Egg salad sandwich-a no mayonnaise delicious kinda goodness!

3 boiled eggs

2 cups spinach and kale 

1 1/2 cups honey mustard

1/3 cup Parmesan

2 tsp agave nectar

Mix well till all is blended

Recently I have had cravings for foods I haven’t had in a long time. Anything made with dairy my husband and I are limited on and our kids can only have a few items-barely ever!

Today I was on a mission though and blessed with my creative heart I began just creating and listening to my natural chef in me. 

Love my egg salad creation💛😊happy eating here with great potential for more consumption!


I dream of kitchen things….

When I was little I had no inkling of any burgeoning love for the Kitchen or the things you use in a kitchen. It was not until I truly found my way around a kitchen as a newly married wife and even more so as a pregnant mama!
Lots of experimenting with food in the kitchen, and for the life of me I could not easily follow a recipe. I got nervous immediately, but so badly wanted to do something for my husband and seriously wanted to know how to make good things, delicious foods, and all along I had it deep within me to be a creative master in my own kitchen!

I now dream of this “dream kitchen” I one day will have! Its a dream that I actually wander toward more and more, especially if I wake in the middle of the night to feed our 10mth old and I don’t go back to sleep-I always have kitchen on the brain. Not just kitchens, but recipes. That is what I came to learn about myself. I was better at cooking from the heart, breaking away from what I thought I was supposed to do, or how my husband and I grew up. I had to let that go if I was going to find myself in the kitchen. Cooking from the heart, baking from the heart was so so much more natural for me. It felt like I was made for this, and creatively I did not have to dig deep to cook or bake from the heart!

I also head to pinterest and love to look up kitchens, and kitchen gadgets!

Some of my favorite tools in the kitchen are very simple
>wooden spoon
anything wooden really
wooden cutting board
butcher block
hand held blender.
kitchen aid mixer and blender
a tiny little spoon
cheese cloth

There is so much I want to have in the kitchen, one day!
those are just a few! What do you like? what are your favorites!
I will be posting my dream kitchen pics and sharing them on facebook and twitter!
Happy Monday 🙂

it feels like getting a gift

I don’t create a post unless I am inspired, so here comes a new post.
I love to write, and love how creative God made my soul. It is so much of who I am and who I naturally am with my children and husband.
I bet you are wondering what feels like a gift?
well it would feel like a gift if I could post pictures on this site, but it just doesn’t happen. so I post all my pics on facebook and
What feels like a gift is when something positive happens for our kids.
Our eldest child is the food allergy king in our home, no negativity attatched to that fact.
He is the 2nd love of my life and when he hurts I hurt, but more importantly when he is sick for any reason I feel sick and don’t feel better till he is back to his silly spiderman loving self. Its one of my truths. Recently he had a bit of dairy and never had a problem. I prefer organic dairy if any, but it was so awesome to see him enjoy the cupcake and also not have to be sick or sensitive to it. However, I still don’t see this as an opportunity for him to indulge just yet or make any changes to his food life.Its important we stay consistent and teach him when its okay to eat some of the items he is sensitive to and when its not. THANK YOU GOD for all the knowledge I have about food and that I understand how to apply that to our lives!!!! So the gift was in seeing him so happy, not feeling restricted or like others were enjoying and he was not. It was so great!!!!

no green beans mom!

I swear each meal is getting to be a task. Don’t get me wrong. I love a challenge, but getting my kids on the same page as far as veggies and taste plus goodness, well its a big load of work!
Like most parents I am certain, we are doing all we can to influence our kids with greatness and we are helping them to make their own choices, even with food. Life is easy these days, but when it comes to food its a lot of convincing. The part about it that I enjoy, is having them try something. They make this face of OMG THAT HAS TO BE SO GROSS I CAN’T BELIEVE MOM IS MAKING ME EAT THAT, and then they tast it and they are shocked, in awe, totally surprised that it really is GOOD!!!! I love that moment. Everytime, it makes me happy! I feel like success and as if all the challenge is worth it.
Then the next meal time rolls around, and its a lot of convincing. When it comes to fruit, its really no big deal. We don’t have any sweets in the house unless I make them. We don’t consider fruit to be anything but an option for every meal and in between meals.

So what I learned differently than last month, I don’t ever want to force my kids to do anything, I make what they like how they can eat it and if they are stuck on the same vegetable I offer a new one and count my blessings if they eat it, I hope to expand their palates. I hope to, as they grow and as their taste buds grow. Shoving and forcing-not my way of loving my kids along their journey, if they don’t eat it then they don’t eat it. But if they do then I can check that off the list of veggies to try!
So enough said, this week I am making a double berry jam, some banana peach rum popcicles and hoping to let my imagination take me where it wants to go as far as making more than the usual foods in the kitchen!

Head on over to facebook to find us and our pictures, as well as we are on twitter!

Current food affairs

This post is beyond long over due! My apologies.

In the last week I have been baking, cooking and really trying to be consistent with creating family dinners that are not boring and different from one night to the next, which I typically don’t have enough time for, but I do it anyway.
My time limits are defined by my 4mth old, when she wants to eat she eats, and I would not have it any other way because she is happy and healthy, and she is growing well and gaining weight=a happy mommy!
We have hit the teething months of her life, in full swing. I thank God everyday when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed, for every single thing I can think of and all the love we are blessed with especially the individuals my everyday life surrounds.
In between feedings I made blueberry banana bread.
all purpose organic flour
agave nectar
brown sugar
baking soda
baking powder
coconut milk yogurt
coconut oil
everything we use is organic. Head to FB or Twitter to check out pics!

This bread is amazing, and the most moist bread. I love adding coconut milk yogurt to any bread!
Makes a world of difference.
Next bread I am making is good old pumpkin bread, but with a twist adding honey and homemade granola, next weeks project!
Even though life is very busy with 3 beautiful kiddos to take care of, I have such a passion for food and cooking, we all know from reading my blog I love baking.
Cooking lately, well always can get boring for us for anyone. We are limited in the ingredients we can use everyday due to the food allergy awareness. Self educated.
But lately when making eggs I am trying to switch it up a bit. I love a good egg white omlet, I love vegetarian refried beans. I love as many veggies as possible, we watch out for and limit lagumes of any kind. So that leaves lots of peppers, garlic, onions, greens, potatoes of all kinds, and root veggies too!
So much more I just cannot list it all.
So this week being that I am back to a high protein eating and weight lifting is important for me, I have a full life. 3 kids, and the most important of all my own physical tasks is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is always the best for my kids. With FOOD ALLERGIES being a constant in our lives, Breastfeeding is very important. Our children cannot handle other powder milks, it just doesn’t work. I always keep an open mind, but we always end up waisting money and spending time trying a formula that ends up messing up my babes stomach. I prayed long and hard for breastfeeding to be nothing but a triumphant experience. It has been so far. THANK YOU GOD!!!
With my husband working evenings a lot, its a little difficult for me to not be stuck on the couch and having the kids eating leftovers or whatever food is okay for them to eat. I am working really hard to have my oldest eat more veggies, but its difficult. I wish he could mentally let go of the his past with food, but its a huge part of who he is for now, he is only 6 so he has a lot more making good history with food ahead of him. We recently discovered that one of his food joys-vegan chocolate is no longer acceptable for his tummy. He is old enough now to understand food and to tell us when something is not working. So I instead am creating new recipes that fit our family. One of my favorite is to make vegan caramel. No cream in it at all. Its simple, agave nectar, safflower oil or coconut oil, and a little tiny splash of rice milk or coconut milk. I can make it a sace or a salted caramel and he loves it.

Anyway, I hope to post much sooner, head to facebook or twitter for our pics!!
Sorry it took so long, but I know my readers understand, incorporating a busy work from home life along with the other duties I have to complete daily as a Mother, well I am so busy. Things will even out eventually, I am considering myself lucky to have a husband who loves to help and be apart of our journe, otherwise I would be pulling my hair out, & I do not look pretty like that!! lol

Product Alert & I am not talking Jam!

I grew up and struggled with Acne, and have well into my adulthood. Its not something I have enjoyed, in fact its been painful.
In the choice I made to live life naturally, organically. I found a product that truly works, and is correcting some of my poor decisions I made in my youth with tanning & eating. I have lived and learned and now know better.
Prior to my 3rd pregnancy I was searching for a skin care, hair care, life long product that I can use that will not only help me stop adult acne, but also help me with anti-aging. I struggled to be able to find both, until I came across Juice Beauty, which is wonderful in so many ways and incredibly affordable, which thanks to Juice Beauty my skin, my hair, and my pregnant tummy are happier!

The Green Apple skin firming body moisturizer, Green Apple Cleansing Gel, Nutrient Moisturizer, along with the PomSmooth shampoo and conditioner, these are my Juice Beauty Products I use on a daily basis, and love! My skin is at its best, and I not only get complimented on how my skin has improved, but my hair too. I just wanted to share them with all of you, spread the word, and if you spend $50 which is not hard to do and well worth it, you get free shipping which is always a plus!

Today I am making product in the kitchen, but nothing brand new, for the love of blueberries! I am making Blueberry Lemon Mint Jam, I have a few baskets that will be at our local Our Lady Of Lourdes Festival in Omaha, NE, & among my donations this is one of my companies most popular products so I am making that sometime today after I get my hair trimmed and take care of myself before this little person I am growing makes his or herself known to the physical world!!! Have a wonderful weeknd, stay safe and be aware of all the good you have in life!

Trying to stay ahead of the game

So far I have been able to stay on track, wedding order done and picked up, almost done with making all the jams and butters for the fall festival at OLL. Still in the process is a new jam, Strawberry Anise. To come for the upcoming Our Lady of Lourdes Festival is pumpkin butter, blueberry lemon mint jam, and the much loved Bacon Jam!!!
The only other projects left are home projects we would like to accomplish before the baby comes in a few weeks.

I hear people all the time say things like “I HAVE to go to work”, or “I can’t wait till I can do my dream job”. I truly thank God everyday for life in general, but for being able to “work” from home, to be able to make my product at a local church that I can rent the kitchen. So much in life personally to be thankful for as well, but I don’t feel like I am working when I am creating products, making new products, or even when I am on my feet for 12-15 hours to complete a Twisted Jam Fruit Co order. I love what I do. Love it!
But I would not be loving what I do had I not listened to what I was being guided to do, I don’t normally preach about listening to God to others, just because I feel anyones relationship with God is their own, its very personal and because of that fact I respect others may not feel the way I do or have the same point of view, its a huge part of life and respecting others. Had I not listened to God, and those who guide me I would not have found my husband, had any of our children, or relaxed enough to hear his words and feel his shove in the right direction. Believe me, not working out of my home was not even a possibility for us, we are like everyone. We have a mortgage, car payment, debt, and life to pay for everyday. Had I not been let go from my job I would not have really seen the situation for what it was, and taken that opportunity to grown my dreams. I also would not have found the strength to dig deep and realize my souls purpose in this world. I don’t expect anyone to get all this, but for me it was a huge wake up call, & I heard every word loud and clear!

Making Twisted Jam Fruit Co products is just a small part of living my dream and doing what I love to do, as well as being able to share it everyday.
Today I am so thankful for being able to enjoy what I do and to be able to do it happily!

Have a wonderful day, and head to facebook or @twistedjam3055 on Twitter for pictures!!!