About Kim

Kim has spent over 14 years working with whole foods to develop recipes that satisfy a variety of needs, in a tasty, enjoyable and affordable way. Her recipes are free of animal products, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, yeast, sugar and other common problematic foods.  
She currently has seven diet and health books in print that offer the practical information and recipes everyone from beginners to raw-foodists to those with extensive food allergies need to make healthy eating and living a do-able lifestyle. For more information visit her websites: Simply Natural Health and Good and Easy Eats.

Optimizing Kitchen Storage

Written by Kim @ Good and Easy Eats, Contributing Writer *note from Rachel: This is Kim's last post here, she has a busy family and life and I'd ask that you keep her in your prayers as she moves on to all God has for her! I love bins, bottles and jars! And I've recently been taking advantage of the use of all three in making my kitchen storage areas more efficient. It all began with the freezer a couple of weeks ago. Now, keep in mind, this is the same fridge I've owned for … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Warming Rooibos Chai Tea Blend

Photo Credit Written by Kim, Contributing Writer Chai has become quite a popular drink and I imagine that most of the readers here are quite familiar with it. In case you aren't, however, chai is a traditional Indian beverage- essentially a spiced tea with lots of milk. The basic ingredients are black tea, a variety of spices, sweetener and lots of milk, of course. Our family tries to avoid caffeine, so we enjoy a variety of herbal teas plus naturally caffeine-free teas like rooibos and … [Read more...]

A Healthy Approach to Hair Care {with a Natural Conditioner and Detangler Recipe}

Written by Kim, Contributing Writer I turned 45 this month and I’m a bit perplexed that it has taken me this long to discover the most effective (and natural and healthful!) way to take care of my hair. I literally feel like I have the healthiest hair of my life right now. Why bother with a healthy approach to hair care? There are many concerning chemicals in common hair care products (sitting on your scalp, being absorbed into your head and bloodstream, oh my. . .) Traditional shampoos … [Read more...]

Time with Friends {A Personal Story}

Written by Kim, Contributing Writer Jenn's recent post on balancing motherhood and other priorities confirmed my idea to share this allegorical story I wrote a year or so ago. Please read it through to learn "the moral of the story", a poignant message for we modern wives and mothers. Early in my life, I was introduced to an old family friend.  In fact I can’t remember a time when Sophie wasn’t part of our family.  She was quiet and patient, but always ready with the right word at the right … [Read more...]

Simplifying Meal Planning For the New School Year {and a Giveaway!}

Written by Kim, Contributing Writer If we’re honest with ourselves, SAD eating (eating the Standard American Diet of refined, processed, convenience foods) can be pretty easy and comfortable. Healthy eating, in contrast, can seem pretty overwhelming. Planning for three meals a day, from scratch, plus snacks, everyday! How’s a mom to manage it?! I encourage people to break it down. First of all, most families (healthy eaters or not) tend to stick to a limited number of recipes that they use … [Read more...]

Baby Steps towards Better Health (plus salad tips!)

Written by Kim, Contributing Writer You may have in mind a whole list of wonderful healthful habits you’d like to incorporate into your lifestyle. We all know, however, that the steps between good intentions and practical application can seem arduously uphill. I always encourage folks to start with small, “do-able” goals. For instance, if you’re new to healthy eating, you might simply strive to choose a fruit over an otherwise poor snack selection. Or maybe you want to eat salads regularly. … [Read more...]

Having the Right Attitude about Healthy Eating { And Healthy BBQ Options}

photo credit Written by Kim, Contributing Writer   Summer Barbecues- a much-anticipated American tradition. Particularly around Memorial Day and July 4th.  But what about for those of us trying to eat a healthier diet? A barbecue might seem like an event to be avoided totally. But there is no need, as you will see.   But before I get on to sharing the wonderful wholesome alternatives to common barbecue fare, let me share a bit about how we may be tempted to alter … [Read more...]

Isn’t Exercise An Optional Activity?

  Written by Kim, Contributing Writer   **note from Rachel: Please meet Kim, another new monthly contributor. Kim's passions are not only her family but educating the public about healthy eating and living.   In all areas of health I like to begin with the question, “Was this part of God’s original optimal design for us?”  I want to make sure that anything I've added to my life lines up with the God’s word.     Exercise is no exception.    John and I spent the majority of our life as … [Read more...]