’s seen numerous people shed symptoms like skin breakouts, headaches, fatigue,
stomach issues, depression (not to mention unwanted pounds), within days of starting
this protocol! She’s even seen thyroid nodules disappear with this protocol (this even
surprised me at first!).
I know it can seem intimidating, and even daunting to remove the most common
offending foods like gluten, dairy and soy…and nightshades and people often ask,
“What Can I Eat?”
So I want to make this easy for you, and share Izabella’s simple, quick start guide that
contains everything you need to get started on the diet – so that you can be one of the
thousands of success stories and start feeling better too!
Here’s a free 2-week recipe eBook to get you started!
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  • You’ll get 14-days worth of delicious meal plans and recipes. That’s breakfast, lunch,
dinner and snack, for two weeks, so you’ll never get bored or feel deprived.
  • You’ll have a shopping list for each week, so that you can go to the store, stock up on
everything you need and move on with your life.
So without further ado, go ahead and download your two weeks worth of recipes, meal
plans and shopping lists based on the Autoimmune Paleo Diet template!
Give it a try, and please let me know what you find. Remember, if it doesn’t work for
you, you can always go back to the way you were eating before, you have nothing but
your thyroid symptoms to lose 🙂

Blessings,

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P.S.
If you’re ready to start feeling better in as little as two weeks,

Make Your Own Hamburger Buns

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There’s nothing like a big juicy burger, right?  I like mine with bacon, provolone cheese, avocado slices, lettuce, tomato and some mkm (aka mustard, ketchup, mayo)……oh, and of course a bun.  But I couldn’t have the bun for about three years due to my gluten intolerance.  I used to get this “chicken skin” on my elbows every time I would eat store bought or restaurant bread.  I started doing some research on where flour came from and found out that the problem is not with the gluten, but with the way the millers were removing all the vital ingredients (and adding bad stuff) from our flour just so it would stay fresh.

I was bound and determined to eat bread.  Like, who doesn’t love bread?  I can let go of the pasta and the refined sugar for sure.  But, I can’t live without bread.

I found this Co-Op and ordered some grains.  I didn’t even have a grain mill but I was going to grind my own flout and provide a delicious loaf of bread for my family.

I ended up going to my friends house to grind my first batch.  I came home and made the bread.  It was the most delicious bread I’d ever had.  Seriously, it was.

I started eating bread more often and my “chicken skin” started to go away.  Uhhm, maybe I’m on to something here.  I honestly feel better when I eat the bread.  No bloat, no itchiness like with the other kind of bread either. Read

HERE for more on grinding your own flour.

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After making loaf bread, I thought to myself, ” I wonder what else I can make?”  I had become used to eating pretty much anything without bread or a bun.  Man, I really missed having a bun on a burger or a sloppy joe.

So, I did some research ( can you tell I like to research things?) and found this cool pan to make hamburger buns.  I only bought one so a cookie sheet will suffice for now. Yeah, baby!

They aren’t perfect in shape like you would buy store bought, factory made with a perfect machine buns, but they got the seal of approval from my family and that’s what is important to me.  Besides, knowing that they are healthy for us is what really matters. I’m feeding my family good nutrition.

Here’s my recipe.  I’d love to see how yours turn out.  I like using Hard White wheat but you can easily use Hard Red for a nuttier flavor.

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: Total: 3 hrs
  • Difficulty: easy
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This is a basic dough recipe.  You can use it to make sandwich/loaf bread, rolls & hamburger/hot dog buns.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups of hot water                                                2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt

1/3 cup of olive or coconut oil                                   2 tbsp. Flaxseed Meal           

1/3 cup of raw local honey                                         1 tbsp. instant yeast

4-4 ½ cups of freshly milled Hard White flour

 

Directions:

Combine water, oil, honey, salt and flax-seed meal. Add half the flour and mix thoroughly. Add yeast and enough flour to make a soft dough.  Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5-6 minutes).  Cover with plastic and let rise until double. Now, shape into 12 balls on greased cookie sheets, cover and let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

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I love to share and see what others are doing in our efforts to have healthy families.  Enjoy your buns LOL and have a wonderful day!

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Why I Grind My Own Flour

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Do you love bread?  Or anything made from flour for that matter?  Like, do you have to have a slice of bread from Longhorn every time you go?  Do you know what I mean?  Like a cookie or what about Chicken Pot Pie with a yummy crust!

For those that do not know, I was diagnosed about four years ago with an intolerance to Gluten so I stopped eating bread.  Yeah, it was pretty miserable.  I didn’t understand what was causing it.  I spent the next few years researching and trying to make some sense of it. After meeting an amazing lady a few years ago, she changed my entire outlook on flour.  well, that’s what bread is made from, right?  I learned that it’s not the Gluten that is bothering us.  It’s the fact that the miller’s from the 1900’s started to remove the vital nutrients of the Wheat Germ and the Bran and added in a few things to give the flour a longer shelf life.  Well. that stinks.  Why would they mess with our nutrients just to keep the flour from going rancid too quickly?  It’s more money in their pockets, that’s why.

This lady that I am talking about is named Sue Becker. Click HERE  for a little more info on Sue.  I learned so much from her and I joined her Co-Op and started buying my own grains in 2015.  I thought to myself, “I’m going to try the grains and see what it does to me”.  I use to have bad “chicken skin” on my elbows and I had developed a horrible rash on my neck that would not go away for anything.  I started making homemade blueberry muffins and I noticed no bloating.  Uhmm, that’s a good sign.  I then made a homemade loaf of bread.  No side effect there either.  What!!!

Move forward to today and I am making something with the flour almost every day.  If it’s not bagels, it’s bread or rolls or my new thing is hamburger buns.  Do you understand how much I missed a Hamburger Bun??

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I’m telling you I won’t go back.  Go back to eating any other bread than this.  I highly recommend buying a grain mill and grinding your own flour.  It is so worth it.

I know not everyone will do that, so I wanted to let you know that I am going to start grinding and selling 5lb. bags of fresh milled flour.  If you are interested in buying some, please email me at wendy@littlehousesimpleliving.com.  It’s easily kept in the freezer so you can pull it out any time you need it.

I want everyone to benefit from the nutrients from the grains.  It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals that our bodies are lacking.

While I am here and sharing all of this with you, I have had several people want my bagel recipe.  I have only branched out to plain and Cinnamon & Raisin but I will let you know when I feel a little more daring and try some other variations.  Just wait.  You are going to be telling Panera to move over cause your bagels will be so amazing, especially when they come right out of the oven.  I kid my family that the “Hot Fresh Now” light is on LOL.

Whole Wheat Bagels

  • Servings: 12
  • Time: 1hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This recipe comes to you from Sue Becker with a few twists of my own.  They are fun to make and freeze well; the recipe can easily be doubled.

INGREDIENTS:

2 ¼ cup of warm water                                  5 cups of freshly milled Hard White flour

2 Tbsp. of raw local honey                             2 tsp. Instant yeast

2 ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt

 DIRECTIONS:           

Combine water, honey and salt.  Add half the flour and yeast and mix well.  Add remaining flour and knead to form a slightly stiff dough (8-10 minutes).  Cover and let rise until double.  If you are using a Kitchen aid mixer or similar type, lessen the water by ¼ cup and only knead for 8 minutes.

 Divide the risen dough into 12 pieces and shape into balls, allowing them to rest.  Meanwhile, fill a large pot with water, bringing it to a boil and then add 1/3 cup of honey.  Working with only 6 balls at a time, take each ball and poke a hole in the middle with your thumb and twirl it around to enlarge the hole.  Let each bagel rest for 5 minutes.  Place 2-3 bagels at a time in the water for 1 minute. While these cook, prepare the next 6 bagels.  The bagels should sink and will rise.  After the minute, remove them from the water with a slotted spoon and place side by side on a greased cookie sheet.  I put parchment paper down to make it easier for clean up.  Bake at once in a 425 degree oven for about 35 minutes.  Now, I have a convection oven and I back mine at 400 for 20 minutes.  You can cut them immediately and spread them with cream cheese or make a breakfast sandwich like we do.  Oh my holy bagel!  You won’t buy store bought ever again!!!

 Here’s a variation for Cinnamon & Raisin: Add 1 tbsp. of cinnamon and 2 tbsp. of honey after the dough has been kneaded.  If you want to make 6 plain and 6 of these, then just ½ the measurements.  Enjoy!

If you want to know more about grinding your own flour or just have questions, please comment here or email me at wendy@littlehousesimpleliving.com.  Happy Baking!

It’s Finally Here!

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I’ve been waiting all year for this day!  I absolutely love this time of year!  Is anyone else as crazy about FALL as I am?  I say this every year but it’s so true!  There is just something about the cooler air, the pumpkins, making apple butter, festivals and well, you know…..all the fun stuff!  Unfortunately, we don’t have the beautiful scenery of the leaves changing here in Florida, but I do try to make it as “Fally” (I’m pretty sure that isn’t even a word) as I can.

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The first thing that comes to mind is making my Aunt Linda’s Pumpkin Bread.  I’ve tweaked it a little bit to make it a healthier version (sorry, Aunt Linda) but it tastes just as yummy as hers does.  You can get the recipe and make it yourself HERE.

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I’m also usually making apple butter that I go up to Tennessee or North Carolina in the fall and go apple pickin’.  We have a trip planned to Virginia this year so I’ve got to look and make sure I can bring a bushel back for my canning.

So, here’s to FALL! I hope you have some fun and relaxing things planned this season.  Just spending it with family and friends maybe around a fire or tossing a football on Sunday afternoons is perfect enough.

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Oh, I almost forgot to mention, but here are some FREE printables for you to use.  Check out all the goodies HERE.

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I also wanted to mention that I have some new FALL signs listed in my Etsy shop.  I keep adding more from time to time and I will be adding a Painting Workshop so you can learn all my techniques.  Be sure and sign up for my newsletter so you can be first to know!

 

 

Fall Blessings,

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Refreshing Sweet Peach Tea

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Now that blueberry season has come to an end, peach season here in the south is in full swing.  Sweet tea is a staple here in Florida.  Really, it is.  The only thing I do not like about it is the processed chemical sugar that they use in restaurants.  Now that I am older and wiser, I have removed conventional sugar from our diet.  I now sweeten with raw honey or coconut sugar.  I’ve even used Stevia too.

There’s just something about having tea sweet.  I mean who orders tea or makes tea at home (except herbal kinds) without it being sweet.  That’s just not right!

I recently went Peach Pickin’ at a local farm and had a blast!  You can read all about it HERE.  After I started chopping up those peaches for the freezer, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t some of those peaches be good in my tea”.  Well, it sure is good and let me tell you…they are so sweet and juicy you don’t even need sugar.  You heard it right.  I’m drinking sweet peach tea without the sugar LOL.

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I can only vouch for these that I picked at my local farm. If you don’t have access to one, then try the ones at the store.  Ask the produce manager where they were grown.  If they are close to your town, then go for it.

 

So here’s my yummy refreshing Sweet Peach Tea recipe….

Refreshing Sweet Peach Tea

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Time: One Hour 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

2-3 ripe fresh picked peaches

3 Family size Lipton (this is the best, well, we think so) Tea bags

4 cups of water

½ gallon mason jar

 

Directions:

Boil water and place the tea bags in a bowl.  Cover and let steep for 30 minutes.  Add your peaches to the Mason jar and then pour the steeped tea over them.  Fill the rest of the jar with water. Tighten the lid and sit it outside on your fence post or back porch for an hour or so.  Then, grab you a pint size mason jar with some ice and pour the tea in your glass.  It is so sweet! When you get down to the bottom of the glass, don’t forget to eat those peaches too! Enjoy!

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P.S. If you are going to use one of the sweeteners I recommended above, add about 1/3 cup to the tea while it’s steeping.  This will allow it to dissolve and blend well with the tea.

You can also enjoy that glass of sweet peach tea on one of my Mason jar lid coasters.  Aren’t these the cutest?

 

 

In an effort to create healthy meals for my family, drinks need to be considered as well.  This is really a refreshing naturally sweet drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or at a family picnic.

 

Blessings!

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